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Friday Round-Up: Gerald Everett Excited About Opportunities For Seahawks' New-Look Offense

The new Seahawks tight end joined 710 ESPN’s “Danny & Gallant” Show to talk about his familiarity with Shane Waldron’s offense, how he’s adjusting to his new team, and more.


Happy Blue Friday, 12s! Here's a look at what's out there today, August 27, about your Seattle Seahawks.

Gerald Everett Joins 710 ESPN's "Danny & Gallant"

After spending the previous four years together with the Los Angeles Rams, new Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and tight end Gerald Everett are poised to be two key figures in the Seahawks offensive attack in 2021. Waldron served as the Rams' tight ends coach in 2017 before becoming the team's passing game coordinator from 2018 through 2020. 

Everett's production increased each year under Waldron, culminating in career highs of 41 catches and 417 yards while playing 57% of the Rams' offensive snaps in 2020. And so far, the early returns from training camp and preseason suggest that the rapport between he and Russell Wilson will translate to a potent offensive connection in 2021.

This week, Everett joined the "Danny & Gallant" show on 710 ESPN to discuss being able to work with Shane Waldron again, playing with Will Dissly, and some of the possibilities for the offense this season. Click here to listen to the full episode, and check out some of the highlights below:

On his familiarity with Shane Waldron's offense:

"This offense really was something to grasp [during] my first couple years in the league. But having a couple years under my belt, understanding it, it's kind of become simplistic for me. Just trying to break down different segments of it, understanding that I can be anywhere on the field. It didn't really give me a head start, it just gave me a little more time to understand it. So coming to Seattle and being able to implement it with Shane, it's been really beneficial."

On the potential for the offense to run more two-tight end sets:

"It can create a lot of opportunities, being that we have an abundance of things we can do within the structure of the offense. Having guys like DK and Tyler on the outside and a running back like Chris Carson, among others, definitely helps as well. Will [Dissly] and I definitely are going to try and add in to that and make this thing come back full circle."

What he's learned about Will Dissly that has surprised him:

"Uncle Will is exceptional in the run game. He's definitely a good hands catcher. Getting to work with him and seeing how he works up close, in person and in the meeting room — I definitely understand why he's had success in the passing game and why he's been in the league and been a contributor for the Seahawks year after year … Will can do it all, for sure. And we're definitely going to complement each other and bring another factor into the offense that hasn't been seen in years."

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