Apple Cup rivalry heats up for Seahawks’ Will Dissly and Abraham Lucas


RENTON – You possibly can typically discover them collectively on the line of scrimmage, the Seahawks veteran tight finish lined up alongside rookie proper sort out.

You will not discover Will Dissly and Abraham Lucas being very pleasant this week, nonetheless.

“In truth, yesterday he advised me he could not imagine he was speaking to me this week,” Lucas, the previous Washington State standout, stated on Wednesday, three days earlier than the 114th Apple Cup.

Dissly, in truth, takes the UW-Wazzu rivalry severely.

“I did not put on purple this week, conserving the custom alive,” stated Dissly, who went 4-0 within the Apple Cup throughout his 4 seasons with the Huskies.

Lucas, as a senior final 12 months, helped the Cougars break a seven-game skid to UW with a 40-13 win at Husky Stadium.

“It felt nice to win,” stated Lucas. “It was a bit completely different due to all of the controversy [surrounding former coach Nick Rolovich], so it made it a bit troublesome to take pleasure in it. I used to be lastly completely satisfied to get a win despite the fact that I’ll without end have a dropping document towards the UW. It was good not having 0-5 or something like that. At the very least I’ve one.

Dissly stated he’s assured his Huskies will bounce again with a win Saturday night time at Pullman.

“You sort of have to provide the little brother a win to allow them to maintain enjoying you,” he stated. “So (Lucas) is aware of that. He would not have the boldness that we have now after we go to the Apple Cup. He sort of is aware of what the end result will probably be. Then it have to be the sport for purple and gold.

Rivalry apart, Dissly was impressed with what Lucas did as a rookie. Coming into Sunday’s residence sport towards the Raiders, Lucas has began all 10 video games this season at proper sort out, a part of a robust rookie class that additionally options Charles Cross at left sort out.

“Abe, he actually would not want a variety of info, suggestions and tips. He sort of is aware of and goes to work and will get the sport plan and he is able to go on Sunday,” stated Dissly. “That was the most important factor I noticed, is how he works day in and day trip. It has been actually enjoyable to observe. The man is a killer. It is actually enjoyable. I really like going after that within the racing sport, and it does a terrific job (too).

Dissly is nominated for the Sportsmanship Award

Dissly was the Seahawks’ nominee for the ninth annual Artwork Rooney Sportsmanship Award, given to an NFL participant “who demonstrates the qualities of fine sportsmanship on the sphere, together with honest play, respect for the sport and opponents, and integrity in competitors.”

Every group nominated a participant for the award. Eight finalists will probably be chosen, after which gamers will vote on a winner on the finish of the season.

“It is good to be acknowledged,” stated Dissly. “I undoubtedly play this sport for the love of the sport and to have enjoyable with my teammates. Being honored with the nominee for that, it is actually cool. A lot obliged.”

Geno Smith’s Turkey Drive

Seahawks QB Geno Smith helped donate dozens of turkeys Monday night time in Belltown to these in want this Thanksgiving.

“Lots of people left. I acquired to mingle with the followers and it was actually cool,” Smith stated on Wednesday. “The 12s are robust right here as everyone knows and so they confirmed up and confirmed a variety of love. I actually appreciated giving again too.”

He stated giving again is one thing his household began when he was youthful.

“It begins with my mom and my grandmothers,” he stated. “They’ve been giving again in our group in Miami for years, and that’s one thing they’ve all the time instilled in me, all the time giving again no matter your place or standing. Attempt to assist folks and help to folks in want or not, simply be a very good particular person and assist the group.”