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Monday Round-Up: Bobby Wagner Talks Seahawks, NFC West Outlook And More On PFF Podcast

Bobby Wagner joined “The Cris Collinsworth Podcast” to discuss his career, playing in the Super Bowl and much more.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, July 26 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

Bobby Wagner Joins PFF's 'The Cris Collinsworth Podcast'

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner has long been a steadying force for Seattle's defense. Five straight First-Team All-Pros, seven straight Pro Bowls and nine straight seasons with 100 or more total tackles, the accolades are countless for the superstar linebacker.

As Wagner readies for his 10th training camp, he joined Pro Football Focus' "The Cris Collinsworth Podcast" for an exclusive interview. Wagner and Collinsworth discussed his career in Seattle, working with Pete Carroll and what it's like playing in the Super Bowl. They also talked about his Utah State days, how tough it is to play linebacker and previewed the 2021 NFC West.

You can watch the full podcast episode below, but here are some of the highlights:

On what sets Pete Carroll apart from other coaches:

"Great leader, great person. One of the most positive people I've ever met. … I think the thing that sets him apart is the consistency of it. Even if you came out and watched him at practice, watched him with us, watched him running around, jumping around, you'd think 'OK, he's going to do that one day and the next day he's going to chill.' But it's really every single day. Every single day he's the same way. I think that's why a lot of people respect him, because he is who he is, he knows who he is and he brings that out of himself. That's what he wants to get from his players and anybody who's around. He wants you to be the best version of yourself -- whatever that looks like. And he pushes for that. That makes everyone around him better."

On how the Seahawks dominated the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII:

"I just think we were more locked in, more focused. Obviously we were all in New York, so we ran into each other, and I could tell that we were more focused than they were. So when we came out there, we were ready to go. At that point we were so young, we didn't really look at it as the Super Bowl game, it was just another opportunity to go out and have fun and play. There was no pressure, we were all free."

On the NFC West competitiveness and 2021 outlook:

"I believe that we have the toughest division in football. I don't even know if it's possible, but I think all of us are worthy of making it to the playoffs. Our division is that good. A lot of the teams are going to be looking at us because we won the division last year and everybody stacked up. The Rams stacked up, Arizona added a lot of key pieces and the 49ers got a lot of people back. So it's going to be a tough division, but I still feel like we're favored, we're the ones to beat. I'm confident in our group and we're just going to have to prove it on the field."

Russell Wilson Hosts Teammates To Prepare For Camp

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is doing all he can to prepare the team for this season.

In the final days before Seahawks training camp begins, Wilson hosted a group of Seattle receivers, tight ends and running backs at his house. During the three-day "camp," as Wilson called it, the players went through route running drills, lifting and team bonding, among other things.

DK Metcalf, Will Dissly, Freddie Swain, DeeJay Dallas, Colby Parkinson, John Ursua, Cody Thompson and Aaron Fuller were among the players in attendance.

Seahawks training camp will begin on Tuesday as rookies and veterans report to the VMAC.

Here's the full highlights from Wilson's summer camp sessions:

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