Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, August 13 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Grading Griffin's Preseason Play
At NFL.com, former NFL talent evaluator Bucky Brooks hands out preseason Week 1 grades for one player of interest on every team around the league. When it comes to the Seahawks, Brooks analyzes last Thursday night's tape of rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who had a game-high nine tackles, including one for loss in Seattle's exhibition opener against the Indianapolis Colts at CenturyLink Field. Here's what Brooks had to say:
The fifth-round pick quickly showed observers that he is more than a feel-good story with a strong effort in his debut. Griffin racked up nine total tackles (six solo and three assists) against the Colts and showed outstanding effort pursuing runners from sideline to sideline. Although he was credited with a few "JOPs" (jumping on the pile), Griffin quickly reacted to runs between the tackles on the way to making a handful of stops near the line of scrimmage. The rookie's grit and hustle should make him an ideal special teams contributor during his first season. Grade: A-
Following Sunday's training camp practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll also had plenty of positive things to say about Griffin's NFL debut.
"It took him a little bit to get his feel, and he would tell you that, too. He started a little slow, he was really hyped up and kind of amped and wasn't moving well and then he slowed things down, backed up a little bit in his alignments and just started really hitting the line of scrimmage," Carroll said. "You see the speed that he has and his nature to be aggressive and run through and be an attacking player really showed up for his first time out. He's got a million things to learn so he's just getting started, but the fundamental part of it that he can run and hit showed and so it was exciting, and I was really glad he contributed on special teams in such a big way."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from USAA, which shares a photo from Monday's Seahawks training camp practice where hundreds of military members are on hand:
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The Seahawks added three new players prior to the start of Sunday's workout.
The Seahawks and Boeing announced youth organizations to receive game tickets as part of 2018's Legion of Youth program. The Seahawks and Boeing are seeking one final group to recognize and you can nominate a deserving youth organization right here.
A look at the songs played during Sunday's training camp at VMAC.
Scott Engel at RotoExperts.com lists Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin as one of his 12 most desirable fantasy football targets.
Three questions to help you get to know Seahawks receiver Tanner McEvoy.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times profiles new Seattle offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune details how veteran punter Jon Ryan is handling the competition at his position alongside rookie Michael Dickson.
The Seahawks hosted 1,636 Boeing employees during Day 11 of 2018 Seahawks training camp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.