Thursday Round-Up: Eagles Eyed Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson In 2012 NFL Draft

In the 2012 NFL Draft, the Eagles were hoping to grab Russell Wilson with the 88th overall pick.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today —Thursday, November 17 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Eagles Eyed Wilson In 2012 NFL Draft

When the Philadelphia Eagles held the 88th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, they had their eyes set on taking quarterback Russell Wilson from Wisconsin. A few picks before them, however, the Seattle Seahawks had the same vision, and drafted Wilson at No. 75.

On a conference call this week with Philadelphia media, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that after he and general manager John Schneider took Wilson, then-Eagles head coach Andy Reid gave them a call. From ESPN's Tim McManus:

"I don't think John specifically thought the Eagles were any more of a threat than other teams -- I don't know that -- but I know that Andy Reid] called us right after the pick, though, and gave John some trouble about it," [Carroll said during a conference call with Philly media Wednesday. "They're old friends. But we were really sweating it out. We wanted him the whole way, and John had it figured obviously perfectly for us to get it done. There were a couple other teams that called in right after that, too. Andy was the first guy to call, though. We felt very fortunate.

What was Reid's message?

"He was just giving John a hard time for taking his guy. Kind of regular banter that happens during the draft," Carroll responded.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the Seahawks Pro Shop, who celebrated Throwback Thursday by posting these old school caps. You can grab a cap of your personal preference here.

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