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Thursday’s practice — Lofa out again

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 30, 2008 at 3:46 pm with 14 Comments »
October 30, 2008 3:46 pm

Jim Mora spoke today — but not about the UW coaching job. He was asked the question, but his response was: “I’m focused on the Philadelphia Eagles.” When the PI’s Jim Moore asked why Mora won’t address the question and end the speculation, Mora said, “You can call (his agent) Bob Lamonte.”

With the weather still so nice, the Seahawks remain outside, though they have re-lined the fields and are now practicing perpendicular to the lake rather than parallel. Winds have been light this week so it has not had that much of an effect on practice, and the special teams field is still running in the same direction.

Lofa Tatupu did not practice again, though he was on the sideline with a play card in his hand. He still is expected to play.

Leonard Weaver also did not practice, and I’m guessing the coaches have to be a little more concerned about his sore foot. After Sunday’s game, Weaver was trying to get into the x-ray room and was joking that he would have to break down the door if they didn’t let him in. The foot did not appear to be serious as the time, but he has now missed two straight days of practice. Owen Schmitt has been taking his reps.

Darryl Tapp and Lawrence Jackson were moving around today, sharing reps at both ends spots. It’ll be interesting to see if they do that during the game or if Tapp stays on the left side. On Wednesday, they just stayed with their respective positions.

Josh Wilson was being interviewed in the locker room when Mike Holmgren walked by and gave him a look like, “Don’t let this go to your head.” It’s pretty funny how much they all kill Josh. Mora was saying that Deon Grant and Brian Russell constantly keep their thumbs on Josh, mostly because he likes to talk a lot. But Mora also said Wilson has done a pretty good job of learning how to be a professional this year. He also talked about Vernon Davis running him down, and he said when they were in D back meetings last week and began talking about Davis, Wilson admitted that Davis was a guy who might be able to beat him in a footrace. “If Josh even comes close to admitting somebody could beat him, you know that guy is fast,” Mora said.

Julius Jones said they are focusing on getting the running game going again. He admitted that San Fran played a good game, but he said their success is more about what they do than what an opponent does. (Not sure I agree with that, but I’m not the one carrying the ball.) Interestingly, Jones, who was raised in southern Virginia, said he grew up a Redskins fan (which I can respect). However, he said as he started playing for Notre Dame, he began wanting to play for Dallas and have the star on his helmet, so it was never an issue that the Cowboys and Redskins were such NFL East rivals. I had to end the interview at that point, considering it pure blasphemy.

Notes from practice
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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Are you a closet ‘Skins fan? Well, I guess it better than the Cowgirls.

  2. Cowpies have better cheerleaders.

  3. i’d have to agree with tompage… as much as i love seattle, there is something amazing about the girls back home that i miss.

    but, cheerleaders do not a fan make – go seahawks.

  4. hambone08 says:

    Josh Wilson – May run his mouth too much, but he makes plays on the field and has an upside (granted with some growing pains).

    Brian Russell – Runs his mouth, rarely makes a meaningful play, and dogpiles ontop of other players that actually make the tackles.

    I may be out of line but point being I don’t care what Wilson says on the practice field or in the locker room. As long as someone makes a play during a game that’s all that matters.

  5. nighthawk2 says:

    If Russell sucks so much why is he 6th on the team in tackles? Only Hill, Trufant,Peterson, Tatupu and Wilson are ahead of him. And some of those ahead of him are ST tackles. He also has a sack, which no other DB on the team has.

  6. You can’t think Russell is good?

    With the way the defensive line rotates its players, they are only on the field half the time — while Russell is on the field all the time. You can’t think Russell is better than Mebane just because he has more tackles? Guys like Mebane are situational big guys who get breathers. I’d take Mebane or Kerney playing any day over Russell.

    My main concern: Why in the hell can’t Mora just say he will be the coach of the Seattle Seahawks next season and be done with it?

    I was a big supporter of him getting the job, but I’m definitely going to turn on him if he pulls this “speak to my agent” garbage.

    What’s Chuck Knox doing these day? Bring back Kenny Easley and Jacob Green! Trade for Hutch!

  7. Dukeshire says:

    Russell is awful. Being 6th on the team in tackles only points to the fact he is late to the ball when one of the corners has been beaten. Have you seen him break up one pass this year, or help out in coverage BEFORE the ball arrives? Me either.

  8. OutSydeDog says:

    I believe part of his contract is that he is not to speak of his HC job before Holmgren steps down. Even denying he’s a choice for UW probably violates it. Husky fans are dreaming if they think he’s a viable candidate. But history shows anything’s possible.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  9. CowboysP says:

    “I believe part of his contract is that he is not to speak of his HC job before Holmgren steps down. Even denying he’s a choice for UW probably violates it.”

    I’m sure you are exactly right Dog. And even if it wasn’t a contract problem, what would he have to gain from talking about it? If Mora said “No, I’m not interested”, then the next barrage of questions would come about what he said in Atlanta….

  10. Dukeshire says:

    In addition, there’s no opt out clause in it for him to accept the UW job. (Not that he couldn’t get out of it if he really wanted to.)

  11. I think it is so funny how the second we hear about how Josh likes to talk…..then all of a sudden a lot of us fans are saying that he “runs his mouth too much and needs to learn how to shut it” …etc.

    Compared to other teams and other players, Josh is doing absolutely nothing. He isn’t calling out players, running his mouth constantly to the media and being a distraction or hurting this team. He may like to talk, but he’s not running his mouth, he isn’t making headlines with his words.

  12. stratboy says:

    i can’t believe you guys are even picking the seagals apart.good christ!!!!

  13. fuzzybear says:

    Agreed, there is nothing wrong with Josh being the “talker” that he is. I compare it to Gary Payton to a smaller degree. Sometimes it gets people going (motivates) to trash talk a little bit. If he can get the others going with a little smack talk, more power to him.

  14. Who’s picking apart the Sea Gals??? The truth is that the cheerleaders are the only bright spot for many teams! And, it’s okay to hate the Cowboys while admiring their cheerleaders — Gotta love those hot little Southern Bells!

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