We’ll start our links today with Jayson Jenks’ story detailing how Earl Thomas is playing a little closer to the line this season than in the past.
As Jenks writes:
Thomas is Seattle’s firefighter, a safety who eliminates big plays because of his presence deep in Seattle’s secondary. But through the years he thought doing so also exposed a soft underbelly in the middle.
So this year, with a cornerback unit led by Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner (when healthy), Thomas decided to play closer to the line of scrimmage.
In other news. …
— You can find the podcast to our Hawks Evening Edition Tuesday night radio show on KJR-AM here;
— Seahawks.com gets to know the Jaguars;
— ESPN’s Jacksonville blog gets to know the Seahawks;
— Brock Huard breaks down Marshawn Lynch’s first touchdown Sunday night;
— SportsonEarth says the secret to Seattle’s defensive success starts with man coverage;
— The National Football Post says to expect the Seahawks to be good for a long time;
— ESPN also delves into the play where Seattle had its punt blocked Sunday;
— Grantland calls the Seahawks “the coolest team in the NFL”;
— Richard Sherman spent yesterday giving back to kids in Federal Way;
— Jaguars.com with five things to watch for the team this week;
— Jacksonville.com with a few things to watch out of the Jags this week.