Wednesday Round-Up: Malcolm Smith to join Joel McHale on 'The Soup'

Posted Apr 16, 2014

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

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, April 16  - about your Seattle Seahawks:

At 10 p.m., Super Bowl MVP linebacker Malcolm Smith will be on the set of E! channel's The Soup with host Joel McHale, the former University of Washington walk-on tight end, Mercer Island High School alum, and Seahawks super fan who stars in NBC's hit show Community. 

Sea Gal Jessica I. is one of 64 celebrities included in Sports Radio 950 KJR AM's "The Dance" bracket, a March Madness style competition. In round one, which kicks off on-air at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jessica I. is up against Seattle-area native television host and sportscaster Charissa Thompson, who has worked several Seahawks games in the past. You can fill out a bracket of your own for a chance to win a trip for two to any sporting event in the world.

Here at, I call attention to a couple of videos on Russell Wilson's Instagram page that show the Seahawks' quarterback and several of his offensive teammates training in Hermosa Beach, Calif. for the second-straight year.

Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has a chat with running backs coach Sherman Smith about what his position group - namely, Marshawn Lynch - can do to improve heading into the 2014 season.

Terry Blount of looks to history to depict the statistical chances of the Seahawks repeating as Super Bowl champions. Blount also talks about the Seahawks' needs along the offensive line in his latest "NFL Nation Buzz" video.

Jeff Legwold of looks at the rarity that is tall cornerbacks in the NFL.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times continues his countdown of the Top 25 Seahawks draft picks of all-time, going with running back David Sims at No. 23.'s Gil Brandt provides an updated look at the Top 50 prospects ahead of May's NFL Draft. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel keeps the No. 1 spot on Brandt's list.

Pete Prisco of has his latest mock draft projecting USC wide receiver Marqise Lee to the Seahawks at No. 32, simply stating, "Pete Carroll knows those USC kids and Lee would be a big help to the offense."

And the staff at tell us all about their favorite football movies of all-time.

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