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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Caleb from Seattle writes: I just finished reading that Detroit is willing to listen to offers for Roy Williams. I think is evident that Keary Colbert and Billy McMullen don't have the talent to get it done against a strong defense like the Giants. Should the Seahawks go after Roy since this is Holmgren's last hurrah?
Mike Sando: In theory, yes. In reality, the evidence suggests receivers just don't step into this offense and become productive players right away. Deion Branch and Nate Burleson come to mind. That answers the "should they" part of your question.
As to the "would they" part, consder that Seahawks president Tim Ruskell did move aggressively in acquiring Branch and Burleson. He even sent a conditional pick to Denver for Keary Colbert. So he has proven he'll part with draft choices to acquire receivers.
Adam from San Francisco writes: So after the hard loss against the Patriots what are we looking at here? Are the Niners gonna be the team that looked good, and ends up 4-12 at the end of the season or what? The game was good, just the 3rd quarter hurt us again by not getting on offense. Like to know what you think
Mike Sando: I see the offense struggling with J.T. O'Sullivan finding his way and making mistakes too frequently. I thought the defense might be better. I predicted 5-11 for this team. I could see 6-10 thanks to the unanticipated victory in Seattle.
Greg from Dallas writes: Mike - As a long time Seahawks fan, I can remember blowout losses where I got a sense we were just overmatched or outplayed, but not to the level where we just looked completely disorganized for a game as yesterday showed. Is it time to overhaul the staff completely along with Holmgren's departure after the season? John Marshall, Bruce DeHaven, et al? Thanks Mike, great stuff all year.
Mike Sando: Thanks, Greg. I wouldn't make that decision after five games, but I do expect Jim Mora to make additional changes to the staff heading into next season.
Mike Sando: You would have to watch tape of the secondary playing in 2007, most likely. I would also expect the Seahawks to become more aggressive defensively when Mora is head coach.
Mike Sando: League officials wake up in the Eastern time zone. I don't think the issue resonates at the league level the way it would if the time zones were reversed and, say, the Giants kept losing early games.
Mike Sando: Sending extra guys against the Patriots did not work out very well, according to what Matt Maiocco found out in breaking down the defense.
Mike Sando: I'll be in Arizona for Week 6. I do know the Cardinals' players are pretty secretive when asked about the belt. But we'll see.
Mike Sando: I'm surprised that wrinkle has worked. Seems gimmicky. Mike Martz's confidence in his system probably isn't going to allow for implementing a new offense.
Mike Sando: Marshall predates Tim Ruskell in Seattle. I'm not sure about the one-dimensional part this season. Buffalo, San Francisco and the Giants have put up numbers by air and ground alike.
I do not expect a big change during the season. I would expect Jim Mora to make additional changes after the season.
Mike Sando: We're all about providing a forum for self-directed shoutouts, so you're good here. I did expect better from the Seattle defense.
Buffalo was able to get Marcus Stroud, but in general those big interior guys are hard to find. The one who hit the market or become available are often high-risk guys. Stroud had an injury history, Shaun Rogers' effort was questioned in Detroit, etc. The 49ers need to figure out what kind of defense they are going to run next season. Mike Nolan's job status could affect that.
Mike Sando: Thanks, Drew. The Seahawks have kept Coutu this long. That tells me they'll keep him until they decide to play him. Olindo Mare hasn't missed a field goal. Perhaps the pressure is keeping him on his toes.
Mike Sando: Yes, players can appeal fines. They rarely win on appeal, no surprise given that the league handles the appeals process. The money collected goes to charity.