Thursday Round-Up: Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson & Earl Thomas cook with First Lady Michelle Obama

Posted May 29, 2014

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

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, May 29 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen? Not At The White House

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, quarterback Russell Wilson, and free safety Earl Thomas joined First Lady Michelle Obama in the kitchen during the team's trip to The White House last week. The group shot a short PSA for First Lady Obama's Let's Move initiative, which is dedicated to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for our nation's youth.

In the video above, watch as Sherman declares the Seahawks "the best chefs in the game" as he and his teammates prepare salmon cakes and succotash with First Lady Obama.

More Work For Christine Michael 

Seahawks running back Christine Michael is set to get a "ton of work" this offseason, according to head coach Pete Carroll, who told reporters on Tuesday that Michael is "a million miles ahead" of where he was last year in pass protection, scheme-understanding, and as a route-runner.

"He's got explosive talent and we just want to get him to fit in," said Carroll.

Believe It Or Not, The Best Division In Football Just Got Better's NFC West bloggers Terry Blount (Seahawks), Nick Wagoner (St. Louis Rams), Bill Williamson (San Francisco 49ers), and Josh Weinfuss (Arizona Cardinals) tackle four key questions surrounding offseason moves for the division's four teams.

On the Seahawks, the group answers whether or not people should question the team's unconventional draft choices, or if the club has earned the benefit of the doubt given their history. The consensus among the group is the latter, with Williamson giving a nod of approval to general manager John Schneider.

"The glue to the Seahawks is general manager John Schneider. Yes, coach Pete Carroll is a tremendous fit for the franchise and is a big part of the team's success. But Schneider is the architect of this franchise. He built this roster. There is little doubting the way he has drafted. Look at the core of the team -- they were all great value choices by Schneider. The tie goes to Schneider. You can doubt him if you choose, but it would be a lousy idea. Expect these Seattle rookies to develop into players. Schneider always wins."

Kam Chancellor The NFL's 65th-Best Player

NFL Network unveiled Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor at No. 65 in their countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2014 last night, making Chancellor the first Seahawk to appear on their list.

More From Around The Web

Wide receiver Percy Harvin celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday, and at the conclusion of Tuesday's OTA he told reporters it's the best he's felt "since before college." Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth says free safety Earl Thomas could be following in the punt-returning footsteps of former Seahawk All-Pro safety Kenny Easley.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says the debate over who will return punts for the Seahawks in 2014 is quite the luxury.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times takes a quick look at the history of Seahawks starters as punt returners.

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times tells us the Seahawks are already jawing back and forth on the practice field to help keep their competitive edge.

And Marc Sessler of takes a look around the League with 13 things we learned from Wednesday's Organized Team Activities.

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