Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, October 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
We rehashed plenty of quarter-season awards and grades from around the web in yesterday's Round-Up, including team honors after four games from Seahawks.com's John Boyle.
But one first-quarter review that slipped under our radar comes from Bill Barnwell at ESPN.com, who in an Insider column hands out quarter-season awards for every major category: Comeback Player of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and NFL MVP.
One Seattle player, Jimmy Graham, earned a mention from Barnwell, who sees the Seahawks tight end as an early-season favorite for Comeback Player of the Year following a return from a torn patellar tendon that ended his first season in Seattle early.
This seems like a straightforward award to start. Little was expected from Graham after he tore his patellar tendon on Nov. 29 last year, an injury that has dramatically impacted careers more than any other injury in years past. Victor Cruz, who has made a modest return from his own patellar tear this season, took nearly two full years to recover from his injury and the subsequent problems that popped up during his rehab.
And yet, after a slow start, Graham has posted consecutive 100-yard games in the past two contests for Seattle. That's as many as he mustered across 27 games in 2014 and 2015 combined, and the first time he has hit triple digits in consecutive weeks since a stretch of four such games in September 2013. There are still plenty of comebacks on their way, and I could see arguments for Cruz or even Melvin Gordon, but Graham's return to form this soon after a patellar tear is unprecedented.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, who shares some bye-week love for the 12s.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle reviews how the offensive line's play has had a positive impact on the team's 3-1 start.
We profile breast cancer survivor and Virginia Mason president Suzanne Anderson, who helped the Seahawks kick off breast cancer awareness month by turning CenturyLink Field's arches pink earlier this week.
Scott Engel from RotoExperts.com helps get fantasy football players through Week 5, when the Seahawks and three other teams are on a bye.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times wonders if the Seahawks will be able to effectively run the football moving forward.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com looks at how quarterback Russell Wilson has adjusted his game to account for playing with injuries.
And Ike Taylor at NFL.com updates his weekly cornerback rankings, putting Seattle's Richard Sherman at No. 1, "
Sherman proved why he deserves this ranking against the Jets on Sunday. In the first half, New York quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had success throwing back-shoulder passes to Brandon Marshall, making the Jets the first team to score a touchdown on Sherman this season. Sherman was sitting on top of Marshall, challenging Fitzpatrick to throw over the top, but got beat on the back-shoulder throw. At halftime, Sherman evaluated his play, made the adjustment and sat underneath Marshall in the second half. The result: two interceptions. He continues to impress, and I wouldn't expect anything less from Sherman."*