The short game week between road trips might have the most profound impact on the Seahawks equipment staff.
With just three full days at home between trips to Minnesota and Oakland, the equipment crew has faced an unusual crunch as they quickly unpack and re-pack just as fast.
“It’s definitely a quick turnaround,” head equipment manager Erik Kennedy said.
The equipment staffers worked for several hours after the team returned home from Minnesota early Sunday morning, finally clocking out around 4 a.m. Then they were back to Virginia Mason Athletic Center at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning to log a full day of unpacking and reorganizing for the next trip. Dry cleaning went out Monday and will return today, jersey alterations and fixes are being rush-ordered and all the game gear is being washed in expedited fashion.
All the packing for the Oakland trip will be completed today, less than three days after coming home from Minnesota. The seven tons of game equipment will then be loaded onto the team charter on Wednesday morning prior to the team’s flight out at 2:30 p.m.