JEFF: Keep An Eye On These Players
By Jeff Falconio
Seattle LB Leroy Hill. Linebacker mates Julian Peterson and Lofa Tatupu usually get the attention but Hill quietly put together a pretty good season, including a game high 13 tackles against Washington in the wild card round. Hill will need to be accounted for or he will disrupt Green Bay's offensive flow.
Seattle RB Maurice Morris. The backup running back proved to be a formidable runner when he filled in for injured Shaun Alexander midway through the season. However, late in the year Morris provided another dimension with 12 catches in the last four regular season games. Look for Seattle to get Morris in open space out of the backfield.
Green Bay OT Mark Tauscher. Tauscher draws the matchup with NFC sack leader Patrick Kerney. Good pass protection is a must for the Packers today. Kerney's numbers weren't great against Washington but his presence was felt on nearly every play.
Green Bay WR Koren Robinson. The return of Robinson midway through '07 provided the Packers with even more depth at the already-loaded wide receiver position. Robinson finished the year strong, with four catches and a score against Detroit. For the Packers to be successful, Brett Favre must find his targets over the middle and Robinson should be one of those targets.