• Rice, Carlson were good ones that got away

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Nov 1, 2012
    But with the Vikings and Seahawks facing one another in Week 9, the stories of Carlson and Rice have come into focus. And in the cases of Carlson and Rice, there were no guarantees either would have flourished had they remained with their original teams. The Seattle Seahawks could use a good second tight end such as John Carlson The Minnesota Vikings could use a receiver with size to threaten opponents downfield the way Sidney Rice did for the team a few years back. Rice struggled with injuries last season. The Ravens have received a lot of criticism for not giving the ball enough to Ray Rice . The Vikings approached Rice's free agency cautiously, choosing to use their franchise tag on linebacker Chad Greenway instead, and didn't try to match the five-year, $41 million contract he signed with the Seahawks. That's a talented, smart group on that side of the ball, a lot of vets that move around very well and some of our guys that haven't played so much it's going to be tough for them to process all the information."
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Blogger Blitz: Curious case of Sidney Rice

      Sunday's game at CenturyLink Field is a reminder of a still-curious chapter of the Minnesota Vikings' rebuilding process. The Vikings will face a Seattle Seahawks team whose leading receiver is none other than Sidney Rice, the former Vikings draft pick …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Why Ray Rice has been so hot in Cleveland

      The Ravens have received a lot of criticism for not giving the ball enough to Ray Rice. The running back's track record suggests he should get a larger workload in Cleveland on Sunday. In four career games in Cleveland, Rice has averaged 134.7 yards rus…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Seattle could be down to 4 WRs vs. Vikings

      Sidney Rice is one of the few certainties the Seattle Seahawks have at wide receiver going into this week's key home game against the Vikings, which could affect the NFC playoff race.
      Source: ESPN.com

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