Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Wednesday, November 9 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Graham, Wright and Thomas Make Benoit's Midseason Awards
NFL writer Andy Benoit selected three Seahawks players for his 2016 midseason awards on The MMQB.com: tight end Jimmy Graham, linebacker K.J. Wright and safety Earl Thomas.
Here's why Benoit selected Wright as an interior linebacker next to Carolina's Luke Kuechly:
*There might not be a sounder all-around 'backer in football. Wright is very good in man coverage up on the line of scrimmage, picking up (and at times carrying) receivers in zone coverage, defending the run inside and outside and, as of late, blitzing. *
And here's why he selected Thomas as a safety next to Minnesota's Harrison Smith:
*He's been much more than just a centerfielder in 2016 (though he remains the NFL's smartest and rangiest there). He's a critical component in the increased snaps of man coverage that Seattle is playing on crucial third downs, both as a pure matchup guy and as a robber over the middle. *
Benoit was brief on why he selected Graham, but said the veteran is reestablishing himself as a versatile threat in the passing game, an element that made him so dominant in New Orleans.
You can read Benoit's full list of players here.
NFL Pro Bowl Voting Is Underway
Voting for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl has begun. Make sure to help send your favorite Seahawks to Orlando by casting your votes here.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Bills linebacker Jerry Hughes, who posted this photo with fellow TCU alums Trevone Boykin and Joey Hunt on his Twitter account this morning.
More From Around The Web
Digital media reporter John Boyle answered Twitter questions about Thomas Rawls, Richard Sherman, his moustache (yes) and more.
Bobby Wagner has been on a tackling tear.
Rookie running back C.J. Prosise saw his playing time increase for the second consecutive week.
The latest news surrounding the Seahawks' division rivals in the NFC West.
Doug Baldwin made Pro Football Focus' midseason All-Pro team as a slot wide receiver.
The Seattle Times takes a look at the Seahawks' upcoming opponent, the New England Patriots.
Five players are trending up in John Clayton's Seahawks stock report.
And lastly, ESPN's Mike Reiss provides six key Patriots players to watch next Sunday.