Wednesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson featured on cover of Men's Health

Posted Sep 3, 2014

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

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, September 3 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Russell Wilson On Cover Of Men's Health Magazine

One week after donning the cover of Sports Illustrated alongside San Francisco 49ers signal caller Colin Kaepernick, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is now featured front-and-center on the cover of Men's Health magazine.

The cover story shares Wilson's four-step formula for success on Sundays, which can also apply to those who don't work weekends on the football field. Wilson's steps? Visualize success, don't visualize failure, be clear but not too specific about your goals, and tune out the noise.

“Focus on the moment,” Wilson told Men's Health writer Lou Schuler. “Sometimes the biggest enemy of tomorrow’s success is today’s success.”

The issue, which turned its normally red cover font blue for the Seahawks, hits newsstands Tuesday, Sept. 9.

A Peek Inside The Playbook

Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal takes a look inside every NFL club's playbook ahead of the regular-season, calling out one area where each team excels.

On the Seahawks, Clark writes: "By now we know what the Seahawks do: Physical defensive backs force receivers to the outside, a four-man pass rush pressures the quarterback and safety Earl Thomas patrols the middle of the field, plugging all the holes created by the aggressive defense. But what is most impressive is when they actually blitz. The opposing offense, used to the four-man rush, can't handle it. Linebacker Bobby Wagner blitzed 51 times from the inside, according to Pro Football Focus, and sacked the quarterback an insane 10% of the time."

The More You Know

Here at, I put together a couple short posts to help you digest key information surrounding Thursday's regular-season opener.

The first tells you what to expect from NFL's Gameday Village, which opened this morning in Seattle's Pioneer Square. And the second offers several transportation tips ahead of tomorrow night's game.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, who remind fans to be in their seats by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday night at CenturyLink Field for a special presentation. 

More From Around The Web

Here at, Clare Farnsworth has notes from a Tuesday in Hawkville that saw running back Marshawn Lynch meet with the media. Farnsworth also highlights how Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril has played a role in right tackle Justin Britt's development.

I share what the Seahawks' NFC West rivals have been up to as they ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal details how the Seahawks have changed today's NFL with their tall, long and rangy cornerbacks.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has a preview of the Seahawks defense.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times has an entertaining column on the Seahawks Lombardi Trophy's busy offseason.

Danny O'Neil of details how the team's oldest player - 34-year-old defensive tackle Kevin Williamsis feeding off of the Seahawks' young defensive core.

Brady Henderson of previews Thursday's Seahawks matchup in this back-and-forth conversation with Green Bay Packers reporter Rob Demovsky.

Curtis Crabtree, writing for, talks with linebacker Bruce Irvin about Thursday's matchup with the Packers.

Steve Rudman of eyes the rarity that is having All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas and All-Pro corner Richard Sherman in the same defensive backfield.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press has the story on how cornerback Richard Sherman maintains a work-life balance following a busy offseason. has a short Q&A with wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and outlines 11 reasons why the Seahawks are so good.

Peter King of has a one-question interview with quarterback Russell Wilson about how the Seahawks will handle the Packers' addition of effective edge-rusher Julius Peppers.

And if you missed it over the weekend, John Boyle of the Everett Herald has a nice profile on free safety Earl Thomas.

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