Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, June 17 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Wagner Assesses Seattle's Defense
Bobby Wagner is only 25 years old, but as the Pro Bowl middle linebacker readies to enter his fifth NFL season as one of the team's defensive leaders, he's finding himself taking on a more veteran role. And in a recent interview with 710 ESPN Seattle's John Clayton show, Wagner outlined what type of advice he's giving to the young guys on the team.
"You're not the big guy in town anymore," Wagner said. "You're the guy who needs to ask questions, find out what Seahawk football is all about and really just make your way into this league. You gotta earn respect before it's given to you."
Wagner went on to echo part of what cornerback Richard Sherman said earlier this offseason, adding that several defensive players "are kind of at their peak right now" and that the depth behind those players is "really, really good."
"I feel like it's kind of an interesting year because when I got here a lot of the team was super young and still trying to learn, but you can see now the growth from everybody," Wagner said. "Everybody's been in the league a little bit longer, everybody's starting to mature and understand the defense, and we're starting to talk more about things that we probably didn't even talk about when we first got here. It's an exciting feeling to be out there with a bunch of guys who have been there for a really, really long time because we're fortunate to do that. Not a lot of teams get to do that."
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we congratulate the U.S. Men's National Team on advancing to the semifinal round of Copa Amercia Centenario with a 2-1 victory over Ecuador last night at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares the latest health update on tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls, each of whom head coach Pete Carroll expects to "absolutely" be ready for the regular season. Boyle also has notes and quotes from the conclusion of the Seahawks' three-day minicamp.
John Clayton at 710Sports.com highlights 10 things to consider at the conclusion of Seahawks minicamp.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times looks at how Christine Michael fits into the Seahawks' competition at running back and how defensive back Brandon Browner has bought in this offseason.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune details the minicamp matchup between wideout Tyler Lockett and cornerback Richard Sherman.
Eric Mandel at 710Sports.com helps 12s get to know the role of Seahawks assistant equipment manager Derin Lazuta.
Gil Brandt at NFL.com uses Richard Sherman's contact courage in building the perfect cornerback.
And Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com says all signs this offseason point toward a monster year for quarterback Russell Wilson.
Photos from the third and final day of Seahawks minicamp practices held at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.