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12 Questions From the 12s For Offensive Tackle Duane Brown

We asked fans what they wanted to know about Duane Brown. See some of his responses below to get to know the Seahawks offensive tackle a little better.

We asked fans what they wanted to know about Duane Brown. See some of his responses below to get to know the Seahawks offensive tackle a little better.


Duane:"A very different environment.  I think that the atmosphere that Coach Carroll has created here is a lot of fun.  It's a lot of work, very high expectations with all the success that this organization has accomplished. It's the little things like shooting basketballs before meetings and the theme day schedule that they have. It's a lot of fun."


Duane:"I have to go with Frank.  He's my teammate now.  Both of those guys are tremendous athletes.  Both create different challenges.  Frank has really evolved into one of the premiere edge defenders in the league and I think the sky is the limit for him."


Duane: "My wife and I went to the Underground Tour in downtown Seattle.  That was pretty cool being able to see the history here and how the city built itself back up after the fire.  I think it's really cool when cities have that kind of reminder of where it came from, so that was a pretty cool deal."


Duane:"I haven't been to many places out here yet. Places we really like are Brooklyn's. That was really good. We also go to Metropolitan Grill a lot. That is the hot spot here."


Duane:"The energy. The energy is second to none. Extremely loud. The fans are so enthusiastic."


Duane:"Just seeing myself in a different jersey and a different helmet.  I had been on the same team for nine years, going on 10, so coming out and seeing myself in a different logo and different colors, I think that was the biggest surprise.  But it was awesome."


Duane:"Similar players.  Both very dynamic quarterbacks.  Blocking for Deshaun, I don't know, I only blocked for him once in a game.  But blocking for Russ has been incredible.  He is a great playmaker.  You are trying to figure out where he is going to be sometimes. He comes out of there and he makes some huge plays for us, so it's been great."


Duane:"Most of us are quiet, pretty reserved, very hard workers…I think those traits are some that we all have, some way or another, somehow.   It helps because you have to play the background a lot and just do your job, work extremely hard.  Life of a lineman is extremely hard because the defenses are so good.  We really like to glorify other people, so that is good for the team."


Duane: "It's definitely as loud as people think it is.  The only way you can negate it is to make the game out of hand and get up on us but that doesn't happen.  It doesn't happen very often, from what I have seen.  Even then, I think the crowd is also into it, all the way down to the fourth quarter, it's a constant energy so that is just something that other teams are going to have to deal with."


Duane:"I haven't been known as a highly penalized player in my career so just trying to bring that to the team as much as possible. Trying to give guys as many tips as I have learned or have been taught throughout my career on how to avoid penalties and how to sharpen your focus.  So I think I can."


Duane:"I don't want to put a number on how many years I'm going to play but I definitely plan on finishing my career here."


Duane:"It was surreal. Playing here for the Texans first gave me a glimpse of what to expect, just extremely loud when I was on the field and when I came here as a Seahawk, in the back of my mind, I was excited to have that same energy directed toward me.  This time with me, not at me.  It was a very loud environment and a great place to play." 

Take a look back at some of the best photos of Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown, the newest member of the Seattle Seahawks following the team's trade with the Houston Texans.

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