Making note that any “disrespect has been well noted” Earl Thomas returned to the Seahawks this week early enough that he could be ready to play in the opener against the Broncos. Can we be certain that the disrespect he speaks of is directed at the Seahawks or was it from fans and other teams around the league? The 53-man roster continued to take shape this week as Seattle picked up a couple players off of waivers and some familiar names landed on the practice squad.
Only having a bit of preseason action to work from, Adam and Brandan note that the Broncos third preseason game showed how Denver could be better than the preseason power rankings are giving them credit for. Von Miller is the biggest concern the Seattle should have going into the game and Case Keenum has a track record of performing poorly is his first start of almost every season.
Dr. David Chao, former team head physician for the San Diego Chargers, is now a sports medical analyst for the San Diego Union Tribune. He also hosts the new Pro Football Doc Podcast and interacts on Twitter @ProFootballDoc. Dr. Chao joins the show to talk about what goes on behind the scenes among coaches and team doctors and talks about how he uses video to help offer fans more information about an injury a player may have. He offers his thoughts on Doug Baldwin, K.J. Wright, Dion Jordan and what could have kept Tyler Lockett from reaching full strength last season.
The first week of picks are in as the guys run through the first week of action ahead of this weekend's games. In the do better segment, a Cowboys writer is still unwilling to give up the fight and NFL.com has Seattle looking up at the rest of the NFC West in their power rankings leading into Week 1. Earl is back and it's enough to earn him a better at life nod to close the show.
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