Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett says he played last season at 75-80 percent

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Despite being named a second-team All-Pro for the second straight season as a kick return, it was clear that Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett didn’t have the same ability to move last year following his broken leg at the end of the 2016 season.

Lockett estimates he was only between 75-80 percent last season as he played without his full range of movement or explosion.

“It doesn’t matter how you feel when you go out there,” he said on Thursday. “If you go out there, it’s time to go. You can’t make excuses if you don’t get open. You can’t make excuses if you don’t catch the pass. If you’re out there, everybody expects you to do the same thing if you weren’t hurt.”

Lockett appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks in 2017 and made eight starts. Despite the limitations, he still managed to catch 45 passes for 555 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 949 kickoff return yards, which included a 99-yard touchdown, and 237 punt return yards.

With another offseason to heal from his injuries, Lockett feels back to his old self.

“The biggest thing is I’m more healthy than I’ve ever been,” Lockett said. “I’m out there running around, catching passes from all the quarterbacks and I’m excited about these six weeks and then after that get ready into the season.”

11 responses to “Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett says he played last season at 75-80 percent

  1. Ya, I dont buy that at all. He had a broken leg, not a ligament issue. Bone’s heal fast, and he wasnt any better over the 2nd half of the season than he was the 1st half of the season, Heck he wasnt any better than he was the year before in 2016. His problem is he’s a 5″10 WR w/ the talent of a #3 , he isnt all good of a receiver. SEA has a terrible WR corps outside of Doug Baldwin in the slot, that’s the only the only good receiver they have, the rest are #3/#4 types.

  2. What is the point of saying this? If you think you can play better because you hope to be healthier than just go out and show it.

  3. Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett says he played last season at 75-80 percent,
    so does that mean Tyler gave back 20-25 percent of his salary?????

  4. You idiots. He’s responding to questions about how healthy he feels. And to the Fraudinal fan above: Lockett has absolutely DESTROYED your team every time he steps on the field against them. You of all people should know what he’s capable of.

  5. kamthechancellor says:
    June 15, 2018 at 11:26 am
    You idiots. He’s responding to questions about how healthy he feels. And to the Fraudinal fan above: Lockett has absolutely DESTROYED your team every time he steps on the field against them. You of all people should know what he’s capable of.
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    The only thing Lockett has destroyed when he’s stepped on the field against the Cardinals is his natural bone structure…. Guys a bust as a WR. Get to used to 4th place w/ that garbage offense/defense in SEA.

  6. I can’t wait to watch Sherman pick off Wilson twice a years for years too come! That SheHawk dynasty sure crumbled fast Kam. Go Niners.

  7. kamthechancellor says:
    June 16, 2018 at 11:25 am
    Sherman can’t cover small receivers. Baldwin and Lockett will run Sherman in circles.
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    SEA’s garbage secondary cannot cover anyone, everyone will run circles around that entire secondary especially w/ zero pass rush up front. Now that Thomas is holding out trying to force a trade their starting safety duo very likely could be McDougald & Mo Alexander, talk about garbage.

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