Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Aug. 17 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Boeing Classic Begins With Seahawks Rumble At The Ridge
The 16th annual Boeing Classic is set to take place this weekend at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, but action got started early Monday with the Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge.
The Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge is a yearly highlight prior to the PGA Tour Champions event, where Seahawks Legends, Pro Football Hall of Famers and other notable Seattle sports figures come together to play for charity. Proceeds from the auction at the event went to the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason. Each foursome was matched with celebrities for their round of golf.
Seahawks Legends at the event included Jordan Babineaux, Jacob Green, Ken Hamlin, Steven Hauschka, Jake Heaps, Paul Johns, David Kirtman, Sean Locklear, Alonzo Mitz, Randall Morris, Ben Obomanu and Sidney Rice.
Other notable Seattle sports stars included Detlef Schrempf, Jason Terry and Eric Metcalf, among others.
"Seahawks Rumble at The Ridge will be a great way to kick off the week-long array of events that make up Boeing Classic," Executive Director Brian Flajole said. "This partnership with the Seahawks is unique across the PGA TOUR and gives Northwest fans an up-close chance to see some Seahawk legends while raising money for very worthy causes."
PFF Praises Seahawks' LBs, OL And DL
The scoreboard didn't favor the Seahawks in their preseason opener; luckily that's not the main purpose of preseason. Of course the goal is always to win, but player development is paramount as backups and less experienced starters get the majority of snaps.
Pro Football Focus revealed its game scores and biggest takeaways from each team's preseason opener, and the Seahawks received positive news at the linebacker spot, as well as offensive line and defensive line.
Here's what PFF wrote about the linebacker group:
"Seahawks star Bobby Wagner didn't take the field in this contest, but youngsters Jordyn Brooks, Ben Burr-Kirven and Cody Barton all played exceptionally well.
"Burr-Kirven earned a strong 81.9 run-defense grade, Brooks posted an admirable 83.5 coverage grade and Barton recorded a couple of sacks on blitzes."
"Center Brad Lundblade was the top performer of this group, which featured no first-team starters. The 2018 undrafted free agent finished with an 83.3 PFF grade and multiple big-time blocks.
"Rookie tackle Stone Forsythe showed some promise with his performance in the run game. He earned a 73.9 grade in that facet."
"Edge defender Alton Robinson stood out in run defense. He posted an 88.4 grade in that facet, the best among edge defenders. And Darrell Taylor shined against the pass, blowing up a couple of plays in coverage for passing stops and also winning 25% of his pass-rush reps."
Social Post Of The Day
Quandre Diggs gave back to his high school in Texas with a donation of 400 backpacks with school supplies ahead of the new school year:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle answered your questions in his latest Seahawks Mailbag.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times with a 53-man roster projection following the first preseason game.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic with the risers and fallers after the Seahawks' preseason game against the Raiders.
John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle broke down the Seahawks after their preseason opener.
A number of Seahawks Legends, Pro Football Hall of Famers and Seattle stars attended the charity golf tournament in Snoqualmie.