With the Seattle Seahawks winning the last three games by an average margin of 40 points a contest and already in the playoffs, John McGrath of The News Tribune wonders if they might be looking past the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
McGrath: The forecast is calling for a slight possibility of chaos and the stronger possibility of a letdown. Not that I’m eager to rain on anybody’s Road-to-the-Super-Bowl parade, but football is a game played by human beings. It will have been a week (a Christmas holiday week, at that) since the Seahawks drubbed San Francisco on national television.
Factor in the anticipated announcement, which could come as soon as today, that cornerback Richard Sherman – the defense’s best player and most animated yell leader – must begin a four-game suspension against the Rams, and a letdown of some degree appears inevitable.”
In my story today, Russell Wilson is making his case for offensive rookie of the year.
Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that cornerback Richard Sherman is having one of the best seasons ever in franchise history by a cornerback, but wonders if he’ll be available on Sunday. Boling: “In light of Sherman’s argument, it’s clear he’s banking on a breech of protocol rather than a convincing protest of his innocence, which is like a criminal hoping to avoid jail on the Miranda exclusionary rule. And whether or not his specimen was tainted, some aspects of his remarkable season have been – which is a shame because it is certainly among the very best ever by a Seahawks cornerback.”
Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times writes that the Hawks’ offense has taken off since the Chicago game.
Steve Kelley of The Seattle Times talks with former UW quarterback Sonny Sixkiller, who feels a kinship to Russell Wilson. Both had to deal with question about their height.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the Seahawks worked out defensive end Ray Edwards, who washed out with Minnesota this year. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com suggests Edwards could sign with the team today.
Pat Kirwan writing for CBS Sports, delves into the philosophy of Pete Carroll and why it has worked in Seattle. Kirwan worked with Carroll previously and the two remain close friends.
The latest Real Robinson Report is dedicated to Messin’ with Marshawn. Check out the video below.