Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Pro Bowl announcements today

The NFL will announce Pro Bowl selections this afternoon on the NFL Network at 4 p.m.The Seahawks have only two potential candidates, rookie safety Earl Thomas and returner Leon Washington.

Thomas has five interceptions this year, which puts him in the top 10. He also has a blocked punt return for a touchdown, and is tied for second on the team in tackles with 74.

Washington is averaging 26 yards a return and is tied for the league lead with three touchdowns on kickoffs. Washington also is averaging 14 yards a punt return, with a long of 84 yards.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune predicted the Seahawks would win six game this season, but he didn’t expect it to happen this way.

Art Thiel of writes that starting Charlie Whitehurst in a do-or-die playoff game is so absurd it might work.

Doug Farrar of says pass coverage is a concern with Seattle facing Rams’ QB Sam Bradford on Sunday.

Jim Moore of says the Seahawks would be better off losing to the Rams.

Clare Farnsworth of offers some notes as Seattle moves into the final week of the regular season.

ESPN 710 Seattle’s Brock Huard and Mike Salk talk to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll in this audio link.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Rams are excited to have a chance to play on national television for the first time in three years with a chance to make the playoffs, even though it’s on the road.