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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Linebacker Bobby Wagner On First Take

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner was a guest on ESPN’s First Take Wednesday.


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Bobby Wagner "Really Confident" In Seahawks Heading Into 2020

Fresh off of being named to the 2010s All-Decade Team, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner was a guest on ESPN's First Take on Wednesday.

Wagner talked about the topic on everyone's mind these days, the current COVID-19 crisis and what that could mean for the NFL—"Everybody's trying to figure out what the new normal is going to be once everything is lifted," he said—as well as a number of other topics, from the confidence he has in the team heading into 2020 to rival quarterbacks.

Here are some highlights of the interview:

On his confidence in quarterback Russell Wilson and the team heading into this season: "I feel really confident. Obviously, Russ is an amazing quarterback—the things that he does on the field are just amazing. Like you said, he's one of the greatest quarterbacks in our game. We're confident on that side. I feel like from the defensive standpoint, there's a lot of room for improvement. We have to play a little bit better. I feel like if we make those changes and make those improvements, I still feel like we'll be the team to beat."

On how teams will evaluate players in this year's draft without as much information: "It's about film. What do they put on film? Then once get past the film, whether you like the way the guys plays or not, it's about heart. How much are they dedicated to the game? There's a lot of guys that, once they get to the league, they get the money, they get everything else that comes with it and they don't keep their focus… This could be a situation where maybe some guys get passed up, maybe some guys get taken higher, but I think the film will show what teams were able to do their scouting during this time."

On Tom Brady now in the NFC as a member of the Tampa bay Buccaneers: "I haven't had too many conversations with him, but he seems like a guy who likes to challenge himself, so I think this is a challenge for him. He has a lot of weapons in down in Tampa, they have a great defense, so it's going to be a good challenge, and hopefully we'll see him in the playoffs."

On 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo: "He's a good quarterback. He has made a lot of strides. A lot of people counted him out after his injury, so for him to come back and play the way he did, you definitely have to tip your hat to him. He makes good reads, he gets the ball out of his hands pretty quick, he's able to obviously lead that team to victory, so he's a guy you have to respect."

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