Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Nov. 10 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
710 ESPN Seattle Interviews Ethan Pocic
Few Seahawks players had more momentum heading into the bye week than Ethan Pocic.
After starting 14 games at center last season, he was replaced by Kyle Fuller to begin 2021. He spent time on injured reserve from Weeks 2 through 5, then returned to practice and later got his first start of the season in Week 8. The fifth-year pro played all 57 offensive snaps in Seattle's 31-7 win over Jacksonville, allowing just two QB pressures on 28 passing plays (per Pro Football Focus).
On Tuesday, Pocic joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Wyman and Bob" for their player spotlight interview. Pocic spoke about what he did during the bye, what he looks for during film sessions and what other centers he admires. He also discussed his return against the Jaguars, the mental challenge of injury recovery and working with Geno Smith.
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You can listen to the full interview here and read some of the highlights below:
On what he did during his bye week:
"I'm definitely watching football, watching it on TV. Towards the end of the week I started watching (film) for the next upcoming opponent. Towards the weekend I definitely want to watch some football."
On what other centers around the league he admires as players:
"There's a lot of good centers. In the past, Travis Frederick and the Pouncey brothers -- those are some really good centers. Just maybe take a thing here, take a thing there (from their games) and just watch them to see how they do things."
On the mental challenge of coming back from injury:
"For sure, just looking at things with gratitude, with the glass half full. And then just trusting God and his plan. Whether it be 'things could have been worse' or whatever it may be. Just attacking each day one day at a time, one step at a time."
On how he felt about his return against the Jaguars:
"I'd say it was awesome to get out there. Like I said, I lean on my faith. I just had fun out there. Just taking things one day at a time, really."
Freddie Swain Delivers Crucial Catch Game Ball To Hospital
The Seahawks' Crucial Catch game on Oct. 31 was a special event from start to finish. It began with a Pregame Huddle for cancer survivors, and it concluded with a 31-7 victory over the Jaguars.
To cap off the Crucial Catch activities, Freddie Swain made a special delivery. On Tuesday, Swain presented a Crucial Catch game ball from the Seahawks-Jaguars game to Virginia Mason Franciscan Health nurses at St. Anne Hospital in Burien.
Check out some photos from the delivery here:
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