I just heard the news on KJR on my way home. One more hit for my all time favorite day in Hawks history.
I'm assuming KJR is a credible enough source to post this. I couldn't find it online yet. If someone could help with a link it would save me the lecture.
I don't know where this leaves us as far as improving on this past weekends performance but I'm just going to assume that it won't help.
I guess I'll have to make more noise on Sunday's.
Update by John Morgan: Bad news all around and a bigger loss to Seattle's passing game than the loss of Nate Burleson. Sims' expected replacement, Floyd Womack, has long been ridiculed by fans and analyst for his frequent injuries and mediocre play. Womack's last stint starting, 2006, coincided with Seattle's offense being swallowed into the earth. But that was mostly at the much more demanding left guard position. Right guard is no sweat. Womack is competent enough as a pass blocker and, frankly, good enough as a pull blocker that the downgrade from Sims to Womack shouldn't be too costly. A few seconds a game, more or less. A healthy Womack, if nothing else, is an upgrade over 2007 Chris Gray.
The greater loss is to Seattle's overall offensive line depth. Putting Womack into the line of fire leaves Seattle one legitimate backup at offensive tackle. That's bad. And by legitimate, I mean won't single-handedly ruin the season simply by starting like, say, a Kyle Williams or Samuel Gutekunst would.