Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Wednesday, April 8 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
Love Big, Serve Big
I think the best way to overcome this is by love, by serving. Love big, serve big. Russell Wilson
In the middle of difficult times, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wife Ciara continue to spread positivity and make an impact. This time, they joined Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to share the latest on their charity work and talk through home life during social distancing.
Hearing the need for food during the coronavirus outbreak, the Wilsons first responded by donating one million meals to Feeding America. On the Tonight Show, the couple recapped that effort, the Why Not You Foundation’s ongoing mission, and more inspiring developments.
Recently, Russell and Ciara surpassed a goal of donating over 10 million meals through the "Meals Up" Wheels Up campaign. More NFL players like Tom Brady and J.J. Watt also contributed to the initiative.
They didn't stop there. When the demand for masks grew nationwide, Wilson saw how his fashion company, Good Man Brand, could be a part of the solution.
"The cool part during this situation is we were just able to help facilitate 2 million masks with Good Man Brand, in trying to partner with helping give these masks away. That happened actually yesterday," Wilson said.
He also shared 3 percent of every Good Man Brand purchase will go to the Why Not You Foundation to support Friends of the Children, a mentorship program for at-risk youth.
"It's not necessarily just resources, it's time and relationships, and energy and mindset," Wilson said. "Keeping everyone together as much as possible and being safe too during this time - It really does matter and affect everything."
At home, the Wilsons have become full-time teacher's assistants, coaches, dog groomers, hairstylists, and chefs for their kids. While Wilson trains football, basketball, and baseball, Ciara is leading dance classes.
"How's Russell's moves on the dance floor?" Fallon asked.
"He's a good pocket dancer, Ciara joked. "He's got his nice little move that he goes to and he does it very well, so when he stays in that pocket it's all good."
And the interview may prove running a show from home can have its perks! Half-way through, the couple got to see the sweet surprise of Fallon's daughter, Winnie, who lost a tooth.
The Tight End Room Takes Zoom
While we wait to see the exciting tight end group of Greg Olsen, Will Dissly, Luke Willson, and Jacob Hollister on the field in 2020, we got a first glimpse of the four together over Zoom yesterday. New to the Seahawks tight end room, Olsen got the rundown on what to expect from this high-energy group – including thought-provoking discussion.
The four debated Netflix's Tiger King, moon landing conspiracies, silverback gorillas, and more over the course of their video chat. No matter the topic of debate, they assured their new teammate he's in for a fun year.
"It helps you think outside-the-box," Dissly said. "When you're out on the field it's going to completely change your game. We're going to up you to an even higher level with all this creativity and thought-provoking questions."
"You're scaring him Will!" Willson laughed.
"I've been around it all, I'm not scared," Olsen said. You guys are going to be cool, man, this is going to be fun."
Other conversation points included Willson and Olsen recapping the Seahawks' past battles with the Panthers, Dissly providing an update on his recovery from a torn achilles, and Olsen taking on the challenge of learning a new offense for the first time in 10 years. To send the group off, Hollister even broke out his guitar for a song.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Sunday Night Football on NBC who shares Russell Wilson showing off his impressive jersey collection to Mike Tirico, a collection that includes Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, and Wayne Gretzky.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com Reporter John Boyle addresses the question: Will the Seahawks Find Russell Wilson’s Backup? in his 2020 NFL Draft Preview.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune covers how the Seahawks will prepare for a fully virtual NFL Draft.
Sam Gold of the Athletic looks at five potential fits for the Seahawks in the NFL Draft.
Brandon Gustafson of 710 ESPN shares why former Seahawks offensive lineman Ray Roberts is impressed by the Seahawks’ O-Line additions.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw out the first pitch during the Mariners Why Not You Night as fans could purchase special tickets that benefit his Why Not You Foundation.