Dave Boling of The News Tribune notes that players like Richard Sherman, Chris Clemons and Brandon Mebane should have even more motivation after being left off the Pro Bowl team.
Those three were probably the most deserving Seattle players left off the squad.
Boling: The Seahawks have a roster filled with players who have so many chips on their shoulders they could probably get away without wearing pads up there, as it is. Wednesday’s slights will be added to the list of grievances many maintain and pull out for daily motivation.
But as it stands, the hope of every Seahawks player is that none of them appears in the Pro Bowl, because those on the two Super Bowl teams don’t make the Hawaii trip the preceding week.”
Here’s my story on Seattle’s Pro Bowl players, which includes this quote from Michael Robinson: “When we win, we all make money. We all get accolades. We all share in this thing.And guys are buying in. Guys understand that it’s not about the individual; it’s about the team.”
Don Ruiz of The News Tribune checks in with rookie defensive end Bruce Irvin, who set the team rookie record in sacks with eight, living up to his first round draft status. “It’s all right,” Irvin said. “It’s not where I want to be. I want 10. It is cool, but it’s not where I want to be.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com notes that general manager John Schneider should be getting some consideration for NFL executive of the year for putting Seattle’s roster together.
Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times writes that even though it’s remote, the Seahawks are not giving up on the possibility of claiming an NFC West crown.
ESPN’s Mike Sando provides a tale of the tape between Russell Wilson and Sam Bradford.
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports writes that Richard Sherman was the most obvious snub when the Pro Bowl roster were announced on Wednesday.
Brian Burke writing for The New York Times Fifth Down Blog gives the Seahawks a 70 percent win chance against St. Louis.
Seattle’s second drive against San Francisco which concluded in a 9-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Marshawn Lynch was voted Drive of the Week by The NFL Network. Brian Baldinger breaks down the drive in the video here.