The Seahawks didn’t invite just one or two special guests to help break down their huddle following practice Wednesday but about 100 — all members of U.S. Army 1st Special Forces Group, Airborne based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
But first, the Special Forces Group also got a few words of gratitude from coach Pete Carroll and cornerback Richard Sherman.
“He thanked us for our services,’’ said Chris Harper, a Public Affairs officer and spokesman for the group of Sherman’s message. “He said what we do is very important and allows them to do what they do. And that meant a lot.’’
It’s a message that might seem to take on even more meaning in light of recent events, including NFL players such as Seattle’s Michael Bennett sitting for the national anthem in preseason games.