RENTON, Wash. (KOIN) — Football’s back.
The Seattle Seahawks training camp is more than halfway done and the players are ready to see some action against other teams. They’ll face the Denver Broncos on Thursday.
The Seahawks have put in the work throughout the offseason and not just on the field. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin told KOIN 6 News this year’s defensive squad is borrowing from the Super Bowl-winning Legion of Boom’s playbook nearly 6 years ago.
“I feel like if one went down or one made a mistake there was always someone right there to pick him back up and I feel like that’s the type of environment we want to create. We want to bring that back, you know. Those guys love each other so much they’ll do whatever it takes you know to make that next play to get their job done and when you have that type of commitment, that type of love for each other it makes you want to play even harder,” Griffin said Monday. “So that’s the type of environment we want to bring back here, that love for one another and just knowing that someone has your back.”
Former Duck Ugo Amadi now a Seahawks rookie
Former UO Duck Ugo Amadi was taken by the Seahawks in the 4th round (132nd overall.) Amadi won the Lombardi Award for his efforts but at training camp he’s just a rookie.
He’s trying to learn from all the other veterans.
“I’m out there tapping their shoulder every day. I’m out there talking to Bobby (Wagner) because he knows the game like it’s the back of his hand, so I’ve just been on him whether it’s on the field or off the field. So you know, being under his wing he’s all Pro Bowl he’s got 99 overall on Madden so I’m just trying to take every inch of the thing he’ll give me, he’ll give me a whole book and it’s up to me whether I take it all in or use one piece at a time,” Amadi told KOIN 6 News.
“When I was on break he had me do a whole bunch of stuff like rewrite the whole defense, find guys similar to your skill and make sure you compare yourself to them and make sure you write your own weaknesses, you write your own strengths and you ask the coaches how they feel about you as well so you know,” he said. “In the NFL the mental stuff is very high.”
He said he’s excited to see where his pro career takes him.