Friday Round-Up: Lofa Tatupu "Happy To Be Back" In The Pacific Northwest

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, June 5 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Lofa Tatupu Joins 710 ESPN Seattle

Former Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu joined 710 ESPN Seattle's 'Danny, Dave and Moore' on Wednesday to talk about his new role as Seattle's assistant linebackers coach, a title he took on this past February.

"Things are amazing," Tatupu said. "First, I'm happy to be back in the Pac-Northwest. We called this home for about seven, eight years, so that's been awesome and I know my wife and the kids have enjoyed being back. But as far as coaching and everything I'm just taking it one day at a time. I know that's cliche, fellas, sorry to be boring. But this is all new to me. This is new territory and I'm trying to get adjusted."

Tatupu, who played under Pete Carroll at USC, was a three-time Pro Bowler (2005-07) during his playing days for the Seahawks. He earned the starting middle linebacker job as a rookie in 2005 and led the team to its first Super Bowl appearance.

He had a brief stint with the Atlanta Falcons in 2012, but spent the past two seasons out of football before Carroll and Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider approached him about a chance at coaching for the Seahawks. 

"They kind of hit me up with the opportunity and gave me about a week or so to think about it, mull it over," said Tatupu, who originally had aspirations to be an NFL scout. "And it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up."

Tatupu's full segment with 710 ESPN Seattle is embedded for you above. Take a listen to find out what he thinks of Seattle's current crop of linebackers, an assessment that includes high praise for All-Pro/Pro Bowl middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. 

Seahawks Among Top 3 'Triplets' For 2015

The Seahawks players enjoyed a fantastic day outside for day six of organized team activity.

NFL Media analyst Dave Dameshek ranks the top offensive trios for each of the League's 32 teams

The Seahawks' combination of quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Marshawn Lynch, and tight end Jimmy Graham comes in at No. 3 of 32, up two spots from Dameshek's December ranks that included Wilson, Lynch, and wide receiver Doug Baldwin.

On the Seahawks' three-headed attack, Dameshek writes, "For a guy who's finished two of his three NFL seasons in the Super Bowl, Wilson seems to have been underrated by curmudgeons who suggest he's been a passenger on the backs of Lynch and the Seahawks' mighty D. 2015 will give him a chance to steer a modified offense now featuring one of the best receiving TEs of the Super Bowl era. Then again, you can still expect Carroll and coordinator Darrell Bevell to lean on Beast Mode in the big moments."

Seattle's trio of Wilson, Lynch, and Graham ranks behind the Pittsburgh Steelers' grouping of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell, and wide receiver Antonio Brown (No. 1) and the Green Bay Packers' grouping of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, running back Eddie Lacy, and wide receiver Jordy Nelson (No. 2).

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Bleacher Report NBA, which shares a photo of Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, who was in the stands for game one of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. 

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares eight things we learned at Wednesday's 'Seahawks Town Hall' from head coach Pete Carroll and assistant head coaches Tom Cable (offense) and Rocky Seto (defense).

Doug Farrar at SI.com highlights the game's five best quarterbacks at executing the play-action pass and the Seahawks' Russell Wilson earns a mention.

Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com held a Seahawks-related Q&A with ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton.

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