Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Jan. 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Marshawn Lynch Has A Huge Heart
Ahead of Saturday night's divisional-round playoff against the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers, Jim Corbett at USA Today talked with several of Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch's teammates to gauge their opinion of the team's "Beast Mode" back who prefers to stay out of the limelight.
"He's got the biggest heart in the world," Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman told USA Today. "Nobody knows it, which is frustrating to us. He really couldn't care if anybody else knew outside of this locker room."
A few of the not-so-obvious acts Lynch performs? Corbett says he's thanked his offensive line for a job well-done with brand-name luggage and expensive jewelry. The day before games, he flies youth from his hometown of Oakland, Calif. to Seattle for a look inside the Seahawks' practice facility, a learning experience Lynch hopes will help keep the kids out of trouble.
"Marshawn sees himself in those kids," said Sherman. "He doesn't do it for attention. He's just in it for the joy."
For a more in-depth look at Lynch's work with Oakland's youth, check out this feature we put together before the 2014 regular season.
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from FieldGulls.com contributor @KennethArthuRS, who shares a stat showing the Seahawks' level of consistency in games.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth features the versatile play of defensive end Michael Bennett and leads his recap of Wednesday's events in Hawkville by putting the focus on Demarcus Dobbs - the next-man-up in place of the injured Jordan Hill.
I detail the injury that's keeping Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei out of Saturday game, share four key takeaways from Pete Carroll's Wednesday conversation on 710 ESPN Seattle's "The Huddle" and recap Earl Thomas' "biggest surprise" of the season.
Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal says the Seahawks' locker room is "perhaps the most emotionally healthy locker room in the NFL," pointing to a candid, honest approach to the game that exists between players and coaches.
Terry Blount and David Newton at ESPN.com discuss Saturday's matchup between the Seahawks and Panthers.
Chris Burke at SI.com lays out reasons why your favorite team won't win the Super Bowl.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks are confident in their it's-all-about-us approach.
Photos showing off one of the new food items being offered at CenturyLink Field for the playoffs, the Bam Bam Kam Turkey Leg.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times explains how linebacker Bruce Irvin has gone from timid to tremendous this season and highlights the homecoming of Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart.
Larry Stone at the Seattle Times writes about the Seahawks' unheralded group of receivers.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald says Saturday's game will feature two of the NFL's best middle linebackers - Seattle's Bobby Wagner and Carolina's Luke Kuechly. Boyle also shares a comical Michael Bennett quote on why the Panthers are like a good-looking cousin.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune previews the Seahawks' Saturday night matchup with a foe they've faced in each of the past three regular seasons.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com looks at the Seahawks' offensive numbers when playing with and without center Max Unger, who's expected to return to the starting lineup on Saturday after missing the past six games.
And Michael Grey at 710Sports.com notes the success the Seahawks have had against Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
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