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Wednesday Round-Up: Risk takers in focus

Posted Nov 13, 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, November 13 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times explains why head coach Pete Carroll lets some players like wide receivers Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin, free safety Earl Thomas, and quarterback Russell Wilson gamble with their play on the field.

Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post makes the case for free safety Earl Thomas as NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune has a closer look at the special teams play of cornerback Jeremy Lane. With Lane's help, the Seahawks are giving up an NFL-best 1.4 yards per punt return. The St. Louis Rams hold the next lowest average at 3.2 yards per punt return.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has his first notes on the Seahawks Week 11 opponent - the Minnesota Vikings.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes about the Seahawks ability to take care of business on the road, where the club has accumulated five wins this season - tied for the most in franchise history.

Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com shares a conversation between wide receiver Golden Tate and "Bob and Groz," who offer some reaction to the play of the Seahawks receiving corps that are about to add Percy Harvin to the mix. Henderson also recaps a segment with former Seahawk offensive lineman John Moffitt, who recently made the decision to retire from football.

Danny O'Neil and Brock Huard of 710Sports.com discuss cornerback Brandon Browner's future with the Seahawks after he suffered a groin injury in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today examines the flaws of several Super Bowl contenders. For the Seahawks, Jones points to missing pieces on offense - a flaw she notes is expected to improve as soon as this Sunday.

Art Thiel of SportsPressNW.com calls attention to the challenge head coach Pete Carroll faces in adding a talent like wide receiver Percy Harvin to the offense at midseason.

Terry Blount of ESPN.com says to expect some rust on wide receiver Percy Harvin's 2013 debut. Harvin's last game was more than a year ago when he lined up as a Minnesota Viking against the Seahawks on November, 4 2012.

Elisha Hahn of KING 5 News highlights wide receiver Doug Baldwin's efforts to raise relief funds for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Baldwin - a quarter Filipino - has family in the area of the devastation, but notes most have been accounted for and have food, water, and shelter.

Michelle Ludtka of Q13 FOX recaps an early Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the Seahawks Women’s Association that served around 135 women and children from Mary’s Place, Compass Housing Alliance and Low Income Housing Institute. Seahawks players Zach Miller, Steven Hauschka, Bobby Wagner and Max Unger were also on hand.

The Seahawks' new sideline seats were recently ranked in the "Top 10 coolest, most unique seats in US pro sports" by CNBC.com.

Here at Seahawks.com, I answer some of your questions about wide receiver Percy Harvin, left tackle Alvin Bailey, and running back Christine Michael in our latest #HawksMailbag.

Several military appreciation activities have been announced for this Sunday's game against the Vikings, where Olympia native, Medal of Honor recipient, and Vietnam veteran Bruce Crandall will raise the 12th MAN Flag prior to kickoff.

Team photographer Rod Mar has his "Eye on the Seahawks" photo blog from Sunday's road game against the Atlanta Falcons.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has his first take on the Minnesota Vikings and puts the focus on running back Marshawn Lynch's tempo-setting ways.

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