Wednesday Round-Up: Loss to Niners a blessing in disguise?

Posted Dec 11, 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, December 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald says Week 14's loss to the San Francisco 49ers could be a blessing in disguise for the Seahawks when it comes to accomplishing their end goal of winning the Super Bowl. Boyle writes, "When Carroll talked about peaking too early, he meant that he didn't want to be one of those dominant regular season teams that suddenly falls flat in the playoffs. The Seahawks have embraced the treat-every-game-the-same mantra better than most teams. It's a big reason why they've won so many games in the past two years, and why even when they lose, it comes down to the wire. But there an element of human nature involved no matter how well coaches get the message across to player.

"But a loss, one that saw the Seahawks commit too many drive-killing penalties on offense, and that saw one of the NFL's best defenses commit an uncharacteristic and very costly mistake to allow Frank Gore's 51-yard run that set up a 49ers victory? That's a game that provides what coaches like to call teachable moments."

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune reminds readers a Seahawks boost is just a healthy Percy Harvin hip away, noting we should know more on Harvin's status for Week 15 when we hear from head coach Pete Carroll this afternoon.

Debbie Cafazzo of the Tacoma News Tribune has a story on fullback Derrick Coleman, who yesterday spoke to a gathering of deaf and hard-of-hearing children at Tacoma's Baker Middle School.

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times has a detailed look back at three difficult catches made by wide receivers Jermaine Kearse, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate this season.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times breaks down the Seahawks' playoff outlook heading into Week 15 against the New York Giants.

Linda Thomas of catches up with former Seattle wide receiver and current radio play-by-play man Steve Raible, who believes this year's squad is the best and most athletic in franchise history.

Brady Henderson of recaps a conversation with rookie tight end Luke Willson on his three catch, 70-yard and a touchdown day against the Niners.

Terry Blount of analyzes the let-them-score scenario the Seahawks faced at the end of Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Seahawks seventh-round draft pick Ryan Seymour was signed off the team's practice squad by San Francisco yesterday, continuing a series of back-and-forth roster moves between the two clubs.

Readers at the Seattle Times believe it's cornerback Richard Sherman who's blocking Bertha - the giant underground machine digging the new Highway 99 tunnel under Seattle.

Here at, I answer some of your Twitter questions about the Seahawks' performance in Week 14 in our latest #HawksMailbag.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth highlights rookie tight end Luke Willson's best NFL game to date, puts the focus on the Seahawks' playoff picture, and has his first look at the club's Week 15 opponent - the 5-8 New York Giants.

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