The Legion of Boom is definitely not healthy for this Super Bowl: Kam Chancellor, who has dealt with injuries to his ankles, hip and groin this season, banged his knee at the end of practice and left with it wrapped. He’s listed as probable, along with Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.
After his monster game against Carolina three weeks ago, Chancellor didn’t get to see former Seattle enforcer Kenny Easley. But maybe he will this time: Easley will be an honorary captain for the Hawks at the Super Bowl coin toss.
Sherman is expecting his first baby any day. What if his girlfriend goes into labor during the Super Bowl? As you would expect, Pete Carroll said he would support Sherman regardless of his decision to play or not. And, Carroll ended with, “I can’t wait to meet little Petey.”
Great comprehensive look at Marshawn Lynch’s tenure with the Seahawks, by Danny Kelly.
Embattled NFL commish Roger Goodell explained why Lynch has to meet with media. Kind of silly of the reporter to ask a question we all know the answer to.
Lynch is all about that action, especially in the playoffs …
A perhaps little-known fact: Carroll’s son is an assistant on his staff. They talked about working together.
Jerry Brewer says Michael Bennett “has Sherman’s wit, Doug Baldwin’s chip, Earl Thomas’ soul and Pete Carroll’s energy.”
Russell Wilson is not only a quarterback but apparently a “senior editor” — he writes about his “big red reset button” and the Seahawks’ “One Mission.”
In 2012, Bret Bielema told the Dolphins he would come to coach them only if they drafted Wilson in the second round.
Much has been made of the Patriots’ use of tackle-eligible plays in this postseason, and it turns out one they used to score in the AFC title game was illegal.
This is yet another matchup of prolific offense (New England has scored 80 points in two playoff wins) and defense (Seattle’s No. 1 unit is the reason the Hawks had any chance to beat the Packers at the end).
Here are 49 facts about Super Bowl XLIX (you can skip the Giants-related stuff).
The Packers fired special-teams coach Shawn Slocum, whose unit was embarrassed by Jon Ryan, Garry Gilliam, Steven Hauschka and Chris Matthews in the NFC title game.