Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Sept. 16 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Where Does Seattle's Defensive Front Rank?
NFL.com's Chris Wesseling has put together his ranks of the League's Top 10 defensive fronts following the first weekend of football and the Seahawks' defensive front of linemen Michael Bennett, Brandon Mebane, Ahtyba Rubin, and Cliff Avril coupled with linebackers Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, and K.J. Wright comes in at No. 7 on Wesseling's list.
Wesseling writes, "The 'Legion of Boom' understandably steals the spotlight, but it was Bennett who kept Patriots coaches up at night during Super Bowl week. The defensive line is also bolstered by rotational tackle Jordan Hill and rookie second-round pick Frank Clark, both of whom have the talent to terrorize opposing quarterbacks. Wagner rivals Luke Kuechly and NaVorro Bowman as the NFL's top inside/middle linebackers."
The St. Louis Rams defensive front, a unit that collected six sacks of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson this past weekend, comes in at No. 1 on NFL.com's ranks.
Brock Huard's "Chalk Talk"
Former Seahawks and University of Washington quarterback Brock Huard, now a host on 710 ESPN Seattle, breaks down Seattle's final offensive play call from this past weekend's 34-31 overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams that saw running back Marshawn Lynch get stuffed for a loss on 4th-and-1. Huard analyzes what went wrong with the play in the video embedded above.
Thomas Rawls & Rod Smith Play60 in Tacoma
Thomas Rawls and Rod Smith took part in the team's first Play60 Tuesday event of the year yesterday at Tacoma's Midland Elementary. The visit was a surprise to the school's 550 students and it featured the Seahawks running backs talking to the youth assembled about the importance of staying active and eating healthy and also saw Rawls and Smith participate in a few physical activities with the students. If you're interested in bringing a Play60 Tuesday event to your school, click here for more information.
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Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share the amount of money recently raised by the team, Albertsons, Safeway, and KCPQ for Washington wildfire relief.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle says the Seahawks remain confident in their ability to bounce back from a tough loss against the Rams, a process that starts today with a "Competition Wednesday" practice in preparation for Sunday night's game against the Packers in Green Bay. Boyle also wishes a happy birthday to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.
I recount what went down around the rest of the NFC West to open Week 1 of the regular season.
Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams, an avid photographer, snapped tight end Jimmy Graham, a certified pilot, navigating the Seattle skies on a recent players day off.
Rob Rang at Scout.com takes his first look at the Seahawks' Week 2 opponent.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times says it was likely game circumstance that accounted for Russell Wilson throwing a career-high 41 passes this past Sunday against the Rams.
And Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com says the Seahawks could be looking to use cornerback Richard Sherman in many spots.
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