The end is near. But with it comes the beginning.
The Seahawks’ offseason strength and conditioning program will wrap up next week before the players take five weeks to work out on their own leading into training camp at the end of July. But with a three-day minicamp next week, the following few days of workouts are being treated as the final leg of the coach-led offseason program.
And the results continue to show. Asked about the players’ progress, head strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle echoes the praises he’s been singing for the last three months.
“These guys haven’t shied away from anything we’ve asked them to do,” said Carlisle, in his first year in Seattle after nine years at USC. “We say, ‘Do this’ and they’ll do it, no questions asked.
“They’re so focused on winning.”
Carlisle raved about the “fellowship, camaraderie and brotherhood” that’s being developed through workouts because attendance is at an all-but-perfect mark this offseason. The players are training together as a team, with absences an essentially unheard-of occurrence this spring.
“Once training camp comes around, there’s not one guy here who’s going to question, ‘Is he ready to go?’” Carlisle said.