Wednesday Round-Up: Golden Tate named NFC special teams player of Week 9

Posted Nov 6, 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, Wednesday, November 6, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wide receiver Golden Tate has been named NFC special teams player of Week 9 for his punt return efforts in last Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tate brought back three punts for a total of 92 yards, including a 71-yard highlight reel return that sparked the team's franchise-record come-from-behind victory. Tate is the only player in the NFL this year to rack up 300-plus yards receiving and 300-plus yards punt returning.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald looks at the playmaker wide receiver Golden Tate has become since joining the Seahawks in 2010.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times writes about how kicker Steven Hauschka approached Sunday's game-winning kick against the Buccaneers.

Terry Blount of hands out his midseason report card and it's mostly good marks for the Seahawks at the halfway point. Blount also gives some examples of how wide receiver Percy Harvin could change the offense when he joins the 53-man roster.

Brock Huard breaks down wide receiver Jermaine Kearse's 16-yard touchdown from quarterback Russell Wilson in his latest "Chalk Talk" session for

Brady Henderson of says head coach Pete Carroll stands behind coordinator Darrell Bevell's offensive play-calling.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune has a look at the Seahawks' Week 10 opponent - the Atlanta Falcons.

Greg A. Bedard of names cornerback Richard Sherman and free safety Earl Thomas to his midseason All-Pro team.

Several Seahawks are mentioned in Pro Football Focus' midseason All-Pro piece, Running back Marshawn Lynch, cornerback Richard Sherman, free safety Earl Thomas, returner Golden Tate, and special teamer Jeremy Lane all earned second-team honors from the site.

Quarterback Russell Wilson is up for's "Never Say Never" moment of Week 9 for leading the Seahawks come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wilson is up against Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who orchestrated his own 27-24 come-from-behind victory against the Houston Texans, and Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake, who sacked Miami to victory when he brought down Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in overtime in the end zone for a safety that secured a 22-20 result. Voting closes on Friday, November 8 at 12 p.m. PT.

The Seahawks were honored by Evening Magazine's 21st annual "Best of Western Washington" viewer poll. Quarterback Russell Wilson earned "Best Professional Athlete," Blitz earned "Best Mascot," the Sea Gals earned "Best Cheer Squad," and the Seahawks as a club earned "Best Sports Team."

In case you missed it yesterday, it looks as though former-Seahawk John Moffitt has moved on from the game of football:

Here at, I answer a few of your questions in our latest #HawksMailbag.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has his first look at the Atlanta Falcons, puts the focus on the play of running back Marshawn Lynch, and recaps a Tuesday in Hawkville that featured a couple recognitions for quarterback Russell Wilson.

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