Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, July 12 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
"Seahawks Poised To Be A Power"
Leading up to the start of NFL training camps in late July, NFL.com's Conor Orr is breaking down what to expect from each of the League's 32 teams as summer workout sessions get underway. Today, Orr takes a look at the Seahawks, who report for training camp on Friday, July 29 and will hold their first practice on Saturday, July 30.
In his Seahawks preview, Orr answers three burning training camp questions, including whether or not Mike Morgan will win the strongside linebacker job, will Trevone Boykin hold on to the backup quarterback spot, and if adding offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb will wind up being the team's best move of the offseason. Here's a couple more highlights from Orr's article:
Player to watch: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Matt Harmon has a nice breakdown of Lockett's route-running prowess here, and that is just the locomotive tip of the Lockett hype train that has carried us throughout a long offseason. Russell Wilson has had very good, overlooked talent in his arsenal for years now and, playing off Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse, was able to get Lockett involved during his rookie season. The trio likely will be the bedrock of a 2016 campaign that could grace us with the most prolific scoring offense in football if Lockett develops into the type of receiver he can be.
Way-too-early season prediction: This is arguably a better team than the one that was a bad first halfaway from making it to the NFC Championship Game (and potentially the Super Bowl) last season. There is no reason to believe the Seahawks won't be deep in the title conversation in 2016. Matchups between the Seahawks and Cardinals will be absolute slugfests this year, and both have the talent to win 13 or 14 games.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from NFL Fantasy Football, which slots Seattle wideout Doug Baldwin at No. 46 on NFL Network's Top 50 Fantasy Players heading into 2016.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps what he learned from a weekend trip to the Los Angeles area, where Seahawks coaches Rocky Seto, Michael Barrow and linebacker Bobby Wagner teamed up with coaches from the Los Angeles Rams and Oakland Raiders to put on a tackling clinic for youth and high school players.
Dozens of celebrities turned out for cornerback Richard Sherman's fourth annual softball game this past Sunday, an event that supports Sherman's Blanket Coverage foundation.
Matt Calkins at the Seattle Times put together a local version of the ESPY Awards, naming Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson best male athlete and running back Thomas Rawls best breakthrough athlete.
Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com comments on rookie running back Alex Collins, who 710 ESPN Seattle dubs the 18th most-intriguing Seahawk heading into training camp.
Quarterback Russell Wilson makes ESPN.com's list of the NFL's best baseball players.
And the staff at NFL.com debate who the League's gold standard is at cornerback, with Seattle's Richard Sherman earning several mentions.
Seahawks assistant head coach/defense Rocky Seto, linebackers coach Michael Barrow and linebacker Bobby Wagner hosted a clinic in the Los Angeles area on Saturday, July 9 teaching the shoulder tackling technique emphasized by Seattle's defense.