Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, June 23 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks' Dave Canales Attends NFL QB Coaching Summit
Seahawks offensive game passing coordinator Dave Canales got a firsthand look at the inner workings of the league this week when he attended the fourth annual Quarterback Coaching Summit.
Canales has been on the Seahawks' staff since 2010, previously serving as quality control coach, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach. This upcoming season will be his second as offensive game passing coordinator.
In partnership with the Black College Football Hall of Fame, the NFL hosted two major events this week -- the aforementioned QB Summit and the inaugural Ozzie Newsome General Manager Forum.
From Monday through Wednesday, front office personnel and coaches took part in virtual programs to experience professional development and networking opportunities. Both events are part of the NFL's efforts to encourage hiring of quality minority candidates for coaching and front office positions.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Steelers president Art Rooney II were among the scheduled speakers on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Seahawks Host "Spend With Pride" Seattle Sports Panel
The Seahawks hosted a panel discussion earlier this month in honor of Pride Month. The purpose of the "Spend With Pride" panel was to encourage the Seattle community to support LGBTQ small businesses in the area.
Representatives from the Storm, Mariners, Kraken, OL Reign, Sounders and three LGBTQ restaurant owners took part in the panel, which was put together by Seahawks vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion Karen Wilkes-Mickey.
During the hour-long discussion, the restaurant owners shared what it meant to their LGBTQ small businesses to have support from Seattle's professional sports teams and their fans. The main takeaway from the panel was that where we spend our money matters.
"At the Seahawks we believe in a couple of really key core values," said Becca Stout, Seahawks managing director of community engagement. "We believe in creating a culture of respect, equality and inclusiveness -- both on and off the field. We just want everyone to know that no matter what their race, gender, background, orientation -- they have a place on our team. They have a place in our community, a place as a fan, a place as a 12."
You can watch the entire panel discussion here:
Lumen Field To Welcome Full-Capacity Crowds For 2021 Season
The environment at Lumen Field just wasn't the same in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic kept fans out of the stadium all season. That all changes this fall as full-capacity crowds will be welcomed back to Lumen Field for the Seahawks' 2021 season, the team announced Tuesday.
Social media reacted accordingly to the news, with both players and fans expressing their excitement for the season.
"Can't wait to see those 12s," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "Can't wait to see the 12s. I know they're coming, I know somebody is going to be in those stands. Can't wait to get you out there."
Social Post Of The Day
In recognition of Pride Month, the Lumen Field arches have been lit up with rainbow colors:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle with the full story on the Seahawks welcoming back full-capacity crowds at Lumen Field for the 2021 season.
Brandon Gustafson of 710 ESPN Seattle wonders who will start at cornerback opposite of D.J. Reed.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated identified three Seahawks players facing the most pressure to perform in 2021.
A look back at some of the best photos of Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett from the 2020 season.