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October 16, 2013 at 6:22 AM

Morning links: A review of Wilson, and Seattle’s second-half surge

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Lots of stuff to get to in the morning links, so let’s get to it. …

Jayson Jenks has this analysis of the play of Russell Wilson (above in a Dean Rutz photo) through six games.

Writes Jenks:

This is the debate many have waged six games into Wilson’s sophomore season. Has he made big plays under duress even though his stats aren’t gaudy, or has he not made the improvement many were hoping for?

“People are so hypersensitive to stats and points,” said former NFL fullback and current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans, “but a lot of the times those only tell you a big, fat lie.”

Jerry Brewer, meanwhile, writes about when merely being 5-1 isn’t enough;

— And my notebook looks at an adjustment Seattle had to make in the early going Sunday against the zone defenses Tennessee was throwing at the Seahawks, when Seattle had expected to get mostly man coverage;

— Seahawks.com wraps up the day and also puts its focus on Michael Bowie;

— MyNorthwest.com has a defense of Sidney Rice;

— ESPN.com says the Seahawks are wary of Arizona’s LSU-laden secondary;

— ESPN also updates Seattle’s injuries;

— CBSSports.com also has a preview of the game;

— ArizonaCardinals.com says the team is preparing for Seattle’s secondary;

— It also has a little feature on Karlos Dansby;

Doug Farrar of SI.com says the Cardinals’ gamble on Tyrann Mathieu has paid off;

— The Arizona Republic with some Cardinals notes;

— ESPN.com says the Cardinals remain hopeful about the return of DE Calais Campbell this week;

— ESPN.com also has a few Cardinals notes;

— ArizonaSports.com says the Cardinals aren’t really talking about the 58-0 loss to Seattle last December.

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