Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks defense focuses on playing clean

Posted Feb 11, 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 - Tuesday, February 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Peter King of puts the spotlight on the Seahawks' hard-hitting, clean defense, saying the unit is the poster child for the NFL's mission to remove head hits from the game. King writes, "In a season that drew so much attention for the controversial defensive strike zone, there’s something about Seattle’s playoff dominance that got far too little attention. For a team that hit very, very hard, the Seahawks played very, very clean.

Seattle had 188 defensive snaps in the postseason, and zero penalties on defense for unnecessary roughness, late hit on the quarterback, helmet-to-helmet hit on a receiver or any hit on a defenseless player. Thus, the Seahawks earned zero fines from the league on any defensive player for an egregious hit. (Richard Sherman did draw a $7,875 fine for taunting Michael Crabtree in the NFC title game.)"

David Rose of Q13 FOX has the story behind running back Marshawn Lynch's Native American hand drum he was seen - and heard - beating during the team's Super Bowl victory parade last Wednesday.

Danny O'Neil of highlights what he believes to be the Top 10 plays from the Seahawks' Super Bowl season.

Brent Stecker of recaps a conversation with ESPN NFL business analyst Andrew Brandt, who told 710 ESPN Seattle's "Bob and Groz" that if there's anyone who can keep this Seahawks team together in the salary cap era, it's coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.

Steve Rudman of outlines the tough decisions facing coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider this offseason.

Chris Wesseling of passes along bits of an e-mail conversation he had with former Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame cornerback Mike Haynes, who details the defensive dominance on display in the Seahawks secondary.

Mike Florio of takes a team-by-team look at who could get franchise tagged, pointing to defensive end Michael Bennett and kicker Steven Hauschka for the Seahawks.

Taylor Soper of takes a look at what the Seahawks' Super Bowl win did for the team's website and social media growth and engagement.

Seahawks fan Jim Gibbons, writing for the Seattle Times, shares a special story of how his 13-year-old son secured quarterback Russell Wilson's signature during last Wednesday's Super Bowl parade in downtown Seattle.

Here at, we put together a gallery featuring the top 48 photos from Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Seahawks signed a trio of free agents yesterday, bolstering their depth at tight end, defensive back, and linebacker.

And Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth hands out his postseason awards, naming the entire defense team MVP.

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