The Seahawks began their new normal Monday as the team finished its first game week practice on Monday for the 2020 season. After finalizing their roster on Saturday and Sunday the focused its attention on the Atlanta Falcons. The Seahawks will start the 2020 season next Sunday at Atlanta. Here are video’s experts from the Head coach Pete Carroll’s press conference with the media.
To no one’s surprise Carroll announced that Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson and Neiko Thorpe will be this year captains. The three were voted captains last year by their teammates. Wilson has been a captain since 2013, while Wagner has been a captain five times in his career. He has been the lone defensive captain the last three years.
ETHAN POCIC WILL START CENTER
Carroll named Ethan Pocic the starting center which did not surprise anyone since Pocic was playing with the first team all of training camp.
“He had a great camp,” Carroll said. “He had offseason surgery on something that’s been bothering him for a number of years. … He did a great job in camp and looked terrific and was our most experienced guy with handling the whole system and all and it showed. And so, we’re fired up to see him go.”
RIGHT CORNERBACK UNDETERMINED
One position Carroll was elusive and coy when it came to naming a starter at right cornerback. Free-agent pickup Quinton Dunbar and incumbent Tre Flower have been battling it out all training camp. With Shaquill Griffin at left cornerback, Jamal Adams at strong safety, and Quandre Diggs at free safety the right cornerback battle will go down to next week. Well, let’s just say that’s when Carroll will publicly announce the starter.
The Seahawks placed O-Lineman Phil Haynes on the Injured Reserve list due to a hip issue. Hayne’s placement on IR opened the door for the team to re-sign fullback Nick Bellore.