Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, June 19 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Happy Father's Day
Several Seahawks players took to social media on Sunday to share happy Father's Day messages, and a few players even shared with us what it means to them to be a father. Here's a quick rundown of what was said:
LB K.J. Wright on being a father: "It's everything. I don't know where to start. It's just they have such an impact on your life. They're the center main focus of everything you do, and I just love it. Every day you wake up, kiss your kids, send them to bed, give them kisses, you just love them and you want to be a great role model for them, so I enjoy it. Every day's a blessing."
DE Cliff Avril on being a father:"Amazing. Best thing in the world. Better than being a Super Bowl champ, better than being an NFL player. It's the best thing because — especially my oldest, he looks just like me, runs just like me, he talks so much but I love it though. It's the best feeling ever to be able to look into those little beady eyes and just know that that child is a reflection of me and he depends on me for everything. It's a heck of a responsibility, but there's nothing like it. Nothing better than that."
CB Richard Sherman on being a father: "Man, it's crazy. It means that I have a lot more patience than a year ago, or two years ago when I wasn't a father. I have a greater understanding of what my parents went through, all the strife and headache that I gave them. But you also have a great respect and understanding of the love and appreciation that you can feel for another human being. How crazy you could love and how crazy you could feel if somebody hurt your kid, even if it's your other kid — there's nothing like seeing your kid hurt, I promise you there's no other pain than you wishing to take their pain away. But I think it just gave me perspective on what my parents and what's really important in life."
DE Michael Bennett on being a father: "I think I'm the perfect person to have daughters. I think in the sport that I've been in over time you've been told not to be emotional, you've been told to be apart or away from society, you're told not to deal with pain. So with daughters it teaches me how to be an emotional man. I think in this sport I need to learn how to be emotional. I need to learn how to be able to reflect my feelings, be able to talk to my wife properly. I think daughters do that for me. Great balance. I'm very happy to have daughters. I think every time I tell people that I have daughters they always say, 'Oh, you want a son?' and I always say, 'No, my daughters are just as equal as a man.' And my daughters are the ones who will be changing America. While your son's playing football, my daughters will be finding cures for malaria, maybe building the next technology. So I think my daughters have definitely evened me out and I'm so lucky and grateful to be able to have daughters. And without my father I wouldn't be here. All the decisions I've made I've always reflected to my father for guidance and I thank him every day for that."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh, who attended *Magic: The Gathering* Grand Prix Las Vegas this past weekend. We'll have more on Marsh's Magic time in Sin City later this week on Seahawks.com.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle details the progress and initial impact of the Seahawks' 2017 rookie class through the completion of the team's offseason program.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times looks at the impression former Skyline High School standout Jordan Simone has made in his short time with the Seahawks. Condotta also projects which players will make the Seahawks' 53-man roster.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune highlights what the Seahawks have in mind for safety Bradley McDougald.
Last week, Seahawks tight end Luke Willson joined 710 ESPN Seattle's 'Danny, Dave and Moore,' while running back C.J. Prosise appeared on 'Bob, Groz and Tom.'
The Seahawks visited a Walla Walla veterans housing center over the weekend as part of the first leg of the team's 12 Tour.
And for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders ranks the NFL's 30 best offenses of the past 30 years, placing the 2005 Seahawks who went to Super Bowl XL at No. 17, writing, "The Seahawks' recent run of success has been driven by defense, but many fans outside the Pacific Northwest forget just how good Seattle's first Super Bowl team was on offense. Shaun Alexander won league MVP with 370 carries for 1,892 yards and 27 touchdowns, and Seattle's top five receivers each caught at least 65 percent of their targets."
The best moments from the final day of 12 Tour Tri-Cities, which visited Pasco, Othello and Cle Elum.