Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Wednesday, June 20 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Bucky Brooks Analyzes Seahawks' Offseason
Former NFL player and scout Bucky Brooks of NFL Network gave his insight about the Seahawks' offseason this week in his league-wide notebook.
Here's some of what Brooks had to say about the Seahawks' new look for 2018:
During a spectacular five-year run from 2012-16, the 'Hawks compiled a 56-23-1 record with five playoff appearances, three NFC West titles, a pair of NFC championships and a Super Bowl win. The team's sustained run behind a core of young, unheralded players still looking to carve out their spot in the NFL landscape allowed the 'Hawks to create a competitive environment where guys earned their playing time strictly through their performance on the field, regardless of draft pedigree. With the team's core built to succeed in an "alpha dog" environment, Seattle made it tough for the next generation of ballers to earn minutes as key role players.
"It's pretty plain to see, that when guys have established themselves for four or five or six years at a spot, and they've been really effective at what they do, it's hard to convince the next guy that he's going to take their spot," Carroll said in an interview with Albert Breer of The MMQB. "That's for sure. So when opportunities are more open, it does create, in the truest sense, the best connection to what the philosophy and the approach is all about.
As Breer details in his piece, Seattle has moved on from a number of core players this offseason to create opportunities for the next generation of 'Hawks. Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett were released and traded, respectively, to open up spots in the starting lineup. In addition, Cliff Avril wasn't retained after suffering a severe neck injury and Kam Chancellor might not return due to a serious injury of his own. And then there's Earl Thomas, who's sitting out offseason workouts looking for a new contract.
Long story short: The 2018 Seahawks will feature a number of new faces dotting the roster at key spots. Seattle has attempted to turn back the clock in rebuilding the roster.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson: