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Archives: June 2009

June
16th

Curry on KJR: Just a regular guy

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry joined Mitch Levy on KJR-AM this morning. Levy talked to Curry about his superstar potential for the Seahawks. But the humble Curry downplayed his future greatness, projecting himself as a your average, 6-foot-3, 254-pound guy.

"I wouldn’t consider myself a superstar," Curry said. "I’m just a regular guy playing ball."

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June
15th

Morning links: Hawks in national spotlight

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King addressed the Seahawks situation on defense in his Monday Morning Quarterback column.

King said he talked to head coach Jim Mora, who offered defensive ends Lawrence Jackson and Darryl Tapp as players who stood out during the offseason.

Mora also spoke glowingly about the teaching ability of new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. King said in order for Seattle to improve from its 30th overall ranking defensively they’ll have to do a better job of rushing the passer, which should included some production from rookie linebacker Aaron Curry.

Here’s an excerpt.

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June
12th

Friday practice — 48 days until training camp

Seahawks head coach Jim Mora concluded the team’s three-day, mandatory minicamp by ending practice about a half hour early on Friday at 11:30 a.m., to the cheers of all the players.

However, Mora probably had his own selfish motives, particularly after seeing cornerback Josh Wilson go down and need the assistance from trainers who checked out his right knee after defending a pass intended for receiver Ben Obomanu.

Wilson eventually got up and limped off, but obviously Mora had seen enough and wanted to make sure the possibility of other players getting dinged up was avoided.

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June
11th

Thursday afternoon practice: Hawks open training camp for public

The Seahawks announced today that they will open training camp practices to the public beginning Aug. 3. Folks interesting in attending can register at the team’s web site starting July 16.

Practices will be open from Aug. 3 through Aug. 20, and a schedule along with times will be provided at a later date. For more info check out this link.

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June
11th

Thursday morning practice report: Intensity picks up

The Seahawks practice for about two hours this morning, finishing off practice with a lively 11-on-11 team drill that included scripted, situational down-and-distance plays and a play clock.

Darryl Tapp and Na’Shan Goddard returned to action after sitting out Wednesday’s practice.

Wide receiver Deion Branch took another step forward, working into some team drills today.

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June
10th

Wednesday practice report: Branch, Redding and Jennings back

Seahawks defensive lineman Cory Redding works out on the two-man sled during individual drills.

Wednesday’s Seahawks practice marked the first time wide receiver Deion Branch, defensive lineman Cory Redding and cornerback Kelly Jennings were on the practice field during offseason workouts.

All three were limited during the two-hour practice to individual drills. But Branch said he hopes he can do more in the following practices of the three-day, mandatory minicamp.

For Redding, who came to Seattle in the offseason trade with Detroit that sent linebacker Julian Peterson to the Lions, it was the first time he worked on the field in a helmet with his new teammates.

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June
10th

Mora on Vick: Hawks not interested

Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora was asked about Michael Vick’s possible return to the league this afternoon after practice, and was clear about his team’s possible interest in the Atlanta Falcons quarterback.


Mora said he talked to his former quarterback before he went to prison and the he believed Vick deserved another chance to play in the league.


However, that opportunity won’t take place in Seattle.


“It’s a sticky situation, one I’m not comfortable talking about,” Mora said. “But the fact of the matter is Michael Vick is a member of the Atlanta Falcons organization

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