Wednesday Round-Up: Kris Richard Among NFL's Top 10 Defensive Coordinators

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, June 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Kris Richard Among NFL's Top DC's

Bucky Brooks at NFL.com identifies who he considers to be the Top 10 defensive coordinators in the NFL, and Seattle's first-year defensive coordinator Kris Richard makes Brooks' list at No. 10.

On Richard, Brooks writes, "The standout performance of the Seahawks' defense led to head-coaching jobs for the team's previous two defensive coordinators (Gus Bradley and Dan Quinn); Richard could be next in line after the football world gets a look at his defensive brilliance in 2015. The stars from the "Legion of Boom" routinely credit Richard for their collective success as the detailed teacher at the front of the room. Having served as the Seahawks' secondary coach for three seasons prior to being named defensive coordinator, Richard played an integral role in helping Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas become the premier players at their respective positions. His additional development of unheralded prospects like Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane speaks volumes about his teaching skills. Considering the impact the "LOB" had on the Seahawks' dominance over the past few years, expect Richard to keep the defense performing at a high level by leaning on the secondary to anchor the unit with exceptional play in the back end."

You can click here to read about out how Richard is adapting to his new role.

From The Princess Cruise

Photos from the first couple of days onboard Sailing with the 12s featuring players, Legends, Blitz, and the Sea Gals.

The Princess Cruise's "Sail with the 12s" departed this past Sunday from Seattle's Pier 91, embarking on a seven-night Seahawks-themed voyage to Alaska.

Several Seattle players, including defensive end Greg Scruggs, tight end Cooper Helfet, right tackle Justin Britt, as well as former Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn, former safety Jordan Babineaux, and former guard Edwin Bailey, joined roughly 3,000 fans aboard the Crown Princess, which will make stops in Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Ketchikan, and Victoria B.C.

We showed you a few photos from their journey on Tuesday, but even more photos are embedded for you above.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's 'Tweet of the Day' comes from Seahawks fan 'BJ' (@18beeejay), who sent us this impressive photo this past Friday night.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, I provide a health update on three key players from around the NFC West.

Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews and defensive lineman Jimmy Staten will join the club on the '12 Tour' through Central Washington this Thursday through Sunday.

The helmet Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wore in this past January's NFC Championship win against the Green Bay Packers is up for sale on the team's auction website.

The Seahawks hosted the Gatorade Junior Training Camp at the Renton Community Center Tuesday, which included a clinc on many football fundamentals that focused on self-improvement and motivational life-skills.

Doug Farrar at SI.com explains why he would rather have Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham over New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski moving forward.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times has a position-by-position look at the Seahawks offense.

Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com recaps a recent radio segment with Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.

And the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLIX matchup with the New England Patriots is up for 'Best Game' at the 2015 ESPYS. You can check out all of the award categories and nominees right here.

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