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Morning links: Engram to host celebrity softball event next week

Post by Eric Williams on June 3, 2009 at 10:37 am with No Comments »
June 3, 2009 10:37 am

Just another reminder that Bobby Engram will host his second annual celebrity softball game on June 13 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma on Saturday, June 13 beginning at noon.

For more information check out this link. Several current and former Seahawks will be on hand, including Nate Burleson, Deion Branch, Marcus Trufant, Deon Grant, Courtney Taylor, Seneca Wallace, Jordan Kent, Logan Payne and rookies Aaron Curry and Deon Butler.

Rookie running back Tyler Roehl reportedly suffered an ACL tear during a non-contact drill and will have surgery in Seattle that will force him to miss this season.

Walter Jones says through his twitter account that he was able to get into a football stance. That means the strength and mobility in Jones’ knee is continuing to progress, and hopefully he should be ready to go by training camp in late July.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated ranks the New England Patriots as the team of the decade with one year left. The Seattle Seahawks come in at a respectable 10th overall. Here’s an excerpt.

For the decade, the Seahawks own virtually identical results as that of their 1976 expansion brethren, the No. 9 Bucs. But that Super Bowl win for Tampa Bay is a heck of a tiebreaker over Seattle, which lost its only Super Bowl appearance, against Pittsburgh at mid-decade. I give the Seahawks kudos though for dominating a poor division, with five consecutive playoff trips and four NFC West titles in a row.

Walter Jones receives an honorable mention for his 2005 season in SI’s list of top players in the 2000s.

The NFL reportedly has approved practice jersey sponsorships. I’m interested to see if the Seahawks are pursing this.

Ex-Seahawks defensive coordinator John Marshall ranks 12th overall in the Sporting News list of top defensive coordinators.

Greg Knapp ranks 14th among the top offensive coordinators in the league.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports ranks Seattle’s combination of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (14), offensive tackle Walter Jones (8), defensive end Patrick Kerney (14) and cornerback Marcus Trufant (11) ninth overall among the league’s 32 teams. Prisco says in the modern-day era most teams have a four-pronged approach to building a foundation: Securing a top quarterback, a left tackle to protect him, a defensive end to rush the passer and a cornerback to defend the pass, as the NFL have evolved from a running league to a throwing league.

The Seahawks are left out of this ranking of top 10 fan bases in the league.

Pro Football Weekly polls its readers on who will be the best of this year’s rookie class in 10 years, and the result is San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree. Seattle’s Aaron Curry finishes second.

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