Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, September 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Football 101 With Dave Wyman
Over at 710Sports.com, former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman shares his weekly 'Football 101' video highlighting a couple key terms — 'gap control' and 'force' — and relating them to the Seahawks run defense's performance in this past weekend's regular-season opener against the Green Bay Packers.
Seattle allowed just 84 yards on the ground at Lambeau Field, a number that Wyman points out would lead the League if maintained all season long. Wyman attributes part of the team's success to cornerback Richard Sherman's willingness to tackle in the run game, pointing to an impressive first-quarter takedown Sherman recorded on Packers running back Ty Montgomery.
"Sharm came in, and I'll tell you what, he came up and made a really good form tackle on Ty Montgomery, and I think it was the best hit of the game," Wyman said. "He got his head down and he had his face mask up, so there was no spearing or he didn't put the crown of his helmet into the ball carrier. He got really low, he wrapped up — he ended up grabbing the back of his legs — and then just drove his legs and it was probably like a 2-yard gain, so Richard Sherman did a really good job."
Wyman went on to call Sherman "the best tackling corner in NFL history," outlining in the video above the advantages that Sherman's physicality gives to Seattle's defense.
"I haven't seen a guy that's as willing of a hitter as Richard Sherman and this allows the Seahawks to do a lot," Wyman said. "A lot of times other defenses wouldn't have this available because they don't have corners that can tackle as well as Richard Sherman."
If you agree or disagree with Wyman's assessment, he invites you to let him know in the video's comment section on YouTube.
The Seahawks announced yesterday plans to celebrate Paul Allen's 20 years as owner of the franchise this week through a series of broadcast, digital, and gameday entertainment elements.
Here's everything you need to know about the celebration, which includes a sweepstakes for a chance to win a VIP experience at an upcoming home game.
Pro Shop Item Of The Week
Featured at the Seahawks Pro Shop this week as an in-store exclusive are New Era 9FIFTY feather-pattern snapbacks. You can stop by one of the shop's four locations to purchase, or call 206-682-2900 to order.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Matt Hasselbeck, who sends a '#ThanksPaul' tweet as part of the Allen-era celebration. The former Seahawks quarterback notes what an honor it was to be part of professional football in Seattle.
More From Around The Web
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Seattle made a handful of changes to its practice squad on Wednesday.
Offensive line coach Tom Cable and head coach Pete Carroll are looking for more consistency from the offensive line this week.
Here's four takeaways from defensive end Cliff Avril's Wednesday meeting with the media.
John Clayton at 710Sports.com shares five observations from the Seahawks' Week 1 game film.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune shares what lessons rookie cornerback Shaquill Griffin learned in his NFL debut.
ESPN.com 49ers writer Nick Wagoner reports on San Francisco quarterback Brian Hoyer readying for his first game at CenturyLink Field.
And ESPN.com also outlines the youngest and oldest offenses, defenses, and teams in the League.
Take a look at the San Fransisco 49ers players you can expect to see when the Seattle Seahawks take the field in Week 2 at CenturyLink Field.