Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Sept. 21 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Jake Heaps Breaks Down Tyler Lockett's Hot Start
There's no disputing who has been the Seahawks' most explosive player through the first two games. Tyler Lockett is the answer, thanks to his league-best five receptions of 20 or more yards. He has 12 catches for 278 yards (second in the league), a staggering 23.2 yards per reception, with two of his three touchdowns being more than 60-yard catches.
Lockett's start to the season is notable historically, too. His 278 receiving yards is a franchise record for most through two games, a record previously held by Seahawks Legend Steve Largent (215). With 178 yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans, Lockett tied Largent's franchise record with four career 150-yard receiving games.
Jake Heaps, a 710 ESPN Seattle analyst and former Seahawks practice squad QB, broke down how Lockett's been able to explode in these first two weeks. Here's a look at what he said Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Jake and Stacy":
"He's off to a hot start because he's had great opportunities in advantageous situations," Heaps said. "The scheme, the play calling has allowed him to get on safeties' toes. He's been in one-on-one situations with the safety quite often thus far this season. He has also had a number of opportunities to have open space.
"DK (Metcalf) hasn't had those big explosive plays. They're going to come, you've got to stay patient with it. But in the meantime, Tyler Lockett has been absolutely exceptional. The key will be, can they get both guys going at the same time?"
Latinx Heritage Month has been celebrated annually in the United States since 1968, running every year from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. The month recognizes and honors Latinx Americans' significance and influence to the United States. People from or with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain and Central and South America are celebrated throughout the month in our country.
For 2021, the Seahawks have a variety of events, partnerships and celebrations planned for the coming month.
The Seahawks are partnering with Intentionalist to reward you when you spend at Latinx-owned businesses. Intentionalist is an online guide to intentional spending that supports small businesses and diverse communities. If you upload a photo of your receipt from a Latinx-owned business from Sept. 20 through Oct. 15, you will be entered to win one of three prizes. The more receipts you upload, the greater chance you have to win one of the prizes. Receipts should be uploaded right here.
The Seahawks' Week 5 game on Oct. 7 will be this year's Latinx Heritage game, and it'll come in prime time on Thursday Night Football against the division-rival Rams. At the game, the Seahawks will recognize various Latinx community organizations and youth.
Follow along on social media all month for more Latinx heritage celebrations and takeovers, and don't forget to upload your receipts with Intentionalist.
Social Post Of The Day
Pro Football Focus put into numbers how unstoppable Tyler Lockett has been against single coverage through two games:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle with five things we learned from Pete Carroll’s Monday press conference.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle has 12 numbers that tell the story of Sunday’s loss.
The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta and Adam Jude answered four questions in their weekly Four Downs column.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic gave his final thoughts, notes, quotes and stats from the Seahawks-Titans game.
Brady Henderson of ESPN on how the Seahawks’ margin for error in the NFC West race is shrinking.
Go backstage with the Seahawks Dancers on gameday vs. the Tennessee Titans on September 19, 2021 at Lumen Field. Presented by Chromatique.