Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, May 22 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Offseason Grades For Every NFL Team
Mike Sando of ESPN.com worked with fellow ESPN Insiders Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Field Yates, and Matt Williamson to provide offseason grades for each of the League's 32 teams. It's an Insider feature, but below is what the group had to say about why the Seahawks earned an A-minus for the way they operated.
"Re-signing Carroll, Bennett, Thomas and Sherman made this a great offseason for the Seahawks' long-term future.
'I gave them an A because when you are in their position, and I have been there many times, re-signing your own is critical, and making sure the right players are re-signed is critical, and they did both,' Polian said.
'Seattle's depth has been compromised,' Williamson said. 'Everyone on draft day says you cannot criticize the Seahawks for taking a fifth-round tackle [
Williamson and Riddick agreed that
'They got exponentially faster with Richardson if they can keep
Seattle's mark was tops in the NFL from the ESPN crew. Joining the Seahawks at the A-minus level were the St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Seahawks Honored at The White House
Seahawks.com Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth recaps Wednesday's honorary visit to Washington, D.C., where President Barack Obama paid tribute to the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seahawks in a special ceremony at The White House.
The Seahawks were the latest championship team to visit our nation's capital, continuing a tradition that sees title-earning teams and athletes saluted by the President. Normally, the team will present the President with a customized jersey, but the Seahawks bucked that trend, gifting President Obama a large 12 flag instead, recognizing Seattle's passionate 12th Man fan base.
There was plenty of social media reaction to come from yesterday's events, and we did our best to round up player Tweets and Instagram photos for your viewing pleasure.
More From Around The Web
710Sports.com conducted a fun Twitter exercise to determine which government positions Seahawks players would hold if they ran The White House.
Brian Reich, a Seahawks fan who was in attendance at yesterday's White House ceremony, has several photos from the festivities on his Instagram account.
Will Brinson of CBSSports.com provides over/under 2014 win totals for each NFC team.
And the NFL has released its roster of officials for the 2014 season, a list that includes 12 first-year officials.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto