Simply put, Happy New Year! The Seahawks are taking the day off before getting back on the field tomorrow, practicing Thursday and Friday as they begin preparation for the playoffs.
Times columnist Jerry Brewer, meanwhile, starts the New Year off with this piece stating that the biggest gift the Seahawks have given the city is ego.
They’re the sporting passion of the city, ,,, The pride of the city. The first great male pro sports team — on the women’s side, the Storm won the 2010 WNBA championship in dominant fashion — since Seattle sports hit rock bottom in 2008.
It’s an interesting thought and worth the read.
Also in our paper today is this from Jayson Jenks on Percy Harvin and what he could mean to the Seahawks.
Also out there today. …
— ESPN yesterday quoted anonymous sources saying Harvin had a particularly good workout Monday that helped convince the Seahawks to give him a shot to play in the playoffs. Recall that Pete Carroll said in his press conference that afternoon that Harvin “ran really well.” So this would sort of line up with that comment.
— FoxSports notes that the Seahawks and Broncos will play each other next season, something that really isn’t news — the schedule rotation has been set for a long time — but makes for an interesting item given that the two are also considered Super Bowl favorites right now.
— ESPN says the Seahawks’ defense made a fundamental turn at mid-season.
— ESPN also has the Seahawks rated No. 1 in their latest power poll.
— ProFootballTalk reviews the upcoming interviews for Dan Quinn.
— Seahawks.com with its fourth quarter honor roll.
— ESPN’s Rick Reilly notes that Seattle is the fourth-youngest team in the NFL.
— A bunch of Seahawks on Doug Farrar’s All-Pro Team.
— USA Today ranks the homefield advantages.