Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Friday, November 11 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Wagner, Avril Take Over Sherman’s Weekly Column
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had his weekly “Tuesday’s with Richard” column on The Players’ Tribune taken over by teammates Bobby Wagner and Cliff Avril, who provided a closer look at the Sherman they know.
In a back-and-forth transcript, Wagner and Avril discussed their initial impressions of Sherman, his leadership on and off the field, plus basketball and locker room Ping-Pong. Here’s a great snippet from the story about Wagner’s one-on-one basketball game with Sherman:
So, a while back, I played Sherm one-on-one, and I beat him on his home court. If you ask him, he’ll say there was an offensive foul. But let me tell you what really happened….
*I was ahead the whole game, and he made a comeback and tied it up. So it’s my ball, next point wins. I drive to the basket and use my God-given gifts — I was blessed with a big body — to go up strong for a layup. Sherm just so happens to be in the way, and my body moved his body out the way, and I hit the game-winning layup. *
*I didn’t wanna do it to him. It’s not my fault that I’m bigger than him. It’s his fault for not doing more push-ups. Haha. But he asked for it, and I had to deliver. *
It’s not my fault that I’m bigger than him. It’s his fault for not doing more push-ups.
O.K. I got you.
So I won the game — literally went into his backyard and beat him — and to this day, he wants to put an asterisk next to it because he says there was an offensive foul.
*And we haven’t played since. *
NFL Pro Bowl Voting Is Underway
Voting for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl has begun. Make sure to help send your favorite Seahawks to Orlando by casting your votes here.
Tweet Of The Day
Today’s “Tweet of the Day” comes from Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, who sent this tweet thanking military members for their service. You can read about Kearse’s personal connection to the men and women who serve our country here.
More From Around The Web
Kam Chancellor went through his second practice of the week yesterday and is eager to make his return against the Patriots on Sunday.
Tight end Luke Willson (knee) was a full participant on Thursday, too.
Frank Clark is looking forward to (hopefully) sacking another former Michigan Wolverine, Tom Brady.
Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh is offering a reward for the person who stole his Magic: The Gathering collection.
Robert Mays of The Ringer wrote about why teams succeed in the red zone and highlighted Brady:
Both Brady and Brees have been terrifyingly accurate near the end zone this fall, and while that’s largely a product of their immense talent, it also has a lot to do with the QBs taking advantage of schemes that are excellent at using every bit of field between the sidelines. The Patriots are content to pound opponents into submission near the goal line when the situation calls for it (see LeGarrette Blount’s 24 carries for 127 yards with two touchdowns in a 27–16 win at Pittsburgh on October 23), but New England does as good a job as any offense in the league of spreading defenses out in these short fields, making them account for as many receivers as possible.
Controlling New England on third down is one of John Clayton’s keys to Sunday’s game for the Seahawks.
Jimmy Graham is the Seahawks’ x-factor against the Patriots, writes Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.
And lastly, Sherman remains the No. 2 cornerback in Ike Taylor’s weekly rankings.
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