The surprise is there are not more of these stories


With the Hawks facing the 49ers on Sunday, there are two stories available in the "player-faces-former-team" category.

The first comes out of Seattle, where Julian Peterson will go up against the team he left in free agency. The other story is out of San Francisco by way of Tacoma, where former Seahawks quarterback Trent Dilfer, a backup, is expected to help the 49ers decipher Mike Holmgren's game plan.

Both stories are interesting, but really, the NFL is a business, a complicated business. Peterson leaving San Francisco was a business decision, just that. If he needs more motivation for playing Sunday, how about the Hawks need a win if they want to stay in the NFC's home-field hunt. And if Dilfer, who last played in Seattle in 2004, has information that can help the 49ers, shame of the Seahawks. Things should have changed a lot by then.

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