Cyber surfing: Tuesday

Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, Jan. 10:

Free safety Earl Thomas and strong safety Kam Chancellor get some All-Pro love from John Clayton at and Peter King at Clayton on Thomas: “In his second year, Thomas’ range and leadership helped turn a young secondary into one of the best in football.”

Here at, we begin a three-part series by checking in with the offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators to see what they liked about the 2011 season and what they’re looking to improve on for the 2012 season. First up, the offense and Darrell Bevell: “While the Seahawks’ offense during the 2011 season was a work in progress, it also was a unit striving to make progress. And after an oh-so-slow start, the Seahawks did finish with a flourish – including rushing for 100-plus yards in eight of their final nine games, capped by a season-high 178-yard performance in the season finale against the Cardinals in Arizona; and putting up 30-plus points in three consecutive games during that same stretch, with more than just a little help from the defense (three TDs) and special teams (one TD). ‘The thing I liked the most was just our progress,’ offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. ‘Our progress in terms of getting to the identity that we set out to get to at the beginning. It took us a little minute to get there, because we struggled early running it.’ ”

Rob Rang of the Sports Xchange has updated his mock draft at and has the Seahawks selecting a different defensive end from his previous mock: “Nick Perry, DE, Southern California: Having captured a full third of Seattle’s 33 sacks in 2011, Chris Clemons has quietly emerged as one of the NFL’s most productive pass rushers. His statistics are inflated due to the matchups presented by Seattle’s LEO position, a hybrid pass-rushing role. Carroll recruited Perry to Southern Cal three years ago to fill precisely this role. The 6-3, 255-pound Perry led the Pac-12 with 9.5 sacks as a junior and may be just scratching the surface of his potential. Whether serving as a complement to Clemons or as his eventual replacement, Perry’s speed and pass rushing potential will be highly valued come draft day.”

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