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Wednesday Round-Up: Happy New Year

Posted Jan 1, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man, and Happy New Year! Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Jan. 1 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Terry Blount of ESPN.com details the fundamental turn the Seattle defense took that allowed them to dominante over the last five games of the regular season. Blount also says that nothing will change in how the Seahawks prepare as they ready for their divisional-round playoff game on Jan. 11.

Rick Reilly of ESPN.com has a lengthy feature on what we learned about the NFL over the past year. Reilly includes this encouraging nugget about the Seahawks: "Seattle, the fourth-youngest squad, is going to be scary good for a very long time."

Peter King of TheMMQB.com has a one-minute video take on each NFL playoff team ahead of this weekend's wild-card matchups. King says he doesn't see the Seahawks losing at least until they get to the Super Bowl.

Doug Farrar of SI.com has his take on the NFL All-Pro team and five Seahawks earn a mention. Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, cornerback Richard Sherman, and free safety Earl Thomas make Farrar's list as starters, while running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive end Michael Bennett make the cut as alternates.

Maggie Hendricks of USA Today Sports ranks the best home-field advantages across the NFL and the Seahawks come in at No. 3 behind the Cincinnati Bengals (No. 1) and New Orleans Saints (No. 2), who went 8-0 under their own roof this season.

Jason Puckett of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM shares some of his thoughts as the Seahawks head into the postseason, noting he'd like to see the Green Bay Packers come to CenturyLink Field for the divisional round on Jan. 11.

Brent Stecker of 710Sports.com says the Seahawks' offense is a warranted concern as the club heads into the postseason, sharing a video discussion from "Bob and Groz" on the topic.

Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com passes along some highlights from his latest "Hawk Talk" chat.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks are the pride and ego of the city of Seattle.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald has some predictions for the Seattle sports scene in 2014.

Steve Rudman of SportsPressNW.com recaps the winners and losers of 2013 in Seattle sports.

Art Thiel of SportsPressNW.com offers up some scenarios on how to make Seattle a sports empire in the new year.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press says defensive end Red Bryant - one of four players who were around before the arrival of head coach Pete Carroll in 2010 - is appreciative of the ride the Seahawks are on right now.

Don Ruiz of the Tacoma News Tribune looks at how the Seahawks' aggressive and physical defense has been affected by NFL rule changes aimed at protecting offensive players.

The staff at NFL.com's Around the League rehashes some of the most memorable moments from 2013 and tells us what they're looking forward to in 2014.

Here at Seahawks.com, our team photographers captured several photos of the Sea Gals from Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rams.

I sum up a pair of social media-related contests and activities the club is asking you to engage in as the Seahawks start the postseason.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth recaps Tuesday in Hawkville, says cornerback Byron Maxwell deserves team MVP for the final quarter of the regular season, and puts the focus on how the Seahawks are handling their first-round playoff bye.

Hump Day Humor

In his latest N-if-L feature for NFL.com, Dave Dameshek explores what it would be like if the Seahawks didn't draft Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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