Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, October 18 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
More Praise For Rookie Cornerbacks Tariq Woolen and Coby Bryant.
The Seahawks are back at .500 after Sunday's 19-9 win over the Arizona Cardinals. It was Seattle's defense that stepped up this week, led by rookie corners Tariq Woolen and Coby Bryant. Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus' weekly top-15 rookie rankings features the duo in the top 10 for their Week 6 performances.
Bryant forced his fourth fumble of the season, continuing his reign as the NFL's current forced fumble leader. That ball was recovered by Woolen, his second of the season. Woolen also recorded his fourth-consecutive interception, becoming the first rookie corner to nab a pick in four-straight games since 2010.
Woolen lands on this week's list at No. 3 with an 83.6 performance grade. Renner breaks down the selection.
_Woolen has been a revelation. He's legitimately dominating NFL competition better than he ever did college competition. Against the Cardinals, Woolen hauled in an interception for his fourth straight game, and he's now tied for the NFL lead with those four picks. _
Bryant lands at No.6 (79.3), with Renner breaking down just how versatile the former Cincinnati Bearcat has been in coverage.
_Bryant got picked on early this season, but he's been stingy out of the slot for the past two weeks. Against the Cardinals, he allowed only three catches from seven targets for -1 yard — and he added a pass breakup. No, that's not a typo. Bryant's targets resulted in negative yardage on the day. _
Both Woolen and Bryant look to be focal points of Seattle's defense going forward, a welcoming revelation as the duo continues through their rookie campaign.
Social Post Of The Day
Mark Super Bowl Champion former cornerback Ronde Barber down as another believer in Seahawks rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen.
More From Around The Web
Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times: Why the Seahawks could be a playoff team after all.
Michael Bumpus of Seattle Sports 710AM: Why Seahawks defense turned in their best performance in Week 6.
Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll weighs in on rookie play after Week 6 win over Arizona Cardinals.
Connor Zimmerlee of Sports Illustrated: The emergence of Seahawks rookie running back Kenneth Walker III brings battle to Seattle’s offense.
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from Week 6 vs. the Arizona Cardinals on October 16, 2022 at Lumen Field. Eye On The Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.