Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Wednesday, September 20 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
B/R Picks Every NFL Team's "Early Hidden Gem"
Bleacher Report's NFL1000 scouting project took a look around the league and picked the upcoming franchise cornerstones for every NFL team. As described by writer Doug Farrar, some of these players were overlooked in college, some found new schemes to fit and others developed gradually over time.
For the Seahawks, the NFL1000 team picked Seahawks rookie Shaquill Griffin as an early hidden gem in Seattle's defense. They believe Griffin is a strong fourth piece to the Seahawks' Legion of Boom and has shown a lot of promise after the preseason and through the first two regular season games of his career:
*Griffin certainly fits the profile. Seattle likes its cornerbacks big and aggressive, and Griffin stands at 6'0" and 194 pounds. He was known in college as a player who was unafraid to press receivers at the line, and he's continued that in the NFL. *
*Through two regular-season games, Griffin has allowed seven receptions on 10 targets for 74 yards, no touchdowns and an opponent passer rating of 84.2. He got a little lost against the Packers in Week 1 when they tested him with quick-breaking comeback routes, but he adjusted and has been a high-quality player ever since. *
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant, who shared this video of him doing some work on a stationary bike this morning:
USA Football Parents Clinic
The Seahawks are inviting 12s to attend their free USA Football Parents Clinic this Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. The clinic is designed to keep parents informed about hydration, concussion recognition and more for their kids. You can register online here.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks owner Paul Allen was honored in Forbes' 100 greatest living minds list.
Here's the latest news around the NFC West division.
The Seahawks signed defensive tackle Garrison Smith from the practice squad yesterday.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times provided an overview of the Tennessee Titans, the Seahawks' Week 3 opponent.
Dave Wyman of 710 ESPN Seattle looked at how Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner picked off quarterback Brian Hoyer this past Sunday.
Finally, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com looked at the impact defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson is having despite not having any sacks.
Team photographer Rod Mar shares exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the Seahawks' 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers during Week 2 at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.