Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there for today – Tuesday, July 28 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
"We Are Thrilled To Have This Player Coming To Us"
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll joined "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on Monday night for an interview that covered everything from this year's very unusual offseason to the addition of Jamal Adams to social justice issues to the new "Compete To Create" Audible original he and Dr. Michael Gervais recently released.
The full interview can be seen below, but here are a couple highlights:
On the NFL embracing the fight for important social issues, Carroll said, "We're talking life now. We're in the midst of a whole cycle that we're either going to do well with it or not; we have to do well with it. We have to stay on topic… What's coming at us here is way more in terms of equality, in terms of injustice we see everywhere, and we have just dived right into it with our players, as we always have, but even more so with a greater concern and a greater focus than ever. That's a really good thing for us, as we have to make progress here. What we're doing is we're going to just continue to keep it on the front of our minds and keep talking it and keep sharing our ideas and keep sharing our stories and communicating with everybody and making sure we don't back away or lose sight of the fact that we have a lot to do here. There's a lot of work to do, our players are extraordinary, the messaging they can send out, what they stand for, what they've been through, how they can teach. They're a remarkable group, and we need them to stay vigilant, because this is something that isn't going away, this is a lifetime commitment of turning things."
On the addition of Jamal Adams in a trade over the weekend: "We are thrilled to have this player coming to us. He's got an extraordinary ability level, but he's got a character, he's got a personality, he's got juice about him that can help other guys play well. So I'm pretty fired up about that, our team is as well, and I'm hoping he'll find a really good place for himself in Seattle."
More Love For Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson has been near the top of just about every offseason ranking of quarterbacks and top players—and he's sure to be high on the NFL Network's Top 100 Players list when that wraps up later this week—and this week the Athletic put out another list that has Wilson near the top.
Mike Sando's annual quarterback tiers story came out this week, and as always it provides a very interesting look at what people around the league think of the NFL's signal callers. Sando, who has been doing the piece since his days at ESPN, anonymously surveyed 50 NFL coaches and talent evaluators and asked them to rank quarterbacks from Tier 1 to Tier 5.
Tier 1 is defined by Sando as, "Can carry his team each week. The teams wins because of him. He expertly handles pure passing situation. He has no real holes in his game," and Wilson was one of five quarterbacks in Tier 1 along with Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, Green Bay's Aaron Rodger, New Orleans' Drew Brees, Houston's Deshaun Watson. Not only was Wilson one of the few Tier 1 QBs, he tied Mahomes at the top of the rankings as the only two players to be placed in Tier 1 by all 50 coaches and evaluators.
"He makes the play when nobody thinks they are going to make it," one general manager told Sando. "And he is the most calm. Him and Aaron Rodgers are the two calmest guys that I watch. I never see Russell Wilson rattled. He wills that team."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's social post comes from the Seahawks' Instagram account, which shares an early digital look of Jamal Adams in a Seahawks uniform thanks to the folks at Madden NFL.
More From Around The Web
A day after Chris Carson and DK Metcalf made the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2020 list, Tyler Lockett and Jadeveon Clowney were added to the list. Tune into the NFL Network tonight at 5 p.m. to see what other Seahawks make the list as players No. 40-11 are unveiled.
Also at Seahawks.com, the NFL made it official Monday that there will be no preseason games this year.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times recaps Pete Carroll's Monday appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
The Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar takes a stab at projecting the 53-man roster.
NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann continues his countdown of potential X-factors for the 2020 season with left tackle Duane Brown.
Stacy Rost of 710 ESPN Seattle looks at how the Seahawks stack up against the defending NFC champs, the San Francisco 49ers.
Gregg Bell of the News Tribune does a video breakdown of the Jamal Adams trade.
SeattlePI.com's Ben Arthur asks if the addition of Jamal Adams gives the Seahawks a Super Bowl-caliber defense.
Photos of Jamal Adams during this time with the New York Jets. Adams, an All-Pro and Pro-Bowl safety, was acquired by the Seahawks in a trade on July 25, 2020.