Wednesday Round-Up: Pete Carroll voted NFL's most-appealing coach to play for

Posted Jan 29, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks as they approach Super Bowl XLVIII

Good morning, 12th Man. Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Jan. 29 - about your Seattle Seahawks, four days before Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.

Jeffri Chadiha of says a recent survey conducted to NFL players revealed the Seahawks' Pete Carroll to be the most appealing coach to play for. Carroll received 72 of 320 votes, good for 23 percent of the final tally. Chadiha writes, "Given the opportunity to articulate what they'd want in a head coach, most players would say similar things. They'd covet honesty, fairness and intelligence above all else. Dictatorial is a quality they'd do without. Players basically desire a coach they can trust -- with their careers and with their dreams -- and they'd relish the chance to find such a man. That probably explains why Seattle's Pete Carroll is held in such high regard. No coach in the NFL can make players feel so good about coming to work."'s Daily Snaffer has a look at what's on tap for today and recaps yesterday's media frenzy at New Jersey's Prudential Center.

Doug Farrar of looks at the evolution of the L.O.B. - the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary - and tells us what it'll mean for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Farrar also looks at how much Super Bowl experience really matters.

Jim Trotter of recaps running back Marshawn Lynch's time at Media Day, offering an inside look at the individual who lets his actions speak louder than his words.

Don Banks of highlights the Wisconsin Badger reunion set to take place during Super Bowl XLVIII.

Bucky Brooks of has four keys to the Seahawks' offensive game plan, saying running back Marshawn Lynch must be the focal point.

Judy Battista of compares and contrasts Super Bowl quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning.

Dan Hanzus of has a look back at what we learned from the NFL's Media Day.

Elliot Harrison of looks at if the Seahawks are one of the best defenses in NFL history. debates who should earn NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and cornerback Richard Sherman earns a couple mentions.

Terry Blount of highlights the play of Bobby Wagner, who says the Seahawks middle linebacker's solid play is overshadowed by some of the bigger talkers on Seattle's defense.

Kieran Darcy of notes cornerback Richard Sherman had plenty of praise for his teammates during Media Day.

ESPN Insider Mike Sando examines how different these two teams' rosters could have been if Peyton Manning signed with the Seahawks instead of the Broncos two offseasons ago.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune talks with defensive end Chris Clemons, who is still out to prove himself in his 10th NFL season.

Danny O'Neil of says Super Bowl XLVIII is Pete Carroll's shot at redemption.

Steve Rudman of catches up with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who is confident in quarterback Russell Wilson ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald debates which Seahawks team is better: 2013 or 2005? Boyle also writes what Sunday's big game means to veteran fullback Michael Robinson.

The Seattle Times has all of their Media Day coverage right here.

Quarterback Russell Wilson was interviewed at halftime of the New York Knicks' game last night:

Pasco's Vivid Learning System's offers up some Tuesday safety tips with a 12th Man twist that could come in handy for your next visit at Seattle's raucous CenturyLink Field.

And you can check out all of our Super Bowl coverage by visiting our Super Bowl Central.

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