Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today —Thursday, October 13 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Christine Michael Makes NFL.com’s “Late Bloomers” List
NFL.com writer Chris Wesseling took a look at 10 NFL players who have rejuvenated themselves in the early portion of the 2016 season after slow starts to their professional football careers. Topping the list is Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford and Packers linebacker Nick Perry.
Seahawks running back Christine Michael finished right after Perry at No. 4. Here’s a portion of what Wesseling had to say about Michael’s performance thus far:
A humbled Michael maintained that newfound maturity into the offseason, emerging as the leader in a running back room devoid of Marshawn Lynch for the first time in a half-decade. By the time the preseason rolled around, a dynamic Michael was the obvious candidate to succeed Ryan Mathews (2013), Mark Ingram (2014) and Doug Martin (2015) as the August sensation poised for a long-awaited breakout campaign. Preseason action can be incredibly misleading, but one position that does offer clues every August is running back. This summer, Michael was the barometer for those actually watching the games and trusting their eyes. He has been a revelation the past two months, showcasing the vision, explosiveness and tackle-breaking ability of a top-10 NFL running back. Locked in as the lead back in Seattle, he's now averaging 4.6 yards per carry compared to 1.88 for all other running backs in Seattle. This is no flash in the pan.
Texans defensive end/linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, Browns running back Isaiah Crowell, Ravens running back Terrence West, Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne, Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt and Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson make up the remainder of Wesseling’s list after Michael.
Social Post Of The Day
Today’s “Social Post of the Day” comes from Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, who yesterday posted this nice catch he made at practice on his Instagram account.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle wrote about the possible matchup between Richard Sherman and Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.
Head coach Pete Carroll provided injury updates on four Seahawks players: Tyler Lockett, Jarran Reed, C.J. Prosise and Russell Wilson.
How Wilson’s improved health impacts the Seahawks run game.
Listen to what Falcons head coach Dan Quinn had to say about his return to Seattle.
Jim Hoehn of the Associated Press on how Quinn and his team practicing at the University of Washington is helping them prepare for Sunday’s game.
Lastly, the Seahawks have the top-ranked defensive unit through five weeks in Football Outsiders’ DVOA efficiency rankings.