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Tuesday Round-Up: Richard Sherman corners cancer
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, April 29 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Richard Sherman Corners Cancer
Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman is sending a strong message to cancer cells everywhere in a YouTube video put together by the Swedish Cancer Institute. The spot parodies Sherman's own NFC Championship postgame interview with Erin Andrews while calling attention to a new weapon from Swedish in the search for a cure for cancer.
Albert Breer of NFL.com talks with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll about how the club will approach 2014 after coming off a win in Super Bowl XLVIII. Carroll tells Breer the Seahawks won't stray from the championship formula they laid out last season.
"It's a new challenge, particularly because the Super Bowl thing has so much that goes along with it, and those challenges are presented in unique fashion," Carroll told NFL.com. "But going into last year, the expectation was that we'd have a Super Bowl team. That was part of the deal, and we dealt with that in a way that helps us now. We expected it, and the expectation was we'd handle it properly, not be moved by it.
"It's the same language, the same conversation about expectations. What we did is over and gone."
Jeff Ireland Joins Seahawks
Former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland has joined the Seahawks as a consultant set to work through the 2014 NFL Draft. Seahawks general manager John Schneider worked alongside Ireland while with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1997-99.
Mock Draft Central
ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have unveiled the fifth edition of their 2014 NFL Mock Draft, and the Insiders see eye-to-eye on who the Seahawks will select with pick No. 32 in the first round. The 6-foot-5, 304-pound defensive end Stephon Tuitt out of Notre Dame is highlighted at the spot by both analysts.
On the potential pick, Kiper writes, "I'm sticking with this pick from the last mock. Given Seattle's proficiency in developing talent on the defensive side of the ball, Tuitt is an enticing talent here because he played hurt last season and didn't show all he's capable of. He also brings both size and quickness they could utilize from a scheme standpoint. Seattle doesn't have the same depth on the defensive line that it did in the midst of the Super Bowl run, and Tuitt can be both an effective run-stopper and a disruptive power pass-rusher."
And McShay adds, "Tuitt would be a good fit as the 5-technique defensive end in the Seahawks' defense, a role previously occupied by Red Bryant (now with the Jaguars). He's a top-15 prospect in this draft based on his talent alone, but there are some concerns with his motor and consistency. Pete Carroll has an impressive track record of maximizing the talent of guys like Tuitt, which is why this could make for a really good match to close out the first round."
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth previews next month's NFL Draft by taking a closer look at the top signal callers available. Farnsworth also has more on former Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant's retirement from the NFL, highlighting Trufant's draft-day experience.
Mike Mayock of NFL.com has the fourth edition of his position rankings ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft.
And if you missed it yesterday, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson finished the NFL fiscal year ranked No. 1 in player merchandise sales, climbing 18 spots from a season ago to top Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (No. 2). Wilson also beat out Manning with the top selling jersey at NFLShop.com. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and cornerback Richard Sherman finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in jersey sales.
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