The Seahawks were honored by the Mariners during Opening Day festivities today, with quarterback Russell Wilson (above in a Dean Rutz photo) throwing out the first pitch.
Beforehand, a few of the Seahawks who were there talked briefly to the media.
Wilson, who also threw out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers’ game last week (the team that took him in the Rule 5 draft last year) said the hard work of football will begin soon.
As he did last year, Wilson will lead a group of offensive players who will workout in California prior to the team beginning its conditioning program at the VMAC April 21, sessions that later got a lot of credit for laying the groundwork for the team’s eventual run to the Super Bowl.
“Same thing we did last year,” Wilson said. “It starts there. Keep it going.”
Wilson, though, has hardly stopped. Not only has he been all over the country making appearances, but Wilson also said he has not let up on his workouts.
“Everywhere I go I work out every morning,” he said. “It never stops. So that’s what I’ve been doing, watching film, working out.”
Tight end Zach Miller was also part of a Seahawk contingent at Opening Day that also included Malcolm Smith and Jermaine Kearse, among others.
Miller recently had his contract restructured, from a deal that would have paid him $5.8 million in 2014 to a deal that with incentives could reach $4 million a season.
Miller said it wasn’t a hard call to stay with the Seahawks.
“I’ve been at another place where we weren’t as good and there is nothing like wining,” said Miller, who previously played for the Raiders. “As a competitor I want to win all the time and just with everything going on here, it was just the best place for me.”