Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Tuesday, August 8 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Madden 18 Player Ratings: Safeties
NFL Madden season is quickly approaching. The classic EA Sports game has been releasing their positional player ratings recently leading up to the game hitting stores on August 25.
This week the staff revealed their ratings for the safety position, and the Seahawks were represented well. Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas, who man the backend of Seattle's defense, were both among the top-5 rated safeties, with Chancellor getting the highest rating of all players at the position (95). With a 94 overall rating, Thomas tied Kansas City's Eric Berry for second. Here's what EA Sports had to say about each of their ratings:
Chancellor:That nightmare comment earlier? 90 percent of those nightmares are about Kam. He excels in zone coverage and is the strongest DB in football. For Madden, he carries a Strength of 82, more than every other safety. Not to mention his colossal Hit Power of 97. So the Madden gods watched Kam play, and they awarded him the best Hit Power of Madden 18.
Thomas: Breaking news, the Seahawks defense is still really good. In the NFL, Thomas is the most crucial cog to Seattle's defensive machine. In Madden, he's an excellent defender and is the guy the offense should avoid giving the ball to. In terms of ratings, he's actually very similar to Berry. Berry has a slight edge in ball carrier moves and Thomas has a slight advantage in zone. It should be no surprise that the Seahawks are dangerous to throw against.
Pro Shop Item Of The Week
Today's featured item at the Seahawks Pro Shop is their new black sideline New Era 9FIFTY snap, which you can find in-store at their CenturyLink Field, Alderwood Mall and downtown Seattle locations.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from ESPN's E:60, who released this teaser of Chancellor's upcoming player feature this morning:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said yesterday that rookie defensive tackle Malik McDowell will be out "quite a while."
Here are plays and players that stood out in yesterday's training camp mock game.
Via Safeway, the Seahawks welcomed kids from the Central Area Youth Association for a VIP experience during Day 7 of camp.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times makes his next predictions for the Seahawks 53-man roster.
Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle believes rookie running back Chris Carson is making a strong impression during camp.
Russell Wilson has his best set of pass-catching options, writes ESPN's Sheil Kapadia.
RotoExperts looked at the impact Jay Culter will have in fantasy for the Miami Dolphins.
Finally, ESPN's Field Yates listed running back C.J. Prosise as a potential second-year breakout fantasy football player.
*Man, I like all three Seahawks backs this season. Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls will handle much of the power back work, but Prosise is one of the most exciting pass-catchers out of the backfield in the league. Despite playing just six games last season, he twice had more than 80 receiving yards, the second most for any running back in the league. *
Photos from the seventh day of 2017 Seahawks training camp practice at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.