Okay, it’s almost here. Roughly 24 hours from now the Seahawks will take the field for the first time this season in quest of a repeat Super Bowl title.
We’ll be there, and we surely won’t be alone as the Seahawks will likely draw as much media attention as any team in the NFL this preseason.
A reminder that we’ll have a live chat today at 1:30 p.m. to preview the beginning of camp.
For now, a few links. …
— The most interesting today may be this from FootballOutsiders via ESPN, rating the teams with the most talent under age 25. Seattle, somewhat surprisingly, comes in last, with this explanation:
“Attention, Seattle fans. Your team just won the Super Bowl. You’re favored to repeat this year because your core players are in that 25-26 age range and hitting their primes. That includes Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Russell Okung, Bruce Irvin, Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin.
So don’t complain about ranking last here when your roster is filled with so much talent. The best of the youth is 24-year-old linebacker Bobby Wagner. Michael Bowie has the right tackle job for now, but second-round rookie Justin Britt will challenge him. Otherwise, the Seahawks are rolling with slightly older guys in their prime or veteran players.
Jermaine Kearse made some big plays last season, and he’ll be joined in this underrated receiving corps by rookie Paul Richardson. Marshawn Lynch is still running strong, but Robert Turbin and Christine Michael are waiting for their opportunity. Jeremy Lane will step up as the third cornerback, if only to stop Sherman from complaining about the Seahawks ranking 32nd here.”
Make of it what you will.
— MLB Bobby Wagner, however, came in ranked No. 20 on another ESPN list of the top 25 players under age 25, with this explanation:
“Alec Ogletree was another young NFC West linebacker under consideration here. He’s probably more dynamic than Wagner, but Wagner has been an important player on a Super Bowl-winning team with a great defense. He has done it more consistently to this point.”
— Nice story from the team’s official site on original Seahawk owner John Nordstrom finally getting a ring.
— More on BuildingtheTip.
— Former Seahawk Golden Tate starting the season in Detroit on the PUP list.
— Seahawks sports bar opening in Ephrata.