Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, December 10 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Shaun Alexander's Career Featured In 'NFL Films Presents' Video
Before the years of perennial playoff and Super Bowl contention under the leadership of John Schneider and Pete Carroll during the 2010s, the daunting presence of the Legion of Boom, or the Skittles-eating antics of Marshawn Lynch, the early aughts saw another superstar talent bring the Seahawks to national prominence: Shaun Alexander.
The catalyst of the explosive 2005 team that went 13-3 en route to an appearance in Super Bowl XL — a first for the franchise — Alexander won league MVP behind 1,880 rushing yards and a whopping 28 total touchdowns, a league record at the time. The Alabama product would go on to run for more than 9,400 yards with the Seahawks, a team record that still stands today.
NFL Network host and Seattle native Charissa Thompson sat down with Alexander recently to discuss his NFL journey — from starring at Boone County High School, to having to wait for his opportunity at Alabama, and then ultimately winning the starting job with the Seahawks where he would become one of the league's elite rushers.
When asked if he ever surprised himself with his production, Alexander had this to say: "No, no. I really didn't. I wanted to be like a touchdown machine. My goal was to make the other team want me to be their running back.
"I want to score touchdowns, and I want them to think, 'Man, I wish Shaun was my running back.'"
Check out the full 'NFL Film Presents: Shaun Alexander' video below.
'Starlight Lane' Drive-Through Holiday Experience At Lumen Field Event Center Begins Today
'Starlight Lane' is an innovative drive-through holiday experience, complete with an audio-visual lighting and laser display synchronized to classic holiday tunes. It's a safe and socially distanced way to take in the magic of the holidays, all from the comfort of your own car.
The event kicks off today, December 10. Tickets are currently sold out through Dec. 20, but more are set to become available this morning. Head to www.starlightlanesea.com to learn more and buy your tickets today.
Social Post Of The Day
Josh Gordon continues to express his excitement about being back with the team.
More From Around The Web
At Seahawks.com, reporter John Boyle with injury updates on Greg Olsen and others from Pete Carroll’s Wednesday press conference.
ESPN's Brady Henderson on Josh Gordon’s excitement about rejoining the team.
Also at ESPN, Henderson on the looming contract situation surrounding Jamal Adams.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times hands out his own grades through the team’s first three quarters of the season.