Huard: 2 words that sum up the Seattle Seahawks’ offseason

Jun 13, 2023, 1:03 PM

Seahawks Pete Carroll Geno Smith...

Seahawks QB Geno Smith and coach Pete Carroll celebrate during a game on Nov. 27, 2022. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

This time last year, the Seattle Seahawks were in a very interesting spot.

Bumpus: The two Seattle Seahawks rookies who stand out the most

They’d traded franchise icon Russell Wilson to Denver in April, and they were in the midst of a quarterback battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock. Expectations for the team were very low, and some actually thought the 2022 Seahawks would be one of the worst teams in the NFL.

Now, Smith is Seattle’s locked-in starter after a Pro Bowl campaign, and the Seahawks are coming off a playoff season few saw coming.

So what has this offseason been like so far? Former NFL quarterback Brock Huard summed it up with two key words during Tuesday’s Brock and Salk on Seattle Sports.

“From the outside, it’s ‘work,'” Huard said. “I mean, this team works. This group, your leaders, love to work.”

He said that the team’s work ethic is why a few players took issue with Huard’s comments regarding safety Jamal Adams not attending voluntary workouts as he recovers from a quad injury.

“That’s why a month ago or whatever the Jamal Adams thing blew up a little bit, because people say he’s doing the same kind of work and he’s getting it done outside of the building,” Huard said. “… But man, I love that this core starting with Geno (loves to work).”

The second word that comes to mind, Huard said, is “transformation,” which really began last year.

“They’ve added yet another (draft) class to the sophomore class that has transformed the program,” Huard said. “… Geno Smith’s transformation in body, mind, spirit, soul all of it, and then throw in these rookies … It’s pretty remarkable. It’s not a rebuild. And it’s not even a pivot, it’s a transformation, starting with Geno. I mean, I told you this last week and looking at him some years ago, I’m like, ‘Gosh, does this guy even lift in the offseason? Like, he just looks bad. He looks like a 40-year-old man out there.’ And now, holy smokes, he has added some lean muscle mass, which takes work at 30-something years of age. You have to be committed to it … I think you throw in these two classes – last year’s class and this year’s class – and that place has been largely transformed in just a couple short years.”

Seattle Seahawks Breakdown: Bump & Stacy’s four minicamp takeaways

Brock and Salk podcast

Brock and Salk

Seattle Mariners...

Mike Salk

Ranked: 5 most surprising things from the Mariners’ season

Mike Salk shares his five biggest surprises from the Seattle Mariners' 2023 season, including the dramatic rise of J.P. Crawford.

50 minutes ago


Seattle Sports Video

Video: Jerry Dipoto on the Seattle Mariners push to the end of the regular season

During his weekly segment on Brock and Salk, Seattle Mariners President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto reacts to the Seattle Mariners last week of games and what the push to the playoffs will look like inside that clubhouse. With only 4 games left, what does this team need to do to book their ticket to […]

21 hours ago

Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith...

Brandon Gustafson

Huard: 3 numbers show how well Seahawks’ Geno Smith is playing

Brock Huard breaks down a few numbers that illustrate how Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith is among the NFL's top quarterbacks this year.

22 hours ago

Seattle Mariners...

Brandon Gustafson

What Dipoto is looking for during Mariners’ final 4 games

With just four games left and time running out in their playoff chase, Jerry Dipoto shared what he's looking for from the Seattle Mariners.

23 hours ago

Seattle Seahawks Devon Witherspoon...

Brandon Gustafson

Huard: How Seahawks CB Devon Witherspoon has already stood out

After a big Week 3 performance against Carolina, Brock Huard shares what he's seeing out of Seattle Seahawks rookie CB Devon Witherspoon.

2 days ago

Huard: 2 words that sum up the Seattle Seahawks’ offseason