Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Oct. 7 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Travis Homer Joins 710 ESPN Seattle's Bob, Dave and Moore
When he was drafted with the 204th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Travis Homer faced a tough battle. Plenty of sixth-round picks don't even make the Week 1 roster. Few, if any, contribute to a playoff team down the stretch, but that's what Homer did as a rookie. Injuries forced him into the fire, as 15 of his 18 regular season carries came in the final two games.
Now in Year 2, Homer continues to make an impact for the Seahawks. He scored his first career touchdown Sunday on a pass from Russell Wilson in the final seconds of the first half. In a Seahawks Player Spotlight interview with 710 ESPN Seattle's Bob, Dave and Moore, Homer talked about how he found the opening for that touchdown, his opportunities as a special teams returner and the Seahawks' offensive rhythm. A local of West Palm Beach, Fla., Homer also discussed having his family at Sunday's game, his tight relationship with DeeJay Dallas and previewed this week's matchup with the Vikings.
You can listen to the full interview here – below are some of the highlights.
On how he found an opening for his touchdown catch:
"I was actually supposed to be blocking the end, but some things happened on the inside of the defense that allowed Duane (Brown) to free up and get the end, which in turn allowed me to release. I really just have to thank those boys (on the offensive line)."
On how he feels his season is going individually:
"Every player is going to be harder on themselves, but I feel like I could've done some things better. I'm hoping to fix it in the future games."
On having his friends and family at Sunday's game, which was near his hometown:
"Yeah, I did. My mom went, my grandma, my brother and his wife. My dad, his friends and my girlfriend and her family, too. I really couldn't tell (how excited they were) because we're not allowed to go see them, but they called me up and said they were excited for me to get my touchdown."
Seahawks Congratulate WNBA Champion Seattle Storm
The Seattle Storm completed a three-game sweep over the Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday night to win their fourth WNBA Finals. Led by Finals MVP Breanna Stewart, the Storm rolled to double-digit victories in all three games. Seattle was a perfect 6-0 in postseason play. After the win, Seahawks players and coaches took to social media to show their support.
Social Post Of The Day
Courtesy of the NFL's throwback account, SportsCenter reposted an awesome highlight tape of Kam Chancellor. Relive the glory days of one of the hardest-hitting safeties in NFL history:
More From Around The Web
Also on Seahawks.com, Seahawks All Access gives you sights and sounds from Sunday’s win in Miami.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times answered your questions in his latest mailbag.
Brent Stecker of 710 ESPN Seattle compared David Moore to Jermaine Kearse as he continues to make big catches.
The News Tribune's Gregg Bell https://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/article246224340.html.
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