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Thursday Round-Up: Five Seahawks ranked in Top 100 Players of 2014

Posted Jul 10, 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, July 10 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Five Seahawks Crack Top 100 Players of 2014

Cornerback Richard Sherman was the fifth and final Seahawk to be named to NFL Network's list of the Top 100 Players of 2014 last night. Sherman ranked at No. 7, making him the top-ranked cornerback and top-ranked defensive player on this year's countdown.

Joining Sherman in the Top 100 are running back Marshawn Lynch (No. 14), free safety Earl Thomas (No. 17), quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 20), and strong safety Kam Chancellor (No. 65).

Marc Sessler of NFL.com comments on how last night's Top 10 came down, believing Thomas should have been ranked closer to the top of the list, "Seattle's Earl Thomas deserved more top-10 consideration because of what he means to the league's nastiest defense. Safeties, though, struggled for respect on The Top 100. After Thomas at No. 17, none of the other six backstops on the list ranked higher than No. 50."

CB | Richard Sherman | No. 7

RB | Marshawn Lynch | No. 14

FS | Earl Thomas | No. 17

QB | Russell Wilson | No. 20

SS | Kam Chancellor | No. 65

Russell Wilson: "Winning the Super Bowl last year has nothing to do with this year"

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went one-on-one with Q13 FOX Sports Director Aaron Levine, continuing a series of exclusive interviews between the team and station.

Wilson tells Levine that despite winning Super Bowl XLVIII, nothing has changed in the team's approach as they prepare for the upcoming season.

"When I think about my job and what I do… winning the Super Bowl last year has nothing to do with this year, it has nothing to do with it," Wilson says. "I think for me it's staying focused on the next opportunity that I have, and I think our whole team is doing that, really."

Part two of Wilson's interview with Levine can be seen later today at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Germany-Brazil Out-Tweets Seahawks-Broncos

Germany's 7-1 World Cup semifinal rout of host country Brazil on Tuesday was the most-tweeted about sporting event in the history of the social media platform.

Twitter says there were 35.6 million tweets sent out over the course of the match, beating out the previous record of 24.9 million tweets during the Seahawks' 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII this past February.

Kiero Small Pops Big Question

Seahawks rookie fullback Kiero Small asked his significant other a "very important question" while on vacation. Judging by the photo and congratulatory wishes on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, Small received the answer he was hoping for. He joins fellow rookie Cassius Marsh and veteran wide receiver Jermaine Kearse as Seahawks players who have got engaged the past couple of weeks.

Season Tickets And Blue Pride Wait List Sold Out

Yesterday, the Seahawks announced its 63,000-member season-ticket allotment and 12,000-member Blue Pride season-ticket wait list are sold out, noting this year's season-ticket renewal rate of 99 percent is the highest in franchise history. Single-game ticket information will be announced later today.

Tweet of the Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Super Bowl XLVIII MVP linebacker Malcolm Smith, who got an early start on "Throwback Thursday" with a couple photos from when he was six years old.

More From Around The Web

Bucky Brooks of NFL.com ranks Richard Sherman as his top cover corner in the League, stating, "While other corners are asked to "travel" (follow the opponent's No. 1 wideout all over the field), Sherman strictly plays left cornerback for his squad; but he plays it so well that few quarterbacks succeed when taking shots in his direction. Sherman's mere presence eliminates one half of the field for the offense. Sounds like a shutdown corner to me."

Doug Farrar of SI.com has his offseason report card on the Seahawks, doling out a B-minus for the team's work in the draft and free agency.

EA Sports offers a behind-the-scenes photo blog on cornerback Richard Sherman's cover shoot for Madden NFL 15. The game also released a new gameplay trailer yesterday.

Andrew Garda of SportsOnEarth.com believes the Seahawks have what it takes to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

And Seahawks.com's Clare Farnsworth takes a look back at the 2012 season, when the club "reached" for a rookie quarterback that brought a return to winning ways.

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

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