Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Feb. 25 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Does Seattle's O-Line Need Fixing?
As the offseason kicks into gear this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, Mike Sando at ESPN.com takes a look at the biggest question each team has to answer (Insider) between now and when the 2016 regular season starts in September.
For the Seahawks, Sando points to a position group in the offensive line that Seattle head coach Pete Carroll labeled "still a work in progress" at his season-ending press conference. But with the way the Seahawks offense finished the year, Sando wonders how much work is left to be done. He writes:
Do the Seahawks need to fix their offensive line?
It seems a silly question, but for all the struggles along the line, Seattle's offense finished the 2015 season as one of the best in the league. Three backs had 100-yard rushing games. Coaches seemed to solve the pass protection issues by adjusting to a quicker passing game. Quarterback Russell Wilson tossed 25 touchdown passes with only two picks while taking 14 sacks in the season's second half. He led the NFL in QBR (84.2) in that span. The line could definitely use an overhaul, purely from a talent standpoint, but it's tough to argue with Seattle's production, especially late in the season.
Instagram Of The Day
We're turning today's "Tweet of the Day" into an "Instagram of the Day" from Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who details a difficult experience he went through at last year's NFL Combine.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle has updates from the NFL Combine, sharing five things we learned from John Schneider's Wednesday media availability, as well as the Seattle GM's thoughts on Marshawn Lynch's retirement. Boyle also highlights two offensive linemen from the state of Washington who are looking to impress NFL personnel this week.
Marshawn Lynch is part of a 10-athlete contingent heading to Egypt over the next week with the American Football Without Barriers foundation.
Charles Davis at NFL.com mocks a new name to the Seahawks with the No. 26 pick in Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com shares five questions the Seahawks will try to answer this week at the NFL Combine.
John Clayton at ESPN.com has an interesting read on how the NFL Combine has changed since he started covering the event in 1990.
Todd McShay at ESPN.com has a detailed guide to each NFL Combine workout. On-field sessions start Friday, Feb. 26 with running backs, offenisve linemen, and special teamers going through drills beginning at 6 a.m. PT live on NFL Network.
Seahawks coaches, scouts and front office staff are out in Indianapolis to watch draft-class talent preform at Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.