Good Morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's out there for today – Thursday, July 23 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
NFL.com Looks At Marshawn Lynch's 2019 Return To Seattle
When Marshawn Lynch returned to the Seahawks late in the 2019 season, it created one of the most unexpected and exciting storylines of the NFL season. Lynch didn't just come in and remind fans of the old days, he also produced, scoring four touchdowns in three games while also providing some very strong leadership to young players, as well as some very memorable life advice after his final (maybe?) game.
On Thursday, NFL.com reporter Mike Silver, someone who has had a strong relationship with Lynch for years, published a great piece that takes an in-depth look at Lynch’s’ 19-day return to the Seahawks.
"To be from one week sitting down, kicking back, drinking hella Hennessy, and then the next week to ... Beast Mode," Lynch told Silver. "That s--- felt hella good."
The piece covers everything from Lynch's initial and coincidental meeting with John Schneider early last year to the moments that led up to a signing, to what his return meant to the team and the city. There's also some interesting thoughts from Lynch, in his own unique language, on his love and respect for former team owner Paul Allen, who passed away in 2018.
The whole thing is well worth your time, check it out here.
Welcome to the Seattle Kraken
OK, so this isn't a football item, but Seattle's NHL franchise announced its name, and that's exciting news for the entire Seattle sports scene. In a pick that seems to be both beloved and loathed, depending on who you ask, the 32nd NHL franchise will be known as the Seattle Kraken. While opinions on the name might be divided, everyone can agree that the secondary logo with the Space Needle incorporated into an anchor is, as the kids would say, straight fire.
Several Seahawks players and staff, both past and present, weighed in on the announcement:
Social Post Of The Day
Today's social post comes from Tracy Ford, owner of Ford Sports Performance, who provides yet another reminder of DK Metcalf's freakish athleticism.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, we continue our countdown to training camp with a look at the competition for the No. 3 receiver job behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
Michael-Shawn Dugar from The Athletic with a nice look at what Michael Bennett, who announced his retirement on Tuesday, meant to Seattle.
The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta continues his countdown to camp player rankings with No. 45-31.
710 ESPN Seattle's Jake Heaps explains why he expects tight end Greg Olsen to have a big role in his first year as a Seahawk.
Michael Bennett was a defensive end and played for the Seahawks from 2013-2017. He was a three-time Pro Bowler, Pro Bowl defensive MVP and was a member of the Seahawks during their back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in 2013 and 2014, including winning Super Bowl XLVIII. He spent his career in Seattle. Take a look back at some of the best photos and moments from Bennett's career with the Seattle Seahawks.