In my story today, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talk about facing Chicago twice a year during their time in Minnesota, and say that experience should help in Seattle’s preparation for the Bears.
“Whenever those guys are healthy, they’re a top-10 defense,” Jackson said. “So it helped me a lot being up there and preparing for them twice a year. Even during OTAs (organized team activities) and stuff, we used to always kind of add those guys in – our division opponents – so we’ve always got a little extra time in as far as studying.
“So the past five years I think it’s helped me tremendously as far as getting ready for this game.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that fullback Michael Robinson has been named to the all-fundamentals team by USA Football, which honors 26 players who exhibit exemplary football techniques for youth football players to emulate.
Brian McIntyre of Mac’s Football Blog reports that Marshawn Lynch was fined $5,000 by the league for violating the NFL’s uniform policy. Lynch wore lime green socks during the St. Louis game.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald notes that for the first time since suffering a torn pectoral muscle against the New York Giants in Week 5, Jackson did not have to answer questions about his health this week, a sign that he’s close to full strength.
Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard brings some clarity to Seattle’s playoff situations. According to his playoff scenarios, the Seahawks get in if they win three straight and Detroit loses two of its last three games.
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that former Seahawk center Chris Spencer has a beef with Pete Carroll. Spencer never received an explanation why Seattle didn’t extend him a contract offer.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton has a chin injury and likely will not play on Sunday.
Former NFL Scout Greg Gabriel writes for the National Football Post how the College Advisory Committee does its work in evaluating potential NFL players coming out of college.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports previews the Seattle-Chicago game in the video below. He likes the Seahawks to win.