Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, Nov. 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Doug Baldwin's Midseason Review
Like many media members who cover the club, including Seahawks.com's own digital media reporter John Boyle, wide receiver Doug Baldwin took time during Seattle's Week 9 bye to assess how his own team has been playing on offense, defense, and special teams.
In a post on his Facebook page, Baldwin examines how the Seahawks are performing at the season's halfway point, where the team holds a 4-4 record heading into this Sunday night's game against the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals (6-2) at Seattle's CenturyLink Field. Baldwin writes:
Here are my thoughts on our three phases.
Statistically our Special Teams unit is ranked 2nd in the NFL. Since I've been a Seahawk, we have prided ourselves on impacting the game with our unique style of play. The coverage units continue to pin opposing offenses deep in their own territory for our defense to take over. Our return game, featuring explosive playmaker Tyler Lockett, consistently gives our offense great field position to begin drives. We are only getting better.
Our 4-4 record might not make it easy to realize just how good our defense has been playing. Currently ranked 2nd overall in yards allowed, on average our defense is preventing opposing offenses from scoring more than 17 points. In today's pass happy league they are also allowing the second fewest passing yards in the NFL. They continue to be dominant and give us a chance to win late in games.
Much has been made about the recent struggles of our offense. However, we are all witnessing the evolution of this side of the ball. As opposing defenses focus more on stopping Beastmode and the read option, we will rely more heavily on Russell Wilson and the passing game. As WR's, we will continue to make the most out of our opportunities. Stay tuned.
Baldwin also added a comment on the team's Week 8 win over the Dallas Cowboys, a game that saw wide receiver Ricardo Lockette suffer an injury that required neck surgery, an operation he successfully underwent last Monday.
It was a very emotional win last week for us. And a lot of things were put into perspective for me. Ricardo Lockette is one of the most loved and respected members in our locker room. It was devastating to us all to see our brother suffer that type of injury. Thankfully he is on his way to a full recovery and getting whooped in ping-pong again. All jokes aside, it's moments like the one we experienced last Sunday, that offer us all a reminder of the truly important things in life.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who corrects the positioning of a Bose headphones billboard stationed at the San Francisco airport.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, we offer a look at the latest fan-created feature for our Beyond the Decibels content series, with Shep Films presenting 'Seahawks vs. Monsters,' a short film that features players doing battle against giant monsters over the city of Seattle.
Here's 12 things you (probably) didn't know about Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril.
Several Seahawks players are part of the NFL initiative that has players honor their high schools with golden footballs to commemorate the League's 50th Super Bowl.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com breaks down how the Seahawks' offense is performing compared to how it performed over the past two years and takes a look at how Week 9's games affected the Seahawks, who were on bye.
Rob Rang at Scout.com continues his position-by-position first-half Seahawks grades by grading the play of Seattle's defensive line.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times doles out midseason awards, grades, and questions for the 4-4 Seahawks.
Nick Patterson at the Everett Herald grades the Seahawks' offense, defense, and special teams play at midseason.
NFL.com's Dave Dameshek evaluates the League's top triplets at midseason, putting Seattle's trio of quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Marshawn Lynch, and tight end Jimmy Graham at No. 7.
And NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal ranks Seattle's secondary at No. 3 at the season's midpoint.
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