Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, March 10 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Richard Sherman Reviews 2014, Looks Ahead To 2015
The 2015 League year officially opens at 1 p.m. PT today with the start of NFL free agency and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has an appropriately timed blog post on his personal website - www.RichardSherman25.com - sharing thoughts on this past season and looking ahead to the team's 2015 campaign.
Sherman says Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots "has to go down as one of the best ever games" even though the Seahawks came out on the losing end - a 28-24 result at Arizona's University of Phoenix Stadium last month. A Russell Wilson interception at the 1-yard line with less than 30 seconds to play sealed the win for New England, but Sherman said Seattle is finding ways to use the setback as ammunition moving forward.
Seattle Seahawks team photographer Rod Mar continues his Eye On the Hawks series bringing you behind the scenes during #SB49 against the New England Patriots.
"It is easy to beat yourself up over these things and to think to yourself what could have been," Sherman writes. "All the what if questions, what if I made this play or what if I changed this play call… the list goes on. It's easy to do that, but the true champions rise up from this and use it as motivation. It's not how you fall; it's how you get back up."
Sherman goes on to emphasize how ready he is to get back to work.
"We have already shifted our mindset to focus on the 2015 season and again we have only one goal in mind, to get back to that game. I think we are more dangerous now than ever. Losing a Super Bowl doesn't feel good, which makes us want it that much more this next season. We never want to feel that way again."
Will Blackmon "Glad To Be Back"
Along with announcing contract extensions for linebacker Mike Morgan and tight end Anthony McCoy yesterday, the Seahawks signed veteran cornerback Will Blackmon, who returns to Seattle after spending two years with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"Glad to be back #12thman #LOB #Seahawks," Blackmon captioned on an Instagram video featuring himself and Sherman.
Blackmon, 30, was with the Seahawks during training camp in 2013, but released on the team's roster cutdown to 75 players. From there, he joined former Seattle defensive coordinator turned Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley in Jacksonville, where he racked up 70 tackles over the past two seasons.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks linebacker Mike Morgan, who was the first one to reply to Seattle Times Seahawks reporter Bob Condotta after Condotta announced Morgan's expected return to Seattle.
More From Around The Web
Photos of the Seahawks' 2015 defensive free agents to-be. NFL free agency opens on Tuesday, March 10.
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth - back from hand surgery that kept him away from the keyboard the past two weeks - comments on running back Marshawn Lynch's two-year extension with the Seahawks.
Actors Chris Evans - a Patriots fan who plays Captain America, and Chris Pratt - a Seahawks fan who plays Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, recently visited children at a local hospital to make good on a friendly Super Bowl bet.
Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen, writing for the Seattle Times, says it's time for the Seahawks to put Super Bowl XLIX behind them as the new NFL year opens.
Jerry Brewer at the Seattle Times says the Seahawks will use free agency to supplement an already talented roster.
Photos of the Seahawks' 2015 offensive free agents to-be. NFL free agency opens on Tuesday, March 10.
Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune says questions around the Seahawks' health and depth make free agency and the NFL Draft critical.
ESPN's John Clayton says former Seahawks cornerback and original "Legion of Boom" member Brandon Browner is a possibility to return to Seattle.
Terry Blount at ESPN.com shares eight names the Seahawks could target as free agency opens.
And in NFC West-related news, San Francisco 49ers All-Pro/Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis plans to retire from the NFL today.
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