Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Aug. 12 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
'I think we can do big things'
The Seahawks added a Pro Bowl-level safety in Jamal Adams a few weeks ago. With all the hype surrounding Adams, many people are overlooking the fact that Seattle acquired another Pro Bowl-level safety last October. Quandre Diggs joined the Seahawks last season after a trade from the Detroit Lions, and he made the most of his short time here.
Hamstring and ankle injuries limited him to just 10 games last season, but his five with the Seahawks were certainly memorable. In those five games, Diggs had three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the second straight season and played his first playoff games in January.
In an exclusive interview with Q13 Fox's Michelle Ludtka, Diggs opened up about his excitement for his first full season as a Seahawk, why he'll be even better in 2020 and more.
On his personal expectations for this season:
"My expectation is just to stay healthy, go out and compete and have fun," Diggs said. "(I want to) continue to make plays and just bring a swagger and energy to this defense that I pulled off those last few games that I was able to play. That's my expectation. I just want to be the best player, best teammate that I can be, and hopefully that can lead us to a great defense."
On what the team is capable of in 2020:
"Big things," Diggs said. "I don't wanna get ahead of myself, but I think we can definitely do big things. Seattle is an organization that's used to winning. When you have that winning mentality in the locker room, and guys believe it and know it, when you know how to win, it does make it easier. It's up to us to continue to push forward and take the next step forward."
On how he will be different as a player this season:
"Now, I'm 100 percent healthy," Diggs said. "I'm not having to rehab a hamstring, rehab a high ankle sprain. I can put that time into football now, so that's what's really dope. Last year was just a freak deal for me because I missed six games. That's the most games I've missed in my entire life. For me to miss six games is rare, but that was God's plan. For me, it's just all about getting healthy and continuing to keep my body strong, continue to stay fit, stay in shape, just go in with a clear head and just go play football and do what I do best."
On if this season will be harder because of the COVID-19 pandemic:
"I think it'll be easier for me because my family's coming with me, so I think that'll be a lot better for me," Diggs said. "I won't have to worry about COVID back in Texas when my family is with me back in Seattle. I'll be able to see them every day, I'll have that peace of mind. I think it'll be fun to have them out there for the year. Seattle's a great city, my girlfriend and my daughter, they enjoyed it."
You can watch the full interview here:
Russell Wilson remembers Seahawks debut
Wednesday marks eight years since Russell Wilson made his preseason debut for the Seahawks. He wasn't guaranteed the starting quarterback job heading into that game, but he did his best to force his way into the lineup. Russ finished the game completing 12 of 16 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also added 59 rushing yards, including a 32-yard scramble for a touchdown.
It looks like he still remembers all of the details from that game, a 27-17 Seahawks win:
Social Post Of The Day
Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin gave all of us a laugh on Tuesday, as they showed off their hilarious impressions of head coach Pete Carroll.
The brothers take the field for the first training camp practice on Wednesday. For their sake, we hope Carroll didn't see the video, or else they might be running a few extra sprints.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle answered your questions in his latest Seahawks Mailbag.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times gave his biggest things to watch at training camp practices this week.
The News Tribune's Gregg Bell posed five questions that the Seahawks need to answer during training camp.
Jim Moore of 710 ESPN Seattle compiled a list of his top 20 Seahawks players of 2020.