Every weekday morning, we'll round up local and national Seattle Seahawks-related links.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson handed out gifts to team employees and his offensive line, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times:
Russell Wilson played some Santa Claus to the Seahawks today giving every coach, player and trainer 2 roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 24, 2015
And Wilson's special gift for all of his offensive linemen? Movado watches.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 24, 2015
The Rams are feeling good about themselves with two wins in a row, but Seattle owns a five-game winning streak and has its 2013–14-style swagger back. St. Louis upset the Seahawks at home in Week 1, but nobody seems capable of beating Russell Wilson in Seattle about now. The Seahawks need to keep winning to earn the No. 5 seed that will bring a first-round playoff date at the lowly fourth-seeded NFC East champion.
Albert Breer of NFL Network mentions two members of the Seahawks' organization as potential GM candidates:
Scott Fitterer, co-director of player personnel, Seattle Seahawks: A great communicator and personality just promoted from college director who has helped John Schneider built an outrageously talented young core.
Trent Kirchner, co-director of player personnel, Seattle Seahawks: Kirchner interviewed with the Jets last year and was promoted from pro director thereafter. Not a force-of-nature personality, but a solid evaluator.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Seahawks winning 24-13 against the Rams:
The Rams beat the Seahawks in the opener this year, but these teams have gone in opposite directions. The Seahawks are playing great football. But I expect the Rams to show up and compete here. They will keep it closer than expected.