Good morning, 12s. Happy Veterans Day! Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Nov. 11 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Tyler Lockett Discusses Chemistry With Russell Wilson
Since being drafted by the Seahawks in 2015, Tyler Lockett has steadily developed into one of the league's most reliable weapons.
Lockett was named to the First-Team All-Pro as a rookie due to his incredible work as a kick and punt returner. Since then, he's continued to evolve his game. Lockett posted career-highs with 57 receptions and 10 touchdowns in 2018. In 2019, he caught 82 passes and posted his first 1,000-yard season. Now, in his sixth year, Lockett is on pace to shatter his personal record for receptions, yards and touchdowns in a season.
So much of Lockett's success has been because of his chemistry with quarterback Russell Wilson. Each of their developments can be tied together, as they both are posting career numbers in 2020. That's no coincidence. In an interview with CBS Sports' Jim Rome, Lockett talked about how the two have developed their relationship – on and off the field.
Here are some highlights:
On how he would describe the chemistry:
"It has a lot of downfall at practice, but that's what makes it beautiful not only in practice but also in the games. Sometimes there's miscommunication and you have to be able to work on those things. You have to be able to throw a little bit more. I think it helps because the more and more experience you have with someone, the more you're able to understand their framework, how they think, what they're looking at and how they view coverages. It allows you to be able to stay alive, especially on the scrambles."
On what makes Wilson so special:
"I think it's just his mindset, just the way that he takes himself to a place of using his imagination in his favor. Being able to see the game and play the game (in his mind) before he goes out there physically and has to do it, I think that's what separates him."
On his own mindset and imagination during some plays where he has to improvise:
"It feels like any other catch. Sometimes you don't realize a spectacular catch until you see it in clear view. Whenever you're actually doing the play, nothing really seems spectacular unless they see one-handed stuff. But during the play, a lot of times when people see spectacular catches, you're just trying to make a play on the ball. You're trying to do whatever you can to catch the ball and put yourself in the best position to make a play on it. It's not until you see the highlight reel or the film after the game and you're like 'Wow, how did I do that?'"
Seahawks Visit Naval Base Kitsap Ahead Of Veterans Day
On Veterans Day, the United States honors military veterans, all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Each Nov. 11, tributes and ceremonies occur throughout the country in remembrance.
During Salute to Service Month, the Seahawks are honoring service members. Earlier this week ahead of Veterans Day, Seahawks staff along with Blitz and Seahawks Dancer Kiana visited Naval Base Kitsap. The group visited with the base's new Rear Admiral Steve Barnett along with other service members.
After meeting with Barnett and other service members, Blitz and the dancers helped raise the 12 Flag at the base. You can check out some photos from the visit below.
Seahawks staff, along with Seahawks Dancer Kiana and Blitz, visited Naval Base Kitsap to honor service members as part of Salute to Service Month.
Social Post Of The Day
Running back Rashaad Penny has yet to play in a game this season while recovering from a torn ACL suffered last year. Based on his social media posts and comments from Pete Carroll, it looks like the 2018 first-round pick could be back on the field very soon.
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