Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Saturday, Jan. 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Here's What It's Like To Try to Tackle Marshawn Lynch
Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com is in Arizona for the 2015 Pro Bowl and he took the opportunity to poll several defenders on site on what it's like trying to tackle the Seahawks running back.
Denver Broncos edge rusher DeMarcus Ware, Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields, St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, and San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle recall their past tackling attempts against Lynch.
From the Broncos' Ware: "When he comes at you, it's almost like he's saying this is my train track, and I am going down this train track, and whatever is in front of me I am going to run it over. And that's how he does it. You usually don't knock him off the train track. He keeps going. You just have to slow him down."
From the 49ers' Bethea: "You know he's a serious player when your defensive coordinator tells you before the game that it will take all 11 of you to get him down."
From the Cardinals' Peterson: "I'm grimacing now just thinking about trying to tackle Marshawn Lynch."
Is Beast Mode Bound For Canton?
In other Lynch-related news, four staffers at NFL.com debate whether or not another Super Bowl win will secure "Beast Mode" inclusion in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
NFL.com's Elliot Harrison writes, "While he might be this era's power back, analogous to John Riggins or Jerome Bettis, both those guys played for more than a decade and have career numbers that far outpace Beast Mode's. Currently, Lynch is 35th all time in rushing. I know: Power backs like him usually don't pile up NFL-leading totals. But Bettis ranks sixth and Riggins 17th on the all-time list. And while we're at it, Bettis is still waiting for his Canton call. (We'll see what happens this year ...)
"Lynch might need a second ring and perhaps another big year. Considering how the voting has gone down for running backs over the past decade, it'll be a tough sell without a few more substantial skins on that wall."
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @ESPNNFL, who looks at the nearly-identical records the Seahawks and New England Patriots have enjoyed since their regular-season matchup in 2012.
Song of the Day
We bring a special "Song of the Day" to you on this Saturday from Seattle's EastLake Community Church, which shares a newly-produced music video for the Seahawks' run at Super Bowl XLIX.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth leads his recap of Friday's events in Hawkville with the return of free safety Earl Thomas (shoulder) to the practice field. Farnsworth also has a feature on assistant coach Ken Norton Jr., who has been a huge part of the success of the Seahawks' linebackers.
I recap pieces of a Friday conversation with Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who took time to reflect on his past five years in Seattle.
Sea Gal Melissa checks in from the 2015 Pro Bowl.
Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork also had nice things to say about Lynch's play.
Bill Barnwell at Grantland.com rehashes what we can learn from the 2012 regular-season meeting between the Super Bowl XLIX-bound Seahawks and Patriots.
Jim Corbett at USA Today writes about where the "Legion of Boom" nickname ranks among some of the all-time great defensive monikers.
Images of Sea Gal Melissa's journey to the 2015 Pro Bowl in Arizona.
Sam Gardner at FOX Sports profiles third-string quarterback B.J. Daniels, who's eyeing his second Super Bowl ring despite having never played a down.
Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times has a fun read on how he tried to recreate the Seahawks' NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers on the Madden video game.
Actor and Patriots fan Matt Damon made a bet with his Seahawks-fan assistant that will require him to wear a Russell Wilson jersey in a high-profile television appearance if Seattle wins the Super Bowl.
And an Emerald City lit up in Seahawks blue and green makes a brief cameo in this new music video (2:56 mark) from Ellie Goulding.
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