This Seattle Seahawks season has not been a fun one for 12s or the team. But there are always reasons to give thanks as sports fans.
Even though the Seahawks are struggling this year, we have had a whole decade of success with lots of great memories. There is nothing quite like going to Lumen Field to watch a game, win or lose. And again, except for this year, it’s mostly been a bunch of home wins for Seattle for 10 years.
Plus, there are still several players or parts of the team that make every game worth watching. When Russell Wilson is playing well, he is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Bobby Wagner seems to be near the top of the leaders in tackles every year. Both players are future Hall of Fame players.
But here are a few other positive reasons to be a 12 in 2021.
3 reasons to be thankful for the 2021 Seattle Seahawks
Tyler Lockett plays well and is just as good away from the field
I kind of want to change that header. It is more important to be a good person than a football player and Lockett is great at both. Lockett is on pace for his third-straight 1,000-plus receiving season. He is on pace for 1,224 this year. He also leads the team with an average of 15.3 yards a catch.
But if you ask most people in Lockett’s hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma and they will tell you his impact off the field is greater. Lockett heads the Light It Up Foundation which helps feed families in need. He also helps provide high school students go to college as part of a “job shadow” program. Basically, there are too many good things that Lockett does as a human being that can be recounted here.
Michael Dickson is a great punter and would be an awesome guy to hang out with
Not only is Michael Dickson possibly the best punter in the NFL (he once again leads the league in punts downed inside the opponents 20-yard line) but he just seems like a person that would be fun to be around. The Australian goes home in the offseason and goes to the beach and just does, well, things that people do in Australia.
When Seahawks.com asked what Dickson would choose as his superpower, this was his answer
"Teleportation. Just so I could live anywhere and be able to come into the facility every day and go home back to Australia. Have a house in the middle of nowhere and be able to just teleport in. No traffic, no commute."
Plus, who can forget this?
Seahawks defense has 3 levels of good young players
Finally, while the Seahawks need to find a new defensive coordinator this offseason (hopefully), Seattle has some young talent that should help the team be more successful for the next several years.
Edge rusher Darrell Taylor (in what is basically his rookie season but year-two in reality) leads the team in sacks (4) and is second in quarterback hits (8). Linebacker Jordyn Brooks is in his second year and is 6th in the NFL in tackles (99) and leads the team in tackles-for-loss (5). And rookie cornerback Tre Brown showed enough before he was injured this year to show he can be a very good CB in the NFL. That is all three levels of the Seahawks defense with good players and that is a good thing.