Friday Round-Up: Four Seahawks on USA Today's 22nd All-Joe Team

Posted Jan 24, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, Jan. 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Nate Davis of USA Today has the 22nd annual All-Joe team, honoring under-the-radar type players who deserve more recognition for their play. Wide receiver Golden Tate, defensive end Michael Bennett, cornerback Bryon Maxwell, and punter Jon Ryan make the team for Seattle. The Seahawks and Broncos share the All-Joe lead with four selections apiece on this year's squad.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today has a look at former NFL general manager Ron Wolf's scouting tree, where current Seahawks general manager John Schneider stems from.

Jim Trotter of takes us deep into Pete Carroll's coaching philosophy that takes advantage of competition and the uniqueness of each individual, while having a little bit of fun along the way.

Doug Farrar of writes that with an average age of 26.4 years the Seahawks are the second-youngest team to ever reach the Super Bowl, noting that could play a large role in building an NFL dynasty. Farrar also breaks down the play of the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary, looking at what each member brings to the dominating back four.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press says wide receiver Percy Harvin is excited for the opportunity to play in this year's Super Bowl after missing the majority of the season with a hip injury. "I'm trying to go out there and win a Super Bowl," Harvin says. "I'm not trying to save or be a hero or do anything. I'm trying to go out there and prepare to play a game I know how to play."

Adam Schein of explains why cornerback Richard Sherman is the perfect face of Super Bowl XLVIII.

John Parolin of has a statistical comparison of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, two signal callers who play the position in very different ways.

Terry Blount of says some Seahawks find value in taking a look back at their preseason matchup with the Broncos.

Rich Cimini of revisits Pete Carroll's coaching tenure with the New York Jets. is forecasting manageable conditions for Super Bowl XLVIII, calling for a high of 36 with possible snow showers on gameday.

Pete Prisco, Will Brinson, and Chad Johnson of examine the film to see what Richard Sherman does to be one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times highlights the impassioned play of wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who has consistently answered the call of his critics.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times talks with kicker Steven Hauschka, who says his open relationship with Pete Carroll allowed him to express his opinion during a key situation from Sunday's NFC Championship. Condotta also calls out the big-play ability of wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, the Tacoma, Wash. native who hauled in the go-ahead 35-yard touchdown in Sunday's NFC Championship game against the 49ers.

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports from Broncos camp, where several players with Super Bowl experience led a team meeting outlining what to expect over the next week at the site of Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Seattle Times has seven plays up for Seahawks play of the year. You can vote for your favorite play at the bottom of their article.

Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News looks back at how the Seahawks and Broncos have fast-tracked to the Super Bowl in two years' time.

The Guardian revisits all of the adversity the Seahawks have overcome this season to reach Super Bowl XLVIII.

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has his report from wide receiver Percy Harvin's second consecutive day of practice after returning from the concussion he suffered against the Saints in the divisional-round.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune catches up with linebacker K.J. Wright, who played last week against the San Francisco 49ers for the first time since fracturing a bone in his foot in Week 14.

Sue Kidd of the Tacoma News Tribune shows us the "Beast Mode" sausage - a sausage link infused with Skittles, Lynch's favorite candy.

Danny O'Neil of writes about the contrasting offensive styles employed by the Seahawks and Broncos.

Brady Henderson of passes along comments from former NFL safety John Lynch, who came away impressed with Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman during their meeting prior to the team's divisional round game against the Saints. Henderson also recaps a Thursday conversation with linebacker Bruce Irvin, who is excited he'll have more opportunities to get after the quarterback when facing Peyton Manning and the pass-happy Broncos.

Jamie Skorheim of shares and recaps a conversation between tight end Zach Miller and KIRO Radio host Dori Monson.

Tim Lewis of KOMO News tells us how the Seahawks' secondary will attempt to slow Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Tom Glasgow of KOMO News Radio put together a list of the Top 10 most-colorful personalities in Seattle sports history. Former Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth checks in at No. 8 while cornerback Richard Sherman comes in at No. 2 behind former Seattle SuperSonics point guard Gary Payton.

Manish Metha of the New York Daily News says despite all the attention around cornerback Richard Sherman, it's safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor that may pose the biggest threat to Denver quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post writes about Seattle's unheralded group of wideouts. has 10 reasons to believe the Seahawks will win Super Bowl XLVIII.

Russell Wilson has teamed up with Alaska Airlines to offer fans a chance to win a trip to New York to attend an exclusive Super Bowl viewing party in Manhattan.

Seattle-based social media analytics company Simply Measured recaps the Twitter activity surrounding Sunday's conference title games. "Seahawks" was used more than 1 million times, peaking at over 40,000 tweets per minute when Richard Sherman batted away Colin Kaepernick's pass intended for Michael Crabtree to win the game for Seattle.

Seattle-area actor/comedian and former University of Washington tight end Joel Mchale appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show to tout his Super Bowl-bound Seahawks.

Seattle-native rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot tells the Denver Post about a gameday superstition he has when it comes to watching (or not watching) his Seattle Seahawks.

USA Today has a batch of photos depicting this year's Super Bowl players in their high school days that is definitely worth a look.

Here at, Sea Gal Courtney has her latest blog entry from the 2014 Pro Bowl, who says she's ran into countless Seahawks fans in the Aloha State.

Team photographer Rod Mar has several snaps from "Turnover Thursday" practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center and brings us his "Eye on the Seahawks" photo blog from Sunday's NFC Championship.

Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth puts the focus on linebacker K.J. Wright's playoff memories, looks at how strong safety Kam Chancellor has elevated his game through the years, and leads Hawkville with wide receiver Percy Harvin's "rollercoaster" season.

And for a bit of lighthearted fun to wrap up your work week, FOX Sports had several kids re-enact cornerback Richard Sherman's NFC Championship postgame interview with sideline reporter Erin Andrews.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto