Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Aug. 17 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
John Schneider-Pete Carroll Ranked Third Among GM-Coach Pairs
The Seahawks have had immense success since John Schneider and Pete Carroll took over in 2010. Late last week, NFL.com Analyst Bucky Brooks ranked the NFL's top five general manager-head coach duos, and the Seahawks' pair came in at No. 3.
Here's what Brooks wrote about your general manager and head coach:
"The 'Hawks operate under a high-risk, high-reward premise when it comes to team building. Schneider isn't afraid to pull the trigger on a blockbuster deal to acquire a five-star talent to boost the roster (see: trades for Jamal Adams, Jadeveon Clowney and Sheldon Richardson). Although some of their bold moves haven't moved the needle on the field, the aggressive acquisition tactics are part of a go for broke strategy that fits Carroll's upbeat and energetic personality. The ultra-positive head coach blends newbies into the fabric of the team while nurturing young players along the way. With Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and Chris Carson flourishing as homegrown stars for the Russell Wilson-led offense, Seattle's exceptional developmental model and bold acquisitions yield big results (one Super Bowl title, two NFC championships, playoff berths in seven of the past eight seasons) in the Pacific Northwest."
It's remarkable what Schneider and Carroll have done together since 2010. The tenure began with a 7-9 season and a memorable Wild Card win over defending champion New Orleans highlighted by Marshawn Lynch's Beast Quake touchdown run. At that point, it was clear that they had a group ready to compete on the big stage. After another 7-9 season in 2011, the team took off.
With calculated moves in the front office by Schneider, the team was prepared for sustained success. Schneider selected Russell Okung, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor in his first draft in 2010. Then, he added K.J. Wright and Richard Sherman in 2011 and Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson in 2012. Over a three-year stretch, the Seahawks drafted seven future Pro Bowlers.
On the field, Carroll has delivered with the talent Schneider has provided. Over the last eight seasons, Seattle is 86-41 with seven playoff appearances, two NFC Championships and one Super Bowl win.
Even after 10 years together, the Seahawks are doing better than ever. Last season, the 'Hawks finished with their best record since 2014. They also captured their first playoff win since the 2016 season. Things continue to point up as Seattle enters its second decade with Carroll and Schneider at the helm.
Beast Mode Stars In Drake's New Music Video
Seahawks Legend Marshawn Lynch continues to stay busy off the field. This time, Lynch made a cameo in Drake's newest music video for his song "Laugh Now Cry Later."
Lynch, Drake and Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. were playing some football at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The rapper began to celebrate a catch when Lynch reminded him why he's known as Beast Mode.
Social Post Of The Day
Since we're coming off the weekend, I'll give you two social posts. After getting through another Sunday without football, regular season action is now less than four weeks away.
Russell Wilson and Jamal Adams seem ready to go.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle has observations from the fourth practice of training camp.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times wrote about Shaquill Griffin's desire to remain with the Seahawks after his contract expires.
The News Tribune's Gregg Bell analyzed Quinton Dunbar's one-on-one session at practice with Pete Carroll.
ESPN's Brady Henderson has more on Tyler Lockett saying he "had a lot of hesitation" about playing this season.