Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Aug. 12 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Richard Sherman Looks Ahead To Preseason Opener
Seattle's first preseason game of the year takes place this Friday at CenturyLink Field against the Denver Broncos. The exhibition kicks off at 7 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on Q13 FOX and NFL Network.
Ahead of this week's tilt, All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman took time to update Seahawks fans on the team's progress at training camp and offered his thoughts heading into Friday's matchup with the Broncos. Here's what Sherman had to say in a post on his personal website, RichardSherman25.com:
*The first week of preseason is here. We've been hard at work, both on and off the field. Training camp gave us a little taste of being back on the field and I have to say, we are as ready as ever to get out there in full swing and start making plays. Our first preseason matchup is against the Broncos, which will be a great opportunity to test some of the stuff we've been working on. It will also be a great opportunity for these rookies to prove themselves. It is a preseason game, but mentally I try to treat it like a regular season game so I can be in a groove by the time the first game comes around. From preparation to my pregame routine, it's all important. My focus has been on the Broncos' wide receivers, handling the run game, and familiarizing myself with some of the new faces on offense. *
The Broncos have talent, no doubt about it. Where do you begin, Peyton is one of the best when it comes to pregame preparation and getting his guys on the same page. I'm sure he'll get Demaryius going right away. Demaryius is a great receiver and can make a huge play at any time. This will be a great test in preparation for our season opener.
Denver has a handful of weapons. Emmanuel Sanders is coming off an impressive 2014 season. This guy proved that he's one of the quickest receivers in the league, having the ability to break away at any time. The Broncos also picked up a seasoned veteran in Owen Daniels, who can do a number on you at the tight end position. Their ground game is nothing to take lightly either. With all of these passing weapons, can't forget about their ability to run the ball. Our defense is geared up and ready to take these threats head on.
I'm excited to get things going this week in Seattle, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of you 12s out there on Friday!
Tweet Of The Day
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights the play of former Huskies wideout Kasen Williams and shares a few observations from Day 10 of training camp. Boyle also catches up with rookie defensive end Obum Gwacham, who coach Pete Carroll has called one of the "hardest working guys" in training camp.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is one of four players featured on regional covers of this week's Sports Illustrated.
Former Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux joined Seahawks.com's 'The Daily Stretch' podcast to share training camp impressions of tight end Jimmy Graham, coach Pete Carroll, and the new-look 'Legion of Boom' secondary.
Sea Gal Mhkeeba will be dancing with her Jr. Sea Gals daughter at halftime of Friday night's preseason game against the Denver Broncos.
Here's 12 songs we overheard playing at Day 10 of training camp.
USAA and the Seahawks hosted over 100 personnel from Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, U.S. Coast Guard Thirteenth District and Joint Base Lewis-McChord at Day 10 of Seahawks Training Camp presented by Bing.
Jason La Canfora at CBSSports.com has his report from Seahawks camp, writing about how much Jimmy Graham has impacted the offense.
Rob Rang at SeahawkFootball.com calls out a few young players who are seizing the spotlight at Seahawks camp.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times outlines how the Seahawks secondary will look this Friday without strong safety Kam Chancellor and free safety Earl Thomas. Condotta also writes about what fans can expect from running back Marshawn Lynch moving forward.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says rookie defensive end Frank Clark had his best day of practice yesterday.
Adam Lewis at SeattlePI.com updates on B.J. Daniels' transition from quarterback to wide receiver.
And Andy Benoit at TheMMQB.com says the St. Louis Rams will unseat the Seahawks as the top defense in football this year.
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