Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, September 15 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Sherman Tops Ike Taylor's Cornerback Rankings For Week 2
For the second season in a row, former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback and NFL Network analyst Ike Taylor is ranking the top-10 cornerbacks across the league each week.
To start off his 2017 series, Taylor ranked Seahawks cornerback No. 1 on his list after his performance against Green Bay Week 1. Preparing for San Francisco in Week 2, Taylor believes not much will change Sherman's ranking at the top following the game:
Against Aaron Rodgers and the Pack, Sherman allowed just two receptions for 16 yards on four targets while in coverage, per Next Gen Stats. That's absolutely enough for me to keep him at the top. I don't expect Sherman to be tested in the Seahawks' home opener Sunday, although the 49ers seem to do well against them. Even so, Kyle Shanahan's offense -- featuring Brian Hoyer, Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin in the passing game -- shouldn't challenge Seattle's shutdown corner.
Wrapping up the remainder of Taylor's list for Week 2 after Sherman (in order) are Marcus Peters, A.J. Bouye, Josh Norman, Patrick Peterson, Chris Harris Jr., Aqib Talib, Xavier Rhodes, Janoris Jenkins and Bradley Roby.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who offered some words of wisdom for 12s this morning.
Pro Shop Item Of The Week
This week's feature item at the Seahawks Pro Shop are their in-store exclusive New Era 9FIFTY feather pattern snapbacks. You can stop in-store to purchase them or call 206-682-2900 to order.
John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle previewed five things to watch against the 49ers.
Brady Henderson of ESPN.com wrote about how Seahawks rookie Shaquill Griffin is earning respect in Seattle's Legion of Boom fraternity.
Finally, Simon Teska of SeattlePI believes Lockett will be the x-factor for the Seahawks this weekend.
Take a look at the San Fransisco 49ers players you can expect to see when the Seattle Seahawks take the field in Week 2 at CenturyLink Field.