Each friday we take a look back at news that affected the Seahawks the previous seven days.
GREG OLSEN TELECONFERENCE
One of the team’s biggest acquisitions this offseason was former Carolina Panther Tight End Greg Olsen. After nine years with the Panthers Olsen signed with the Seahawks as a free agent. After mulling multiple offers the three-time Pro-Bowler is looking to continue his storied 14 year career with Seahawks.
“If I wanted to go to TV, if I wanted to move on, I could have done it three years ago,” he said. “I’ve been fortunate to have those opportunities, but this is really what I like doing. This has really been my passion my whole life. I’ve done it since I was a kid, I grew up with this game. And I know I can play; I know what I’m capable of. I know in my career what I’ve been able to achieve, but there’s some things I still haven’t been able to achieve, and that was really my main message to the teams that reached out (after he became a free agent).
I said, I’m not just doing this to collect the paycheck and just extend my career. I’ve done all that I’m looking to go somewhere and win and perform at a high level and contribute. I’m not looking to ruin my career’s work by just being a shell of myself in year 14. If I thought that was the case, I would have retired. I know what I can still do. I know how my body feels, and there’s nothing that I can do now that I haven’t been able to do you know years back.”
READY TO GO WHEN CALLED
During the media teleconference call Olsen made it very clear that he will be ready to go when teams are allowed to gather for training.
“Whenever they tell us to show up for training camp I’ll show up and be fine,” he said. “And I know if I can do it at 35, the 25-year-olds better be able to do it too. So, I’m not worried about that. If they give us a couple weeks camp, a preseason game or two, it will be fine.”
2020 SCHEDULE RELEASED
On Thursday the NFL released the schedule for all 32 teams. Here are some quick takeaways from the Seahawks.
The Seahawks start the season on road at Atlanta on September 13 and finish the season on the road January 3rd at the San Francisco. Enough said on this season ending clash. The Hawks were dealt four road games with a 10:am start. Last year the team had five games with 10 am and won all five . The Seahawks were 7-1 on the road last year during the regular season. The Hawks will have four Prime Time Games in 2020. Here are some intriguing games.
Week 2: Septembers 20 New England Patriots, 5:20 NBC
No Tom Brady but this is the season home opener on Prime Time
Week 3: September 27 Dallas Cowboys 1:25
America’s team invades the Clink for a possible playoff preview
WEEK 6 BYE
While the bye comes earlier than the team would have liked, the record after five games will determine if this a good or bad time to have a bye.
Week 8: Nov 1 San Francisco 49ers, 1:25
A must win for the Seahawks if they are to contend for the Division title.
Week 10: Nov 15 at Los Angeles Rams 1:25
Seahawks will get their first look at SoFi Stadium, new home the Chargers and Rams
Week 17: Jan 3rd at San Francisco 1:25
This game could decide the NFC West and the NFC Conference seedings