Could the Seattle Seahawks be headed to a Super Bowl this season? That’s the word from Bill Simmons of Grantland, who picks the Seahawks to finish at 12-4 and represent the NFC against the Baltimore Ravens in this year’s Super Bowl.
The article also includes an interesting depiction of Russell Wilson as the Golden Child. And of course, Simmons has Seattle beating Arizona in his picks this week.
Simmons: Will the Seahawks win 11-12 games? I say yes.
Will they win the NFC West? I say yes.
Will they make the Super Bowl? (Deep breath.) YES! I’m picking a Ravens-Seahawks Super Bowl. And if when it happens, you’ll hear more about Wilson than any other quarterback this season: More than Brady, more than Rodgers, more than Peyton Manning, more than Tim Teb— actually, you won’t hear more about Wilson than Tim Tebow. ESPN and the NFL Network will make that impossible. But everyone else? Hell yeah!”
Here’s my wrap-up story of Friday’s practice. Marshawn Lynch says he feels good.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that returner Leon Washington is setting his sights on getting into the end zone on Sunday. Washington hasn’t scored on a return in 19 games.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times offers some keys to victory for the Seahawks on Sunday.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated believes Russell Wilson is the rookie quarterback most likely to win his team’s season opener.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports profiles Seattle fullback Michael Robinson and his Real Robinson Report.
And here’s the latest Real Robinson Report in the video below.
Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe and Donovan McNabb of the NFL Network break down the Seahawks-Cardinals game in this video link. All three like Seattle in this one.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic writes that Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton expects Russell Wilson to get the ball out quicker than Tarvaris Jackson did last season.
More Somers: Arizona running back Beanie Wells was added to the Cardinals’ injury report with a hamstring injury, but says he will play.
Darren Urban of azcardinals.com writes that outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield feels more comfortable in Arizona’s defense. Schofield finished with 4 ½ sacks last year coming off the bench, but now he’s a starter this season.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated writes that an internal CBA-created three-judge panel on Friday afternoon overturned the suspensions of four players due to the Saints bounty scandal, giving the league and the players an opportunity at a fresh start.
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports writes that it’s time for Roger Goodell to loosen his grip on the NFL in terms of discipline.