Monday, November 30, 2009
Around the NFC West: Forsett impresses
By Mike Sando
Clare Farnsworth of seahawks.com singles out Justin Forsett as the team's player of the game in Week 12. Meanwhile, Grant Wistrom was the former player of the game. Farnsworth: "Grant Wistrom was everywhere you turned this weekend. The former defensive end for the Seahawks and Rams was at the Seahawks’ hotel on Saturday night. He was sneaking up on his former teammates during pregame warm-ups today. He was recognized during the game as one of the Rams’ alumni of the week. Wistrom, who is down to 235 pounds, looks great. He is running a gym with his wife and helping raise their two children."
Also from Farnsworth: a game story noting that Olindo Mare has not missed a field goal try since coach Jim Mora ripped the kicker following a home defeat to the Bears.
Greg Johns of seattlepi.com says Mora's fourth-and-inches decision to go for it wound up being a pivotal play in the game, even if the decision carried risk.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says 13 quarterback hits on the Rams' Kyle Boller made the difference for Seattle.
Also from Boling: Forsett doesn't look the part of an NFL running back, but he plays it pretty well. Boling: "Frankly, the Rams are a disaster. They’re 1-10 and came in with the 28th-ranked rush defense in the NFL. So, that has to be considered before gushing too much about the Seahawks’ impressive rushing statistics. But Forsett has put together enough of a resume this season to have proven himself as being more than just a little change-of-pace replacement in this offense. He may look like an equipment manager, but he’s turning into the most exciting offensive player they've got."
Eric D. Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune checks in with Seahawks rookie Aaron Curry, who had two tackles for loss and continued a war of words with Steven Jackson. Curry: "I don’t think he likes me. For some reason, half the stuff he says to me I can’t remember. I just don’t think he likes me. I guess it’s like a battle of respect and being a rookie I just don’t see myself backing down. The first time I played him he verbally assaulted me, but he’s a good dude. I don’t know what his intentions are, but I think it’s like, who’s going to lose their cool first, and it isn’t going to be me."
Also from Williams: The Seahawks can always count on beating the Rams.
John Morgan of Field Gulls says the Seahawks need to find a complementary back to pair with Forsett.
Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times bumped into former Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren at the recent rivalry game between Washington and Washington State. Holmgren reiterates his desire to get back into the NFL. He defends his early draft record with the Seahawks. He says he had a hard time watching the team practice after dropping by the facility to handle "final housekeeping chores" following his departure as head coach. The campaign continues.