A few links to get to this morning.
And we’ll start with this story in today’s from today’s Virginian-Pilot on Richard Sherman (who was back there attending Kam Chancellor’s youth football camp) with some interesting stuff on Seattle’s task of repeating as Super Bowl champs this year.
According to the story, Sherman says Seattle began preparing for winning multiple Super Bowls before it had won the first one:
A month from training camp, Seattle’s pressing business is trying to win consecutive Super Bowls. The New England Patriots of ’04 and ’05 are the last to successfully defend their title.
However, Sherman said Seattle has a head start because head coach Pete Carroll began talking up a title defense well before the first championship was even won.
“Pete’s huge into psychology,” Sherman said. “He told us we were going to win it mid-last year…. He was like, ‘We’re not trying to just go for one, we’re trying to go for multiples.’ He tried to prepare our minds for a long run.
— Interesting stuff here from Football Perspective noting that Russell Wilson was the 17th most productive QB on third downs in 2013 — you heard Wilson say on the final day of mini-camp that that was one specific area where he thinks he and the offense can get better in 2014.
— Doug Baldwin and Derrick Coleman making a local appearance on behalf of Surface Pro 3 Saturday.
— ESPN starts its ranking of the top 10 Seahawks of all time with Joe Nash.
— A few Seahawks will visit Vancouver July 4-5.
— A report on a recent talk by Clint Gresham.
— Wes Welker says the Seahawks showed how many good players they have during the Super Bowl.
— NFL.com rates the 1991 Huskies as the No. 9 team of the 1990s. Sort of seems a little low.
— Zach Zulli, who tried out for the Seahawks during rookie mini-camp, has signed with Montreal of the CFL.