Competing for a spot on the roster is a consern for many right now.Seattle Seahawks’ Tyvis Powell says he will do anything to keep his roster spot. Like becoming the water boy if he has to.
“Whatever it’s going to take me to make this 53-man roster — I don’t care if they tell me, ‘Tyvis, we need you to get the water for everybody.’ I’m going to be the best water boy in America,” said Powell. “They say, ‘Tyvis go take a rep at corner.’ I go to corner. ‘Tyvis, go to safety.’ I go to safety. Whatever they need me to do, I’ll do it.”
Even though he says he will be the water boy if needed he is putting in notable work on the field. Powell has showed real potential in the Seahawks’ first preseason game with some real solid play, which include a big block and a interception. After his performance against eh Kansas City Chiefs, he received major praise from head coach Pete Carroll.
“He had a great game. He had a terrific game. Your first time out as a rookie and you know special teams is a big deal, he makes a great play on kickoff coverage on the 12, he has a fantastic and just classic block on the punt return. The ball that he almost kept out of the end zone was an extraordinary play too, just to make that play, and he has a pick,” said Carroll. “It was a great day, and I was really fired up for him. He’s looked really good at practice, and he made a big statement. I don’t remember a first-year guy having a first game that was that obvious like that. It was very impressive.”