The Seattle Seahawks are coming in the game against the Green Bay Packers as the underdogs. With the devastating defeat of Marshawn Lynch and his crew in the hands of the St Louis Rams in Week 1 of the regular NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks are attempting to recover and show off the skills that had them face the New England Patriots for the Super Bowl title last year. While Jimmy Graham, Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson are already widely expected to push the Seattle Seahawks to victory, another NFL star is making a name for himself in the field and is currently eyed as the potential key to the success of the team: Tyler Lockett.
Sports analysts believe that the performance of Tyler Lockett in the game against the New England Patriots in Week 1 is not the best for the rookie wide receiver. Many expect the Seattle Seahawks star to further show off during the game that will see him face NFL vet Aaron Rodgers in the field. With the Green Bay Packers surging forward to hopefully clinch a Super Bowl trophy by the end of the NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks are looking more into the contributions of Tyler Lockett to bolster the performance of stars Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson. In fact, even Jimmy Graham himself is optimistic that Tyler Lockett will breakout of his shell and show off in the succeeding games.
"He's kind of just a regular part of the offense now," disclosed Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, referring to the new role Tyler Lockett took on in the NFL team's roster. Carroll added, "I really think he's a receiver that's returning kicks. We thought of him probably, 'We'll figure that other part out. Let's get him to be the returner,' We went about it that way, and he took it over and showed us that we need to think the other way."
This turn of events was also discussed by Tyler Lockett, who shared that he refused to be boxed in a specific role in the Seattle Seahawks roster. The wide receiver shared, "The biggest thing was that I didn't want to limit myself to being one-dimensional, whether it was being just on offense or just on special teams." Tyler Lockett went on to say, "I wanted to go out there and see what happened, and fortunately things are starting to work out for me. I was going to let the coaches decide whether I played both or if it was one thing, and right now they trust me to be able to do almost everything, so I want to continue to just build off of that and get better."
Week 2 of the NFL regular season has the Seattle Seahawks scheduled to face off against the Green Bay Packers on September 20 at 8:30 pm ET. As for the third week of the NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks will be playing host in the game against the Chicago Bears on September 27 (Sunday), 8:00 pm ET, at the Centurylink Field.