Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks ability to draft and develop cornerbacks unmatched across NFL

Posted Dec 17, 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 - Tuesday, December 17 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Danny O'Neil of has three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out following Sunday's shutout of the New York Giants. With the impressive play of backup cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane, O'Neil calls Seattle's ability to draft and develop the position unmatched in the NFL, "Brandon Browner's injury and Walter Thurmond's four-game suspension have left Seattle playing the fourth and fifth cornerbacks from its depth chart, and Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane have played better than average NFL starters. Maxwell has picked off three passes in the past two games while Lane has played both fast and physical in the team's nickel defense. Over the past four years, the Seahawks have completely overhauled their cornerbacks, going from one of the smallest groups in the league to one of the tallest. They have yet to use anything higher than a fourth-round pick and have still managed to assemble the deepest group of cornerbacks in the NFL."

Brady Henderson of looks at how backup cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane have emerged as key players in the Seahawks defense.

Terry Blount of recaps a couple of records quarterback Russell Wilson set on Sunday and heaps more praise on backup cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks' loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 has kept them competing down the stretch.

Don Ruiz of the Tacoma News Tribune tries to make sense of defensive tackle Clinton McDonald's improved play since he was brought back to the club after his initial release in the team's roster cut to 53 players.

Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen breaks down all five of Giants quarterback Eli Manning's interceptions he threw on Sunday against the Seahawks.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald explains why Seattle's defense is even better than the 2012 version that ranked near the top of the League.

Art Thiel of says head coach Pete Carroll is proud of the way his defense is playing.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has his first look at the Seahawks Week 16 opponent - the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals, who at 9-5 still find themselves in the playoff hunt.

Tim Lewis of KOMO 4 News explains why the regular season stretch would have been a much different challenge for the Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll had they won against the Niners in Week 14.

Linda Thomas of details Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka's approach to the game.

Here at, I recap and pass along audio from head coach Pete Carroll's Monday morning conversation with 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Danny."

With his 50th career touchdown pass on Sunday, Russell Wilson brought the season total to $50,000 for his "Invested with Russell" program aimed at supporting youth activities for communities in need.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth eyes what worked and what needs work following Sunday's win against the Giants, puts the focus on quarterback Russell Wilson, and looks at how the Seahawks will attack Arizona's No. 1-ranked rush defense this Sunday.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto