Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Wednesday, December 14 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
NFL.com Features Seahawks GM John Schneider
This week on NFL.com, NFL Media columnist Mike Silver took a deep look into the rise of Seahawks general manager John Schneider, covering his connection with head coach Pete Carroll, how he landed his first job with the Green Bay Packers and much more.
In one area of the story, Silver details how Schneider investigated Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson prior to the 2012 NFL Draft after watching Wilson lead the Wisconsin Badgers to a victory over Michigan State in the 2011 Big Ten Championship game:
"After the game, my brother was just eating at a bar," Wilson recalls. "This guy -- 5-8, looks like he's a frat guy -- comes up to my brother and says, 'Hey, are you Harry Wilson? Russell Wilson's brother?' "
Says Schneider: "So I was able to buy his brother a beer and was able to talk to him like, 'Come on, man -- is this stuff legit?' I was grilling him."
A few months later, at the combine, Schneider had a frank conversation with the quarterback.
"He believes in himself so much," Schneider says. "His self-efficacy is off the charts. So I saw him and I just felt the need to tell him, 'Andrew Luck is going to be the first player drafted. You're not going to go where you should be drafted, and it's going to be based purely off your height.' I was just trying to keep it real with him. He gives me crud about it to this day, like it was a challenge or something."
*Wilson, not surprisingly, has a slightly modified recollection: "I remember the story different. He was like, 'Yeah, we've already got a quarterback, and it looks like we won't be taking one.' And there were a bunch of other coaches and GMs around at the time. And he kind of walked away and I was like, 'OK ... I'll make sure I see you later.' *
You can read Silver's full piece on Schneider here.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks tight end Brandon Williams, who shared the following words of wisdom:
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