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Friday Round-Up: Seahawks Featured In The Ringer’s ‘Stability Index’
Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Friday, February 17 — about your Seattle Seahawks: Read
Seahawks Featured In The Ringer’s ‘Stability Index’
Staff writer Danny Kelly of The Ringer ranked teams around the league based on their stability as a franchise the past few seasons, factoring in not only just wins, but the quality of play at quarterback, coaching turnover, schemes and more.
As one of the most consistent franchises under general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll, the Seahawks finished second on Kelly’s list behind the New England Patriots. Here’s why:
Pete Carroll’s “program,” as he calls it, follows a very specific philosophy centered on a ball-control offense and a physical defense. That’s not changing in 2017, and neither is the braintrust in charge of implementing it: Kris Richard returns as defensive coordinator for his third season, and the combination of Tom Cable (run game) and Darrell Bevell (passing game) will run the offense for the seventh straight year. Russell Wilson’s still the face of the passing attack, and still has his top weapons in Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham, and even though it was a problem all year long, Seattle’s coaching staff has indicated they’re pleased to move forward with the pieces they have on the offensive line. Meanwhile, Seattle’s defense returns stalwarts in cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas, pass rusher Michael Bennett, middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, and do-everything enforcer Kam Chancellor. The only starter on any side of the ball entering free agency for Seattle this offseason is kicker Steven Hauschka.
New Orleans, Green Bay and Dallas made up the remaining top-5 of Kelly’s list. Read
Social Post Of The Day
Today’s “Social Post of the Day” comes from Seahawks running back Alex Collins, who announced the details of his football camp in Arkansas on Instagram.
More From Around The Web
Here’s a list of local Washington prospects that have been invited to the NFL Combine.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times looks at which Seahawks free agents he believes might return in 2017.
Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN Seattle takes a look back at the last Seahawks player to receive the franchise-tag.
Finally, ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia wonders if Seattle could look at a few free agent options at offensive tackle this offseason.Read