The NFL and the Seattle Seahawks released a Mic’d Up video with quarterbacks coach Carl Smith. Sadly, it mostly just contains him making jokes and not doing any actual teaching.
Much has been made about the development of QB Russell Wilson since coming into the NFL back in 2012. There have been multiple “breakthrough” moment for him, including a major one last season.
A guy we don’t talk about enough, and often doesn’t get the credit he deserves, is the guy teaching Wilson. Quarterbacks coach Carl Smith has been an integral part of Seattle’s success, but most fans don’t even know his name.
In an interesting twist, the NFL decided to mic up Smith at one of Seattle’s workouts last week. The video below offers a rare chance to see to see him work with Seattle’s passers.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much coaching going on in the pieces they chose to include. It is mostly Smith making jokes. That doesn’t mean it isn’t entertaining.
One of the things this coaching staff like to do is keep thing like and make sure the guys are having fun. That explains the loud music that is always blaring during practice, and it also explains some of the silliness shown in this video.
Some obvious favorite moments would include the 68 year old Smith trying to get Trevone Boykin to dab, and him chasing a player down yelling “don’t leave me hanging” while trying to get a high-five. Plus there entire section at the end where he’s telling the producers that they cannot use whatever it was that that he had just said.
Having a mic on an assistant coach can make for some great entertainment, but nothing compares to listening to the teach. Hopefully we’ll get that version of Carl Smith Mic’d Up soon.