Thursday Round-Up: The Legion of Boom's bond

Posted Jan 30, 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 - Thursday, Jan. 30 - about your Seattle Seahawks, three days before Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.

Mike Silver of chronicles the origins of the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary. Silver writes, "Right now, it's tough to find anyone who'd argue that any current secondary is better than Seattle's. With a trio of Pro Bowl selections -- safeties Thomas andKam Chancellor and Sherman, perhaps the NFL's preeminent cornerback -- and a strong supporting cast, the Seahawks' defensive backs have made life hard for most opposing quarterbacks this season.

"The 'Hawks not only boasted the NFL's top-ranked defense, both in terms of yards and points allowed, but they also gave up the fewest passing yards per game (172.0) and forced the most turnovers (39). That marked the first time that a defense has topped the league in all four of those categories since theMinnesota Vikings did it in 1970 -- and the Legion of Boom played a leading role."

Marc Sessler of asks several Seattle players to describe "The Seahawk Way" in their own words. Sessler also explores whether or not the Seahawks can slow down the Broncos' wide receiving corps.

Elliot Harrison of ranks every Super Bowl ever played from one to 47. Super Bowl XL between the Seahawks and Steelers comes in at No. 37.

Andrew Brandt of details how the Seahawks have figured out a formula for sustained success

Andy Benoit of writes about how the Seahawks offense can succeed on third down in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

The Daily Snaffer at takes us through what's happening today and recaps yesterday's happenings.

Andrew Lawrence of looks at how Seahawks backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is prepping for Sunday's game.

Sam Page of outlines the best tweet ever sent by each of the Super Bowl's 44 starters.

Jeff Legwold of says wide receiver Percy Harvin could be the Seahawks' biggest surprise coming Sunday.

Jarrett Bell of USA Today explores the individualism apparent up and down the Seahawks roster.

Scott Hanson of profiles the Seahawks' wide receivers ahead of Sunday's big game.

Danny O'Neil of has his "person of interest" series featuring the matchup between cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. O'Neil also says Sunday's Super Bowl matchup is a game of contrasting quarterback styles.

Brady Henderson of has a look back at the contact made between the Seahawks and Peyton Manning two offseasons ago - before the club acquired quarterback Russell Wilson.

Cornerback Richard Sherman shares his thoughts ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl in his latest blog on his personal website.

Terry Blount of reviews former Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones' case for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame.

And you can check out all of our Super Bowl coverage by visiting our Super Bowl Central.

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