Friday Round-Up: Seahawks LBs ranked among NFL's best; Training camp wraps

Posted Aug 16, 2013

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Cornerback Richard Sherman's "Blanket Coverage" foundaiton surprised several local youth with school supplies, back-to-school clothing, and a trip to Sherman's celebrity softball game back in early July

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today, Friday, August 16, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Matt Williamson of ranks the NFL's best linebacker corps, and the Seahawks earn a mention along with the Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers as the League's top 4-3 units. It's an ESPN Insider feature, but below is a snippet of what Williamson had to say about the Seahawks:

"I see Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright as the new prototypes at their respective positions. Middle linebackers now have to do it all, which is exactly what Wagner has already proven capable of. He is an every-down player in every sense of the word. Wright has the size needed for the strong side, but doesn't compromise movement skills or playmaking ability. He can do battle at the line of scrimmage with a big blocking tight end or offensive lineman, but also can cover today's more athletic tight ends down the field. What is most exciting about Wagner and Wright is that they are both getting better."

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has his 2013 training camp review, handing out MVP honors to the Seattle secondary.

Condotta also catches up with Kirkland native Bryan Walters, the Juanita High School grad fighting for a spot at wide receiver on this year's Seahawks team.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle TImes takes a look at how defensive end Red Bryant's offseason has him poised for a strong 2013 campaign.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune talks with cornerback Byron Maxwell, who in his third year feels as if it's his time to make a mark on defense.

Williams also shares a conversation he had with senior draft analyst Rob Rang of Rang offers his thoughts on what he's seen out of the Seahawks throughout training camp.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald eyes rookie Alvin Bailey's position switch from college offensive guard to NFL left tackle.

Danny O'Neil of continues his roster breakdown exercise from yesterday with a look at the defense.

Brady Henderson of shares highlights from linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr.'s Thursday conversation on "Brock and Danny."

Ian Furness, Jason Puckett and Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM take a stab at predicting the Seahawks 53-man roster.

Crabtree also has his report from Thursday's practice, noting the 6-foot-1, 220-pound wide receiver Phil Bates got a little bit of playing time at fullback.

Mitch Levy of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM's "Mitch in the Morning" show shares recent conversations with Pete Carroll, Cliff Avril, and Stephen Williams.

Bill Swartz of 1090 AM The Fan has his report from Thursday's session, noting wide receiver Sidney Rice did not participate in team drills.

Art Thiel of has a look at the impact wide receiver Jermaine Kearse has had on special teams.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press looks at how important free safety Earl Thomas is to the Seahawks' defensive success. NFC West blogger Mike Sando has his daily look around the division.

Here at, I catch up with rookie Spencer Ware on his transition from college running back to NFL fullback.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth hands out his 2013 training camp honors, naming Richard Sherman camp MVP. Farnsworth also has his report from Thursday in Hawkville.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto