Seahawks news for Sunday: Seattle is sleeping giant and Golden Tate hits

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 24: Wide receiver Golden Tate
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 24: Wide receiver Golden Tate /

In Seahawks news from last week, one former player tries a different sport and starts well. Plus, an ESPN analyst calls Seattle a “sleeping giant.”

But before we get into football news (and a bit of baseball because of Golden Tate), how cool is it that Seattle was chosen as one of the host cities for World Cup 2026? People who don’t live in Seattle, or know much of about the city, don’t understand how soccer-mad the city can be.

The Seahawks home stadium, Lumen Field, will be the location of the games in Seattle. But tickets will likely be pricy and won’t go on sale for a bit so you have time to save.

Seahawks news includes Golden Tate at the plate and Seattle’s 2022 team being OK

Golden Tate takes his swings

Tate was actually a good baseball player a long time ago. He was drafted by MLB teams twice – 2007 and 2010. Instead, he chose football over baseball and it worked out for him. Tate has made a lot of money playing football. But last week, Tate joined the West Coast League’s Port Angeles Lefties and went 2 for 4 in his debut.

Tate does actually bat left-handed and he also plays centerfield. Among his two hits was a double and he also stole a base, knocked in a run and scored another. Good stuff for someone who hasn’t played in a while.

The West Coast League is a collegiate summer baseball league that has teams situated in the Pacific Northwest. This includes Alberta and British Columbia in Canada as well as Oregon and Washington in the United States. It may not be the big leagues but still pretty cool that Tate is a part of the league and began his play there so well.

ESPN’s Louis Reddick thinks the Seahawks might be really good

If you weren’t a fan of Louis Reddick prior to this past week, you might be now. Going against what most national pundits are predicting about the Seahawks in 2022, Reddick thinks the team can be pretty good and on Milk Salk’s show on Seattle Sports, Reddick said the Seahawks were a “sleeping giant.” But Reddick’s praise doesn’t just stop with the team overall.

Reddick said 2022 Seahawks draftee Coby Bryant is going to be a “stud” in the NFL. He said Seattle “struck platinum” when they took Tariq Woolen this year. Reddick also thinks Charles Cross can be good right away at left tackle. Plus, Reddick thinks Jimmy Garoppolo would be a good fit in Seattle and that the team should make a play for the current 49er quarterback.

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No matter what a 12 might think about Jimmy G, we likely all hope Reddick is correct in his thoughts about the Seahawks 2022 team.