Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Oct. 20 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Jason Myers Talks With 710 ESPN Seattle
Being a kicker is unlike any job in the NFL.
As a placekicker, you're only on the field for a handful of plays per game. But here's the catch: those might be the most important plays of the game. Whether it's a long kick in the final seconds of a game or an extra point to put your team ahead or tie the game, these players have the weight of the entire team on their shoulders.
Seahawks kicker Jason Myers has been among the best in the league since joining Seattle in 2019. He's 52 for 59 on field goal attempts in 38 games as a Seahawk, including 5 of 7 on attempts from 50 yards or longer. Myers was 24 for 24 on field goals in 2020, joining a list of just nine players to finish a season at 100 percent.
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On Tuesday, Myers joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Wyman and Bob" for their player spotlight interview. During the interview, Myers discussed his mindset before taking the field, what it's like kicking at Lumen Field and how close the Seahawks' specialists are. He also talked about how they track wind throughout the week, his favorite and least favorite stadium to kick at and his tackling form.
You can listen to the full interview here and read some highlights below:
On if he thinks about his streaks when he's on the field:
"Not really. I have a routine that I run through for every kick, so that's the last thing on my mind. Even when I go back and watch it (on tape), I don't really watch it with the sound on. You know, you see people talk about it, but it's definitely not on my mind for each kick."
On kicking at the north end of Lumen Field:
"It's just more open, lets more wind in and swirls around. Seattle's not the easiest place to kick, but it's just that heavy, wet Pacific Northwest air. It's just a little more open (on the north side). But that's just like every stadium has an open end. Steelers had an open end, everywhere kind of has an open end that lets in more wind. It's just kind of about going out there, deciding what's going on and figuring it out."
On how close he is with fellow specialists Michael Dickson and Tyler Ott:
"Yeah, we spend a ton of time together. We're great friends on and off the field. So, that makes it very easy to come into work and to travel. We're always working on things together and we're all very comfortable with each other, so that makes it very easy every week and every day."
Gerald Everett Nominated For 'Angry Run' Of The Week
In his first game back from the COVID-19 list, Gerald Everett returned with a vengeance against the Steelers.
He had a season-long 41 yard reception before being tripped up in front of the goal line. On the way, he broke two tackles and stiff-armed another defender out of his way.
Every week, Good Morning Football's Kyle Brandt nominates players for his "Angry Run" of the week. Everett's run after the catch vs. Pittsburgh made the cut this week. Grant Steen, the Seahawks' strength and conditioning assistant, referenced "Angry Runs" on the sideline just after the play, and Brandt took notice.
While Everett's run received a vote from GMFB's Peter Schrager, he was ultimately overruled by the other hosts and the Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones won for Week 7.
Check out the full segment here:
Blue Friday Night Lights - Renton High School vs. Sammamish High School
The Seahawks brought back the noise to High School Football with Blue Friday Night Lights on October 15 at Renton Memorial Stadium as Renton High School took on Sammamish High School. Walter Jones, Blitz, the Seahawks Dancers and DJ Supa Sam were all in attendance for Renton's homecoming game, which ended in a 21-7 win for Renton.
This was the second Blue Friday Night Lights game of the season for the Seahawks. Previously, the team had attended Redmond High School vs. Juanita High School in Redmond in September.
Another Blue Friday Night Lights celebration was held on Friday, October 15 at Renton Memorial Stadium, featuring Renton High School vs. Sammamish High School. Blitz, the Seahawks Dancers and Blue Thunder were all in attendance.
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More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle answered your questions in his latest Seahawks Mailbag.
Also at Seahawks.com, Scott Engel with Week 7 lineup tips and waiver targets for fantasy football.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times looked at the history of teams starting 2-4 and making the playoffs, which the Seahawks did in 2015.
Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle on how the Seahawks found an offensive identity against the Steelers.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic thinks an emerging secondary duo could help unlock Jamal Adams.
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