Happy Blue Friday, 12s! Here's a look at what's out there today, October 15, about your Seattle Seahawks.
Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager Confident Geno Smith Will Shine On Sunday Night
NFL Network's Good Morning Football crew had been high on Russell Wilson this season prior to the finger injury he suffered last Thursday. Peter Schrager chose Wilson as his player to shine in Week 3 against the Vikings, and co-host Kay Adams made the same choice the following week for the Seahawks' game against the 49ers. Before the season, Schrager even chose Wilson with his prediction for MVP, and opined on how "ridiculous" it was that Wilson landed outside of the top 10 in the league's annual Top 100 Players rankings.
With Wilson sidelined for the time being, though, Schrager is putting his faith in the Seahawks' next man up. On Friday's episode of GMFB, Schrager explained why he thinks quarterback Geno Smith has the tools to carry the Seahawks to a road win against the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
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"He's been a solid backup quarterback, a solid guy in that locker room, and has now become a bit of a cult hero in that Seattle market," Schrager said. "Because of, not only his quotes in the locker room, but also his overall enthusiasm and how much he loves being a Seahawks player. I can tell you guys, this player is beloved in that building. Beloved."
Smith led the Seahawks on two scoring drives in relief of Russell Wilson in Week 5 against the Rams before throwing an interception on a route where Tyler Lockett tripped and fell down, effectively ending the Hawks' comeback bid. Still, players and coaches raved about Smith's command of the offense and readiness to come off the bench and lead the team.
"Geno Smith is starting for the first time since Week 13, 2017, and I'm here for Geno Smith," Schrager said. "Go have a day, Geno." Click here to watch the full video and see who else the GMFB expects to shine in Week 6.
Ninth Grader DJ Kelly-Goodman Named Delta Community Captain
Junior Achievement of Washington alum DJ is an outstanding ninth grader at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy and the newest Delta Community Captain. He was nominated by the Atlantic Street Staff and a Junior Achievement volunteer who were impressed by his level of engagement during the Summer Academy, where he learned about financial literacy and career exploration through Junior Achievement's programs. As the Delta Community Captain, DJ was thrilled to serve as the facilitator for a Junior Achievement of Washington panel with Delta and Seahawks employees, discussing career opportunities, life lessons, and leadership.
The Delta Community Captains program is designed to recognize local individuals or organizations in the greater Seattle area that are making a difference in the community. Click here to learn more and read about our past Community Captains.
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More From Around The Web
Also at Seahawks.com, listen to “The Huddle” podcast with Jake Heaps, Stacy Rost and Dave Wyman.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times on what to watch for in our Week 6 matchup with the Steelers.
The rest of the Seattle Times sports crew make their predictions for the game.
Matty F. Brown of Sport Illustrated looks at the Seahawks’ screen game under Shane Waldron.
The Seahawks and the Steelers will meet this Sunday in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in Week 6 of the 2021 season. Take a look back at photos from the past games between the two teams.