Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Aug. 2 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Gil Brandt Has High Praise For Russell Wilson, Jamal Adams
The Seahawks are loaded with high-end talent on both sides of the ball entering 2021. Last season, two offensive players (Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf) and three defensive players (Bobby Wagner, Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs) were named to the Pro Bowl.
It's difficult to narrow down the best player on each side for Seattle, but NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt tried when he ranked the top 10 offensive-defensive duos in the league. Brandt, a Pro Football Hall of Famer for his time in the Cowboys' front office, selected Wilson and Adams, ranking the duo second in the league behind only the Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Jaire Alexander.
Here's what Brandt wrote about the Wilson-Adams pair:
"No one has won more games through Year 9 in their NFL career than Wilson, who has 98 victories to his name following a 12-4 campaign in 2020. Setting aside the question of who's cooking and at what temperature, Wilson has helped keep the Seahawks in the upper echelon of the NFC more or less since becoming the team's starter in 2012. Adams has eclipsed linebacker Bobby Wagner as Seattle's best defender, which is high praise -- the do-it-all safety set a single-season record for sacks by a defensive back in 2020, with 9.5."
Just behind the Seahawks were last year's conference champions -- the Chiefs and the Buccaneers, respectively. The only other NFC West team to make Brandt's top 10 was the Rams, who came in at No. 8 with Matthew Stafford and Aaron Donald.
Lockett Family Legacy To Continue At Kansas State
Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett isn't the only member of his family to star at Kansas State University. In fact, three Lockett's have played wide receiver at the school.
First it was Kevin Lockett, Tyler's father, playing at K-State from 1993 to 1996. Kevin set school records in career receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
Then it was Aaron Lockett, Kevin's brother and Tyler's uncle, who was a Wildcat from 1998 to 2001. Aaron set some records of his own, including career all-purpose yards, receiving yards by a freshman and longest play from scrimmage.
Next up was Tyler, playing there from 2011 to 2014. He broke his father's records for career receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Tyler's younger brother Sterling will add to the family legacy, officially announcing his commitment to K-State for 2022.
Social Post Of The Day
DK Metcalf and Ugo Amadi are teammates now, but it wasn't always that way. Check out this video of them competing against each other at a football camp when they were younger:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle highlighted Marquise Blair's strong start to training camp.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times wrote about Damarious Randall, as the veteran fights for playing time in the Seahawks' secondary.
Stacy Rost of 710 ESPN Seattle has three takeaways from training camp, including points on Rashaad Penny, Gerald Everett and the D-line.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic with a training camp report on Ahkello Witherspoon, D.J. Reed and more.
Brady Henderson of ESPN with more on the Seahawks' signing of quarterback Sean Mannion.