By John Boyle
A bit of news this morning that ties in with the Seahawks: Minnesota is hiring Mike Zimmer as their head coach. That was a job that both of Seattle’s coordinators, Darrell Bevell and Dan Quinn, had previously interviewed for. Now, the Cleveland Browns opening is the last one in the NFL, and Quinn did interview for that, so Seattle still could lose a coordinator, but the Seahawks now at least know they’re not going to lose both in one offseason.
From today’s Herald, a look at Seattle’s defense, which has become the NFL’s best despite being pretty predictable.
And if you missed it from yesterday, a look at the controversy surrounding the Seahawks decision to limit purchases to certain states.
CSNBayArea.com notes that the 49ers are sticking with the travel routine that they’ve used in the postseason rather than their usual west-coast travel plans.
The News Tribune with a story on San Francisco RB Frank Gore, who could be a key player in Sunday’s game.
CBSSports.com’s Gregg Doyel calls Pete Carroll “one of the greatest football coaches alive.”
NFL.com with a funny story about Jim Harbaugh’s pleated khakis. Apparently his wife’s not a fan.
The Sporting News with a story on how both the Seahawks and 49ers are benefiting from having cheap franchise quarterbacks.
Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle with a look back at how the Seahawks and 49ers became such big rivals.
And speaking of this rivalry, ESPN’s Rick Reilly compares the two head coaches.