Every morning, we'll round up local and national Seattle Seahawks-related links.
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com mentions Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable as a potential head coaching candidate:
The offensive line coach was a part of reworking a unit on the fly and getting the pass protection and run game turned around despite having less-than-established personnel to work with. He managed to go .500 as the Raiders' head coach and while he has some allegations in his past that he'd have to account for, he has been a big part of the Seahawks' rise to prominence and his players love him.
Chris Wesseling of NFL.com writes that RB Marshawn Lynch can't come back soon enough:
A few weeks back, Seahawks fans were wondering how Marshawn Lynch would fit into the offense once he returns from groin surgery. With rookie star Thomas Rawls out for the season, Seattle's backfield of Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, Christine Michael and fullback Will Tukuafu combined for just 21 yards and a costly lost fumble on 16 carries (1.3 YPC) Sunday. Lynch can't get back soon enough for a Seattle squad that has already clinched a playoff berth.
Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle offers his take from Sunday's loss:
The Seahawks lapped the Rams in yardage over the final 35 minutes even with a backfield rotation of Bryce Brown, Christine Michael and Fred Jackson, not to mention Cooper Helfet as the only tight end available after Luke Willson left the game with a concussion.
Seattle lost for a reason that was much more fundamental, and in many ways more troubling. The Seahawks lost because the offensive line regressed to the form that slowed Seattle so much earlier in the season.
John Boyle of Seahawks.com offers his takeaways:
As ugly as this game was for the Seahawks, they are still playoff bound, and can still finish with the five seed in the NFC, which was their best-case scenario heading into Sunday’s game.
“The good thing is that that wasn’t our Super Bowl,” defensive end Michael Bennett said. “We’ve still got a chance. We just need to get focused and keep grinding. Sometimes when you’re riding high, those lows help make you get back to where you’re going and stay focused. We’ve just got to go out there and win those games.”