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Tuesday Round-Up: Which secondary can challenge "Legion of Boom" as NFL's best?
Good morning, 12th Man.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, March 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
NFL.com's crew of contributors attempt to answer the question, "Which secondary has the best shot at challenging the 'Legion of Boom' as the league's best?" Charley Casserly, who served as general manager of the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans before joining NFL Network, simply states, "I don't think any team can rival Seattle's secondary, which has a rare mix of talent at the safety and corner positions. New England has made the most progress, thanks to the additions of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. When you have two good corners, it opens up a lot of possibilities with your coverages and pressure packages. That said, New England doesn't have the safeties to compare with Seattle's.
"Denver also has made progress, what with the additions of Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. Ward gives you a hitter down in the box and Talib gives you a quality corner -- provided he can stay healthy. Denver, however, doesn't have the cornerback talent to do what New England has the potential to do, and the Broncos lack the coverage ability at the safety position that Seattle possesses."
The Seahawks announced the re-signing of kicker Steven Hauschka and backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on Monday afternoon. Our resident Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth was the first to talk with the veteran duo after the deals went down, and he has the story on Hauschka here and catches up with Jackson here. After the signing, we also put together a couple photo galleries featuring the very best of Hauschka and Jackson.
Hauschka joined 710 AM ESPN Seattle's "Wyman, Mike & Moore" shortly after his re-signing to talk about his new contract and the moves the club has made this offseason. The audio from their conversation is embedded for you below. Read
Terry Blount of ESPN.com has a look at where things stand after one week of free agency for the Seahawks, pointing to the re-signing of defensive end Michael Bennett as the most significant move to date. Blount also says the re-signing of kicker Steven Hauschka is a big move for Seattle.
Steve Rudman of SportsPressNW.com says despite several departures in free agency, coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have accomplished their main goals this offseason.
Chris Daniels of KING 5 News brings us the story of a Seahawks fan who sported running back Marshawn Lynch's jersey in a 42k cross-country ski race in Switzerland.
Chris Wesseling of NFL.com tells us eight things we learned on day seven of NFL free agency.
Bryan Fischer of NFL.com recaps the standout performances from Monday's pro day workouts at Louisville, Boise State, Virginia, Florida, Wake Forest, and Rice.
And you can continue to track all of the free-agent moves from around the League at nfl.com/freeagency.