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Thursday Round-Up: Rasheem Green Discusses Renewed Focus In His Fourth Season

The fourth-year defensive end joined 710 ESPN’s “Wyman & Bob” to discuss what has fueled his strong start to the 2021 season, his kickboxing workouts over the summer, and more.

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Rasheem Green Joins 710 ESPN's "Wyman & Bob"

Throughout the offseason, the Seahawks' defensive line has been billed as one of the deepest and most talented position groups on the team, with some going as far as to compare the group to the Super Bowl-winning squad of 2013. They lived up to that billing in Week 1 in Indianapolis, repeatedly pressuring Colts quarterback Carson Wentz en route to three sacks and 10 quarterback hits.

One of the players applying that pressure was fourth-year man Rasheem Green, who recorded a third down sack of Wentz to force a punt at the end of the first quarter. He also recorded four tackles and finished the game with a Pro Football Focus grade of 68.7, good for fifth on the team among defensive players behind Alton Robinson, Darrell Taylor, Carlos Dunlap, and Jamal Adams.

Green's strong start to the season goes back to the preseason, where he recorded sacks against the Raiders and Broncos and was a constant presence in teams' backfields. After missing six games due to a neck injury last season, Green said in August that a modified offseason training program was partly responsible for his improved play. This week, Green joined 710 ESPN's "Wyman & Bob" and gave more details on his offseason, the renewed focus he's bringing to the game, what it's been like to play in front of fans again, and more. Click here to listen to the full interview, and check out some of the highlights below:

On if the momentum from preseason carried over into Week 1:

"My main focus going into this game was just making sure I had the same focus that I've had for the past couple of weeks heading into the game. I felt like my focus was there the whole game. I feel like I did a good job of not being too excited, just making sure my hands, eyes, and feet were right."

Specific focuses during the offseason:

"One thing I can control is my technique and my conditioning. That's one thing I've been staying strong with. This past offseason I started to do kickboxing, which is hard as hell. Probably six workouts a week, every Monday through Saturday. Trying to make sure I'm not doing too much, but at the same time I'm trying to push myself, because you can't get better if you don't push yourself."

On the difference in his play coming into Year 4:

"One thing I tried to focus on this year was not being so tense going out there. For the past three, three and a half years, I felt like I kind of wasn't playing how I can play, or playing how I want to play. My focus was kind of off because I was too tense, if that makes sense. Going into this year I've been trying to keep my focus on and not be so tense, which has helped me play more relaxed and I can see things. The game slows down."

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Seahawks Announce Bacardi USA As Ready to Drink Beverage Partner

The Seahawks are excited to Welcome Bacardi USA as the Proud Ready to Drink Beverage Partner of the team!

For the first time, 12s will be able to enjoy all-natural cocktails made with premium spirits, available at Grab & Go locations at Lumen Field.

The partnership will also include a number of Seahawks and Bacardi co-branded products in-market and offer fans a chance to participate in consumer sweepstakes at retail.

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