Thursday Round-Up: Examining the reserved & relentless Marshawn Lynch

Posted Sep 5, 2013

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks NFC West blogger Mike Sando breaks down this weekend's matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today, Thursday, September 5, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune catches an interview with running back Marshawn Lynch on his actions-speak-louder-than-words approach to the game.

Williams also calls attention to quarterback Russell Wilson's preparedness and attention to detail and notes defensive end Cliff Avril is eager to return to action.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune highlights wide receiver Sidney Rice, who feels healthy, rested and ready to play Sunday against the Panthers. Boling also previews quarterback Russell Wilson's second season in Seattle.

John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune says that unlike the 2005 Seahawks squad that advanced to Super Bowl XL, this year's club will not surprise anybody over the course of the 2013 campaign.

T.J. Cotterill takes a closer look at how defensive coordinator Dan Quinn plans to run the Seahawks defense.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times catches up with backup free safety Chris Maragos on his decision to take a pay reduction to remain with the Seahawks this season.

Condotta also chats with  Joe Person, who covers the Carolina Panthers for the Charlotte Observer. The pair go over five questions surrounding this Sunday's regular season opener.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald passes along Wednesday's injury report.

Danny O'Neil of introduces a new weekly feature on the Seahawks' upcoming opponent, singling out one player set to have an impact. This week: Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Brady Henderson of recaps a Wednesday conversation with wide receiver Golden Tate on "The Huddle" with "Bob and Groz."

Liz Matthews of has her report from Wednesday, noting the return of several defensive linemen.

Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman shares his thoughts on the team's release of veteran fullback Michael Robinson in his latest column for

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has his report from Wednesday's practice, noting cornerback Brandon Browner was a new addition to the team's injury report. Browner injured his hamstring during Wednesday's session.

Stephen Cohen of previews the Seahawks special teams unit.

Terry Blount of explores how the Seahawks have managed high expectations throughout preseason.

Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer talks with quarterback Russell Wilson on his return to North Carolina, where Wilson played his collegiate ball at NC State. Around the League writer Chris Wesseling rates the League's top running backs and labels Marshawn Lynch at the "Next Level" of ball carriers behind "Top Shelf" running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.

And here at, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth recaps Wednesday's events in Hawkville, puts the focus on defensive end Chris Clemons - who saw work during individual drills at the beginning of yesterday's practice, and features running back Marshawn Lynch's quiet, but effective preseason.

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