The Seattlehawks’ season got off to an impressive (and dare I say, promising) start Sunday with a 28-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts, giving them a 1-0 record in advance of next week’s home opener against the Tennessee Titans. Here’s what you should know about what the ‘Hawks stars had to say after the big win.
We’ve heard all of the praise that everyone around the Seahawks organization has given Shane Waldron this offseason, and against the Colts he proved that it was absolutely deserved.
Pete Carroll on game 1 of Shane Waldron with Russell Wilson: “This is what I’ve been hoping for. I’ve never seen this kind of chemistry be so obvious between the caller and a quarterback.— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 12, 2021
“I hope this is just the first step of a great march together.” #Seahawks @thenewstribune
Pete Carroll: "Russell played fantastic football today. He got terrific help from his guys catching the football and the pass protection was really solid as well.— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) September 12, 2021
"But really, the day to me really goes to Shane (Waldron). ... Really proud of what he was able to do."
There was even a funny (perhaps Freudian) slip during Carroll’s press conference while he was discussing the offensive chemistry.
Pete Carroll had a slip of the tongue while talking about the strong debut for new OC Shane Waldron, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense: “He and Russ were just cooking — oh, I’m sorry I said that.” pic.twitter.com/uxfCHU3gKB— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 12, 2021
The players also raved about what they and Waldron were able to accomplish.
New tight end Gerald Everett says the best thing about his #Seahawks debut and touchdown today was that this is just a fraction of all the offense has to show and use.— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 12, 2021
Tyler Lockett on Seahawks offense: "I think what we showed is that it doesn't matter who gets the ball. We're gonna feed whoever and however, based off of what it is that a defense chooses to give us, we're not going to force the ball to anybody."— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) September 12, 2021
Tyler Lockett was perhaps the brightest star for Seattle today, once again showing his receiving abilities on two separate deep-ball touchdowns.
Russell Wilson twice says Tyler Lockett is like Willie Mays — “or Ken Griffey Jr., for Seattle” — at tracking down any ball in flight, anywhere to make a catch. #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/KmohrAcggH— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 12, 2021
And to add to the fun of the overall amazing day, DK had a few jokes up his sleeve at his presser.
DK Metcalf (four catches, 60 yards, TD) sported a Michael Jordan-inspired outfit today and a new hair color. The thought behind his blue hair? “There’s going to be highs and lows to a season. Just stay cool-headed.” Mostly highs for the Seahawks in their opener. pic.twitter.com/5KL9g8ihNK— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 12, 2021
Sadly, the Seahawks did suffer a few injuries on Saturday. We are still awaiting more information on the status of a number of the players Henderson mentions.
Injury updates from Pete Carroll: Ethan Pocic, who rotated with Kyle Fuller at C, sprained his knee. Not sure of the severity. Rashaad Penny’s calf tightened up so they played it safe, with three other available tailbacks. Dee Eskridge and Penny Hart left with head injuries.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 12, 2021