Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, June 22 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Seattle's "Defensive Triplets" Best in NFL
Last week, Bill Barnwell at ESPN.com ranked the best offensive triplets of each NFL team from 1-32, and the Seahawks combination of quarterback Russell Wilson, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, and running back Thomas Rawls came in at No. 23. Barnwell is back at it again today, this time taking a look at the defensive side of the football, where the Seattle trio of cornerback Richard Sherman, free safety Earl Thomas, and defensive end Michael Bennett ranks at No. 1 on his list.
Here's what Barnwell had to say about the Seahawks' "best three-man group" of defensive players heading into the 2016 season, a unit he put ahead of the Super Bowl 50 champion Denver Broncos' combination of Von Miller, Demarcus Ware, and Chris Harris Jr., who rank No. 2:
As good as the Broncos are, though, there just isn't any team competing with the Seahawks. Seattle has two future Hall of Fame defenders in the prime of their respective careers. Sherman was overshadowed by [Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh] Norman last season, but there's a reason Seattle posted the NFL's best DVOA against No. 1 wideouts last year while simultaneously holding them to a league-low 46.8 yards per game. Sherman can shut them down on his side, allowing the Seahawks to devote extra attention to taking away the receivers on the opposite side of the field. Thomas' brilliance is almost routine at this point, and he's the best safety in football by a staggering amount. And then, merely in the category of great players, there's the unblockable Bennett. He had 30 quarterback knockdowns last year. I could just as easily swap out Bennett for Bobby Wagner, who is one of the five best middle linebackers in football. If the Broncos had the 27-year-old Ware instead of the 33-year-old version, they might be able to leap past the Seahawks. As is, though, no team can stand up to Seattle's trio of superstars.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Sunday Night Football, which shares a short clip of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on set of the SNF open shoot held Tuesday in Los Angeles. Wilson was joined by Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, and other top players from around the NFL.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle previews what's in store for quarterback Russell Wilson this season.
Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com shares his latest 53-man roster projection for the Seahawks.
John Clayton at 710Sports.com offers a few thoughts on the construction of the Seahawks' 53-man roster, saying eight or nine of the team's 10 draft picks should make the team.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com has some fun wondering which Seahawks players would be the best and worst partners in a survival situation.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times thinks the Seahawks are emphasizing pursuit this offseason in an effort to improve their turnover numbers.
Mike Renner at ProFootballFocus.com highlights the underrated play of Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.
msn.com identifies the best current NFL players by state, and four Seahawks make the cut.
With players out until training camp begins in late July, take a look back at the best photos to come from the Seahawks 2016 offseason workout program.