RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks already knew they’d have a tricky schedule with essentially the most miles traveled of any NFL staff this season.
And when some Seahawks obtained phrase of extra particulars of their 2022 slate, they could not consider how a lot more durable it actually was. 4 straight highway video games? No bye week after their journey to Germany? Taking part in on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day?
If all that sounds too unfair to be true, it is as a result of it was a part of a prank the Seahawks pulled on a handful of gamers. In a video the staff posted to Twitter on Thursday, a couple of hours earlier than the NFL’s precise schedule launch, tight finish Will Dissly helps unfold the faux particulars to incredulous — and within the case of security Quandre Diggs, indignant — teammates.
Throughout a faux cellphone name close to the top of the video, coach Pete Carroll profanely berates the league workplace in entrance of a gaggle of gamers earlier than revealing to them that it is all a joke.
Diggs later wrote on Twitter that he was in on the prank.
The Seahawks are, actually, taking part in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Munich, Germany on Nov. 13. In keeping with Bookies.com, Seattle’s eight highway journeys will cowl an NFL-high 29,446 miles. By comparability, the Pittsburgh Steelers will journey a league-low 6,442 miles and won’t depart the Jap Time Zone.
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This isn’t our 2022 schedule…
however our gamers did not know that 🤭 pic.twitter.com/rVzs9JsbDr
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) Could 12, 2022