Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, June 25 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
DL Coach Clint Hurtt Joins 'Seahawks Man 2 Man' Podcast
Following a three-year letterman stint at the University of Miami, Clint Hurtt's football career came to an end due to injury prior to the 2001 season. He's been coaching ever since.
Hurtt spent 13 seasons coaching in the collegiate ranks before joining the Chicago Bears in 2014. That year, under Hurtt's tutelage, then-Bears defensive end Willie Young tallied a career high 10.0 sacks after just six in his previous four seasons combined. Hurtt now heads into his fifth season as the Seahawks' defensive line coach and assistant head coach.
Earlier this week, Hurtt joined Michael-Shawn Dugar and Christopher Kidd on the 'Seahawks Man 2 Man' podcast, detailing his transition from player to coach, what makes a player like Poona Ford so special, what fans can expect out of newly-signed DE Kerry Hyder Jr., and much more. You can watch and listen to the full podcast on YouTube here — some highlights are below:
On his journey to becoming a coach:
"Right when everything was over with for me, I wasn't sure which direction I wanted to go … But I always loved the game. I waited for a couple of weeks, and all my coaches — Butch Davis, Larry Coker, guys that I was with at that time at Miami — all said, 'You would do a hell of a job as a coach, you really need to put some thought into it.' So I came back [to Miami] and started off in the weight room, there were no positions on the staff initially .. And at that time Vince Wilfork was a true freshman. So I got a chance to work with Big V, teach him my way, teach him my system. And it kind of just took off from there, the rest of it was history."
On what to expect out of Kerry Hyder Jr. this season:
"You can tell he's a very smart player and an outstanding fundamental football player. And plays really, really hard. And that's what he's shown since he's been here, starting off in the Zoom meetings — highly engaged, focused and locked in. Once they learn it, the really good ones, they always start to look for, 'Okay, where can I make my plays in this defense and this system?' They always think ahead of the curve. Kerry brings that. Highly intellectual guy, really smart."
On what makes Poona Ford a special player:
"So humble. He's quiet, he's a man of few words, but he's so, so humble. When he does say something to you, you know it's coming from the heart. Great teammate, very caring about others, wanting to help them get better. Sometimes players can have a bad work day — whether something's going on at home or whatever the case may be, bad mood, get a little cranky, a little snippy, or they have a bad practice and whatnot. He is like the model of consistency. You know exactly what you're getting every single day."
Russell Wilson Launches '3Brand' Clothing Line
On Thursday, Russell Wilson launched 3Brand, a new signature clothing line made specifically for children. Wilson, his wife Ciara, and their kids Future, Sienna and Win modeled some of the new gear at a star-studded launch event at the Rookie USA Flagship store in New York City.
3% of proceeds from the brand's sales benefit Wilson's Why Not You Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering youth through education.
"The number 3 has always been a significant number in my life," Wilson told For(bes) The Culture. "I learned from my mom and dad that it's important to give back. With Ciara, that was an important lesson we wanted to teach our kids and make sure it's part of everything we do … Kids will have a rewarding experience knowing that with their purchase they're giving back to the community."
Social Post Of The Day
Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf connect for another score … this time on the basketball court:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle on the prospect of the Seahawks wearing throwback jerseys with the NFL's approval of a second helmet for teams starting in 2022.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle answers your questions in the latest Seahawks mailbag.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports on Pete Carroll's excitement about the Seahawks' revamped trio of tight ends.
Nick Lee of Sports Illustrated makes 10 over/under predictions for the Seahawks' 2021 season.
Take a look back at Seahawks Legends wearing the royal blue, green, white and silver combination the team wore from its inception until a redesign in 2002. NFL.com has reported that teams will be able to wear two different helmets during the same season beginning in 2022, opening the door for a potential return of the throwback helmets. Read more: https://shwks.com/ytnuma