Well, as Pete Carroll would say, it’s finally the Day Before. The Seahawks will have a walk-through this morning, Carroll will meet the media one last time, and then the show will finally be on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers.
Here’s lots of stuff to get you ready for it all:
1, First, our stuff today: Here’s my look at the Seahawks’ defense, sort of a Defense 101, if you will. It was fun getting some time with Dan Quinn to have him break it all down for me and hopefully it came across in print, as well. Nice column from Jerry Brewer on all the places the Lombardi Trophy has been since it came into the Seahawks’ possession.
3, The Seahawks, by the way, have Tweeted to be in your seats by 5 p.m. May be a little banner unveiling to take care of:
Attention @12s: Remember to be in your seats by 5pm on Thursday for a special presentation you will not want to miss.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) September 3, 2014
4, Good AP story on Richard Sherman.
5, Two of USA Today’s seven experts pick the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl (as many as pick the Saints and Patriots).
6, Lots of links and other stuff on the Packers here from ESPN. Green Bay did not practice yesterday as part of a year-long alteration to the team’s weekly practice schedule, which is well-explained here. It’s pretty similar to what Chip Kelly does.
7, To take care of a little personnel housecleaning, Phil Bates, Michael Brooks and Horace Miller all cleared waivers yesterday and are now free agents. The latter two were initially waived as injured and the team came to injury settlements with them. Would not be a surprise to see Bates back on the practice squad at some point.
8, Some interesting views on the Seahawks here from Bob McGinn, including a few comments from anonymous scouts (though you could probably wonder about a scout who didn’t know who Seattle’s starting right tackle was going to be).
9, Alex Marvez of Fox wonders if Green Bay has solved its issues enough to get back to the Super Bowl.
10, Peter King with a Q-and-A with Russell Wilson.