Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Aug. 11 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Q13 Fox Exclusive Interviews Continue With Carlos Dunlap II
It's hard to overstate Carlos Dunlap II's impact on the Seahawks' defense last season.
The former Bengals defensive end made his Seattle debut in Week 9, with the Seahawks allowing 23 points or more in each of their first seven games. In the final nine games of the season, opponents surpassed 23 points just once -- and that was in Dunlap's first game.
Dunlap accumulated five sacks, 14 total tackles and 14 QB hits in eight games with the Seahawks. The two-time Pro Bowler was a critical piece in bringing the NFC West crown back to Seattle for the first time since 2016.
Q13 Fox is in the midst of its series of interviews with Seahawks players, and Dunlap was the latest guest. In the interview, Dunlap discussed his favorite community-related events, being a Seahawk for the full season and a message to the 12s. They also talked about why he changed his number, the chances he reaches 100 career sacks this season and his excitement to explore Seattle.
Watch the full interview with Q13 Fox's Aaron Levine and read the highlights below:
On what he looks forward to about being a Seahawk this year:
"This year I get to see everybody's faces. Last year it was all masks, so it's like a whole new roll-call for me again this year. I'm like 'Oh, this is the guy that did this, this is the guy that did that.' Last year it was like this (covers his mouth).
"Going to dinner with my teammates this year will be a first. That'll be the easiest thing to help with the transition of moving across the country like that. We couldn't do that last year because all the restaurants were closed."
On the most humbling community-related event he's taken part in:
"One of the most humbling trips and experiences for me was my trip to Haiti. My locker is next to (Pierre) Desir, so we were talking about Port-au-Prince and the things that he's doing there. I was telling him about when I went there a few years ago to start a baseball program there, taking them equipment and supplies. That's probably the most humbling because everything we took there was used stuff and the kids lit up. You might not realize it but some of these kids are 11 years old and you're bringing them their first pair of shoes. I didn't even think about it like that because I always had shoes."
On what message he wants to give to 12s before the season:
"I want to feel you. I want to hear you. You're going to see me excited and I feed off of you guys. The 12s are a real thing for me. It's been a part of my thing since I went to college in Gainesville (Florida), the loudest college football stadium. You guys have the loudest NFL stadium, so I'd like to hear that. I'd like to hear the contrast and difference from college to the NFL. Let's get after it, 12s."
Social Post Of The Day
Cornerback Tre Flowers was asked to rank his top-five funniest teammates, and his answers may or may not surprise you:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle wrote about Tre Flowers’ strong camp ahead of his fourth season in Seattle.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic breaks down the “crowded room” battling D.J. Reed to return kickoffs and punts.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune took a look at the state of the Seahawks’ offense with four weeks until the regular season.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times on how Colby Parkinson’s extra offseason work with Russell Wilson is paying off.
Brent Stecker of 710 ESPN Seattle explained how the Seahawks’ new up-tempo offense is giving Russell Wilson more freedom.
Photos from Seahawks Training Camp practice, held on Tuesday, August 10 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seahawks Training Camp is presented by Safeway.