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November 14, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Seahawks Friday morning links and notes: Carroll radio show recap, and more

We’ll begin this morning with a few notes from Pete Carroll’s weekly Friday radio show on KIRO-FM.

Carroll reiterated that the Seahawks will get Kam Chancellor and Malcolm Smith back this week and also said that Byron Maxwell “will have a chance to start this week.” He alluded to the loss of Brandon Mebane saying “so we really pick up three starters. Lose one. Gain three.” So that answers the question of who starts at the other corner spot opposite Richard Sherman.

Carroll also said of Bobby Wagner that “maybe in the next  couple weeks get him back, too.” So that obviously sounds like it’s not a certainty he makes it back next week against Arizona but maybe for the Thanksgiving game against the 49ers.

Carroll also said, when asked about the schedule that awaits Seattle now, that “it is as gets and we’ll be ready for that one week at a time.”

Now for a few links. …

— For my story for the Friday paper, I asked the question of whether Marshawn Lynch is now the best running back in Seahawks history.

Jerry Brewer asks if the Seahawks have championship mettle.

— says Russell Wilson is doing just fine.

— ESPN’s Terry Blount says Christine Michael is beginning to show his talent.

— And ESPN on Seattle’s injuries.

— ESPN with more on the odd stat that the Chiefs do not have a passing touchdown to a wide receiver this season.

— ESPN on Kansas City’s deep secondary.

John Clayton with some good insight on the Chiefs here, writing:

As much as Andy Reid would love to run a rhythm passing offense, he doesn’t have the receivers to succeed with that style of play. As a result, Kansas City’s receivers have a league-low 77 receptions for 899 yards and zero touchdowns. The Chiefs have gone 6-3 mimicking the Seahawks’ model of playing great defense, running the football and protecting the ball (eight turnovers in nine games). Making it work is Alex Smith, whose 5.6 air yards per throw are the lowest in the NFL over the past five years, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The key for the Chiefs in Week 11 is stopping Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, who is averaging 4.5 yards a carry. The Chiefs haven’t allowed a rushing touchdown this year but are giving up 115.6 yards a game and 4.7 yards a carry.

— A blogger for the Kansas City Star happy that the Seahawks are struggling this season.

— Lots of predictions here from SBNation. notes that the Chiefs as a home favorite are 7-20 against the spread and that they have covered eight  straight games (beating the Vegas number by a combined 93 points). They also note that the Seahawks, in their last 17 games as an underdog, has lost against the spread only twice.

— Five things to watch from

— Gameday info if you’re going.

— And lots of Chiefs links.


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