Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Sept. 1 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
ESPN: Russell Wilson Could Set Career High In Passing Yards
After not playing the preseason, Russell Wilson should be fresh and ready to go for Week 1 against the Colts on Sept. 12. The 10-year veteran is always locked in, and this year should be no different.
But when he steps on the field, we'll get a glimpse of something we haven't seen before: Live action of Wilson in Shane Waldron's offense. Much has been made about the transition to Waldron as the new offensive coordinator, and ESPN's Dan Graziano thinks it could lead to a record-breaking season for Wilson.
On Wednesday, Graziano predicted one potential surprise for all 32 teams. For the Seahawks, he predicted Wilson would break his career high in passing yards. Wilson's previous career high came in 2016 (4,219), but he nearly broke that in 2020 (4,212).
Here's what Graziano wrote:
"Don't be surprised if ... Russell Wilson sets a career high in passing yards.
"His single-season high is 4,219 yards, set in 2016. Eight NFL quarterbacks surpassed that total in 2020. Wilson was ninth with 4,212, and there's an extra game this season, so you're sitting there saying, "No duh, Dan." The fact is, Wilson has never been a high-volume passer, just an incredibly efficient one. Coach Pete Carroll always wants his offense to lean on the run game as much as possible. But the hiring of new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, a Sean McVay disciple from the Rams, signals a desire to play faster and more up-tempo, and Wilson could end up throwing more just because there will be more plays."
Seahawks, Merging Players & Vets Host Military Huddle
The Seattle Seahawks and Merging Players & Vets (MVP) hosted a military huddle and workout on Aug. 26 at Lumen Field.
MVP, founded by Jay Glazer and Nate Boyer, allows former combat veterans and professional athletes to team up after their careers. MVP helps the veterans and athletes with the transition to a new chapter in their lives, through personal development, physical fitness and peer-to-peer support.
For the event at Lumen Field last week, military members of the Pacific Northwest joined Seahawks Legends and MVP military representatives for a workout and conversation.
Glazer and Boyer, along with John and Traci Schneider, Seahawks Legends Luke Willson and Edwin Bailey and current players Tyler Ott and Jon Rhattigan attended the event.
The Seattle Seahawks and Merging Players & Vets (MVP) hosted a military huddle and workout on Aug. 26 at Lumen Field. Attendees included MVP founders Jay Glazer and Nate Boyer, Seahawks GM John Schneider and wife Traci, Seahawks Legends Luke Willson and Edwin Bailey, and current players Tyler Ott and Jon Rhattigan.
Blitz Continues Trip Across Washington For Kicks 4 Kids
Blitz's trip across Washington continued on Tuesday, as he made some great progress in his 346-mile journey.
DJ Supa Sam, the Seahawks' official in-stadium DJ, joined Blitz on his scooter ride Tuesday. The goal remained the same, though: raise money for Kicks 4 Kids, Blitz's charitable program for children and families that need shoes.
Kicks 4 Kids' goal is to donate 3,000 pairs of shoes to kids and families in need, both in the Seattle/Tacoma area and across the country.
Blitz will be updating his progress daily on social media, so stick with his accounts to keep track of where he is.
You can help out Kicks 4 Kids by donating right here.
Welcome Home 12s, Viewing Party For Week 1 Schedule
It's finally September, and that means regular season Seahawks football is right around the corner. With that comes the Welcome Home 12s week full of events leading up to the Seahawks' home opener at Lumen Field on Sept. 19 against the Titans. Here's a preview of what to expect:
On Sunday, Sept. 12, the Seahawks will host a viewing party for Seattle's Week 1 game against the Colts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT. The event will be held in the Muckleshoot Plaza at Lumen Field, and there will be big screens, food trucks, yard games and more. You'll also be able to take a selfie with the Super Bowl XLVIII Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl Ring. Guests must be 21 to attend the event -- we'll have beer and mimosas! -- and tickets are $20 per person. More information about the event and tickets are available here.
Welcome Home 12s
From September 12 - 19 we're building the noise with a series of events to welcome the 12s back to Lumen Field! Bring back the jerseys, bring back the noise, and bring back Seahawks gameday!
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Seahawks are taking over neighborhoods surrounding Lumen Field. Blitz and Gee Scott will make special appearances at restaurants in the area, handing out Seahawks schedule posters and "Welcome Home 12s" rally cards. The Seahawks community team will also be delivering employee-packed care packages to the Allen Family Center.
Friday, Sept. 17, of course, is Blue Friday -- so get out all your Seahawks gear and display it proudly. Blue Friday Happy Hour will be held at Elysian Fields, where fans can see live performances from Blue Thunder and the Seahawks Dancers, get some Seahawks gear and enter to win prizes. Oh, and the first 100 drinks are on the Seahawks.
The week concludes on Sunday, Sept. 19, when the Seahawks host the Titans at Lumen Field. Macklemore and Ayron Jones will perform the home opener concert as 12s return for their first regular season game at Lumen Field since the 2019 season.
Social Post Of The Day
Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs shared an important update about a key milestone in his daughter's life:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle with a position by position look at the Seahawks’ initial 2021 roster.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times on why the Seahawks might not be done making moves in their secondary.
John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle gives his biggest surprises from the Seahawks’ roster cutdown.
Brady Henderson of ESPN on how Russell Wilson and Shane Waldron plan to avoid a repeat of the 2020 season.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated with five takeaways from the Seahawks’ roster cuts