Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Dec. 15 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Bucky Brooks Sees Jamal Adams as Seahawks' X-Factor
Jamal Adams has enjoyed a record-setting first season with the Seahawks in 2020. He missed four games due to injury, but he still set the single-season sack record by a defensive back (8.5) with three games remaining. Adams has a chance to shatter the record, which he said he aims to do.
For the Seahawks, Adams is catching fire at the perfect time. He has a sack in three straight games and in five of six games since returning from injury. With the end of the regular season fast approaching, Seattle needs that continued production from Adams.
NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks – who was a Seahawks scout after retiring as an NFL player – believes Adams will be the difference-maker down the stretch for Seattle.
"I learned that Jamal Adams is the X-factor to the Seattle Seahawks' title hopes," Brooks explained. "When they gave up picks to bring Jamal Adams over (from the Jets), there was outrage. 'How could you give up so much to bring over Jamal Adams, a guy who doesn't get interceptions?' But Pete Carroll had a vision for how he wanted to play his defense. Jamal Adams is the Seahawks' best pass rusher and they're using him like that. They're putting him in the box, letting him go after the quarterback. He has 8.5 sacks and he's making an impact each and every week. Considering he's only played in nine (of 13) games, the sky's the limit for how he can impact this defense and help them get on their way as they make a run at another Lombardi."
Carlos Dunlap II Gives Back To Hometown For The Holidays
Carlos Dunlap II has made an immediate impact on the field since joining the Seahawks earlier this season, but that hasn't stopped him from making an impact off it.
Dunlap, who was born and raised in North Charleston, S.C., used his Carlos Dunlap Foundation to give back to his hometown. He partnered with the North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) for their annual "Kids and Cops" program.
With the help of generous sponsors like Dunlap, the program allows underprivileged children from North Charleston's schools to receive Christmas gifts while shopping with their parents and the NCPD. The city had 50 children lined up to participate in the program before Dunlap stepped in and sponsored an additional 50 children.
You can learn more about the program and Dunlap's involvement by watching this short video posted by the North Charleston Government.
Virtual Holiday Blitz Package Now Available
With the holidays right around the corner, the Seahawks have the perfect gift for your loved ones. Instead of buying traditional merchandise (which is also encouraged!), have your favorite mascot send a personalized message.
The Virtual Holiday Blitz package includes a personalized holiday message video from Blitz. You also receive an Blitz autographed holiday themed commemorative football, a Seahawks holiday tree ornament and a small box of chocolates from Charbonnel et Walker.
The entire package is available for $75 and can be purchased right here.
Social Post Of The Day
Pro Bowl voting is still underway and the Seahawks are making an all-out push to get players voted in. Nick Bellore the leading vote-getter among special teamers when the latest results were unveiled, and tweets like this one show exactly why.
Even DK Metcalf couldn't help but laugh.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle has injury updates on Carlos Dunlap II, Brandon Shell and more.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle with 12 numbers that told the story from Sunday’s win.
Bob Condotta and Adam Jude of the Seattle Times answer four questions in their weekly “Four Downs” column.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic deciphers what’s sustainable and what isn’t from Sunday’s blowout victory.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest responded to fan overreactions and determined if they were, in fact, overreactions.
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from the Seattle Seahawks' Week 14 game vs. the New York Jets. Eye on the Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.