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Tuesday Round-Up: Head coach power ranks; NFL's best do-it-all backs
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, July 15 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
NFL Head Coach Power Rankings
Elliot Harrison of NFL.com ranks the NFL's head coaches from 1-32, and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll comes in at No. 7 on his list.
Harrison writes: "Yes, Seahawks fans, we realize Carroll won it all. So has every coach remaining -- save for Jim Harbaugh. So why is Carroll ranked beneath his rival? Because Seattle went 7-9 in each of Carroll's first two seasons with Seattle. He also trails Harbaugh in the head-to-head series, four games to three. However, if Carroll gets his club back to at least the NFC Championship Game, he might fly past Harbaugh and vie for the spot just below Belichick."
Mike McCarthy (Green Bay Packers, No. 6), Tom Coughlin (New York Giants, No. 5), John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens, No. 4), Jim Harbaugh (San Francisco 49ers, No. 3), Sean Payton (New Orleans Saints, No. 2), and Bill Belichick (New England Patriots, No. 1) rank ahead of Carroll on Harrison's list. But here's an interesting note from Twitter user Davis Hsu - Carroll has gone 8-2 over the past two years against the six coaches ranked ahead of him.
NFL's Best Do-It-All Backs
On Lynch, Brooks says, "Lynch is unquestionably the straw that stirs the drink for the Seahawks' offense. The eighth-year pro both sets the tone for Seattle with his rugged skills as a runner and gives Russell Wilson a reliable safety valve on swings and check-downs. While Lynch's receiving numbers aren't at an elite level, his overall impact and presence mean he belongs in this discussion."
Ahead of Lynch on Brooks' list? Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (No. 4), Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (No. 3), Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (No. 2), and Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (No. 1). Charles, McCoy, and Peterson were the only three backs to appear ahead of Lynch on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2014.
Russell Wilson: "We’ve Been There Before, Nothing’s Too Big For Us"
In part three of an exclusive one-on-one interview with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Q13 Sports Director Aaron Levine talks with the Seattle signal caller about what it will take to win another championship.
"We know how to do it now," Wilson tells Levine. "We’ve been there before, nothing’s too big for us. We’re prepared for every situation. As long as we get ready in that mindset that if we stay ready, we don’t have to get ready, we’ll be good to go."
Q13's one-on-one interviews with the Seahawks continue at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. tonight with defensive end Michael Bennett.
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt, who shares specs behind college football's new playoff championship trophy - 65 pounds, 3-feet-high, and made of 24-karat gold.
Vote Seahawks For 2014 ESPYS
The Seahawks are up for Best Team, Pete Carroll for Best Coach/Manager, quarterback Russell Wilson for Best NFL Player, and cornerback Richard Sherman for Best Breakthrough Athlete at the 2014 ESPYS, the sports award ceremony to be held Wednesday, July 16 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Voting for each category ends tomorrow, when the winners will be unveiled starting at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks owner Paul Allen chose 12 winners for his "Virtual Super Bowl Ring" contest over the weekend. Each winning submission will receive a sterling silver replica from Tiffany & Co.
Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, who threw the first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers this past Friday night, made a Seahawks fans out of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com has a position-by-position look at the Seahawks' 2014 talent along the offensive line.
Wide receivers Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice will be at the 2014 Rutledge Corn Maze this Saturday, July 19, from 1 -2 p.m. PT, where Harvin and Rice's faces are carved into the maze itself.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times breaks down the Seahawks' backup quarterback battle.
Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune continues his schedule breakdown with a look at the Washington Redskins, who the Seahawks face in Week 5 after their bye week.
And Evan Silva of Rotoworld.com has his pre-training camp roster ranks with the Seahawks topping his list. The Denver Broncos (No. 2), San Francisco 49ers (No. 3), New Orleans Saints (No. 4), and New England Patriots (No. 5) round out Silva's Top 5.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto