Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, August, 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks after the team's 17-16 win at the Kansas City Chiefs in the first preseason game on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Local Press
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares seven takeaways from Saturday's win over the Chiefs and highlights a standout performance from running back Christine Michael.
Following the Seahawks thrilling comeback win at Kansas City, head coach Pete Carroll shared an encouraging assessment of the team's offensive line that features several new faces in new places and provided a brief injury update on cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, defensive tackle Sealver Siliga and a handful of Seahawks players unable to suit up on Saturday.
The Seahawks rookies reacted their first NFL game action and several players took to social media to shared their excitement after the first preseason win.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times explains the Seahawks decision to shuffle between quarterbacks Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps during the game at Kansas City.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune highlights Boykin's first NFL game and the quarterback's Hail Mary touchdown pass to wide reciever Tanner McEvoy.
Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com reviews which rookies on the Seahawks roster made impressions during Saturday's game.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com writes three takeaways from the Seahawks preseason game.
The National Buzz
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN writes about Pete Carroll's excitement over the contributions of running back Christine Michael on Saturday.
Here's what NFL.com had to say about the Seahawks following Saturday's preseason game:
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell recently acknowledged that Christine Michael has had "an awakening," referencing a newfound maturity that goes back to his second chance with Seattle last January. Sporting a new "Michael Sr." jersey, the hyper-talented, enigmatic tailback started in place of presumed starter Thomas Rawls, who is still knocking off the rust following a December ankle fracture.
Michael Sr. showed impressive burst between the tackles and even lined up wide as a receiver a couple of times, finishing with 44 yards on seven stellar carries. Whether or not Rawls is at full speed entering Week 1, Michael is going to have a role in this backfield.
"(Michael is) an explosive and dynamic athlete," coach Pete Carroll said after the game, via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "So we're just going to keep going with him, and when Thomas gets back out there, those two guys give you a little one-two punch we're kind of excited about."
Undrafted rookie Trevone Boykin averaged just 3.7 yards as the No. 2 quarterback in the second and third quarters, but returned to lead the Seahawks to a field goal and a final-second, winning touchdown. He showed composure and elusiveness while leading five drives into scoring territory.
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Kam Chancellor - @Kam_Chancellor, who gave some love to the rookies after the Seahawks comeback victory in Kansas City.