Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Aug. 4 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf Talk With NFL Network
Through two seasons together, Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf have been nothing short of electric. The star duo connected on 17 touchdowns through 32 games, with the Seahawks going 23-9 since drafting Metcalf in 2019. Russ and DK have looked even better in the postseason -- three touchdowns in three games, including a Seahawks record 160 receiving yards in Metcalf's playoff debut as a rookie.
As Wilson and Metcalf enter a third season as teammates, the pair has set their sights on even greater goals. The Seahawks have a new offensive coordinator in Shane Waldron, Chris Carson is back to help balance the run and pass game and the offensive line is reloaded after acquiring Gabe Jackson.
On Tuesday, Wilson and Metcalf separately appeared on NFL Network at Seahawks training camp as the network spent the day at the VMAC. NFL Network analyst LaDainian Tomlinson, the former running back and 2006 NFL MVP, conducted the interviews.
Here are some of the highlights from Wilson and Metcalf's segments:
"It's been great practice," Wilson said. "The defense is looking great. Offensively we're doing great, as well, Shane (Waldron) has been amazing coaching the game for us. We're all on our stuff, we've been prepared. Last year, going through COVID and that stuff, really taught us how to prepare at the highest level even if we're away from each other. We're really ready to go, guys have been looking spectacular."
"It's amazing," Metcalf said about having fans back at camp. "Just with the season we had last year with no fans in the stands, we missed them last year. For them to be out here supporting us at practice and training camp, we're all anxious to get back in the stadium full of fans."
"It's all west coast, we've got a lot of similar thoughts and ideas," Wilson said when asked what was different in the new offense. "Obviously we've been able to do a lot of great things over the past several years. We want to be able to keep a lot of that good stuff that we've done, but also bring a little bit of a change of pace and look. … We want to have the versatility to be able to do it all. It's going to come through the running game, come through the passing game, come through explosive plays, all the different things we can do. We have a lot of versatility and it starts up front."
"I think it's a step in the right direction," Metcalf said about Waldron's new offense. "Just seeing how much progress we made in the offseason -- Russ is in tune, me, Tyler (Lockett), Freddie (Swain), all the receivers are in tune, the O-line, I'm loving it. So we're looking forward to putting some points on the board when the season comes."
"The bottom line is you have to be unapologetic," Wilson said when asked about his mindset after the 2020 playoff loss. "At the end of the day, it's tough to breathe sometimes when you're at a high altitude. For us, and for me personally, you have to keep going, keep believing, keep climbing. That's where we're at, we're going to be unapologetic about it. That's the mindset we have."
"Of course I watch other receivers around the league," Metcalf said when asked what other receivers he emulates. "But I always go back to watching Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson, (Terrell Owens) or Julio (Jones). Those guys are my four favorite receivers. I'm always picking their brains or watching and seeing how they matched up against different corners."
Here are the full interviews with Wilson and Metcalf:
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More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle on how DK Metcalf plans to be even better in Year 3.
Also at Seahawks.com, Morgan Jenkins wrote about Robert Nkemdiche's "beautiful spirit" early on at training camp.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times explained why Ahkello Witherspoon is one of the most fascinating players on the roster.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated on how Gerald Everett is quickly building chemistry with Russell Wilson.
Brady Henderson of ESPN believes cornerback is the biggest question for the Seahawks entering the preseason.
Photos from Seahawks Training Camp practice, held on Tuesday, August 3 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seahawks Training Camp is presented by Safeway.