We’ve been a little lax with the links of late while taking a little of a post-Super Bowl breather. But going forward we’ll try to get some up daily — at least a top 10 list of links, if nothing else. For tonight, here are a few as we play a little catch-up:
— NFL.com’s Adam Schein debated recently which quarterbacks have earned elite status. He seems a little reluctant to put Russell Wilson into that group, despite the fact that he just led a team to a Super Bowl win in his second year, and did so with a passer rating that was the ninth-best in the history of the Super Bowl. Certainly, quarterbacks are always products, to an extent, of the teams they play for and systems they play in, and who knows for sure how any QB would do if plopped instantly somewhere else. But one thing that seems misleading for observers to rely on when judging Wilson is yards per game, which is hugely a function of the way the Seahawks play, as well as the injuries to the WR corps and the offensive line this season.
— A $1,000 reward has been offered for a dog that went missing during the Seahawks’ parade.
— An educator ponders lessons learned during the Super Bowl run.
— An interview with a local TV station reveals Bobby Wagner’s love to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
— OL Paul McQuistan is soon to get the key to his hometown.
— Rookie DT Jordan Hill was also just honored with his own day.
— FS Earl Thomas bought shoes for a high school team back home.
— TE Luke Willson also getting honored by his hometown.
— Good stuff here from NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling on how NFC teams have been constructed, noting no team has more picks from rounds 4-7 starting than Seattle’s 12.
— Riffing off Richard Sherman’s statement that the true Super Bowl came when Seattle beat the 49ers in the NFC title game, USA Today takes a look back at all 48 Super Bowls to determine what was the true defining game of that season.