Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, August 6 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Wilson: "Dissly's Been Real Impressive"
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson met with the media following Saturday's mock game at Virginia Mason Athletic Center and in addition to sharing his takeaways from the day's training camp scrimmage that saw him toss four touchdowns to four different receivers, the Seahawks signal caller labeled rookie tight end Will Dissly "one of the stars of camp" when asked for his thoughts about the team's fourth-round draft pick out of the University of Washington.
"Dissly’s been real impressive," Wilson said. "He’s been, in my opinion, one of the stars of camp. You know that you expected a guy who is going to work really, really hard and be a really good player, but he keeps showing up. I really, really like how he’s playing and I think that we all really are impressed by his professionalism. That comes from him playing at the University of Washington, him playing big-time football, playing for Chris Petersen coming over here, his knowledge of the game, his intelligence. Just the little things, how he transfers the ball, catching it and putting it away, and just how he moves. He visualizes the game really, really well (with) way more experience than any typical rookie and it’s exciting to see."
The Seahawks drafted Dissly because they thought he was the best blocking tight end in the draft, but as Wilson notes, Dissly has stood out in the passing game as well, justifying early comparisons coaches have drawn to former Seahawks tight end Zach Miller.
"We’re going to need him," Wilson added. "We’re going to need him to step up in a big way and I think it’s going to be cool to see Will Dissly do that.”
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Turf the dog, who's thoroughly enjoying Day 9 of Seahawks training camp.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares standout plays and performances from Saturday's mock game.
The Seahawks made a pair of roster moves ahead of Monday's practice.
Scott Engel at RotoExperts.com returns for his seventh season covering fantasy football at Seahawks.com, offering 12 tips for success this upcoming year.
In his latest reader mailbag, Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times comments on the potential contribution of the Seahawks' 2016 draft class.
Brady Henderson at ESPN.com writes about a Seahawks training camp battle to watch.
And Peter King at ProFootballTalk.com catches up with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who will make his long-awaited return to the field during Thursday night's preseason game against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Tickets for Thursday's game are available right here.
The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels were seen overhead at Virginia Mason Athletic Center as part of Seafair weekend celebrations during Day 8 of 2018 Seahawks training camp.