Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Linebacker Brock Coyle Blogs About His Journey To The NFL

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, Aug. 13 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Brock Coyle's Montana Roots

Seahawks linebacker Brock Coyle today announced that over the next few weeks he'll be taking time to blog about his journey to the NFL.

Coyle came to the Seahawks last year as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Montana and impressed enough in preseason to make the team's 53-man roster. He played in 15 games his rookie year and saw most of his action on special teams, but he also started a pair of games at middle linebacker in place of an injured Bobby Wagner.

In his first post, Coyle, a Bozeman native, tells fans how his Montana roots have helped shape him into the person he is today. His first entry can be found right here and a short excerpt is laid out for you below.

I wouldn't be who I am today without the faith, family and focus on sports that my small town Montana upbringing gave me. Being brought up with these virtues built my character and gave me the courage to go after my dreams! Having respect for others, enjoying the outdoors, working from dawn til dusk and not giving up are all attributes I have gained over the years. I've been able to take the same attitude and Montana culture and use it on the football field. It's safe to say that I have a relentless love for the State of Montana and for the game of football.

The only way I know is 100%, giving my full effort and staying passionate. I am never satisfied and am almost obsessed with getting better and improving myself on a daily basis. I love the physical nature of the game of football and while I know it's not full on "war", having the attitude of going to battle with your brother and leaving everything on the field is a feeling that can't be match anywhere else.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we congratulate Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma on pitching a no-hitter yesterday at Safeco Field. It was the first no-hitter of Iwakuma's career and the fifth in Mariners history.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle catches up with Cassius Marsh, the second-year defensive end who's flashed in training camp after missing most of his rookie season to injury. Boyle also shares a few observations from the 11th practice of training camp, noting there was a new starter - Keavon Milton - at left guard.

Scott Engel is back for his fourth season providing in-depth fantasy football content for Seahawks.com and his first piece of the year offers 12 fantasy tips about the 2015 Seahawks, a must-read before you head into your fantasy draft.

Here's three things we learned from Darrell Bevell yesterday, when the Seahawks offensive coordinator talked about what he's looking to see from the team's young running backs in the preseason opener this Friday.

caught up with rookie offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli, the 2015 sixth-round pick of Seattle's who's operating in "a whole new world" after playing defensive tackle in college.

Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times share their impressions from the 11th practice of Seahawks training camp.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks won't change their offense much around the addition of tight end Jimmy Graham.

Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com says cornerback Mohammed Seisay is making a strong introduction at Seahawks camp after joining the club in a trade with the Detroit Lions.

Ahead of Friday's preseason game against the Denver Broncos, Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com shares 15 things we've learned from Seahawks training camp so far.

And the Associated Press talks with tight end Anthony McCoy, who's back on the field this year after missing the previous two season with Achilles injuries.

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