The Seahawks are already in Kansas City, where it is expected to snow today, but not on Sunday for the game. Instead, it looms to be just cold, cold, cold. We asked various Seahawks about the weather this week and as you might expect, none thought it to be much of a big deal.
Russell Wilson planned to wear flat shoes in practice this week to prepare for the possibility that it will be too frozen for cleats to work. Jermaine Kearse was among those wearing ski masks this week to prepare for how they figure to dress on Sunday. But as Pete Carroll said, it’ll be cold for the Chiefs, too.
Usually, if a team wins then weather didn’t matter. If a team loses, then maybe it did. For now, Team Times is just hoping we can find the hotel through the flurries.
In other news. …
— We’ll start the links with this from the Detroit Free Press on Golden Tate, with a couple of interesting comments on the Seahawks.
Tate says he was surprised he didn’t have more offers saying:
“I’m not going to lie, I thought I’d be a hot commodity,” Tate said today. “It got closer and I thought I was going to have seven or eight teams wanting me. Wasn’t the case at all, which is OK. I guess all you need is one team to really love you.”
And of the Seahawks, the story says:
Tate said he holds no angst towards his old team the Seahawks, though when that low-ball offer was mentioned today he said, “Yeah, well, their problem. Now they don’t have me or Percy (Harvin).”
“I still root for the Seahawks,” Tate said. “That’s the team that drafted me, that’s the team that gave me an opportunity to be in this position right now, so I have a lot of respect and appreciation for Seattle. I wish the best for them, except for when they play us, obviously.”
And when will that be, in the playoffs?
“Fate will unwind as it must, my English teacher told me,” Tate said. “I think it’s Beowulf. So we’ll see.”
— Jayson Jenks writes that Richard Sherman makes awkward work for him.
— Here’s our weekly roundup of all of the predictions on the game.
— The Kansas City Star on the ties between Seattle GM John Schneider and the Chiefs.
— And the Star on KC’s injury situation.
— Yahoo.com notes the roll the Chiefs are on against the spread.
— ESPN says the Seahawks must limit the Chiefs’ short-passing game.
— ESPN with more on KC’s injuries.
Finally, here’s another of the many intriguing stats floating around this game:
— Russell S. Baxter (@BaxFootballGuru) November 15, 2014