Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks-49ers previews; 2014 Hall of Fame nominees announced

Posted Sep 12, 2013

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, Thursday, September 12, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Larry Stone of the Seattle Times says the differences between Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick are mostly of style, not substance.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times says Seahawks players and coaches are treating Sunday's game against the Niners just like any other regular season game. Condotta also says three key players - cornerback Brandon Browner (hamstring) and defensive ends Cliff Avril (hamstring) and Chris Clemons (knee) - could return to the field this Sunday.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune highlights the big-play ability of San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune has a look at the Seahawks-49ers rivalry through the eyes of head coaches Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald talks with wide receiver Doug Baldwin on Sunday's game against the Niners. Baldwin offers a unique perspective having played for San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh at Stanford University.

Brock Huard of has his first "Chalk Talk" session of the season, as he breaks down wide receiver Golden Tate's 18-yard catch from quarterback Russell Wilson on the Seahawks game-sealing drive against the Carolina Panthers.

Art Thiel of says Sunday's Seahawks-49ers game is bigger than the team's players and coaches are letting on.

Matt Maiocco of reports the San Francisco 49ers have turned up the music at practice to simulate the game atmosphere they're likely to experience at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

Terry Blount and Bill Williamson of share a back-and-forth preview of Sunday's Seahawks-49ers matchup.

Jeffri Chadiha of rates the NFL's young quarterbacks (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton) in five categories - intelligence, accuracy, durability, supporting cast and urgency). After a detailed analysis, Chadiha ranks Wilson No. 3 behind Luck and Griffin. released the full list of candidates eligible for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, left tackle Walter Jones and head coach Mike Holmgren are on the list.

Here at, the team announced that undercover police officers will wear opposing team jerseys on gamedays at CenturyLink Field to act against fans exhibiting unruly and inconsiderate behavior.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth recaps Wednesday's events in Hawkville, takes a closer look at San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who made 13 catches for 208 yards in Week 1, and catches up with defensive end Cliff Avril, who is itching to get back on the field this Sunday.

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