Seahawks Insider Blog

Sunday Primer: Maxwell steps in, Tate talks some trash and jambalaya is served

Good morning.

Let's get to it with Seahawks stuff:

> Our Dave Boling writes about Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane being a big part of things at cornerback now.

> I wrote about Percy Harvin stopping and starting, and that this is a situation that will likely continue.

> Some more on Jimmy Graham from 710 ESPN.

> A preview of the game from Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden.[HTML2]> At, Clare Farnsworth writes that Pete Carroll sees "no pratfalls in potential distractions."

> The Saints are preparing for the noise at CenturyLink. They got a pretty good idea of the volume last time they were in Seattle.

> The Saints are also preparing for the cold and moisture. It's supposed to drop into the high 30s during the game.

>  A Saints-Seahawks pick from The Sporting News.

> Picks for the week from ESPN.

> Picks for the week from Sports Illustrated.

The primer

Non-Seahawks game of the day

St. Louis at San Francisco, 1:05 p.m.

A curveball here, instead of the obvious choice of Broncos-Chiefs. San Francisco is tied with Arizona, and the 49ers currently have the tie-breaker. St. Louis was blown out at home by San Francisco earlier in the season, but has won back-to-back games. Arizona is at Philadelphia, where the Eagles can't stop anyone. This could be tricky for the 49ers a week ahead of a visit from the Seahawks.


Seahawks highlights

Nothing specific coming off the bye week, so here's a list of highlights for the season. Included is Brandon Mebane's belly roll. Not sure what that is intended to "highlight." Makes me wonder, would Mebane ever go to the Truffle Shuffle?


Flashback video of the day

Since it's a Monday night game coming up ...Now, that play is similar to one Golden Tate made against Washington State when he was at Notre Dame. It was a Hail Mary just before the half in the Alamodome:

Notice Tate wrestle the ball away from away from three Cougar defenders, most notably No. 13. No. 13 was a linebacker named Myron Beck. He's now a communications intern with the Seahawks and sees Tate almost every day.

Tate, never one to miss an opportunity to trash talk, even four years later, had a strong recollection of the play.

"He knows what I did to him," Tate said. "I kind of moved on. They weren't that good in the first place, so it wasn't that big of a deal."

When reading that quote, keep in mind Tate was trying not to smile.

Beck had a laugh when it was brought up and talked about how that play was discussed in the Seahawks' office after the Green Bay game.


Today in bacon

Maple bacon Chex mix. Mmm, bacon.


Recipe of the day

With New Orleans coming to Seattle, we're going all-in with Bobby Flay's jambalaya recipe.


Chalk Talk with Brock Huard


Poll position


This week's schedule