I wanted to throw a few things out there to chew on before this afternoon’s practice:
1) After watching some of the UW game, it became readily apparent that the Huskies’ corps of young receivers was not able to get open against Oregon, which was part of the reason the Ducks were able to stack so many players in the box and dare UW to throw it. How does this relate to the Seahawks? They too have a bunch of young receivers who will have to prove they can get open. Nate Burleson has shown he can do it, but have any of the others without Mike Holmgren intentionally force-feeding them to get touches?
2) With Rocky Bernard suspended, it will mean additional time for Craig Terrill and presumably Red Bryant, who the coaches would like to work into the rotation more now that he is back. I spent two series of Friday’s game exclusively watching Red. On one, he got absolutely pancaked by the Raiders’ guard on a play where Darren McFadden went for a big gain. But he did a very nice job on some of the other players, getting into the backfield and stuffing one play, holding his position along the line and preventing McFadden from cutting back on another play.
Practice is at 1:30 today. There will be a lot of things to cover, including Matt Hasselbeck returning to practice, the suspensions, the wide receivers, the running backs and an amalgam of other topics.