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Friday Round-Up: Seahawks at Panthers previews
ESPN's "NFL Live" crew makes their predictions for the Seahawks Week 1 game against the Panthers
Good morning, 12th Man.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today, Friday, September 6, about your Seattle Seahawks:
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks team-building creativity and willingness to think outside the box has led to the talented roster you see today.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times outlines how the Seahawks are handling high expectations heading into the regular season. Brewer also has a look at the budding relationship between Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and University of Washington quarterback Keith Price.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times chats with former Seahawks Kenny Easley and Dave Krieg, comparing and contrasting the 1985 Seahawks to this year's club. Condotta also outlines expectations surrounding the Seahawks defense and has his report from Thursday's practice.
Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune takes a look at how the Seahawks will attempt to stop Panthers quarterback Cam Newton this Sunday. Williams also has his report from Thursday's practice, noting a hamstring injury prevented starting cornerback Brandon Browner from participating.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald has a closer look at the Legion of Boom's relationship with one another. Boyle also puts the spotlight on the competition likely to take place this weekend between Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith.
Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com recaps a Thursday conversation between linebacker O'Brien Schofield and "Wyman, Mike and Moore." Carroll has said Schofield is in line to start at the "Leo" spot should defensive end Cliff Avril not be ready by Sunday.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com says the key to stopping the Panthers' Cam Newton is to keep him from running. Blount also has his report from Thursday's practice, noting defensive end Cliff Avril (hamstring) was a full participant.
John Clayton of ESPN.com outlines 10 trends heading into Week 1. Clayton points to the Seahawks tough road schedule, calling Sunday's game at the home of the Panthers as "critical" to the Seahawks success.
Thirteen of the 14 experts polled at ESPN.com pick the Seahawks to win in Week 1 over the Panthers.
Tim Booth of the Associated Press says cornerback Richard Sherman is ready to let his play on the football field do the talking.
Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson, released in the team's cut to 53 players, is set to visit with the Tennessee Titans today, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Doug Farrar and Chris Burke of SI.com preview the Sunday and Monday matchups around the NFL.
USA Today's Tom Pelissero shares 10 storylines to keep your eye on as Week 1 in the NFL gets underway this weekend.
And here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has a closer look at how the team has prepared early kickoffs, puts the focus on team captains Russell Wilson, Red Bryant and Heath Farwell, and highlights two of the game's top middle linebackers who will square off this weekend - Carolina's Luke Kuechly and Seattle's Bobby Wagner.
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