The Seahawks have created a wall of fame – a list honoring all of the players that have been on the Seattle’s active list since the team’s beginnings in 1976.
The three-by-five plaques are signed by each player and can be seen in the hallway where the players enter the facility.
The Seahawks will host a barbeque for former players as part of the team’s alumni weekend after today’s walk-through, and festivities will continue on game day when Seattle takes on the Cowboys.
Ex-Hawks offensive tackle Walter Jones is one of the players who will be in attendance. Jones was at practice on Friday. Over 30 former players are expected to be introduced during pre-game ceremonies on Sunday.
In my story today, Seahawks tight end Evan Moore says he’s ready to go on Sunday. Moore, who join Seattle last week after being released by Cleveland, played only one snap against Arizona last week. But with Zach Miller questionable for Sunday’s contest with a foot injury, Moore could see more time against the Cowboys. Said Moore: “Going into last week I had been here for about five days. And even though I feel like there’s a lot of translation between this offense and where I’d come from, there’s still just a comfort level of understanding the little details. So this week was definitely productive to getting to that point.”
The guys from NFL Playbook take a closer look at the Seahawks-Cowboys matchup in this video link. No surprise here, they all like the Cowboys.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com talks to Richard Sherman about his impressive interception against the Cardinals.
ESPN’s Mike Sando takes the Seahawks over the Cowboys 20-19.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that quarterback Russell Wilson has turned the page on last week’s performance against Arizona and is ready for the Cowboys.
Clark Judge of CBS Sports thinks the Cowboys can be in for a tougher game than they expect.
Bill Simmons of Grantland sticks with his dark horse Super Bowl pick the Seahawks over the Cowboys this week. Simmons: “I’m not even considering a bandwagon exit until Seattle loses a home game. The Seahawks have the best home-field advantage in football. If they can go 8-0 at home and 4-4 on the road, that’s 12-4, right? And how can anyone pick against the ‘Hawks during the same week they basically locked down a new NBA arena? My pseudo-upset special: Seattle 22, Dallas 20.”
Footballogy takes a look at roster building. According to their study at NFL.com, over the past 5 seasons (2007-2011), building rosters through the draft appears to have had a more positive impact than free agent signings. Teams with less then twenty free agents have a win % approximately 0.101 higher then teams with twenty or more.
Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is thinner and quieter in his second season with the team.