Every weekday morning, we'll round up local and national Seattle Seahawks-related links.
Albert Breer of NFL.com has Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on his list of potential head-coaching candidates:
There has been remarkably little buzz around Bevell, considering how Russell Wilson has come on as the bona fide leader of an offense that's gotten better with Marshawn Lynch out. Bevell's been a coordinator in the NFL for a decade, and has worked for 16 seasons in the NFL, each one spent teaching quarterbacks. He's worked with Wilson and Brett Favre, but also found a way to make it work with more average players like Tarvaris Jackson. The issue here might be personality as much as anything else: He's almost overly even-keeled. Seahawks players have run hot and cold on him over the years (Percy Harvin being one example), and haven't been shy about questioning his system and play calling. But he's consistently been a part of winners, was one of Favre's trusted confidants and has done a good job shepherding Wilson. He has interviewed for jobs (Bills, Raiders) in the past.
Chris Burke of SI.com has the Seahawks seventh in his power rankings:
The Seahawks looked like a team with little to play for in a Week 15 loss to St. Louis -- they already were locked into the No. 5 or 6 seed ahead of that game. They also, for the first time in a few weeks, looked like a team whose offensive line issues could be its undoing come the postseason.
Pass protection is the key to the Seahawks' postseason run, writes Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle:
No aspect of Seattle's team has improved more this season than the protection afforded Wilson. No aspect of Seattle's team regressed more Sunday than that protection. Over the first seven games, Wilson was sacked a league-high 31 times. Over the next seven games, that number declined to a very manageable 10 sacks. On Sunday against St. Louis, Wilson was sacked four times, hit an additional nine times and at one point was noticeably limping. Over the second half of this season, Seattle has become more of a rhythm, timing-based passing offense than ever before with Wilson, and that depends on the Seahawks' ability to provide better protection than the line afforded him against St. Louis. If Seattle doesn't protect better, it will spell trouble on Sunday in Arizona against a Cardinals team that had nine sacks last week, and it will foretell a short playoff run.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was asked if he's seen the movie "Concussion" yet:
“I have not. I see a concussion movie every Sunday. For free. Don’t need to go to the theater.”