Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Sept. 15 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
David Carr Moves Russell Wilson Up In Offensive Player Rankings
Praise for Russell Wilson continues to circulate the internet after his standout performance against the Colts. On Monday, it was Peter King naming him as an Offensive Player of the Week. Yesterday it was former NFL quarterback and current NFL.com analyst David Carr, who listed Wilson at No. 2 in his weekly offensive player rankings.
Wilson was nearly flawless in Week 1, completing 18 of 23 passes for 254 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Carr took notice, as he only placed Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ahead of Wilson in his rankings.
Here's what Carr wrote about the Seahawks QB:
"Back in June, Wilson gave 'The News Tribune' some insight about new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's system: 'It's super complex. We are going to be able to move people around. We are going to do everything that we want to.' I saw just that in Week 1. Wilson finally has an offensive system worthy of his ability. We can slot Russ at the center of the MVP conversation, based on what I saw against the Colts."
Seahawks Hold Neighborhood Takeover On Tuesday
The Seahawks spent Tuesday in the community ahead of Sunday's home opener at Lumen Field. The Neighborhood Takeover was held as part of "Welcome Home 12s" week, which continues with Blue Friday, Blue Friday Happy Hour and the home opener concert by Macklemore and Ayron Jones.
Welcome Home 12s
From September 12 - 19 we're building the noise with a series of events to welcome the 12s back to Lumen Field! Bring back the jerseys, bring back the noise, and bring back Seahawks gameday!
To begin the Neighborhood Takeover, the Seahawks' staff assembled 200 care packages and delivered them to Allen Family Center. Care packages included a variety of Seahawks-themed items, including tote bags, beanies, water bottles, socks and yearbooks. Safeway also donated can openers, masks, granola bars, trail mix, grocery and gas gift cards and first aid items, among other things.
The Neighborhood Takeover continued into the afternoon when Blitz and Gee Scott visited local restaurants around Lumen Field and delivered Seahawks schedule posters. The Seahawks also paid $500 to each restaurant to pay for however many customers that covered. Blitz and Gee Scott visited Tai Tung, Salumi and Pioneer Square D&E. Head over to the Seahawks' Instagram stories for a look at the food.
The Seahawks headed out to the community for a special one-day take-over of the neighborhoods surrounding Lumen Field, buying lunches for customers at local restaurants, delivering Seahawks posters and rally cards, and building care packages for the Allen Family Center.
Social Post Of The Day
Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown was an absolute beast in his return to the field on Sunday:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle answered your questions in his weekly Seahawks Mailbag.
Also at Seahawks.com, Scott Engel has Week 2 fantasy football waiver targets, lineup tips and more.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times with three things to know about the Tennessee Titans, who visit Seattle in Week 2.
Dave Wyman of 710 ESPN Seattle broke down why Tyler Lockett’s 69-yard touchdown reception was so impressive.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated on the Seahawks’ plan to mix and match Marquise Blair and Ugo Amadi.
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from the Seattle Seahawks' 28-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 12, 2021. Eye on the Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.