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Morning links: Where's the Beast?

Good morning.

We'll start with yesterday's news about wide receiver Sidney Rice tearing his ACL and being out for the season. You can read more about that here, but, I suspect most are caught up on the situation.

Rice's injury leaves the Seahawks quite thin at outside wide receiver. They have a plethora of slot guys, but few vertical route runners. We'll address that topic today with Pete Carroll.

Let's talk about Marshawn Lynch for a second.

The E:60 episode with Lynch as part of the coverage aired Tuesday night. I don't see a link to the full episode living on the Internet yet. If someone comes across it, let's hook it up in the comments. Thanks to South for the link, the full clip is above.

I thought the piece was solid. Not much new in there. Some interesting comments from Lynch, which isn't surprising because he's an interesting guy when he talks.

He's also an interesting guy when he runs, something he hasn't been doing much of lately. He had just eight carries last week. Eight. That was two more than Aaron Rodgers. Fewer than guys like Jets back Bilal Powell, Giants back Michael Cox (a third-stringer) and New England's Branden Bolden (second-stringer). I haven't seen the Week 8 carry totals for Larry, Moe and Curly yet.

The Seahawks ran jut 40 plays, 33 if you take away the seven sacks, against the Rams on Monday night. Of those 40, 15 were rushes (37.5 percent). They gained two first downs by penalty. They had one rushing first down.

Coming into the game, the Seahawks had ran it 238 times and passed 213.

Which leaves our John McGrath wondering, where's The Beast? From McGrath:

He wants the ball, he needs the ball, and he dumbs things down to offensive football at its basic, crash-and-conrtol roots when he gets the ball. There should be nothing complicated about this.

Tend to agree with that.

A regular Wednesday today with Carroll at the podium and open lockerroom afterward. Plus, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

So, come on back for updates throughout the day.

Links:

> Danny O'Neill with three things we learned from the Seahawks' win.

> Robert Klemko of MMQB says the Seahawks look very flawed for a Super Bowl contender.

> Some stats and info from the Seahawks win over the Rams.

> ESPN.com says Percy Harvin's return is imperative with Rice out.

> Seahawks.com focuses on the midseason honor roll.

> Seahawks.com also says safety Earl Thomas has been the best player during the best start in franchise history.

> The Seahawks will honor the 1983 playoff team at Sunday's game.

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