As if the focus hasn’t already shifted to Sunday’s game, it surely has now as we reach Friday. There will be no more media availability for players until after Sunday’s game. The only press conference left will be with the two coaches early on Friday morning.
Red Bryant spoke on Thursday about how the Seahawks will defend the Broncos’ three-receiver packages on Sunday, while defensive coordinator Dan Quinn spoke about the challenges presented by Denver’s offense. Jayson Jenks also lets you know why you should look out for Earl Thomas yelling at the Seahawks sideline on Sunday. Richard Sherman also spoke to the media on Thursday, saying the Super Bowl is between “the two best teams in the NFL.” Finally, head coach Pete Carroll addressed the officials for the Super Bowl and more on Thursday.
It was announced on Thursday that Russell Wilson‘s merchandise sells more than any other player in the NFL. Wilson overtook Peyton Manning and Colin Kaepernick on the list.
Because of his second suspension of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, cornerback Brandon Browner can do nothing but watch the Seahawks make this run to the Super Bowl. Here’s what he has to say about the situation.
Remember when fullback Derrick Coleman responded to a little girl from New Jersey’s letter about wearing hearing aids, too? Well, Coleman met the girl and her twin sister today, and had quite a surprise for them.
Here are the stories that will appear in Friday’s sports section:
- Jerry Brewer: Marshawn Lynch has learned from past mistakes and remade himself in Seattle.
- Larry Stone: The Broncos winning ways started with John Elway and his acquisition of Peyton Manning.
- The Seahawks want to pressure Manning, even if they don’t sack him.
- Kaepernick called Sherman’s comments after the NFC title game “ridiculous.”
- Marshawn Lynch spoke to the media again on Thursday and was his normal self.
- Delisa Lynch, Marshawn’s mother, speaks about her son’s talking to media and running style.
- How will fans handle the first cold-weather Super Bowl?
- Can the Broncos’ Terrance Knighton – aka “Pot Roast” – stop the Seahawks’ running game?
- Brock Osweiler – the Broncos’ 6 feet 8 tall backup QB – spoke about how important height is at the position.
To go with our regular sports coverage, our third Seahawks special section goes out on Friday. Here is what our team wrote for that:
- Why Seattle vs. Denver in the Super Bowl is an “unreal chess match.”
- Larry Stone: While fans are focused on the Seahawks defense vs. the Broncos offense, the two other units could decide the Super Bowl.
- Jerry Brewer is happy to finally have a Super Bowl matchup that is worthy of the hype the game creates.
- Bob Condotta breaks down the Super Bowl position-by-position.
- Bob also looks at the best and worst moments in Super Bowl history.
- Ryan Divish reports on the key to the Broncos’ offense, which is unselfishness.
- Jayson Jenks with a story on the Seahawks’ great defense starts, which is with the cornerbacks.
- What national media is saying about the matchup between the Seahawks and Broncos.
- Find out who you think won our Seahawks awards and see who Bob and Jayson picked.