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Quandre Diggs on joining Seahawks: ‘The game is fun again for me’
Based on Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs’ interview with 710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny and Gallant on Monday morning, he could not be happier about finding his way to the team last season.
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Diggs was a midseason trade acquisition from the Detroit Lions, and he made an immediate impact, tying for the team lead in interceptions with three despite playing just five games for the Seahawks.
The 27 year old has established himself as one of Seattle’s starting safeties alongside Bradley McDougald, and he can’t wait to get the chance to get back with his teammates in the secondary.
“I remember I told my girlfriend when I got home (after the season)… it’s going to be cool to actually put an offseason together with the guys on the team,” Diggs said. “Because when I came in midseason, it was like thrown into the fire, which is totally fine with me. But being able to train and being able to prepare my mind and go into that atmosphere, that environment and just play ball, you know, it’s dope.”
Diggs may have sounded a little too excited about the prospect of going back to work, but he was able to clear that up with his girlfriend by explaining how different he feels playing for the Seahawks.
“I told her, it’s kinda cool thinking about how excited I am to get back to work with those guys. She kinda took it the wrong way at first, thinking I was excited to get back away from her,” he said. “It was more of just the idea of you going to work and work being fun, you just enjoying the teammates around you and enjoying the coaches. I think that’s what really means a lot to me is that I’m genuinely happy knowing I’m a Seattle Seahawk and knowing that the game is fun again for me.”
Diggs won’t be the ‘new guy’ anymore when the Seahawks get back together, as Seattle made another big trade in the secondary earlier this offseason to acquire cornerback Quinton Dunbar from Washington. Diggs said he’s touched base both with Dunbar and Landon Collins, a friend of his who played with Dunbar in Washington’s secondary.
“I talked to Q a little bit last week… He’s excited to be there. He’s excited to be a part of the secondary to help us put together a good year. Add him to the secondary… it’s going to be fun,” Diggs said. “I like Q’s game. He’s a former receiver so you know he sees the game a different way – he sees it through the offensive lens, which is really dope. I’ve heard a lot of great things about him, he was actually teammates with one of my good friends, Landon Collins. Landon spoke very highly of him. I’m just excited to welcome him into the room. We’re going to have some fun when it’s that time to play.”
You can hear the full interview with Diggs in this podcast from Danny and Gallant.
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