Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, September 9 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Six Seahawks Mentioned In ESPN's Preseason NFL All-Pro Team
ESPN Senior Writer John Clayton released his preseason NFL All-Pro team Thursday (ESPN Inside access is required to read the full story), with four Seahawks players — Doug Baldwin, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner — making his roster, and two more making the list as dark horses: Michael Bennett and K.J. Wright.
Baldwin made the wide receiver list with Atlanta's Julio Jones and Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown.
Jones' talent and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme allow him to be targeted 12 to 13 times a game, and I picked Brown to lead the league in receptions. Baldwin might find it hard to match his 14 touchdowns from last season, but he continues to grow alongside quarterback Russell Wilson.
At inside linebacker, Wagner made the list with Carolina's Luke Kuechly:
Is it possible that Kuechly is still underrated? He has the accolades, but he might be underappreciated. He can do it all. Wagner's speed and ability to diagnose plays make him a star.
Starting at cornerback, Sherman pairs with NFC West rival Patrick Peterson:
Sherman was asked to match up against the best receiver on each opposing offense last season, and to occasionally cover quality slot receivers. His game keeps expanding. I think Peterson is the most gifted cornerback in the NFL.
The same thing happened at safety, with Thomas being selected alongside Tyrann Mathieu:
Thomas' range gives cornerbacks the spacing to be effective for the Seahawks, and he is a master of diagnosing plays. Mathieu became the first safety to be paid like a cornerback because he spends so much time in the slot.
At outside linebacker, Wright was penciled in as a dark horse behind Denver's Von Miller and Green Bay's Clay Matthews. Bennett was listed at defensive end behind Houston's J.J. Watt and Oakland's Khalil Mack.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who tweeted a photo of Wagner and himself last night.
More From Around The Web
Digital media reporter John Boyle wrote about where the communication level is for the Seahawks defense.
Seahawks defense coordinator Kris Richard on why the team acquired Dewey McDonald and Garrison Smith.
Russell Wilson praised rookie running back C.J. Prosise.
Watch Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson read his own superlative on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Meet the Seahawks' smoothie master.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times wrote about Bradley Sowell filling in at left tackle — one of the Seahawks' most reliable positions the last few years.
And lastly, Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle gives an overview of Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
The Seattle Seahawks have faced the Miami Dolphins 15 times dating back to 1977, going 4-8 in the regular season and 1-2 in the postseason. They'll look to add another win this Sunday, October 4 at 10 a.m. PT at Hard Rock Stadium.