Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, May 31 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
ETIII On The Airwaves
Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas joined 710 ESPN Seattle's John Clayton Show over the weekend to talk practice habits, game preparation, Seattle's rookie class, his 2015 season, the team's offseason program, new additions like Brandon Browner and Chris Clemons, budding NFC West rivalries, and more.
The entire conversation with Clayton can be found right here, but here's a few highlights from Thomas' time on the radio:
(On how Russell Wilson has looked during OTAs...)"Russ is so calm, so cool. His body language has changed. Usually, I can just read him, now he's sharpening me. Iron sharpens iron, and it's really glaring out there when you see us battle."
(On Brandon Browner's new role as a hybrid defensive back...)"I think he's going to help us out, especially when we play big tight ends or big receivers. He just gives us more versatility being a hybrid."
(On Kam Chancellor...) "I think he's grown tremendously in his leadership role. He's really taken ownership of it. People really respect him. When he opens his mouth, even me, I'm going to listen because I respect what he has to say. I think that's the biggest thing that I see out of Kam, he's owning up to being a real leader."
(On playing in the NFC West...) "The NFC West is very physical. I was telling some guys today, every time we play an NFC West opponent you're going to leave with some type of contusion. It gets really, really hectic down there. But, the thing I love about it is, we know them very, very well. So the preparation part is most about getting your heart ready to go out there and run and hit and really give it your all. Because you know they are going to give our offense all they can handle. But we've just got to hold up on our end of the deal."
(On if the Arizona Cardinals rivalry can get to where it was a couple years ago with San Francisco 49ers...) "It's getting there already, especially when they came to our place and they beat us like they beat us, and then we returned the favor. I think it's getting right along with Pittsburgh and Baltimore, us and San Franciso. I think that's our new rivalry. Not counting anybody else out of the NFC West, because the Rams have been having our number the past couple of years also. You can't take any breaks. It's a championship game every single time we go out."
(On the Seahawks' outlook for 2016...)"I feel really good. It's hard for me to sit up here and say, 'We're going to do this, we're going to do that.' I just feel like we have the best chance of doing what we want to do this year."
NFL Network's Top 100 Players
The Seahawks will have a third player unveiled on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2016 on Wednesday night, when a player making his second career appearance on the player-voted list will join wideout Doug Baldwin (No. 72) and free safety Earl Thomas (No. 66) as Seattle players to make the cut so far. The show gets going again at 5 p.m. PT with players ranked No. 60-51.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we wish a happy birthday to former University of Washington standout and NBA slam dunk star Nate Robinson, a Seattle native and big fan of the Seahawks.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle breaks down where the Seahawks roster stands as the team begins its second week of OTAs. Boyle also takes a closer look the talent in the Seattle secondary that coach Pete Carroll said has as much flexibility as he's ever seen.
Seahawks 2016 first-round draft pick Germain Ifedi threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Seattle Mariners this past Saturday.
Quarterback Russell Wilson discussed the offseason education program coach Pete Carroll is putting him through.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times outlines the Seahawks' current options at fullback.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com details how the Seahawks plan to develop Brandon Browner in his new role.
And with Tuesday marking 100 days until the start of the 2016 NFL season, ESPN.com's crew of reporters make 100 predictions that will shape the upcoming year.
Rookie offensive lineman Germain Ifedi delivered the Seattle Mariners ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins.