Wednesday Round-Up: Richard Sherman named NFC Defensive Player of Week 2

Posted Sep 18, 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, September 18, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Cornerback Richard Sherman has been named NFC Defensive Player of Week 2 for his lock-down performance Sunday night in the Seahawks 29-3 win over the  San Francisco 49ers. Sherman recorded an interception of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and registered two total tackles while blanketing San Francisco wideout Anquan Boldin most of the night, holding him to just one catch for seven yards. Sherman last earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in a game against the New York Jets last November, making him the only player to earn the honor twice in that span.

Sticking with Sherman, he has his latest column up on, sharing his and the team's mentality heading into and coming out of big games, "No matter who we play, we remember two things: the final score, and whether we met our goals."

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times catches up with free safety Earl Thomas on his aggressive play style.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times talks with Ryan O'Halloran, who covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Florida Times-Union, going over five questions heading into the Seahawks' Week 3 game at CenturyLink Field.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune takes a close look at quarterback Russell Wilson's ability to bounce back after taking a big hit.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune notes the Seahawks released defensive tackle Sealver Siliga from the team's Practice Squad, adding defensive end Adewale Ojomo - a 6-foor-4, 270-pound pass rusher from the New York Giants. Williams also features the play of defensive tackle Michael Bennett, who was extremely active rushing the passer in the Seahawks 29-3 win over the Niners.

Danny O'Neil of reads between the lines of head coach Pete Carroll's Monday press conference.

Brady Henderson of touches on defensive end Cliff Avril's first game action with the Seahawks, passing along a conversation between Avril and 710 ESPN Seattle hosts "Bob and Groz."

Brock Huard of breaks down Marshawn Lynch's 14-yard touchdown run in his latest "Chalk Talk" video, explaining how quarterback Russell Wilson's threat to run provided open lanes for Lynch. Around the League writer Gregg Rosenthal lists Russell Wilson at No. 9 in his latest quarterback index.

Robert Mays of has a detailed account of the atmosphere surrounding Sunday's Seahawks-49ers matchup at CenturyLink Field, outlining how the Seahawks have become the "Coolest Team in the NFL."

For more on last Sunday's atmosphere, has officially recognized CenturyLink Field for the "loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium" for it's 136.6 dbA reading during a goal-line stand in the 3rd quarter against the 49ers.

In addition to the 12th Man, Sean Gregory of Time Sports credits the architectural designers behind CenturyLink Field for the record-breaking sound.

NBC Sports notes that Sunday's Seahawks-49ers game was the most-watched primetime game between West Coast teams in 18 years, drawing an average of 20.5 million viewers.

Here at, I answer several of your questions that came out of the Seahawks 29-3 win over the 49ers in the latest edition of our #HawksMailbag.

Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has an early look at the Jacksonville Jaguars, shares comments from head coach Pete Carroll as the team readies for Week 3, and puts the focus on defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, who re-signed with the club last week.

And for some "Hump Day" humor, late night host Jimmy Fallon recently featured the Seahawks and 49ers matchup in his "Late Night Superlatives" segment. Check out the video below:

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