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Wednesday Round-Up: Which young QB do you prefer?
Good morning, and here's what's "out there" for today, Wednesday, July 17, about your Seattle Seahawks:
ESPN's Numbers Never Lie crew debates which quarterback they prefer - the Seahawks' Russell Wilson or the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick. The young quarterback pair is up against one another for "Best Breakthrough Athlete" in tonight's ESPYs award show, set to air at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN. Voting is still open until the start of tonight's show.
Wilson and Kaepernick, who are both in L.A. for tonight's ceremony, had some fun together while shooting a commercial for EA Sports' Madden 25. With the photo to the right, Wilson tweeted: "And yes that was after a TD throw on [Kaepernick] during our Madden 25 commercial!"
Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com breaks down which of 2012's young quarterbacks (Wilson, Kaepernick, Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III) will be even better this year.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com says the Seahawks are still looking for a potent combo at the tight end position.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times continues the site's "15 questions in 15 days" 2013 preview by answering the question, "Will the schedule get in the way of the Seahawks' great expectations?"
Douglas Clawson of ESPN.com takes a look at some of the most successful cornerbacks from the last several seasons, and the Legion of Boom duo of Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman are Clawson's first mention.
On Sherman and Browner, Clawson writes: "Perhaps their biggest impact is near the goal line, where their physical presence (Browner is 6’4” and Sherman stands 6’3”) shines. The duo has combined for four interceptions in goal-to-go situations over the last two seasons. No team has more than four interceptions in goal-to-go situations over that span."
ESPN Insider Gary Horton has his list of the NFC's 10 most versatile players, and Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin checks in at No. 4.
On Harvin, Horton writes: "He did just about everything for the Minnesota Vikings in the past couple of seasons, and that variety of roles should even increase with the Seahawks. Harvin can line up wide at receiver, but his best position is working out of the slot. He has been surprisingly effective lining up in the backfield -- both as a runner and outlet receiver -- and is dynamic with motion, screens, draws and reverses.
"Harvin has been an explosive return specialist in the past, but the Seattle coaches might not use him in that role. Don't be shocked to see him in their read-option package with quarterback Russell Wilson."
While we're talking wideouts, the Seahawks' quintet of Harvin, Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Zach Miller make up the 7th-best receiving corps in the League, according to NFL.com Around the League writer Chris Wesseling.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has ranked the League's 32 coaches, and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll comes in at No. 15 on his list.
Nick Rubek of Omaha.com has a Q&A session with Seahawks wide receiver Phil Bates, who enters his second season in the NFL.
Voting for Round 4 of the Greatest Uniform in NFL History ends at 6 p.m. PT. The Seahawks' current uniforms have fallen behind the current uniforms of the San Francisco 49ers - it's time to play catch-up.
Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth reflects upon the 40th anniversary of Title IX with a story from his days covering the club at the Kingdome.
In news around the rest of the League, Tom Pelissero of USA Today answers "13 burning questions" as the 2013 season approaches.
And SI.com's Peter King, San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman, Baltimore Ravens wideout Torrey Smith, model Marisa Miller, and comedian Rob Riggle join NFL.com's Rich Eisen in his latest podcast.