Thursday Round-Up: Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson Comment On Contract Talks

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, July 16 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Carroll, Wilson Talk Contract Situation

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was in attendance at ESPN's inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards on Tuesday night as one of four recipients for the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE award, which "celebrates and honors any organization or person who has used the power of sport by taking risk and using an innovative approach to aid the disadvantaged, save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity."

While on site, Carroll - who received a $25,000 grant for his charity work with *A Better LA *and *A Better Seattle - *talked about the ongoing contract negotiations between the Seahawks and Russell Wilson, the team's quarterback who's eligible for an extension as he enters the final year of his rookie deal.

"Well, he's crucial, as all of our guys are," Carroll replied when asked how important Wilson is to the Seahawks' future. "We love Russell and we want him back playing for us forever. There's a lot of work being done. It's underway right now and maybe it happens, I don't know. We're hoping for it."

A day after Carroll's remarks, Wilson reiterated that he isn't worried about the situation, telling ESPN's Hannah Storm at the 2015 ESPYS that "it'll all work out".

"I love Seattle, it's a great city," said Wilson, who's also hosting tonight's Kids' Choice Sports Awards. "I'm going to play my butt off every day. That's all I know, and we'll see what happens."

Marshawn Lynch Leaves His Mark On Bay-Area Youth

As promised earlier this week, Seahawks.com digital media reporter John Boyle has put together a detailed account of Marshawn Lynch's influence on Oakland-area youth.

The story comes from the Seahawks running back's ninth annual Fam 1st Family Foundation football camp, which was held at Oakland Technical High School - Lynch's alma mater - this past weekend.

Below, check out a small excerpt from Boyle's story. You can read the entire feature right here.

When Gavin Newsom was the mayor of San Francisco, he reached out to Marshawn Lynch to see if a local star would help out with an event for charity. Newsom figured it would probably be a one-time deal and that would be that, but a decade later, California's Lieutenant Governor knows Lynch is always available to help a worthy cause.

"Every time we called on Marshawn to do an event, show up for charity, spend time with kids, he was there," said Newsom, who earlier this year announced plans to run for governor in 2018. "First I thought it was going to be a one-off, then he'll have done his duty, but every single time we asked again, he was there, over and over again.

"A lot of folks are interested in life, some folks are committed, and that's the difference between success and failure in a lot of respects. He's committed to the community, he's not just interested in the community. He recognizes himself in every single one of these kids you see behind me, and he wants to be there for them in the long run… A lot of athletes, a lot of folks, are there when the cameras are there. It's what you don't see behind the scenes, when he's there quietly in the community, when he shows up at the scene of a disruption or disturbances and tries to mediate, that to me is the test of his character. I've seen that for over a decade, and I'm absolutely confident that when he's done and the cleats are hung up, he'll be out here for decades more."

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seattle-based artist Keegan Hall, who shares a photo of a pencil drawing he made of the Seahawks' 'Legion of Boom' pregame huddle. Prints are available for purchase right here.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, John Boyle continues his 2015 training camp preview series with a look at what training camp holds for the team's wide receivers. Boyle has already outlined what to expect this summer from Seattle's offensive and defensive lines, running backs/fullbackslinebackerstight endscornerbacks, and quarterbacks.

Q13 FOX sports director Aaron Levine shares part two of a three-part interview with Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham. You can watch part one right here

The winner of NFL.com's Triplets U National Championship tournament featuring Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will be announced today.

ESPN NFL Nation writers from around the NFC West were asked to make a prediction for 2015's MVP of the division and Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson earn mention.

Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com rehashes ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton's remarks on whether or not Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has had a career worthy of induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

And Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett opens up to The Huffington Post about what motivates him on the football field.

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