Jul 9, 2014 2:51 PM by Derek Buerkle - KPAX Sports
MISSOULA - A handful of former Grizzlies are getting ready for their first training camp in the NFL, and we caught up with Brock Coyle as he begins life after college with the defending champs.
Coyle looked really good in maroon and silver, but now he's proudly wearing blue, silver and green. The rookie Seahawks linebacker spent some time coaching at the Northwest Montana Football Clinic in Ronan on Monday, as he took a short break from his new job.
"A new playbook, new team, new defense. But at the same time, it's just that same game you've been playing, but just a little faster with better athletes," Coyle told us.
He's spent the last couple of months in Seattle settling in. The middle linebacker from Bozeman did not get drafted, but still had plenty of teams looking to sign him to a free agent contract.
The Seahawks have a ton of talent, especially on the defensive side of the ball - but Coyle picked the champs, and the team's track record of success with undrafted players.
"I wouldn't have gone there if I didn't feel good about the situation. I'm excited to go in there and compete. That's one thing that the Seattle Seahawks they really focus on is competition," Coyle said.
The grind of training camp is just around the corner, but Coyle is anxiously awaiting July 25, when he begins to achieve a life-long goal.
"Playing with guys that are All-Pros like Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas, and being coached by a great coach in Ken Norton Jr., it's a dream come true and it's a blessing. I'm very excited to take this next step."