What life is like for a quarantined NFL player through the eyes of Seahawk Quandre Diggs

Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times on

Published in Football

He heads home, eats a quick lunch and gets on the Seahawks' Zoom meetings at noon his time.

Those last two hours (which are long as is allowed by the NFL during this portion of the offseason), beginning typically with a team meeting led by coach Pete Carroll before breaking into offensive and defensive meetings and then position group meetings.

Diggs said he often fits in another cardio workout once the meetings are over.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

That he's able to get in his workouts with a trainer means the biggest difference for Diggs is the Zoom meetings and not being in the same place with his coaches and teammates.

But Diggs said he thinks those are also not hugely different than how things would be in the past other than that "we don't have a hoop to shoot at" -- a reference to the basketball hoop in the team's main auditorium at the VMAC in Renton.


Carroll has spiced up the meetings with Zoom crashes by actor Will Ferrell and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, the latter occurring this week to talk a little about what it was like to play with Michael Jordan.

"I think it's kind of dope to have these people come in and just spend some time with us," Diggs said.

While it's hard to know exactly how a one-of-a-kind offseason will impact anything on the field in the fall, Diggs notes that the relative stability with its coaching staff means the Seahawks at least have a lot less new stuff to teach this offseason than some other teams.

"We'll have the same offense, the same defense," Diggs said. "We have a few new players. But I feel like we have the grasp of the offense and defense and special teams."


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