Good afternoon, 12s. Here’s a look at what’s out there today – Wednesday, August 16 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer Gives His Thoughts On The 2023 Seahawks
After the 2022 season, going 9-8 and earning a Wild Card berth, expectations are high for this year’s Seahawks.
Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated recently visited Seahawks camp to talk with Pete Carroll and several players, and came away impressed with this year’s team. In the article, Carroll expresses his excitement to wake up every day to coach this team.
“This is as much fun as I can ever remember having,” he says. “Every morning I can’t wait to get going—every day. It’s these guys and the way they are and the future that’s there for us, and it’s the chance of making it. Whatever that brings, I don’t know, but it’s a frickin’ blast right now. I can’t wait to see what happens the next day, see if we can stir them up again, get them riled up again, get them more juiced up. Defense kicked ass two days ago out here, and offense bounced back a little bit today …
“It’s the challenge to discover who you are and what you’re all about and how far you can take it that just makes your heart pump. Looking forward to it every day.”
As the article notes, Seahawks rookies played a combined 4,838 snaps last season, which was second in the league behind the Texans. The Seahawks added 10 more players in this year’s draft who they hope will also have a big impact as rookies.
With rookies and second-year players taking on big roles, it’s helpful to have veteran voices in the locker room. Wagner, who was part of the Legion of Boom, is one of those voices.
“I was that young guy, so I’m kind of looking at it through a different lens,” says Wagner, who arrived as a second-rounder in 2012. “A lot of people try to compare, but they’ve been trying to replace that group since 2012. There was a group that came in that had potential in 2015, and they labeled them Legion of Boom 2.0. They didn’t amount to that. For me, I don’t try to put that pressure on the young guys that they have to live up to that.
“It’s just, be themselves. Obviously, the draft class last year did a really good job and hopefully this draft class is the same. We added some good pieces around them. That’s all we can hope for.”
You can find the full article on Sports Illustrated.