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Minicamp today

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on June 22, 2010 at 7:55 am with 11 Comments »
June 22, 2010 12:20 pm

I’m going to be your eyes at minicamp today. If anybody has specific areas of interest you’d like me to scope in on, toss them out there and I’ll be sure to give you whatever perceptions I can.

The next three days of camp will be our final exposure to them before the start of training camp. I suspect borderline players will be particularly keen to make impressions these days. And with a new staff, and all the personnel moves that have been made, just about everybody should consider themselves “borderline.”

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  1. Eric, could you check on the rehab progress of Leon Washington and Walter Thurmond? Will either or both be a full go by training camp? Thanks.

  2. I am most interested in two things:

    1. How does the offensive line look? How do you feel these guys are adapting to Gibbs? Specifically, some players respond to coaching differently and I’m getting to Chris Spencer. Does it seem Gibbs is the ‘kick in the ass’ type of guy that someone like Spencer needs to excel (because he sure hasn’t responded to past coaching they way his tools indicate he should)?

    2. I remember a few years ago when our DBs looked so good in practice and then when they got to the games, they were terrible. I remember when Mora was coaching them and the WRs weren’t doing anything; the DBs were actually making fun of the WRs for not being able to get open on them (it was good natured ribbing, but still…). Basically, both units were terrible but one looked good because it wasn’t as bad as the other. So, what I’m getting at (in a long winded way) is your overall impression of the talent level with some of the guys on the field. I don’t care if they look good against other, bad players. Do you think some of these guys and schemes will translate well when they play “real” teams or comment on just the state of the overall talent level with respect to seasons past?

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Actually, I think the camp has been cut to just two days. In any case…

    Eric, I would be interested to know where you see Curry lining up (on the TE, at the line, 3 point, etc) vs. various offensive formations, if you get a chance to pass some of that along. (Understanding there are restrictions on the specifics you can relay)

    And if you get a chance, will you ask Carroll if they have any intentions on sending a representative to Harvey Unga’s pro day July 8?

    Thanks E!

  4. Dukeshire says:

    BobbyK – I remember that too, it was ’08. Every day (it seemed) during camp the defense was dominating, getting picks left and right. But what turned out to be the case was a decimated receiver corp and a horrific o line made their passing game thoroughly ineffective. Then Jennings breaks his rib, still starts and gets abused and Russell really stepped his game up and solidified his position as the worst every down started in the NFL. Anyway, yeah, let’s hope that’s no longer the case.

  5. Kooshster says:

    My question is on the top three picks (Okung, Thomas, Tate). With all the focus on the fringe players recently, we haven’t heard much about the top guys recently. How are they performing? Do they look like they’re overcoming any rookie mistakes? More specifically:

    1) How does Okung’s run blocking look?

    2) How close does Thomas get to the ball?

    3) How is Tate’s route-running?

    I ask these questions because it strikes me that each of these are the perceived weaknesses of each player.

  6. snydro22 says:


    I’d be curious about the 3rd tight end spot. How does McCoy look, and how does Morrah look?

    Also, you’ve always been great at reporting on the trenches, so that would be nice as well.

  7. snydro22 says:

    Also, I’d be curious about all of our later round draft picks – Wilson, Thurmond, Konz, Chancellor and Davis..

    Will this be your first time at OTA’s? I’m anxious to hear your initial impressions on a lot of these guys.

  8. Exe_Aye_Aye says:

    Hey Dave,

    What I really want to know is . . . who this year is sporting the Faux Hawk? Has this fad gone out to pasture, or are there any more cone heads this year?

    Remember Julius Jones doo?

  9. Duke – we were all buying that kool aid of how good our defense was going to be and that our WRs were young, good, and up and coming. Then games – poop – terrible DBs (and pressure) and one of the worst starting groups of WRs in the history of the NFL (yes, injuries played a huge part, but it still sucked). I’m with you; terrible memories.

  10. ruminator1 says:

    thanks Dave. i am interested also in the late draft choices and also the new receivers

  11. seahawklovertoo says:

    Eric, in other words : write a lot about everything and everybody. We are starving for any and all information.
    Use dictation-to-type software, hire a secretary/typist… do something , b/c we want to know it all about the Seahawks. AND have fun doing it.

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