Sunday Round-Up: Super Bowl a battle of Broncos No. 1 offense vs Seahawks No. 1 defense

Posted Jan 26, 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 - Sunday, Jan. 26 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Pat Kirwan of breaks down 10 things to know about the Broncos No. 1-ranked offense matching up against the Seahawks' No. 1-ranked defense in Super Bowl XLVIII. Kirwan writes, "Manning only has 72 attempts greater than 20 yards (four per game) all year and produces most of his offense with the short passing game. Seattle safety Earl Thomas will play a big role in convincing Manning to throw the ball where the Seahawks want him to by baiting the QB with coverage disguises. Manning will not use motion to disguise or change formations. He would much rather come up to the line and read the defense. Peyton Manning has seen it all before but Seattle still presents problems."

The staff at is split in their picks for next Sunday's big game, with four NFL experts siding with the Seahawks and four siding with the Broncos.

Barry Wilner of the Associated Press familiarizes you with some of the key players in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Peter King of has a one-on-one interview with Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. King also introduces Seahawks fans to Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who King expects to make a big impact in next Sunday's Super Bowl. put together a gallery depicting the 100 greatest Super Bowl photos of all-time.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says labeling the Seahawks as villains in this year's Super Bowl is "ridiculous," pointing to the wide array of personalities and family-style atmosphere Pete Carroll has put together.

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times breaks down defensive end Michael Bennett's celebratory sack-dance gyration.

The NFL is a "copy cat" league, and Larry Stone of the Seattle Times says Pete Carroll's coaching philosophy is likely to rub off on others after they get a glimpse of his operation during Super Bowl week.

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times catches up with former NFL MVP and Seahawk running back Shaun Alexander.

Ben Shpigel of the New York Times has a look back at cornerback Richard Sherman's history at Compton's Dominguez High School, success at Stanford University, and transition to the NFL, talking with friends and family members who have been around Sherman from the beginning.

Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times details how coach Pete Carroll's relationship with Seattle-area rapper Macklemore was born.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune talks with former NFL safety Ronnie Lott, who says Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is starting to play at the level of former Seahawks safety Kenny Easley.

Brady Henderson of recaps a Friday conversation between Seahawks general manager John Schneider and 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Danny."

Chris Sullivan of has details on a New Jersey bar that is offering a home for the traveling 12th Man during Super Bowl week.

Here at, we announced a fan rally taking place on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Seattle Center. There's also a send-off taking place this morning in SeaTac with the team traveling to New York/New Jersey around 10:30 a.m.

Sea Gal Courtney has an update from the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

And Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth puts the focus on linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr.'s playoff memories and talks with Seahawks Hall of Famer Steve Largent about former Seattle left tackle Walter Jones' big day next week.