With a bit of direction from Seahawks.com video manager Brian Pan, Seattle wideout Tyler Lockett spent a couple hours in the team's digital media department on Tuesday afternoon producing an inspirational spoken word segment from start to finish, from choosing the music to timing it up to his own edits.
The three-minute, 45-second piece, featured for you in Lockett's tweet embedded above, offers fans a unique look at one of Lockett's off-the-field talents, a hobby he gave us a glimpse of last October in a special for the NFL.
"For me it's all about being able to find a rhythm, being able to find something that flows," Lockett said at the time. "A lot of things I could possibly relate to in the game of football, what it brings, I could be able to put it into a poem that could make me feel better, that could take away the anger, or jealousy, or whatever it is that I'm dealing with at the time. I could put it all into a poem and all of a sudden it's like I'm expressing it."
Lockett's message, titled, 'How Bad Do You Want It,' has been met with favorable reviews from 12s taking in the Seahawks wide receiver's articulate tone.
"I just say it's spoken word," Lockett said. "Sometimes when you say it's poetry people think you talk real slow and you try to flow. For me, I couldn't rap. I tried rapping, and my mom didn't tell me I was bad, but she didn't tell me I was good. She was just a supporter."
The project represents one of the ways the 23-year-old is hoping to positively impact the world with his status as one of professional football's youngest stars.
"In high school, I wanted to do this for God, I wanted to play football for God, I wanted to change the world, I wanted to do all these things," he said. "I finally got that opportunity, and there's more things that I want to be able to do with it that comes with this platform. Being able to talk to kids, or being able to hold seminars, being able to do poetry events and spoken word."