Seattle Seahawks: Five key Stories From the Weekby Andersen Pickard January 26, 2019 2 comments
Congratulations! You made it to Saturday! Now, let’s check out the most important Seahawks stories from the past week.
Shaquem Griffin Wins NCAA Inspiration Award | John Boyle, Seahawks.com
Shaquem Griffin spent his rookie year with the Seahawks not just getting introduced to the pros, but also becoming an inspiration to so many people. Of course, this is nothing new for Griffin, who became a star in college at UCF before the Seahawks drafted him in the fifth round of the 2018 draft, pairing him with his brother, Shaquille, on defense.
On Wednesday, in his hometown of Orlando, Florida, Griffin received the NCAA Inspiration Award, given to an “athlete, coach, or administrator in intercollegiate athletics who ‘used perseverance, dedication, and determination to overcome a life-altering situation, and most importantly, are role models giving hope and inspiration to others,” according to the article from Boyle.
Friday Round-Up: Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner Help Lead NFC To Win In Pro Bowl Skills Showdown | Seahawks.com
Russell Wilson balled out in Orlando at the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown on ESPN, connecting with a numerous amount of targets and earning an event-high 19 points. On the defensive side, Bobby Wagner took part in the Gridiron Gauntley, “a relay race event meant to showcase players’ strength, speed, [and] agility,” per the article on Seahawks.com.
Wagner had a good performance, but the NFC ultimately lost this competition. However, things turned around when both Wilson and Wagner helped propel the NFC past the AFC in the match of Epic Dodgeball.
2019 Senior Bowl: Players to watch for the Seahawks | Alistair Corp, Field Gulls
Alistair Corp took a look at the Senior Bowl and highlighted nine different players that the Seahawks should check out at the Senior Bowl. Listed in the article are WR/RB Tony Pollard, WR David Sills, DE Montez Sweat, DL Zach Allen, LB Bobby Okereke, CB Rock Ya-Sin, FS Nasir Adderley, OL Chris Lindstrom, and DL Charles Omenihu. In addition, highlights and details are provided for every player mentioned.
Why Seahawks veterans cite better accountability as key to 2018 rebound, 2019 enthusiasm | Gregg Bell, The News Tribune
Gregg Bell breaks down why the 2018 Seattle Seahawks made it into the playoffs, and what the team has to look forward to in 2019 and years beyond. The team did better than they have in past years, despite missing Earl Thomas, Michael Bennett, and Richard Sherman. Bell breaks down the ups and downs of the seasons, the memories, and the miraculous playoff run as the team gets ready to go even further into the playoffs in 2019.
Seattle Seahawks: Exploring next season’s kicker situation | Griffin Clark, NFL Fan Blitz
Our own Griffin Clark broke down what the Seahawks will do at kicker this offseason. They brought in Sam Ficken on a reserve/futures contract to start off their offseason when Sebastian Janikowski, an impending free agent, suffered an injury in the team’s final playoff game. It’s time for Seattle to find their franchise kicker, somebody they can rely on for many years to come. Clark broke that all down in his latest piece; check it out.
And, of course, don’t forget to check out all of the work produced by the amazing Seahawks writers this week!
- Looking at the reserve/futures signings | Andersen Pickard
- Breaking down the Paxton Lynch signing | Griffin Clark
- Exploring next season’s kicker situation | Griffin Clark
- Five offseason needs | Andersen Pickard