Dave Boling of The News Tribune notes that the Seahawks have the second youngest team in the NFL with the least amount of playoff experience among the 12 teams to reach the postseason.
Seattle has 60 combined games off postseason experience on the 53-man roster. Boling writes that 12 of the Seahawks have not been in the playoffs at all, while another six played for Seattle in 2010 when they advanced as the 7-9 NFC West champion
However, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll preached the value of staying consistent this week, which helps maintain his team’s performance even when the moment get bigger.
“These guys have heard that message for a couple years now, and hopefully they’ll make sense of it, because it’s about consistency,” Carroll said. “When you get this opportunity, you’ve got to bring what you’ve got and don’t show up without your stuff that day. We know how to do that, and now we have to see if we can bring it to life and not get distracted by the fact that it’s the playoffs.”
Here’s my story on Walter Thurmond being placed on IR and Brandon Browner re-joining the team.
Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times notes that three of the past Super Bowl winners were Wild Card teams like the Seahawks this season.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that now comes the fun part for Seattle – playing in the postseason.
ESPN’s Mike Sando provides an updates tale of the tape between Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck.
Mike Wise of the Washington Post writes that Redskins running back Alfred Morris hopes to continue his Hollywood, rags-to-riches success story into the playoffs.
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports writes that Washington will provide a good test to see if the Seahawks have really got over the issues they suffered on the road earlier this season.
Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus takes a look back at the Hawks-Rams game. Brandon Mebane and Gold Tate did well. Breno Giacomini –not so much.