The Seattle Seahawks voted on team captains today. And it should come as no surprise what players were selected – Russell Wilson on offense, Red Bryant on defense and Heath Farwell on special teams.
“It’s a tremendous honor,” Wilson said. “We have so many leaders on this football team, from guys like Max Unger and Russell Okung, to Marshawn Lynch, to Sidney Rice to obviously the DBs and Bobby Wagner – so many different guys.
“So it’s a tremendous honor. I’m excited about. But at the same, you just try and play one game at a time, and try to help our football team win – whatever it takes.”
Wilson talked about all the attention he’s received nationally, including cover shots on ESPN and Sports Illustrated, and spread inside GQ. Wilson says he has a simple way of dealing with it – he doesn’t read the articles.
“Like I always say, I ignore the noise,” Wilson said. “I don’t really pay attention. I don’t read any of the articles – sorry. But I don’t really anything really you guys write to be honest. It’s one of those things where I just have to stay away from it as much as possible.
“The magazine stuff, I don’t even look at it. Somebody may email me the picture or text me the picture, but I don’t every buy it myself or read it myself.”
Wilson also talked about the 10 a.m. start times on the East Coast, and how Pete Carroll addressed that by practicing at 10 a.m. every day during training camp.
The Seahawks have five, 10 a.m. start times this season, beginning on Sunday at Carolina.
“I think that is something that’s real,” Wilson said. “You have to make sure that your getting your sleep, and getting your rest. Coach Carroll and Sam (Director of Health and Performance Sam Ramsden) our athletic trainer have done a tremendous job of talking to us about that, and getting our hydration, getting our sleep, making sure that we’re prepared because we’re going to have a lot of those games.
“At the end of the day though, if we’re really ready mentally, it doesn’t matter when we play or what time we play.”