Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, August 18 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Jamal Adams Joins ESPN 710 Seattle's "Danny and Gallant"
Newest Seahawks safety Jamal Adams has made a great impression – on and off the field – since being traded to Seattle last month. The 2019 First-Team All-Pro has shined in the early days of training camp, and he constantly brings energy. Following in the footsteps of Seahawks Legends Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas, Adams has high expectations playing safety in Seattle.
On Monday, Adams joined ESPN 710 Seattle's "Danny and Gallant" to discuss his feelings on the trade, meeting his new quarterback, working with his new coach and more. You can listen to the full 11-minute interview here, but below are some of the highlights.
On the feeling of getting traded to the Seahawks:
"I never (saw) it coming, but now it's here and it's a surreal feeling. I'm really fighting for not only the playoffs, but fighting for the (championship), and that's all I wanted. All I wanted was a chance. This organization, you can tell, since the day I walked in that they appreciated me. That's all I wanted, and I'm happy."
On his initial impressions of meeting Russell Wilson:
"The first time I met Russ had to be at UCLA, back in the summer, last summer. I met him working out, and a couple of the guys obviously go out there to work out. He was one of those guys who just told me he had a lot of respect for me. It was good to hear that obviously from the best quarterback in the league. I'm definitely going to ride with that. He's a guy that's the ultimate pro. He does it from the time he walks into the building until the time he leaves. Even off the field, he's still working on his craft. My hat goes off to him."
On what he thinks about working with Pete Carroll:
"Oh my gosh, meetings are fun. I kid you not, every time I walk into the building, I'm excited because I'm gonna learn something new. Pete does it right, man. As far as walking into the team room, we got a basketball hoop, we're shooting hoops, we're always competing, we're always doing something to get better. It's always fun, he has a lot of jokes."
On if he's "getting bored" in Seattle, as his former coach Gregg Williams suggested:
"G-Dub, man, he definitely misses me. I would have to say that a lot of them miss me over there. But, I don't think I'm going to get bored winning. That's how I look at it, so I'm going to be all right."
NFL Hall Of Famer Says 2020 Seahawks Are Russell Wilson's Best Supporting Cast
Pro Football Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson knows a thing or two about football. Now an analyst for NFL Network, the former NFL MVP believes this year's Seahawks are the most impressive group he's seen in Seattle.
"Make no mistake about it, this is Russell Wilson's team," Tomlinson said. "He's going to continue to make plays off-script, like he does so well. I've really been baffled, honestly, that this guy has been so good for so long with a weak supporting cast, just to be honest with you. This is the best supporting cast that he's had since he's been in Seattle."
That's a bold statement considering the Seahawks have made two Super Bowl appearances during Wilson's tenure. Regardless, it's impressive to see a Hall of Famer believe this cast is better than the 2013 team that won Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos, 43-8.
Here are Tomlinson's full comments:
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Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf have gotten even closer after spending time together working out during the pandemic. Now, those workouts are paying off.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle has observations from the fifth practice of training camp.
Also on Seahawks.com, Boyle discussed Pete Carroll’s comments on Benson Mayowa’s strong start to training camp.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times wrote about the “real good juice” that Carroll sees on the Seahawks’ defensive line.
The News Tribune's Gregg Bell analyzed Jamal Adams’ dominant practice as the Seahawks wore pads for the first time.
Brent Stecker of ESPN 710 Seattle
Photos from the 5th practice of Seahawks 2020 Training Camp, held on Monday, August 17 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seahawks Training Camp is presented by Safeway.