Seahawks Notebook: Season Opener Sunday on Q13 FOX (10:00am)
Veteran Olindo Mare will be the Seattle
Mare spent 10 seasons with the Miami Dolphins. That meant 10
trips to Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., to play the
division rival Bills.
That is a large reason why Seattle is going with Mare in
"Olindo has got a little stronger leg, a little more
experience. He's been around Buffalo for a number of years,"
Seahawks special teams coach Bruce DeHaven said after practice
Mare said Western New York's well-known, brutal winters aren't
the only times the wind is a factor at a Bills game. He said
kickers need to account for winds even in warm, late-summer games
because the stadium is open at the corners of one end zone. Also,
the rural area surrounding the stadium is wide open to gales off
nearby Lake Erie.
"It's always been windy when I've been there, because nothing's