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Wednesday Round-Up: D.J. Reed Discusses Switching Sides In Seahawks-49ers Rivalry

D.J. Reed joined 710 ESPN Seattle to discuss playing for the rival 49ers, his transition to Seattle and more.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Nov. 18 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

D.J. Reed Talks With 710 ESPN Seattle's "Wyman and Bob"

Since joining the Seahawks earlier this season, cornerback D.J. Reed has played a key role. In his first three games, Reed has 22 tackles. His best performance came Sunday in Los Angeles, when he had 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery after Jamal Adams' strip sack. In addition, Reed showed off his blistering speed on a 49-yard kick return.

On Tuesday, Reed joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Wyman and Bob" for their Seahawks Spotlight interview. Wyman, Bob and Reed chatted about his time with the rival 49ers, transitioning from one side of the rivalry to the other and playing in the Super Bowl, among other things.

On the Seahawks-49ers rivalry when he played for San Francisco:

"It was definitely a rivalry. Every time they played the Seahawks, they used to always say it's an ice bag game, which means it's going to be very physical, probably one of the most physical games that I was a part of. That definitely was a rivalry when I was there."

On what it's been like playing for the Seahawks:

"I love the atmosphere here, honestly. It's a great atmosphere – very positive and optimistic. I have a great quarterback, in my opinion the best quarterback in the NFL, so he makes it easier for everybody. And Pete is a great coach, man, he's very energetic, he's always on the go, he's very alert, very in-tune with all sides of the ball. I love it here. My teammates, everybody's cool, it's a great locker room. I love it."

On living in Seattle after spending most of his life in California:

"I actually enjoy it. It's a little bit slower than California, which I actually like. I also like that there's a lot of green, lots of trees, beautiful scenery. When I'm driving I feel a lot of gratitude and thankfulness. It's just beautiful. And then it's a lot of water, and I love being around water. So, I like it a lot. My girlfriend, she's still adjusting to everything because she's from Cali and that's where she's lived her whole life. I've been to Kansas State, I've been to Fresno State, I've lived in Bakersfield, so I've been around and I'm used to adapting faster. She's still adapting but for me I really enjoy it."

Luke Willson Continues To Make Impact In Seattle

After spending parts of seven seasons with the Seahawks, Luke Willson continues to make an impact in Seattle despite no longer being on the team.

Anna, a 14-year-old girl from Kirkland, was diagnosed with leukemia before her fifth birthday. In February, she had COVID-19 and still suffers from symptoms today. To lift her spirits, Willson sent a personalized video message to Anna. Her support for the Seahawks has never wavered throughout her journey, and this video from Willson certainly helped her as she goes through another tough battle.

Jermaine Kearse Joins Washington Football Staff

Jermaine Kearse was one of the most clutch receivers in Seahawks history and now he'll have a chance to teach his ways.

Kearse, who played five years for the Seahawks after attending the University of Washington, will join the football staff at his alma mater. While Kearse's exact role is still unspecified, it's great to see a Washington native staying home and helping out.

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