Saturday Round-Up: Richard Sherman offers high praise for Pete Carroll

Posted Feb 1, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks as they approach Super Bowl XLVIII

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 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 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.

Chris Burke and Doug Farrar of make a case for each club to win Super Bowl XLVIII. Farrar also details "The Percy Harvin Effect."

Gregg Rosenthal of 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's Around the League pick the Seahawks to win this Sunday.

Ashley Fox of 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.

Terry Blount of says wide receiver Percy Harvin will be the Seahawks' Super Bowl X-factor. Blount and ESPN's Jeff Legwold discuss Sunday's game in their "Double Coverage" feature.

Jeffri Chadiha of 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. 

Mike Sando of takes us inside the Seahawks defense-Peyton Manning chess match.

Bill Barnwell of 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 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 tells us how Seahawks wide receivers are handling their perceived lack of respect.

Jim Moore of 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.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald previews Sunday's matchup between the No. 1-ranked offense and No.1-ranked defense.

Deaf athletes from the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif. send some well-wishes to deaf Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl.

Darren Rovell of 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 Super Bowl coverage by visiting our Super Bowl Central.

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