Every weekday morning, we'll round up local and national Seattle Seahawks-related links.
Wild story in Virginia about a Seahawks fan who lifted a truck off her father and then tried to save a Russell Wilson Fathead from her burning house:
Wilson sent the girl a video message after hearing about the story.
Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks of The Seattle Times look at the Seahawks' six biggest offseason storylines:
When asked in September if Chancellor and the Seahawks would talk about a new deal after the season, he said, "That's something we'll discuss."
Coach Pete Carroll wouldn't discuss Chancellor's future after the season ended. Chancellor has a base salary of $5.1 million next season, but will he play under that deal? And if he won't, would the team be amenable to working out a new contract? The Seahawks could save more than $4 million by cutting ties with Chancellor, but he is a unique piece of their defense.
Art Thiel of SportspressNW.com looks at the likely end of the Marshawn Lynch era:
As is often the case with geniuses in other endeavors, he must be indulged in his eccentricities, quirks and defiance. Geniuses aren't like the rest of us. In order to flourish, they get special rules. Organizations employing them rarely admit it is so, but since success is more likely with outlier talents, managing the pouts of everyone else is worth it.
Thinking about it that way, it is remarkable that Lynch and Carroll made it work so well for so long; almost six years at or near the pinnacle of the NFL. The Buffalo Bills gave up on trying to manage Lynch, as would just about every other coach this side of the Cardinals' Bruce Arians.
Stephen Cohen of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Russell Okung's future:
Okung, the first draft pick of the Pete Carroll/John Schneider era in Seattle, presents a curious case. On one hand, he's been the team's best offensive lineman for much of the past five years, giving the Seahawks a good (not great) player at the all-important left tackle spot. On the other hand, he's missed 18 regular-season games over that time period, and no one quite knows how his decision to represent himself in free agency will manifest itself. Could it be that Okung knows he wants to re-sign with Seattle and was unwilling to pay a percentage on a deal he thinks he can work out on his own? Or did he and former agent Peter Schaffer disagree on his market value? If that's the case, it might signal that Okung is looking to break the bank, which will likely happen elsewhere.