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Morning links: Smith and the need for speed

Pete Carroll talked specifically about getting faster at linebacker this season, and then the Seahawks drafted Bobby Wagner in the second round of this year’s draft

Mission accomplished.

And Seattle looks to have added to that equation with the addition of second-year pro Malcolm Smith to the starting lineup in place of an injured Leroy Hill, which I wrote about today.

In two starts, the Smith has not been overwhelmed by the starting role. But with Hill now healthy, Carroll and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley have a tough decision to make.

Tim Booth of The Associated Press writes that the Seahawks rookie class is playing up to its potential on the field.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that tight end Anthony McCoy is not resting on his laurels after a career day last week against Arizona.

Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun profiles Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. There’s some interesting quotes from Wilson’s quarterbacks coach at North Carolina State, Marc Trestman, who’s also good friends with Carroll.

ESPN’s Mike Sando likes the Seahawks 23-17 over Buffalo.

Doug Kretz of Scouts Inc. likes the Seahawks over Buffalo, 21-20. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.

Tim Graham of the Buffalo News talks with Warren Moon, who offers some interesting perspective on Tarvaris Jackson’s time in Seattle.

The folks at the NFL Network debate which rookie quarterback can take his team the furthest in this video link.