Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Thursday, January 16 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
Carroll Vs Harbaugh
It's that time of year again, the Pro Bowl is upon us and players from all over the League are preparing to make their way down to Orlando for a week of competition. For the Seattle Seahawks, this year's Pro Bowl will be a little different.
The League announced on Wednesday that the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff have been selected to lead the NFC team at the 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The coaching staff will coach the NFC Pro Bowl throughout the week of practice and when the game is held on January 26 at Camping World Stadium. The Seahawks coaching staff was selected as the result of being the divisional round losing team with the best record—the sixth-seeded Vikings were the other losing team in the divisional round.
With free time being the only thing lost as a result of coaching the Pro Bowl, head coach Pete Carroll sees a benefit of being around some of the NFL's top players for a week.
"Really to see the caliber of the other players," Carroll said when asked what he's looking forward to about coaching the game. "I mean, we've been with our guys for six months. To have a chance to compare what these guys are capable of looking like. It's not going to be the most intense preparation that we'll ever go through. We'll be around them. I'm looking forward to the game as much as anything. For comparison purposes, it'll be good."
Now come on, you can't knock that positive outlook. Coach Carroll and his staff will be competing against the Ravens coaching staff as John Harbaugh takes the helm of the AFC Pro Bowl team.
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and quarterback Russell Wilson were both selected as starters for this year's Pro Bowl. In addition to the two veterans, the Seahawks also had seven players named as alternates to the Pro Bowl: left tackle Duane Brown, running back Chris Carson, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, safety Quandre Diggs, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, guard Mike Iupati, and receiver Tyler Lockett.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from the official Twitter account of the XFL, as they tweet a photo of the Griffin brothers supporting one of their former UCF teammates at an XFL scrimmage.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com's John Boyle answers some fan-submitted questions in the newest edition of Seahawks Mailbag.
Brady Henderson at ESPN.com dives into his thoughts on what the Seahawks need to change during the offseason.
Brent Stecker from 710 ESPN Seattle takes a look at the Seahawks defense from the 2019 season.
Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times examines why the Seahawks offense played better in the second half of games this season. Condotta also analyzes the performance of the Seahawks' offensive line this season.
Michael-Shawn Dugar from The Athletic writes up a story on why Pete Carroll is still the right man for the Seahawks.
Photos from the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where quarterback Russell Wilson, linebacker Bobby Wagner, and punter Michael Dickson are representing the Seattle Seahawks. The AFC defeated the NFC by a final score of 26-7.