Seahawks rookie camp going well, plus numbers!
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks new class of draftees are taking part in rookie minicamp currently. So far, Seattle coaches really like what they are seeing. What does it mean? Plus, uniform numbers have been assigned!
Pete Carroll had to tell new Seahawks linebacker to slow down on Thursday. According to Seahawks.com, Carroll felt Griffin was going too hard during the first day of rookie minicamp. As Carroll put it, “…he was going too hard. So we had to chill him out a little bit.”
This is good for Seattle. As we all know, Carroll likes players to have the proverbial chip on their shoulder. Griffin will have that and more. I personally cannot wait to see how he attacks the preseason against other teams.
Plus, I can almost imagine Carroll grabbing Griffin like John Cusack grabs that guy in Say Anything and yells, “You must chill! You…must…chill!”
According to the great Bob Condotta, Dissly is “catching on quickly.” Carroll and company appear to be pleasantly surprised by just how well Dissly is catching the ball.
This is an added bonus as the expectation is that Dissly will come in and knock defenders on their butts in support of Seattle’s run game. If he can develop into a pass-catching threat, this is a win-win.
Dickson is a punting beast. Let’s be honest, Jon Ryan will most likely never kick a ball for the Seahawks again. Dickson can not only spin the ball any way he wants. He also appears to be able to drop kick a ball 50 yards with ease.
Try this at home. Go ahead. Just try it. Or, if you are an NFL punter besides Dickson currently, you try it. I will wait.
It’s not easy, is it?
Dickson has the talent to have been the starter in Seattle for the last two years. He is most likely better than Ryan ever could be. Dickson will make punts week one in Seattle.
The recent draftees received their uniform numbers this week as well. Here they are:
Running back Rashaad Penny: 20
Defensive end Rasheem Green: 94
Tight end Dissly: 88 (Not coincidentally this is Jimmy Graham’s old number)
Linebacker Griffin: 49
Cornerback Tre Flowers: 37
Punter Dickson: 4
Offensive tackle Jamarco Jones: 73
Defensive end Jacob Martin: 59
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Quarterback Alex McGough: 5