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Russell Wilson and Seahawks offense start training in Southern California
A couple of videos have surfaced on Russell Wilson's Instagram account that show the Seahawks' third-year quarterback working out with several of his offensive teammates at The Yard Training Center in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
After scouring the social media landscape, Wilson looks to be joined by fellow quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and B.J. Daniels, tight ends Zach Miller, Luke Willson, Anthony McCoy, Travis Beckum, and Cooper Helfet, wide receivers Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Bryan Walters, Ricardo Lockette, Phil Bates, Taylor Price, Arceto Clark, and Chris Matthews, as well as running backs Robert Turbin and Spencer Ware. Wilson mentioned he and the Seahawks offense were bound for the California coast during a brief meeting with the press last week at Safeco Field, just before Wilson and his Super Bowl XLVIII champion teammates were honored in a special pregame ceremony by the Seattle Mariners.
"Obviously, the goal is to do it again," Wilson said of the Seahawks' Super Bowl intentions. "We're not satisfied with what we've done. We've got a great football team again next year and we're looking forward to it. All of the offensive guys, we head down to California here soon, really starting this weekend to do the same thing we did last year. The journey starts there and we keep going.
"I think the biggest thing is we want to win another world championship, another Super Bowl, and you've got to do it one day at a time. Same thing - championship offseason and a championship mindset, and if we go in there with the right mentality, we can do it. We believe, that's for sure."
Organized by Wilson, the Seahawks spent time together in Hermosa Beach prior to the start of last year's Offseason Program at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. The team's initial trip south went better than Wilson had anticipated.
"Hermosa Beach exceeded my expectations," Wilson told SI.com in January. "I already knew I had great teammates, but the time in California allowed us to bond away from the distractions of everyday life. No cameras, no coaches, no pressure. Just a bunch of teammates accountable to each other and no one else. ... We went there as teammates, we came back as fraternity brothers."
It's evident Wilson is hoping he and his teammates can restore, reinforce, and build upon that bond formed prior to a season that saw the club hoist its first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. If Wilson's touchdown toss to Kearse in the video below is any indication, they're well on their way.