Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, Jan. 24:
Kam Chancellor and Brandon Browner were added to the NFC Pro Bowl team on Monday night, and we’ve got the word on that here at Seahawks.com: “Chancellor is replacing Dashon Goldson, while Browner is taking over for Carlos Rogers. Each of the 49ers’ players has decided not to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl because of an injury, and Chancellor and Browner were the first alternates for the team at their positions in balloting of players, coaches and fans.”
Danny O’Neil at the Seattle Times, via a report from KING-TV’s Chris Egan, says that former Seahawks QB Jon Kitna will become the football coach at Tacoma’s Lincoln High School, his alma mater: “Kitna, 39, attended Lincoln before going on to play at Central Washington. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 1996 and spent the season on Seattle’s practice squad. He played for the Barcelona Dragons of the World League in 1997 before making the Seahawks team in 1997. He played four seasons for the Seahawks, appearing in 39 games. He also went on to play for Cincinnati and Detroit before spending the past three seasons with Dallas.”
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has some early impressions of the activity at the Senior Bowl, which is where you’ll find Seahawks GM John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and their staffs this week: “It might seem silly to think that lasting impressions can be made on scouts when athletes strut on stage for the weigh-ins prior to various all-star games but talent evaluators can take a lot from the height, weight, hand size, arm length, and general build of the athletes.”
Quarterback is one of the positions on the Seahawks’ to-get list and Mike Mayock at NFL.com gives you a look – literally – at his Top 10 prospects in this photo gallery.
For another look at a conference championship weekend that deserves a second look, there’s Peter King’s “Monday Morning Quarterback” at SI.com, which includes this we-already-knew-that item on the NFC West rival 49ers: “Justin Smith. Ray McDonald. NaVorro Bowman. Patrick Willis. They’re just too good to be going home. “What a defense,” Eli Manning told me at his locker. “They create so many problems on every snap.”