Wednesday Round-Up: Tampa Bay QB recalls CenturyLink Field's deafening noise

Posted Jan 15, 2014

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, Jan. 15 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon has a must-read account for detailing what it's like to play at CenturyLink Field. Glennon says it was loud on every single down and unlike other NFL stadiums, as soon as a play ended it got loud again right away. Glennon writes, "There wasn’t another stadium this year that compared to Seattle’s raucous environment. We played in the Georgia Dome, Ford Field, the Superdome—none of them come even close. The noise was just overwhelming, and I can imagine it’s going to be even worse with the Super Bowl on the line."

Tim Newcomb of looks at exactly what it is that makes CenturyLink Field so loud.

Jenny Vrentas of takes a detailed look at the four quarterbacks remaining in this year's playoffs - Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

The Seahawks, New England Patriots, and Denver Broncos grace the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated.

Terry Blount of wonders if the Seahawks offense can do enough to win this weekend. Blount also looks at how effective running back Marshawn Lynch has been in recent games against the Niners.

Nick Wagoner of takes a look at how the 49ers and Seahawks young signal callers have helped shape the powerful NFC West. contributors debate which conference championship game makes for the better title bout this weekend.

Danny O'Neil of looks back at some key moments that make up the Seahawks-49ers rivalry.

Brock Huard of breaks down running back Marshawn Lynch's first touchdown run against the Saints in his latest "Chalk Talk" session.

Former NFL scout Matt Williamson tells 710 ESPN Seattle's "Bob and Groz" the San Francisco 49ers are the best team in football, but isn't sure whether or not they have what it takes to win on the road in Seattle.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times says stopping 49ers running back Frank Gore is priority number one for the Seahawks defense.

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks could benefit this weekend if NFL officials take the same let-them-play approach they took in the NFL's wild-card round, when just 31 penalties were called through four games.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says the entire nation will get a taste of the West Coast this weekend, where the best football is being played.

Todd Milles of the Tacoma News Tribune looks at how the Seahawks and 49ers have been built.

John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune says a strong case can be made for either side winning Sunday's NFC Championship.

Don Ruiz of the Tacoma News Tribune says running back Frank Gore is central to the 49ers offensive attack.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald has a closer look at the Seahawks defense's "can you deal with us" mentality.

The Associated Press looks at the face lift CenturyLink Field is getting for this Sunday's NFC Championship.

John Parolin of says the advantages of drafting well will be on full display with the Seahawks this weekend.

FOX Sports will be testing out an infrared camera during this weekend's Seahawks-49ers game. FOX has plans to use the camera in Super Bowl XLVIII in New York/New Jersey to show the change in players' body temperatures.

Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune takes a look at how the Seahawks defense was able to shut down Saints tight end Jimmy Graham this past Saturday.

Cornerback Richard Sherman and free safety Earl Thomas have been named to the Pro Football Writer's of America All-NFL team. Sherman and Thomas were also selected to the NFL's All-Fundamentals team.

Seahawks television ratings made an incredible jump during the 2013 regular season.

HomeStreet Bank is offering special financing for Seahawks season-ticket holders.

Here at, team photographer Rod Mar has his "Eye on the Seahawks" blog from the divisional-round against the Saints.

I answer several of your Twitter questions about the club in our latest #HawksMailbag.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has his first look at the San Francisco 49ers, puts the focus on the postseason play of running back Marshawn Lynch, and highlights the defensive effort of pass rusher Cliff Avril.

Hump Day Humor

Running back Marshawn Lynch has some must-see outtakes from a recent commercial he shot with Vita Coco Coconut Water.

Here's what every NFL logo would look like if it were a hipster.

And Kenny Mayne and his blind nephew Troy have this hilarious video from the pair's broadcast of the Seahawks game against the Minnesota Vikings back on Nov. 17, 2013.

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