Wednesday Round-Up: Ken Norton Jr. Readies To Face His Former Club
Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Wednesday, October 10 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Norton Jr. Set To Face His Former Squad
Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., who was hired this past offseason to replace Kris Richard, will face his former club this Sunday when the Seahawks take on the Raiders at London's Wembley Stadium. Following Tuesday's Seahawks practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the former NFL player turned coach commented on what he learned about himself during his three-season stay in the Bay Area.
“A lot. Oakland was very good to me, I’m very glad I went there," Norton said. "I met a lot of really good people. Had a really good experience playing ball, working with a certain staff, working with the head coach. I just learned a lot about ball, learned a lot of tight situations, had my first playoff game as a coordinator. So, it was a lot of good football, a lot of good coaching experience – it was very valuable for me.”
Before Norton's tenure with the Raiders, he had spent his entire coaching career working alongside Pete Carroll, first at USC and then as linebackers coach for the Seahawks when Carroll returned to the NFL in 2010 with Seattle. Norton said working outside of a Carroll-led system during his time in Oakland helped him grow as a professional.
“It was amazing. If I had to do it all over again, I would do it all over again," he said. "Oakland was very good to me, the people were good, the fans were good, being back in California was good, and just the experience of running the system and taking the system to another place. Having a lot of problems I need to solve by myself, not having the main system with me. It was very, very beneficial for me and my growth as a coach.”
You can listen to more Norton's Tuesday conversation with the media right here.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Barrowboy & Banker, the Seahawks' official pub for all of this week's pregame activities in London, which shares a shot of a '12s Everywhere' map from inside the bar. Fans in the UK are encouraged to stop by and pin a 12 Flag on the world map showcasing where they've traveled from to see the Seahawks play against the Raiders this Sunday.