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Monday Round-Up: "Real Rob Report" Super Bowl Edition Sneak Peek
Good morning, 12th Man. After a week away, I'm back on the scene like I forgot somethin'.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, Feb. 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Fullback Michael Robinson published a sneak peak of his newest "Real Rob Report" where he takes you behind the scenes of the Seahawks' experience at Super Bowl XLVIII. To conclude the piece - filmed prior to the team's 43-8 Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos - Robinson correctly forecasts, "Next time I talk to you, we'll be world champs."
In addition to his work behind the camera, Robinson will appear in front of the lens during a March 13 taping of "The Young and the Restless." He recently revealed "watching the stories" to be his guilty pleasure.
"I’ve been a fan for years," Robinson said in a CBS release. "And it was great to meet the personalities on the show. I’ve always thought Y&R was the best show on daytime television because their storylines are always entertaining and intriguing. They welcomed me with open arms, and I felt like a part of the Y&R family."
The role will mark Robinson's acting debut.
The NFL Scouting Combine rolls on until Tuesday, Feb. 25 with defensive linemen and linebackers scheduled to workout today and defensive backs following suit tomorrow. But media access to the event has concluded, and our very own Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth has been reporting on site from Indianapolis, Ind. all week. You can catch up with his stories and several NFL Network videos right here. You can also keep track of all of this year's top combine performers right here.
Chase Goodwind and Dan Parr of NFL.com discuss what we learned from Sunday at the NFL Combine.
NFL Media personalities Mike Silver, Judy Battista, and Ali Bhanpuri provide a trio of detailed stories from the NFL Scouting Combine.
Peter King of TheMMQB.com has his "Monday Morning Quarterback" column with thoughts from the NFL Combine, including a one-on-one conversation with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports shares five of his takeaways from this year's combine.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald explains why even the Seahawks, who have been so good at finding diamonds in the rough, need the NFL Scouting Combine as much as any other team.
Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune details how coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are looking to sustain success after their victory in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says this year's draft could provide a glimpse at who the club's stars will be during the 2016 season.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com looks at how Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's success will influence teams at the scouting combine, in May's draft, and throughout the offseason. O'Neil also has a Sunday report from Indianapolis, passing word from coach Pete Carroll that left tackle Russell Okung is unlikely to undergo surgery to repair the toe injury that ailed him most of the season.
Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times looks at how the NFL Scouting Combine has evolved over the years.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was not medically cleared by the NFL to participate in this year's combine workouts.
Doug Farrar of SI.com says teams looking to implement the Seahawks' defensive blueprint is easier said than done.
And Terry Blount of ESPN.com has been counting down the top defensive plays from the Seahawks' 2013 season, and All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman's game-winning pass breakup of a Colin Kaepernick pass in the NFC Championship game comes in at No. 2.
What you (may have) missed
With my recent absence in this space, here's a bonus look back at what you may have missed from the week that was:
Quarterback Russell Wilson tweeted he'll be spending the early part of March with MLB's Texas Rangers, who selected him in December's Triple-A phase of the Rule-5 draft. Topps is releasing a baseball card with Wilson in a Rangers uniform, but 'Hawks fans need not worry, as Wilson's agent notes the Super Bowl champion's focus is football first.
Nelson Khov of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tells us about the importance of opportunity as it relates to the Super Bowl champion Seahawks and youth in Washington state.
Peter King of TheMMQB.com chats with Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith about the NFL Scouting Combine. Smith, who wasn't invited to the League workouts before the Seahawks selected him in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft, tells us how several future pros will not be in attendance at the NFL's winter convention.
Daniel Uthman of USA Today Sports highlights how Daniel Bryan - a Seahawks fan and one of World Wrestling Entertainment's most popular stars - is influencing mainstream sports with his "Yes!" celebration.
Chris Erskine of the Los Angeles Times rehashes several of coach Pete Carroll's secrets to success that landed him and his club the franchise's first Lombardi Trophy roughly three weeks ago.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com catches up with Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell about his and former Seahawks defensive coordinator turned Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley's rebuilding process, which has taken cues from Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks have high hopes for their 2013 draft class, a group general manager John Schneider recently revealed was drafted with an eye toward the upcoming season. Condotta also says the Seahawks could have their sights set on a wideout to start this year's draft.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times digs into some sports psychology, noting how the sense of good will, bonding, and shared purpose associated with being a sports fan can influence several aspects of one's life.
Robin K. Wright of University of Washington's Burke Museum has some interesting background on the potential Native American origins of the Seahawks logo.
And lastly, sticking with logos, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave theirs a makeover on the helmet the team will wear starting next season.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto