Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Tuesday, June 20 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Ware: I Never Played Against Another Offensive Lineman Like Walter Jones
In a written article for The Players’ Tribune, former NFL defensive end and future Hall of Famer DeMarcus Ware put together a list of the five toughest players he faced during his 12-year career. Ware retired after the 2016 season following an illustrious career that ended with him leaving the game eighth on the NFL's all-time sack list with 138 ½ sacks.
Seahawks Legend Walter Jones made Ware's list and is the only offensive lineman included:
As a pass rusher, I have to put an offensive tackle on this list. And I've never played against another offensive lineman like Walter Jones.
The first time I saw Walter on film was before we played the Seahawks my rookie year. He was grabbing guys and throwing them to the sideline and dumping defensive tackles like they were nothing.
*I was like, Oh Lord … who is this guy? *
*Usually, at the snap, an offensive tackle will kick back and cut off the pass rusher's lane to the quarterback. But Walter Jones would turn and run with you. He could do that because he was athletic enough to do it. He was like 6-foot-5, 325 pounds, and he could run with just about anybody off the edge. I saw one report that said he ran a 4.67 in the 40-yard dash at a predraft workout. When an O-lineman runs a sub-5.00 40, people say he's fast. *
The remainder of Ware's list includes quarterbacks Michael Vick, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, plus running back Adrian Peterson.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who showed off some explosion in a workout he posted on Instagram yesterday:
More From Around The Web
In case you missed anything from 12 Tour Tri Cities, here’s a social media recap.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times takes a crack at predicting the Seahawks' 53-man roster.
Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril joined ESPN’s “Coast to Coast” this morning and talked about the bond the players on defense have.
Finally, ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia reviews how he thinks the Seahawks did this offseason.
The Seahawks hosted two skills camps for youth this past weekend at CenturyLink Field, where Seahawks Legend Jim Zorn and current players Doug Baldwin, DeShawn Shead, Kasen Williams, and C.J. Prosise offered one-on-one instruction to campers.