Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Aug. 4 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Doug Baldwin: "Camp Is Off To A Great Start"
Today marks the first players day off of the team's 2015 training camp, providing an opportunity for the coaching staff to assess the first four practices of the new season.
But coaches aren't the only ones critiquing the on-field action so far. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin shared three training camp takeaways on his Facebook page this morning, praising the play of the defense, the wide receivers, and the work of Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider, who locked quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner into four-year extensions this past week.
Here's a look at what Baldwin had to say:
1. The defense looks like they are going to be better than ever. Mike B and Cliff are leading the young bucks with a ferocious pass rush. Our linebackers are making plays all over the field. Bruce and KJ, specifically, are making it hard on our offense. Sherm is doing his thing in the back end, and the young guys are learning on the fast track.
2. John Schneider is a hustler. The man has made several decisions in the past two years that is keeping the window open longer for us to make runs at the championship. With the major signings of Russ and Bobby as well as some other things he has in the works, he's making a case for GM of the decade.. He's had to make tough decisions but he's maneuvering the ship around a plethora of obstacles.
- This is the best receiving core I have been around in all my years of football. Kevin Smith, Doug McNeil, Tyler Lockett, Kevin Norwood and Chris Matthews are showing up in a big way and consistently. These guys are passionate about their craft and they have shown it throughout the first phase of camp. I think Tyler Lockett can be something special.*
The players return to the practice field tomorrow morning for the fifth practice of camp open to fans. Seattle will then work out on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week before another players day off on Sunday, Aug. 9.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @12s, an account managed by the Seahawks digital media team dedicated to delivering the best fan-generated content. Actor and comedian Joel McHale, who was raised in Seattle and is an avid Seahawks fan, took in Monday's practice with his family and was kind enough to share this photo with us, and everyone else on Twitter.
More From Around The Web
The players hit the field for the first day of 2015 SeahawksTraining Camp presented by Bing.
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares his observations from the team's fourth training camp practice. Boyle also updates on how tight end Jimmy Graham is fitting in with Seattle's offense so far.
Tight ends Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson are calling themselves the 'Bash Brothers,' a reference to the 1990s Disney films *The Mighty Ducks. *
Here's three things we learned from Seattle defensive coordinator Kris Richard, who talked about how Earl Thomas is handling his PUP designation when he met with the media on Monday.
Head coach Pete Carroll joined 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday morning to share a few early training camp takeaways.
A new cornerback joined the team on Day 4 of Seahawks Training Camp presented by Bing.
We pass along a feature story on Sea Gal Hope, a rookie who is making a name for herself during her first season in Seattle.
Nate Davis at USA Today predicts the Seahawks to go 12-4 this season.
Rob Rang at Scout.com reports on how Seahawks rookies are performing through the first four days.
And John Kryk at the Toronto Sun says wide receiver Chris Matthews is aiming to become a focal point in Seattle's offense.
D*id I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter *