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Morning links: Seahawks appear powerful in rankings

Good morning.

> Michael Bennett has been a discovery for the Seahawks. From today's News Tribune:

He’s squat and square with quick feet and relentless motion. That’s enough to have surprised Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

“He’s more than we thought he was,” Carroll said. “He’s got more variety to his game, it comes out of just the tenacity and the motor that he has. We are real excited about it.”

> Dave Boling says controlling turnovers is a top priority for the Seahawks. From the News Tribune:

Pete Carroll claims it was the first thing he said to the Seattle Seahawks when he took the job.

Not hello, pleased to meet you, or I’m jacked/amped/pumped to be here.

But, “it’s about the ball.”

> The Seahawks offense cut out the penalties and found its rhythm. From the Everett Herald:
For starters, quarterback Russell Wilson played better than he had a week earlier. And let's face it, the opponent also had plenty to do with Seattle's ability to march up and down the field. But the biggest single reason why the offense improved? It's what they didn't do.
"No dumb penalties," said receiver Doug Baldwin.
> Former Seahawks Nate Burleson broke his arm in a single-car crash.
> The Seahawks are atop ESPN's power rankings.
> The Seahawks are also atop Yahoo's power rankings.
> The Houston Chronicle says the Texans' steady defense needs more help from the offense.
> Sports Illustrated projects in its mock draft that the Seahawks to take Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla.