Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, January 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Hasselbeck: "It Was Just So Cool To See My Jersey In The Fastest Man Competition"
After the Seahawks lost Super Bowl XL to the Pittsburgh Steelers, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck headed to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, where he took part in the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge. As players embark to Orlando, Florida this week for the NFL's annual all-star game and revival of the skills competition after a 10-year absence, Hasselbeck recalled some of his favorite memories from the experience in a story at NFL.com.
Looking back on it now, Matt Hasselbeck's fondest memory of Pro Bowl Skills Challenge greatness was seeing his grey-blue Seahawks jersey fly across the grass field in Hawaii during the 40-yard dash, neck and neck with some of the NFL's fastest players.
The details, like DeAngelo Hall winning the footrace or the fact that Hasselbeck's jersey was actually being worn by then-Falcons quarterback Mike Vick following a premature uniform swap between both signal-callers, aren't as important. He's never seen No. 8 move like that before.
"It just looked awesome," Hasselbeck told me last week. "It was just so cool to see my jersey in the fastest man competition. I was probably more proud of that than anything."
Even though many players treat the Pro Bowl as a bit of a postseason vacation, Hasselbeck said it was hard to hide his competitive side when it came to the skills competition, which back then featured races, lifting challenges, accuracy drills, and catching contests.
"I mean, at first I actually tried not to be competitive and go with the flow, because I felt like people would judge me if I was trying too hard or something like that," said Hasselbeck, who participated in the 2006 "On the Mark QB Skills Competition" a week after the Seahawks lost in Super Bowl XL. "When it's your turn, you're competitive. You're absolutely trying your hardest."
This week in Orlando, the skills competition has been renamed the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, and while it will still feature foot races, passing, and hands competitions, an 'Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball' game has also been added to the mix. The festivities will tape Wednesday and air at 4 p.m. PT on Thursday, January 26 on ESPN.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from receiver Doug Baldwin, who reacts to Monday's news that he'll be joining six of his Seahawks teammates at the 2017 Pro Bowl.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle explains why there's still "tons of growth" ahead for Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson as he heads into his sixth NFL season.
Retired Tumwater High School football coach Sid Otton, the Seahawks' nominee for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, and other individuals with local ties will also attend this year's Pro Bowl.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times continues his 2016 positional review series with a look at the Seahawks' offensive line.
Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune plays the role of Seahawks general manager heading into the offseason.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com takes a player-by-player look at Seahawks players set to become free agents this spring.
Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com poses three more questions about the Seahawks heading into 2017.
And Vaughn McClure at ESPN.com explains how Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is using his Super Bowl experience with the Seahawks as Atlanta readies for this year's title game against the New England Patriots.
The best action photos of the seven Seahawks named to the 2017 Pro Bowl: Cliff Avril, Doug Baldwin, Michael Bennett, Jimmy Graham, Bobby Wagner, Richard Sherman, and K.J. Wright.