Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, June 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Sherman: LOB "Hitting Our Prime"
On the debut edition of John Clayton's weekday show on 710 ESPN Seattle earlier this week, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was asked to assess the current state of the Seahawks secondary, a unit that returned defensive back Brandon Browner this offseason and one that "has as good of flexibility as we've ever had," according to head coach Pete Carroll.
"We're hitting our prime, that's what I'd say," Sherman said, via 710Sports.com. "I think at the beginning with our infancy, when we started this thing, it was our second, third years in the league. Now we're (in our) sixth, seventh years in the league. We're much more veteran. We have a great understanding of what's being asked of us and how to approach the game."
Here's a couple more highlights from Sherman's conversation with Clayton:
(On the Seahawks being a team full of alpha males working together...) "We're like a pack of wolves with a bunch of alphas. Usually you would think that wouldn't work, but there is such a respect level and appreciation for the hard work and contributions that everybody puts in. And also a respect, appreciation and admiration for people's families. That's what makes it different here … When you're playing the game on that level, then it really feels like you're playing for your brother, you're playing for your family. And that's what it means to us. You hold it to a higher standard."
(On if being a father of two takes away from his job...) "It doesn't take any time away from this. Obviously, this is my job. We come in here and this is how we butter our bread and feed our families. But it definitely takes away time. You spend a lot more personal time with your kids and your family, and it brings you closer together. It's different. You get a nice perspective chilling with your kids and hanging out and trying to figure out what your mom had to deal with all those years with you. You have a lot more respect for your parents after you're done raising kids."
Tweet(s) Of The Day
Today's "Tweet(s) of the Day" come from Seahawks assistant director of broadcasting Brian O'Connell, who offers a glimpse behind-the-scenes at sit-down interviews with quarterback Russell Wilson, wideouts Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett, defensive end Frank Clark, and offensive linemen Garry Gilliam and Rees Odhiambo that will air on Q13 FOX before training camp begins this summer.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps retired running back Marshawn Lynch's recent appearance on 60 Minutes Sports and shares highlights from GM John Schneider's podcast with FOX Sports' Peter Schrager.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times profiles Seahawks 2016 seventh-round pick Kenny Lawler and catches up with a Seahawks fan who climbed Mount Everest.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune recalls refereeing Marshawn Lynch's high school football games in the Bay Area.
710Sports.com has highlights from Danny O'Neil's latest 'Hawk Talk' chat with fans.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com explains why the Seahawks' 2016 secondary could be Pete Carroll's most flexible unit ever.
And Adam Schein at NFL.com labels Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas one of 2016's nine most indespensible defenders.
Photos from the eighth of nine Organized Team Activities (OTAs) that the Seahawks held at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Tuesday, June 7.