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- Pete Carroll hasn't been particularly shy about doing what he wants when he wants with the Seattle Seahawks roster since he took over. That's cool, since it's his job to succeed and whatnot, but it's probably offended a few people. Like Justin Forsett, who just had his ex-roommate come n and straight-up take over the starting running back role. Carroll's so excited about Marshawn Lynch joining the roster that he's running around fist-pumping and talking about what a big game he'll have. Or something.
- Even the always sensible John Morgan Field Gulls seems excited by the Marshawn trade -- the hardest part, he writes, is really trying to figure out what the Seahawks have on their hands, exactly.
- Michael Jenkins is BACK, baby! And he's starting. No, seriously, he is -- Harry Douglas will go back to the slot role. Which, honestly, probably works out better for the Falcons as they can really utilize his speed and let Jenkins, um, do something over on the other side.
- Todd Collins, Chicago's starting quarterback last Sunday, has been demoted to third QB status, with Caleb Hanie taking over the No. 2 spot. It's the smart move, but the Bears really, really just need to keep Jay Cutler on the field. For everyone's sake.
- Chris Canty's response to there being "an art" to becoming one of the best pass deflecting linemen in the NFL? "It's called being 6'8"."
- A major injury that slipped under the radar: Tampa Bay’s Jeff Faine, one of the highest paid centers in the game, will miss “significant time” with a quad injury. Former starting left guard Jeremy Zuttah will fill in for Faine.
- The gents over at Steelers Lounge held a roundtable to decide what the biggest surprises and disappointments of 2010 have been so far. Um, because 3-1 wasn't enough? Gah, those Steelers fans are so greedy.
- DeSean Jackson keeps acting like he's totally fine ("upbeat" even!) with Kevin Kolb under center. Even though his stats clearly plummet whenever Kolb starts, versus having Michael Vick under center.
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