Montana linebacker Brock Coyle has been making quite the impression at Seahawks training camp, earning a start at middle linebacker in the Seahawks preseason opener.
Coyle recorded 5 tackles in Seattle's 21-16 loss to Denver on Thursday. Coyle was second on the team in tackles, only behind Earl Thomas who recorded 6.
Chris Egan caught up with Coyle this week as he continues to make waves in his rookie campaign.
With Bobby Wagner sidelined with hamstring issues, Coyle has seen reps with the first team and the Montana grad has delivered.
"He's very hungry for knowledge," said Seahawk linebacker coach Tim Norton. "Extremely smart, loves to play ball. He just can't get enough. He gets here early, he leaves late. He falls asleep with the clip on his hand. He's loving ball."
"Coach Norton, he's a great motivator," said Coyle. "He says come to the practice field with a full tank of gas and leave with an empty tank and that's what I try to do everyday. Just really focus on my job, my assignment, what I can do to be better as a player and accomplish those goals everyday."
Despite going undrafted, Coyle was on the Hawks' radar. He heard from 15 teams after the draft, but decided Seattle was the best fit for him.
"This isn't Montana anymore," Norton said. "This is the big time. So can he go out against Peyton Manning and all that hoopla? Is he gonna light? Is he gonna shine and play in the bright lights or is he just gonna flop? But not Brock, because he's ready for the big time."