Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, August 1 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
What They're Saying About The Seahawks
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com says Brandon Browner is enjoying a nice start to training camp and predicts the buzz surrounding wideout Tyler Lockett to reach 'epic' levels. Kapadia writes: Early indications are positive for Brandon Browner as he makes the move to safety. Browner has gotten his hands on a number of passes already, and coach Pete Carroll called him "a monster of a football player." The Seahawks seem to believe that Browner can play a hybrid safety role and be effective in certain matchups, specifically against pass-catching tight ends. ... The second-year wide receiver is probably the favorite to be the star of this year's camp. He had an excellent rookie season and put in work with quarterback Russell Wilson this offseason. Don't be surprised if "Wilson connected with Lockett deep" becomes a daily observation from those in attendance at training camp. The hype on Lockett will be especially meaningful if he's able to make plays downfield against Richard Sherman.
Greg Bishop at SI.com writes about the focus the Seahawks put on the offense this offseason: Quarterback Russell Wilson is set to enter his fifth season surrounded by more talent than in any of the previous four, and it's not difficult to argue that this offense could be better than the one that pushed Seattle into the divisional round (they lost to Carolina, on the road, after a terrible first half) last January. The obvious counter is the uncertainty on the offensive line, but the Seahawks addressed that, too, with picks in the first (lineman Germain Ifedi), third (G Rees Odhiambo) and sixth (C Joey Hunt) rounds.
Peter King at TheMMQB.com comments on the contract extension Seattle recently gave to GM John Schneider: I think the NFL can be a gossipy, jealous place very often, and I found it interesting in the past few days to note the genuine happiness that several GMs or scouts had for Seattle GM John Schneider getting rewarded by owner Paul Allen with a new contract that will keep him in Seattle through at least 2021. In this business, fellow general managers and the men who road-scout often diss peers who either haven't paid dues, or don't have the work ethic they had at a younger age, or have lousy track records. But there was a happiness for Schneider getting a big deal (reportedly north of $3 million a year) because he puts his guts on the line in the draft and free agency with some counterculture picks—some that work and some that don't—and because he's still in a film room in Tuscaloosa or Ann Arbor on a Tuesday afternoon of a big game week for his Seahawks. Schneider will be 50 at the end of this contract, and he could have a much longer run in him. "I think as long as you're challenging yourself and you never feel like you have all the answers, then I think the shelf life is endless," Schneider said.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share an entertaining moment from Sunday's training camp practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, head to the News section of our website for all the latest from the team's 2016 training camp, including six observations from day one and day two of practice.
Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune wonders where all the team's fullbacks have gone.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com writes about strong safety Kam Chancellor, who 710 ESPN Seattle labels the most-intriguing Seahawk heading into training camp.
And Elliot Harrison at NFL.com eyes Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates for each of the League's 32 teams, picking safety Kenny Easley for the Seahawks: His career might have been short, but that doesn't mean it wasn't brilliant. There was not a better safety in pro football in the first half of the 1980s, including Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott (who played mostly corner until 1986). Easley was that rare player who was good out of the gate. A hard hitter, Easley was also a complete player, making five Pro Bowls in seven years before retiring due to injuries.
Action photos from the Seahawks' second day of training camp practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.