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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks No. 4 In ESPN Insider’s ‘Continuity’ Rankings
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Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Thursday, February 16 — about your Seattle Seahawks: Read
Seahawks No. 4 In ESPN Insider’s ‘Continuity’ Rankings
For ESPN Insider, senior writer Mike Sando looked across the league and ranked teams based on the continuity they’ve had as a franchise since 2012. There were plenty of factors in his rankings, including continuity at general manager, head coach, offensive/defensive coordinator, quarterback, roster production and more.
The Seahawks cracked the top-5 of his list at No. 4 with the continuity they’ve had under general manager John Schneider, head coach Pete Carroll, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterback Russell Wilson. Seattle was bumped down on the list only because they’ve made three changes at defensive coordinator since 2012, but that’s stems from Carroll’s coaching tree of men leaving to take head coaching positions (Gus Bradley with Jacksonville and Dan Quinn with Atlanta). But as Sando notes, the Seahawks have easily been able to transition to the next staff member.
Losing defensive coordinators Gus Bradley and Dan Quinn keeps Seattle from outranking the top few teams. The Seahawks were able to replace both men with coaches who either were already on staff or had worked under head coach Pete Carroll in Seattle. Seattle ranks fifth in number of starters (94) and seventh in players to start in three of the past five seasons (28).
The Super Bowl LI champion New England Patriots topped Sando’s list having zero change in the main categories (GM, HC, OC, DC and QB). The rest of the top-5 shaped out as follows: Green Bay (No. 2), Pittsburgh (No. 3) and Carolina (No. 5). Read
Social Post Of The Day
Today’s “Social Post of the Day” comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who posted some quick footage from an offseason workout on Instagram.
More From Around The Web
With the NFL Combine coming soon, here’s a look back at 40-yard dashes from a few current and one former Seahawks players in Indianapolis: Read
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times looks at the updated free agent offensive tackle market, where he believes the Seahawks could be buyers.
Gregg Bell of The News Tribune looks at the players the Seahawks have drafted that weren’t invited to the NFL Combine.
Finally, for the NFL, Sherman showed respect for players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities that helped pave the way for him.Read