Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, June 23 - about your Seattle Seahawks.
Numbers That Matter
Over at ESPN.com, Sheil Kapadia takes a look at three numbers that matter for the Seahawks as they ready for the 2017 NFL season. The first two numbers Kapadia highlights have to do with quarterback Russell Wilson's statistical production, while the third focuses on linebacker K.J. Wright's steady play.
Here's what Kapadia had to say about Wright, and the number 27:
27:* *The number of "defeats" credited to Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright last year. That was tops on the team and tied for eighth-most leaguewide. Football Outsiders defines a "defeat" as: "a tackle that results in a loss of yardage, including sacks; any play that results in a turnover, including tipped passes which are then intercepted; any tackle or tipped pass that leads to a stop on third or fourth down."
Seahawks players consistently point to Wright when asked about the team's most underrated defenders. He hasn't missed a game in three years and rarely comes off the field. Only Bobby Wagner and Richard Sherman played more snaps than Wright among Seahawks defenders last year.
One more note on defeats: Kam Chancellor was tied for fourth among safeties with 16, and he missed four games. Chancellor is entering the final year of his deal, and the Seahawks will have to make a decision about whether to extend him, but the veteran played at a high level in 2016.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share a photo of rainbow arches at CenturyLink Field in support of pride month. The colorway will be lit up each night through this Saturday.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps a Tuesday press conference featuring representatives from each one of Seattle's professional sports teams who all came together to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
We also have a detailed account of Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh's time at *Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Las Vegas*.
The Seahawks embarked on leg two of the 12 Tour Friday morning. You can keep up with the tour by following hashtag #12Tour on social media and see where they're headed this weekend by checking out Seahawks.com/12Tour.
Gil Brandt at NFL.com ranks the best offensive guards of all-time, and puts former Seahawk Steve Hutchinson at No. 15.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times comments on the Seahawks' competition at running back.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune highlights Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham's offseason.
Take a journey through 'Magic: The Gathering' Grand Prix Las Vegas with Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh, an avid 'Magic' player who attended the event as a special guest.