Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Nov. 3 (Election Day!) – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks Encourage Voting As Election Day Finally Arrives
After months of pushing for everyone to vote, Election Day has finally arrived. A number of you have hopefully already voted early, but the job isn't finished yet. Do your part and head to your polling place and exercise your right to vote. Information about polling places, times, candidates and registration can be found on our voter information page here.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks' biggest stars continue to encourage you to get out and vote:
"Why not take this time and make a commitment to vote," head coach Pete Carroll said, "and march together to get everybody in this country to vote so that everybody has the voice? And everybody that needs to speak out gets heard, and we don't let anybody squelch any aspect of the voting potential, not one freakin' vote. And we need to start now. We need to start voting. Start the process and register. All of our players are officially registered. That's a start, a commitment to vote. Can we get that done? We can. We can do that."
More information about Carroll’s #CoachTheVote campaign can be found here.
"The number one thing we can all do is vote," Russell Wilson said. "To encourage people to vote – Ciara and I hopped on with this awesome campaign, I Am a Voter. It's been really cool to see people get registered and start to vote. This year, this election – and it's not just the presidential one, there's so much more to it – voting really does make a difference to make change in the system."
More information about the I Am a Voter campaign can be found here.
"For me to help invoke change, I think it's my duty to go out there and vote," Quandre Diggs said. "I'm not telling people who to vote for – you vote for who you have to vote for – but for me, I think it's important in these times with everything going on to know that your vote is important. People back in the day fought for our rights to be able to vote, and it's important for me to take advantage of those rights."
If you are heading down to CenturyLink Field on Tuesday, Seahawks vote t-shirts are available at the Seahawks Pro Shop. All proceeds will be donated to the aforementioned I Am a Voter campaign.
Nate Burleson Has High Expectations For DK Metcalf
DK Metcalf continues to impress in his second season. On Sunday, he posted career-highs catches (12), targets (15) and receiving yards (161). DK also matched his best single game total of two touchdowns in the Seahawks' win.
On Monday's "Good Morning Football," Seahawks Legend and NFL Network analyst Nate Burleson said he believes Metcalf will "sooner or later" be the league's best receiver.
"What makes him so good is that he has the frame, God blessed him and hit him with the special stick," Burleson said. "He's big, strong, fast. But then he also works like he's trying to improve every single game. When you see him on the sideline, he's always talking to Russell Wilson. He's always trying to figure out what he can do better. And then, when he's going up against press coverage, I see him using all of these different release moves. It usually takes guys time (to do that). I remember Calvin Johnson, it's like he didn't discover his superpowers until a few years in. DK discovered them at the end of his rookie season.
"For me, I do feel like it's going to be sooner or later where DK is hands down the best wide receiver in the business. This isn't any disrespect to DeAndre Hopkins, but DK is faster than him. This isn't any disrespect to Michael Thomas, Davante Adams – DK might be stronger than those guys. What happens when DK, who is unbelievably strong, tall and has good hands, starts running routes like the best route runners in football? That's when it gets scary."
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