On Thursday afternoon, rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett and left tackle Russell Okung joined 710 ESPN Seattle's 'The Huddle,' an award-winning, highly-rated two-hour broadcast devoted to Seahawks coverage from Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
The full audio files from the pair's appearances are embedded for you below, along with a few highlights from each player's conversation.
(On if he feels like a rookie at this point in the season…) "I mean, [Richard Sherman] reminds me every day that I'm a rookie. But the way that I look at it, and the same with [Thomas Rawls] and [Frank Clark], we kind of look at it like, yeah, we're rookies, but we can't play like rookies. That was what the preseason was for. Now we're in a place where the team trusts us, the coaches trust us, and the players trust us, so we've got to be able to go out there and play like a vet. The saying in college was 'play like a walk-on' but have that kind of confidence like you're on scholarship. So now it's, yeah, you're a rookie, but you've got to play like a vet."
(On why the offense has found so much success the past three weeks…) "I think the offensive line has had a major role in everything that we've been able to accomplish thus far. I think the biggest thing is everybody's just starting to trust their job and trust that everybody else is going to do their job, which makes it a lot easier for us to be able to succeed. We don't have to worry about somebody, and oh they're going to mess it or whatever, we just go out there, we strictly focus on our job and at the end of the day we see the results, we see what we're capable of doing, everybody doesn't try too hard or try too little but we do just whatever we need to do to be able to succeed as a unit, and that's exactly what we've been doing."
(On the offense being able to overcome penalties in recent weeks...) "I think that speaks to who we are as a team collectively. We want to be a resilient group and a team that can overcome setbacks and even when things aren't going too well you can kind of come back and keep pressing."
(On what challenges the Baltimore Ravens present...) "They're a tough front. They're a really strong, physical group and historically they've always been that way, so we're expecting that from them this week."
(On blocking for Marshawn Lynch versus Thomas Rawls...) "Marshawn is a beast, he's amazing in his own way. He's definitely one of the best backs in the League, if not the best. But Thomas brings a different kind of change of pace. He can hit the home runs as well, and man, he just finds a way. He's special in his own light."
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