Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there for today—Thursday, July 23—about your Seattle Seahawks:
Eight Seahawks make Grantland's top 100 players list
The Seahawks had a league-high eight players in the NFL Network's Top 100, and those same eight made the cut on Bill Barnwell's list for Grantland.com. Barnwell has the Seahawks ranked slightly differently, some higher, some lower, but he has seven of the eight in his top 60, which ran today:
- SS Kam Chancellor (41 on the NFL Network list)
- LB Bobby Wagner (69)
- DE Michael Bennett (90)
The only players with more quarterback hits than Bennett over the past two seasons are J.J. Watt, Carlos Dunlap, and Robert Quinn. Granted, Watt nearly has as many (97) as Quinn and Bennett combined (99), but it's unfair to compare Watt to mere mortals. Bennett wreaked havoc on the interior during the first half of the Super Bowl for the second consecutive season; he would have been a viable MVP pick in 2013 and should have been in the running for a nod last year if the Seahawks had been able to hold on.
- RB Marshawn Lynch (9)
- CB Richard Sherman (11)
- FS Earl Thomas (21)
- QB Russell Wilson (22)
TE Jimmy Graham checked in at No. 63 on Barnwell's list earlier this week.
The Seahawks had a NFL-high eight players appear on NFL Network's ranks of the Top 100 Players of 2015
Tweet of the day
Today's tweet of the day comes from Keegan Hall, a local artist who did a time-lapse video of his Legion of Boom pencil drawing, "The Huddle."
More from around the web
The Seattle Times' countdown to camp series continues by asking if this is the year the 2013 draft class will really start to make its mark.
Here at Seahawks.com, we continue our series on training camp surprises looking at the 2011 class of UDFAs, a group highlighted by Doug Baldwin.
ESPN's Terry Blount says Eric Pinkins could be an X-factor with his move to strongside linebacker this offseason.
The NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning announced that CEO Tod Leiweke resigned today to become the Chief Operating Officer of the NFL. Before leaving Seattle, Leiweke was the CEO of the Seahawks, and in addition to helping build the fanbase into what it is today, he also oversaw the hirings of Pete Carroll and John Schneider before leaving for Tampa.