NEW YORK (Reuters) – Media-shy Marshawn Lynch shut down a mandatory session with Super Bowl reporters for a second consecutive day on Wednesday, but his Seattle Seahawks teammate Michael Robinson helped out by standing in for the running back.
“I really don’t have too much to say, boss,” said Lynch, looking very uncomfortable while facing reporters at the running backs’ table at the team hotel in Jersey City. “I appreciate it, but I don’t get it.
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – Outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said on Tuesday that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was not the only one playing for his legacy in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
“The Legion of Boom (LOB) is a legacy,” Sherman said using the nickname for Seattle’s vaunted defensive secondary that will match skills with Manning and his top-flight crew of receivers.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Percy Harvin has one last chance this season to make the Seattle Seahawks smile about their $67 million investment in him as the receiver proclaimed himself ready to go for Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Harvin, who missed the bulk of the season recovering from hip surgery and the NFC title game with a concussion, has played briefly in two games since signing with the Seahawks after four seasons as a big-play threat with the Minnesota Vikings.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Notoriously media-shy running back Marshawn Lynch made a brief appearance at Super bowl Media Day on Tuesday, tolerating six minutes of questions before abruptly walking away.
Lynch, whose power running spearheads Seattle’s offense, may have offered the crush of reporters enough time to dodge a potential $50,000 fine by the NFL, even though he spent the remaining 53 minutes of the mandatory media session standing back, eying the scene from behind dark sunglasses.
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – The Seattle Seahawks were forced to move their Super Bowl practice inside on Monday as frigid temperatures left fields frozen ahead of Sunday’s outdoor NFL championship game.
Outdoor practice fields were left covered in snow and frozen after a spell of arctic weather in the New Jersey area, although temperatures rose above freezing on Monday.
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – Claiming a first Super Bowl crown for the Seattle Seahawks could come down to whether the NFL’s leading defense can put pass-rush pressure on Denver Broncos record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning.
Defensive end Michael Bennett, Seattle’s leading sack man and wry humorist, and head coach Pete Carroll understand the difficulty in slowing down the quick strikes thrown by Manning.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Considered too short to thrive as a quarterback, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks has proved doubters wrong all the way to the pinnacle of his sport – the Super Bowl.
Wilson fought his way to a starting role in high school and college but slipped to the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft as evaluators felt the 5-foot-11 signal caller would not be a big-time player in the pro ranks.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Seattle Seahawks landed at Newark Airport on Sunday with a blue “12th Man” banner stuck out the cockpit window after the NFC champions were given a rousing sendoff by thousands of fans backing their bid for a first Super Bowl crown.
Thousands of raucous green and blue clad fans lined the streets back home as buses headed to the airport carrying the team that will face Denver and quarterback Peyton Manning next Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Receiver Wes Welker arrived with his Denver team mates in wintry New Jersey on Sunday, confident that weather would not slow the Broncos’ vaunted attack in the February 2 Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks.
“Weather is part of what it is. And part of what football is supposed to be,” Welker said about the National Football League title game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where more than a foot of snow fell earlier in the week.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Seattle Seahawks, who hail from the northwest corner of the United States, aim to break into the limelight with their first Super Bowl crown in a February 2 showdown against the Denver Broncos in wintry New Jersey.
Seattle, an expansion team that joined the National Football League in 1976, reached their only previous Super Bowl following the 2005 season but fell 21-10 to the Pittsburgh Steelers under the dome in Detroit with snow falling outside Ford Field.