The Falcons' defensive priority is going to have to be shutting down the Seahawks' read-option plays. The Seahawks' offense is normally a fairly good unit with some very good pieces, but is nearly unstoppable when able to successfully sprinkle in a spattering of zone reads.
I don't know if Brian Banks is going to end up in a Seahawks uniform. The jury, as they say, is still out and he's trying out with other teams. But I do know this. I'm extremely proud of my Seahawks, Coach Carroll and most of all, Brian Banks.
Lane Kiffin was once seen as an earnest and bright young coach. He is handsome and well spoken -- the perfect guy to send into a recruit's home. His lineage, thanks to legendary father Monte Kiffin and the famed "Tampa 2" defense, is pristine. Yet, Lane Kiffin has not won.
Here are some holiday gift ideas for your favorite NFL players, coaches, and owners. For Donovan McNabb -- a new team with a head coach who's more interested in winning than demonstrating his authority over his players and embarrassing them.