Here we go again. The Seahawks final media availability at the team hotel was this morning.
One significant development early, was the announcement by coach Pete Carroll that after the team asked, "the NFL will have officials give a signal to the defense when New England has eligible numbers as ineligible receivers."
The new officials' signal for eligible numbers lined up in ineligible positions will be an X across the body, Carroll said.
Carroll said general manager John Schneider has worked tirelessly "to reward our own guys," regarding Russell Wilson's new contract.
He added, "Marshawn's a big part of that."
Speaking of Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks running back made his final media appearance before the Super Bowl.
"For the next 3 minutes," Lynch said near the beginning of his remarks, "I am going to stare at y'all like y'all stare at me."
He did mix up his responses, however, actually answering a few reporters questions.
When asked if he could say anything in Spanish, Lynch replied, "Hola."
Asked who the best player on the Seahawks is, Lynch responded, "All of them."
One reporter asked Lynch about potentially being fined for his Beastmode-logo hats that are not sanctioned by the NFL.
Lynch pulled the hat down lower for the cameras.
Following Carroll at the podium, was Richard Sherman.
Sherman said this Super Bowl experience so far is very much like last year in New York, where Seattle defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8.
When asked about the possibility of his son being born on Super Bowl Sunday, Sherman said, "I think he's going to be a disciplined young man and stay in there until after the game."
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson fielded questions from reporters at a table nearby.
"I have no fear," he said. "I have no fear in me, at all."
Wilson said when he was growing up he wanted to be a veterinarian. "Now, I want to own a sports team," he said.
As is usually the case, though, defensive end Michael Bennett had some of the best quotes of the session.
Bennett compared defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to San Antonia basketball coach Gregg Popovich, saying Quinn would make a great head coach.
He complimented New England rookie center Bryan Stork's beard, and he insinuated one of the reporters had passed gas. "Excuse you," he said.
But his best quote of the day might have been when he was asked what amazes him about fellow defensive lineman Kevin Williamas.
"I can't believe a man with a head that big can still walk straight," Bennett said,