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Wednesday Round-Up: Derrick Coleman's good deed; Christine Michael making the leap?
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, June 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks: Read
Derrick Coleman - A (First) Class Act
After Monday's open OTA, Art Thiel of SportsPressNW.com caught up with Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman about a flight Coleman had taken to Seattle the day before, where Coleman gave up his first-class seat to a Marine aboard his same flight.
"He said his name was Stoney,” Coleman told Thiel. “He was in the Navy, and switched to the Marines. He had a leave. I told him what he was doing was hard work, and what I was doing was fun, and I was getting paid well for it.
“I asked him if he would allow me to give him this small appreciation for what he’s doing for me and all of us. Hey, it’s just a couple of hours in an airplane.” Read
Christine Michael Ready To Make The Leap?
Seahawks second-year running back Christine Michael comes in at No. 23 on NFL.com's Marc Sessler's list of the Top 25 players capable of "Making the Leap" in 2014.
On Michael's 2014 campaign, Sessler writes, "A split backfield is unrealistic, but Michael has a shot to see 100 carries and increased playing time down the stretch. He's done a lot with a little before, having scored 12 touchdowns on just 88 carries during his final collegiate campaign. ... Bottom line? We anticipate Michael being viewed with confidence as Seattle's running back of the future by Christmas." Read
Mock Madden Cover Features Entire "Legion of Boom"
On Monday, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman told us he is lobbying for the entire "Legion of Boom" to join him on the cover of Madden NFL 15. Yesterday, ESPN's NFL Twitter account proposed a mock cover featuring Sherman alongside free safety Earl Thomas, strong safety Kam Chancellor, and cornerback Byron Maxwell.
Sherman's reply? "Looks great to me."
Rookie Offensive Tackles Making Progress
Seahawks.com Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth talked with assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable after Tuesday's OTA about the progress rookie offensive lineman Justin Britt and Garry Gilliam have made this offseason.
“We’re creating the opportunity for them to compete,” Cable told Farnsworth. “Today, we took the second and third (lines) and threw them against the No. 1 defense more just to see them compete with the guys who are proven.” Read
More From Around The WebRead
Seahawks.com Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth breaks down the speed of the team's wide receiving corps.
710 AM ESPN Seattle's "Bob and Groz" discuss second-year player Michael Bowie's chances of winning the Seahawks starting job at right tackle.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com tells us how Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is staying hungry after his fruitful offseason. O'Neil also shares key takeaways from his latest "Hawk Talk" chat, analyzing how the team's defensive line rotation will work without defensive ends Chris Clemons and Red Bryant, who were released and signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency.
And Dan Hanzus of NFL.com has seven takeaways from Tuesday's OTAs and mandatory minicamps around the League.