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Thursday’s practice

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 2, 2008 at 3:53 pm with 12 Comments »
October 2, 2008 3:53 pm

It was a full practice where only Koren Robinson and Maurice Morris did not participate. Morris did more than Robinson, who did not wear his helmet or pads.

I have to say, Bobby Engram and Deion Branch look pretty darn good, like they are ready to go. They looked more in sync with Hasselbeck today than they did the previous days, and will probably look even better tomorrow. Matt is spreading the ball around to different receivers and appears to have a comfort level back that was missing in those weeks where he was playing pick-a-wideout.

Brian Russell was pretty frisky today, first sticking a shoulder into Mike Lawrence (Brandon Jacobs) sending him to the ground, then getting a good pop on Joe Newton (Kevin Boss) and finally tackling Jordan Kent (Amani Toomer) when Kentoomer beat the secondary for a touchdown. Later, Russell had an interception, as did Marcus Trufant, who made a nice play on the ball and made the catch despite the cast on his hand. Kelly Jennings had a pair of back-to-back picks.

One of the better moments in practice came when we actually witnessed a 310-pound man do the splits. Brandon Mebane slipped on the grass and actually looked very graceful as he could have qualified for dancing with the stars. His teammates gave him a few whistles and hoots for the gymnastical (not a word) move.

The team will have a short, light practice tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. before flying to New Jersey tomorrow afternoon. It should make their body clocks in tune with the 10 am start in The Meadowlands. Hmmmm.

Notes from practice
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  1. seahawkbryce says:

    Frank, you mentioned yesterday that McMullen was working at split end with Engram playing the slot. Was that still the case today? And if so does that mean McMullen will get the start over Engram?

  2. BORNHAWK says:

    Engram not start, come on.

  3. Frank Hughes says:

    McMullen is staying at split end. Engram will come in as the slot. I think they really like McMullen’s size (6-4) and his ability to get separation. He did pretty well in the last game and they like what they have seen from him in practices.

  4. DesertRacer says:

    It would be nice if all of these picks in practice would carry over into the game for once. That’s not including Grant’s pick in the last game.

  5. oceanic says:

    What I read was McMullen is the SE, Engram the slot and Branch the flanker. When/if K-Rob is able to contribute it will be at SE and returner.

    I expect Engram and Branch to be difference makers right away and by Dec both Colbert and McMullen will be huge in the offense. Wish I could say the same about Taylor, K-Rob and Bumpus. Unless there are more injuries I don’t expect to see much of those three except on special teams.

  6. T_Roy27 says:

    Anybody heading to the game?
    anybody know of a good spot to meet up?
    Lets see if we can put this East Coast thing behind us and show em how the Hawks do it!!!

  7. Interesting piece about McMullen from Redskins training camp:

  8. So far so good with McMullen. He has stepped in and played nicely while Engram and Branch have been gone.

  9. Canfan:Interesting piece about McMullen from Redskins training camp:

    Sounds like he’s suffered from anxiety related dropsies. Seattle could be the perfect place for him to ween himself from that habit and start to achieve his potential. It seems like all Seattle receivers go through that at some time or another. The Seahawks coaching staff is a very patient crew.

    It’s funny the way situations have so much influence on the way player’s careers go. You know, if Mike Holmgren had never signed with Seattle there’s a very good possibility that you never would have heard of Matt Hasselbeck. Well, you probably would have heard of him, but you know what I mean.

  10. Mr Hughes: Tru’s hand is still inna cast, how’s Lofa’s hand? Was he also wearing a cast?

  11. You know, if Mike Holmgren had never signed with Seattle there’s a very good possibility that you never would have heard of Matt Hasselbeck.

    Yeah, if you’re not a first round pick, you could end up being a very talented backup your entire career. You have to have a little luck to get the opportunity. Sometimes your good luck means bad luck for another player, such as when Trent Green got hurt and former stock boy Kurt Warner led the Rams to the Super Bowl.

  12. Sorry, the first part of my previous comment was a quote from earther. Meant to blockquote it.

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