Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, Oct. 7:
John Boyle at the Everett Herald looks at the how the Seahawks team that will face the Giants on Sunday is nothing like the one that played them in Seattle last season. Says wide receiver Ben Obomanu: “It has no bearing. A lot of things are changed — personnel wise, and both teams are at different stages. … You never know what this game will bring. It’s different circumstances for both teams, and both teams are still trying to find themselves.”
Percy Allen at the Seattle Times looks at a situation that has coach Pete Carroll flummoxed: The Seahawks lack of turnovers through four games. Says Carroll: “It’s one of my most frustrating issues because we understand how important it is and how it works toward winning. We’re trying to do everything we can.”
Christian Caple at PI.com checks in with Marshawn Lynch, who believes the running game is about to start producing. Says Lynch: “What we’ve been — the running game — I don’t see it being like this for that much longer, with those guys getting the confidence that they’ve got and the running backs believing in them as well and them believing in themselves.”
Here at Seahawks.com, we look at Lynch’s spontaneous TD celebrations. Says Lynch: “It’s just like the moment just kind of takes over, and you go from there.” We’ve also got Thursday’s practice covered in words, pictures and video. And Tony Ventrella’s “Seahawks Insider” focuses on receivers coach Kippy Brown.
Peter King at SI.com has his picks for the weekend, and there’s no love for the Seahawks. Says King: “Eli Manning’s higher rated than Drew Brees (105.6 to 102.9), more accurate than Matt Ryan (64 to 62 percent), with more touchdown passes than Matt Schaub (eight to seven) and fewer picks than Tom Brady (two to five). Let’s not get too excited, but he’s on his way to his best regular season.”