Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Sept. 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Seahawks Have Nine of NFL's Top 100 Players
More than 70 NFL analysts, reporters, statisticians, former players and front office members from ESPN.com and its sister sites put their heads together to determine the 100 greatest players in the NFL heading into the 2015 season, and a League-high nine Seahawks made the cut - three more players than any other team.
Seattle's nine players? That would be cornerback Richard Sherman (No. 8), running back Marshawn Lynch (No. 14), free safety Earl Thomas (No. 15), tight end Jimmy Graham (No. 23), linebacker Bobby Wagner (No. 32), quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 33), strong safety Kam Chancellor (No. 36), defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 60), and left tackle Russell Okung (No. 91). Click here to see what the exercise had to say about each player.
With nine players in the Top 100, it's no wonder the Seahawks top NFL Insider Field Yates' ranks of the Top 5 rosters in the League. If you're curious, the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, and Indianapolis Colts round out Yates' ranks.
Seattle's Ceiling and Floor
With the third week of preseason play in the rear-view mirror, Elliot Harrison at NFL.com was assigned to predict the ceiling and floor records for each of the League's 32 teams. How well might a team perform if everything goes right during the regular season, and how far might a team fall if they stumble or succumb to significant injury early in the year?
Harrison passes along pretty favorable marks for the Seahawks in both scenarios, and you can see his explanation for each overall record below.
Ceiling: 15-1. OK, so I don't see Seattle -- or any other team -- going 16-0. And even though the Seahawks take a back seat to Green Bay in the Power Rankings, they have a shot to achieve a better record if -- if -- the Jimmy Graham trade goes better than anyone expects. And if the offensive line holds up. And if the secondary gets together again.
Floor: 10-6. Marshawn Lynch (29) begins showing his age. The O-line (sans Max Unger) plays to its talent level instead of the lofty ambitions of assistant coach Tom Cable. In this hypothetical, safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor are not ready/available at the start of the season. And Graham's debut campaign in the Pacific Northwest? Mediocreville.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share four more years recently added to the history section of our website, which you can find at history.seahawks.com.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps offensive line coach Tom Cable's thoughts on the progress of the No. 1 offensive line and highlights the play of Drew Nowak, who's in line to start at center after veteran Lemuel Jeanpierre was let go this past Monday.
Here's a few things we learned from Pete Carroll's media availability yesterday as his club readies to wrap up exhibition play.
Pete Carroll revealed a high-ankle sprain to running back Robert Turbin coincided with a visit with former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson.
Free safety Earl Thomas won't play this Thursday against the Oakland Raiders, but he participated in his first full practice of the year yesterday and is "ready to go" for the regular season opener.
Running back Marshawn Lynch recently helped sell some Skittles on a home shopping network.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com explains how the Seahawks moved past their Super Bowl XLIX loss with a Russell Wilson-led offseason trip to Hawaii.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times shares his 53-man roster projection for the Seahawks following Tuesday's NFL-wide deadline to trim rosters to 75 players. All teams must reduce rosters to 53 players by 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 5.
The Seattle Times introduces a new sports columnist, Matt Calkins, who details why he left his gig in sunny San Diego for the Pacific Northwest.
Pat Kirwan at CBSSports.com puts the Green Bay Packers at the top of his 2015 preseason power rankings, but labels the Seahawks - who sit at No. 2 - the team to beat this year.
And Raiders.com previews tomorrow's preseason finale with the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
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