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Saturday Round-Up: Richard Sherman offers high praise for Pete Carroll
Good morning, 12th Man. Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Saturday, Feb. 1 - about your Seattle Seahawks, one day before Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.
Cornerback Richard Sherman tips his hat to Pete Carroll's unique coaching philosophy for TheMMQB.com. Sherman writes, "He saw it in me before anyone else—the ability to be a shutdown corner—when I was still in high school. But even though I didn't wind up playing for Pete Carroll at USC, I'm sure glad I am now. If you're looking for reasons the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl, start with him. And it's not just his game plans, either."
Greg A. Bedard of TheMMQB.com explores the "hidden matchup" between Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, whom Bedard believes will be head coaches one day.
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com outlines why the Seahawks can win on Sunday, pointing to the return of wideout Percy Harvin and the team's pass rushing depth.
Four of five writers at NFL.com's Around the League pick the Seahawks to win this Sunday.
Ashley Fox of ESPN.com offers up several predictions for Sunday's big game, believing the moment will not be too big for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and that running back Marshawn Lynch will be the team's most important offensive player.
Jeffri Chadiha of ESPN.com believes Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas is the key to stopping Peyton Manning and the Broncos' passing attack. Chadiha also says Broncos tight end Julius Thomas needs to come up big for Denver to win this Sunday.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com has an extensive preview of Sunday's Super Bowl.
Nate Scott of USA Today has eight crazy predictions ahead of Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com has his "person of interest" series looking at the matchup between Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor and Broncos tight end Julius Thomas. O'Neil also gets to know an unappreciated part of the Broncos' offense - running back Knowshon Moreno and looks back at the five biggest risks Seattle took en route to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com tells us how Seahawks wide receivers are handling their perceived lack of respect.
Jim Moore of 710Sports.com says the Seahawks are on the verge of ending Seattle's sorry sports history.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says Pete Carroll has made the Seahawks better by giving several players second chances.
Darren Rovell of ESPN.com profiles Seahawks super-fan Tim Connors, who already has inked a Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs tattoo on his forearm.
And you can check out all of our Seahawks.com Super Bowl coverage by visiting our Super Bowl Central.