Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, April 15 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Al Woods On Seahawks' 'Winning Culture'
Two of the greatest players in Seahawks franchise history made their departures from the team this offseason, as Russell Wilson was traded to the Broncos and Bobby Wagner was released and later signed by the Rams.
Some have said that those moves automatically put the Seahawks into rebuilding mode, but defensive tackle Al Woods believes the team will still be competitive without its former longtime offensive and defensive leaders. When asked why on Thursday, Woods' cited the franchise's winning ways and the spirit among teammates.
"Just the culture we have," Woods said during his Thursday press conference. "The culture we have is a winning culture. Us being competitive at practice. It's not going to be the same group of starters however, everybody has got to go out there and compete. The best players are going to play. I feel like once we get out there and we start the camaraderie, the togetherness, and start working with each other, iron sharpens iron. I think we're going to be alright."
As far as his own free agency decision, Woods says it was an easy choice to re-sign in Seattle.
"It came down to me being where I wanted to be, and I wanted to be back in Seattle," Woods said. "It worked out, it was real quick. We got to where the numbers were, and I was like, 'Look, man, I'm good. I don't need more. I'm going to go ahead and come back to Seattle.'"
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Lumen Field was all dressed up in blue last night as the Mariners get set for their home opener on Friday against the Houston Astros.
More From Around The Web
At Seahawks.com, reporter John Boyle on whether the Seahawks could go after a cornerback early in the draft.
Also at Seahawks.com, ESPN's Mina Kimes joins Boyle and Jen Mueller on the Seahawks Insiders podcast.
12th Man Rising's Lee Vowell on the former Seahawks participating in the USFL starting this weekend.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times on why the Seahawks could target Cincinnati CB Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner in the first round.