Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Friday, August 17 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
McDougald: "Totally Transitioned" To Strong Safety Position
Meeting with the media following Thursday's training camp practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Bradley McDougald, the versatile veteran who saw starting time at both free and strong safety for the Seahawks last season, said he has "totally transitioned" his mind to the strong safety position at this point as second-year pro Tedric Thompson settles in with the No. 1 defense at the free safety spot. McDougald said he's learned a lot about playing strong safety from longtime Seattle standout Kam Chancellor, who's on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and will not play for Seattle in 2018, the result of a neck injury sustained last season.
"As a matter of fact, I still meet with Kam, I still try to get up with him as much as possible," McDougald said. "He's living a different life right now, so I try to respect his time. But, as much as I can soak in from him I still try to. I still try to pay heed to the man who paved the way. I try to keep in contact with these guys as much as possible."
To the delight of McDougald, his teammates, coaches, and Seattle fans, Chancellor made an appearance at Seahawks training camp earlier this month.
"Aw man, it was very refreshing, it was good," McDougald said of seeing Chancellor at VMAC. "I think it was good for him too to come back and see all the reactions he got from his brothers. He shed a lot of blood here, sweat, tears. He kind of built this thing from the ground up, so to come back and see the coaching staff and see the players. All the people paid that much homage to him, that just showed what he's done for this program."
McDougald added he's looking forward to having Chancellor around the team as the 2018 season gets underway.
"I think it's a spirit lifter," McDougald said of Chancellor's presence. "Kam, he always comes in with positivity, a big smile. Off the field, he's a really nice guy. He's really positive to every position, everybody. He speaks to everybody from the training staff, to the players, to the janitors. Kam's just an all-around awesome guy, so just having him around, talking to the young guys, getting in different people's ears trying to be a motivation, it really helps."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Turf the dog, who received a rather large treat from team mascot Blitz the Seahawk during the final open training camp practice:
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares six takeaways from the final open training camp practice, a day when running back depth and Brandon Marshall's talent was evident.
DJ Supa Sam's final training camp playlist paid tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Veteran offensive lineman D.J. Fluker has been impressing Seahawks coaches.
Three questions to help you get to know Seahawks safety Lorenzo Jerome.
Seattle receiver Tyler Lockett details what new coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has brought to the Seahawks' offensive system.
The Seattle Times' Seahawks reporters identify standout players, surprise players, breakout rookies and more from training camp.
Michael Dugar at The Athletic analyzes which Seahawks' stock is rising.
At 710Sports.com, John Clayton comments on what we've learned at the halfway point of the Seahawks' preseason.
Bleacher Report profiles Seahawks rookie running back Rashaad Penny.
And the Seahawks and CenturyLink in partnership with KIRO Radio have announced the 2018 High School Athlete of the Week program. You can nominate a deserving student athlete at Seahawks.com/highschool.
Thursday's crowd at 2018 Seahawks training camp, presented by Safeway consisted entirely of season ticket holders, concluding the team's slate of open workouts at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.