The two big things today:
- Dawg football is back and
- Jermaine Kearse is hanging up the cleats:
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It’s never really easy writing posts like this. I’m not a big announcement type of guy lol Trying to find all the right words to say to sum up my experiences over the past decade isn’t an easy feat so I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet. Lol After 8years playing in the NFL, I’m leaving the game feeling extremely grateful and content with what I was able to accomplish out there on the field not only for myself, but my family as well. Going through some extreme highs and some extreme lows has taught me a lot about myself and by the grace of God he was able to pull me through the rough times and in the end all those experiences were all worth it. I want to thank my wife @marisakearse for being the incredible woman that she is. Thank you for keeping me sane during the tough times and thank you for pushing me to be a better man. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to my family for your endless support and I love you guys so much! Thank you to all my teammates! You guys made this whole experience what it was. I had so much fun out there with you guys. I love y’all. Seattle, as a hometown kid it was a complete honor to represent you guys out there on the field. Thank you so much for your endless support throughout my football career. It was an honor to put on that Hawks uniform and I’m so grateful I was able to help bring our first Super Bowl home! Something We will never forget. I’m Looking forward to what God has planned for me in this next chapter of this thing called life but I can assure you it involves a lot of time with my family time and a lot of Golf haha see you on a course near you. THANK YOU and I love you all God Bless✌
There’s obviously a bunch of quick pieces getting posted as we speak about his announcement; here’s the Seattle PI’s.
Jermaine Kearse, who announced his retirement today, will rightfully be remembered for big-time catches in the NFL. But he had a few in college, too: the 2009 USC game and 2010 Apple Cup come to mind. The guy just made plays.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) September 29, 2020
congrats j kearse on an incredible career— Lydia Cruz (@TheLydiaCruz) September 29, 2020
loved you as a dawg, loved you as a hawk, loved bell ringing for the salvation army with you, loved every minute of cheering for a hometown hero thank you for everything pic.twitter.com/OcJoC73img
Husky legend Jermaine Kearse announced his retirement from the NFL today.— WestCoastCFB.com (@WestCoastCFB) September 29, 2020
Kearse was known for big plays during his Seahawks & UW career, including a catch that sent the Seahawks to the Super Bowl
Whenever the Seahawks needed a big play, the hometown kid was there to deliver. Thanks for the memories and enjoy your retirement, @JKearse_15!— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) September 29, 2020
Watch all of Kearse's best plays with NFL Game Pass » https://t.co/iZy33ATQI8 pic.twitter.com/toxcJVMaFq
If Jermaine Kearse ever has to buy himself a drink in the state of Washington, that's a felony on everyone present— John Fraley (@johndavidfraley) September 29, 2020
And Jermaine’s most impressive achievement of all: Crushing Andrew’s dreams
But while one era ends today, another one begins because it. Is. Fall camp SZN!
Although per evidence, they were doing run-throughs yesterday too:
Good lord I want that mask so bad:
(If you, like many of us, are confused as to the efficacy of neck gaiters and the seemingly contradictory things that’ve been reported of them, MIT Medical has a good digestible rundown on them. If you have three minutes to spare, I highly recommend it. Otherwise tl;dr: The standard 1-ply polyester design isn’t preferable — and an actual mask is clearly more effective — but a gaiter’s still better than nothing and, due to aerosol physics, is very unlikely to make things worse.)
- Both the women’s and men’s basketball teams went canvasing on campus yesterday to get students registered to vote.
- The unofficially-sanctioned “COVID 7s” touch football games organized by O’Dea’s Milton Hopkins are in their third week, with — timely enough — Jermain Kearse’s alma mater upsetting Sam Huard’s Kennedy Catholic. A number of UW commits and targets have participated either as players or, in the case of linemen, as refs and organizers. Highlights from the final here:
- And here’s a crapload of photos from the event here, and a separate write-up of the action here. Also dang that guy playing quarterback in ski goggles is my idol.
- Meanwhile, Jon Wilner talks the Pac-12 schedule and *gasp* 9 AM kickoffs.
"He's been the most productive. The most productive guys play the most right now. Whether that continues, we'll see," Dolphins OC Chan Gailey said about Myles Gaskin.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) September 29, 2020
Word from the Colts' facility: Encouraging start for rookie QB Jacob Eason, who's been consistently staying late for extra workouts and film review w/ position coach Marcus Brady. Remember, Eason looked strong at the end of camp, even wowing Philip Rivers with a few throws.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) September 28, 2020
I miss him:
Vita Vea was the highest graded Buccaneer in yesterday’s game with a 86.5 overall— PFF TB Buccaneers (@PFF_Buccaneers) September 28, 2020
He generated 4 total pressures en-route to a pass rush grade of 87.7#GoBucs
( via @JoRo_NFL)
The Woodwards might not be the first family of UW, but they’re up there:
Another Dawg in the house! Very proud of my youngest for accepting an offer to play baseball at UW. I am so thrilled for him! Getting this opportunity is an absolute dream come true for him and for our whole family. ☔️ ⚾️ https://t.co/wwzbi8IpSc— Elise Woodward (@EliseMWoodward) September 29, 2020
Which brings the question up: Who is UW’s first family? Tuiasosopos? Huards?
Anyways, do good things, don’t do bad things, and bow down to Washington.