2 days down
Due to unfortunate circumstances I am unable to be in Seattle at this time so I am watching the live stream of Seahawks practices on the web.
Every once in a while I will write a post and share some of the things that have stood out to me while watching training camp on my computer.
Some things will be good, others not so much.
6 players have been declared physically unable to perform and 1 with a non-football injury.
- RB Robert Turbin PUP
- WR Percy Harvin PUP
- CB Tharold Simon PUP
- TE Zach Miller PUP
- DE Chris Clemons PUP
- DL Greg Scruggs PUP
- LB Korey Toomer Non-Football injury
Also of note is that CB Brandon Browner was given an unnecessary raise that he claims is about 4 times what he was going to make. Sportrac has his salary at $555,000 so I would have to assume his new salary is around $2 million.
Pretty good show of appreciation.
I have to assume the team is doing it to it to prove they will take care of their players even if they don’t have to. Hoping that gives players an incentive to to give the Seahawks a little bit of a discount come contract time.
Russell Wilson is throwing the ball like he is in mid season form. From what I have seen he is going high effort every rep, not that it is surprising. Speaking of Wilson, Sidney Rice came around on a reverse and threw a pass down the line to Russell.
Spencer Ware dropped a perfectly thrown swing pass.
If he wants to unseat Michael Robinson he will need to improve. However, I am not placing too much stock on one pass as I remember watching Robert Turbin struggle to catch passes in training camp last season.
With the departure of Leon Washington the Seahawks must find a new punt returner. Last year they tried Golden Tate out at the position and it appears they will be doing the same again this year. At least until Percy Harvin‘s hip is dealt with.
Arceto Clark showed good foot control on the sidelines, which is important for a 5-10 180 pound wide out in the NFL.
Greg Herd made the wrong impression on Pete Carroll when he dropped a very catchable ball right in front of him.
The quarterback? Pete’s son.
Speaking of dropped passes Brett Swain dropped one yesterday, not something you want to do when you are competing for a roster spot at the wide receiver position. Sidney Rice also dropped a pass and followed it up by doing pushups as a form of punishment.
I was really disappointed today when I saw Jermaine Kearse run a deep route and never make an effort to catch the ball. Sure, pass was a little over thrown, however he needs to at least extend his arms and bend to try to catch it.
I’m not looking for him to dive and risk ruining his pretty little face but I want to see effort every rep.
Justin Veltung is another small receiver. Today it proved to be a weakness as he was unable to fight off the coverage of Jeremy Lane.
Rookie Jessie Williams is a big dude who possesses extremely quick hands. Williams flashed some “Ninja Hands” yesterday in practice during a punching drill.
The last two days have been a bit of a mixed bag for John Lotulelei. First off, I cannot stand his hair cut, or should I say lack thereof. I digress…
Yesterday the linebackers were working a pass drill where they practice turning the corner at the edge of the line.
He runs the drill straight up which hampers his ability to cut that corner.
Technique is definitely something he needs to works on. It wasn’t all bad for John however. Today he showed that he has some quick feet that will help him fight through traffic.
Like Golden Tate, Earl Thomas was returning punts at Thursday’s practice. Cornerback Ron Parker showed why he plays defense when he dropped an interception that was thrown right at him. Will Blackmon was called for holding on a play but I couldn’t see what happened.
As time allows I will do little write ups like this just to keep everyone up to date with what I am seeing via the live stream.
Have a great weekend. Go Seahawks!