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Walter Thurmond impressive in second practice

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm with 14 Comments »
August 24, 2011 5:59 pm

The Seahawks practiced for a little over two hours this afternoon in shoulder pads and helmets, working on goal line, two-minute situations and hurry-up offense.

Linebacker Aaron Curry (knee) and center Mike Gibson (unknown) returned to practice today, while Chris Clemons (ankle) and Marshawn Lynch (unknown) did not practice today.

Others who did not practice nclude linebacker David Hawthorne (knee), linebacker Leroy Hill (knee), safety Kam Chancellor (foot), tight end John Carlson (shoulder), defensive end Dexter Davis (unknown), defensive end A.J. Schable (unknown) and defensive end Pierre Allen (unknown).

Offensive tackle Russell Okung (ankle) again participated in the early portion of practice today, including individual drills. But he did not participate in team drills.

In one of the few times I’ve witnessed during practice, head coach Pete Carroll admonished the first-unit defense after witnessing several off sides penalties on both the offense and the defense.

Defensive back Walter Thurmond was impressive today playing the nickel back inside the slot, making athletic plays in breaking up passes to Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate.

But cornerback Byron Maxwell had the play of the day, popping loose a Charlie Whitehurst pass intended for Kris Durham on the run down the right sideline, keeping his feet and gathering the deflection in for the interception.

Seattle will have a walk-through practice in the morning on Thursday and then travel to Denver on Friday.

We’ll talk with Carroll and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on Thursday.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    When did Clem get hurt, anyway. Honestly, I’m not sure I remember him practicing at all this summer.

    Glad to hear Thurmond playing well and ever happier to read Carroll rip into someone for careless penalties. Enough is enough, we’ve been reading and seeing “all” summer. Penalties cannot be tolerated.

  2. Soggybuc says:

    I’m starting to think these missed practices are largely hooey and they are using this as a way to get the bubble kids more significant time. Both Heater and Hill look ready to go and in shape. they dont need “practice” snaps

  3. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    God I hope Thurmond starts opposite Trufant and stays healthy the entire season, if I see that bust Kelly Jennings on the field one more time getting burned all the time…

  4. Soggybuc says:

    If not Thurmond, Browner. Sherman and Maxwell are fine DB’s but will need to cut their teeth in dime and nickle packages this year.

  5. Amen to all, especially ACIB! These young kids are really showing up, so the hard part is who to cut? Well, why not start with the gaping hole at RCB–the most critical need outside of QB going into this off-season and why we brought in a dozen young DBs?

    At least they finally got rid of Balmer, but don’t stop there, trim the fat with a few others that suck. Eventually, maybe we’ll get to the point that we DON’T have anyone that flat out sucks and are at least quality depth.

  6. SteelBlueLime says:

    Soggy – I agree!!

    I think the pace they used to bring Red and Walter…possible Okung back suggests that they know these guys are going to make the team. They want to use what little time they have for the fringe players. Heater and Hill not need to work back into shape, but Red needed a little, so they brought him back in a limited sense to get him up to speed. I would like to see a little more from Gallery. He needs to have a coming-out party during this third per-season game. I also look forward to more production in the running game.

    Go Hawks….

  7. Very promising to hear Okung’s name, even though just in individual participation….
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    Wonder if Thurmond starts sat…..?????

  8. I remember watching draft stuff last year and seeing the Cowboys had a 7th round grade on Thurmond. No wonder I think they are morons. I don’t care about the injury either. lol

  9. http://www.seahawks.com has a piece about “competition Wednesday” and how they finished up at the racetrack.

    My only question… did Jackson get an automatic win over Charlie since they don’t really have to comPete against each other?

  10. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    BobbyK the Cowboys don’t know much about DB play they just gave a sizable contract extension to that consistently bad Orlando Scandrick!

  11. Thurmond’s draft rating was low due to his injury. So the Hawks were taking a chance on him, somewhat similar to what they dd with Leon. Most teams had Thurmond around 5th or 6th if memory serves, so the Cowboys just gave him a bit higher downgrade due to the injury. I’m guessing non-injury he would’ve grade out 3rd round or maybe a tad better.

  12. Thurmond had 1st-round potential before tearing a knee ligament.

  13. yellaman says:

    Lets hope Thurmond starts this year instead of Jennings and hope some of the yough players mature quickly this year. I like the play of Browner & Sherman so far @ CB

  14. Him being a 2nd rounder seems to be the consensus if he hadn’t gotten hurt. Possible 1st, possibly slipping to the 3rd. And, really, with a CB… who cares… he’s not really going to produce big time his rookie year anyways so not getting much from a guy like Thurmond wasn’t the end of the world. Now we expect him to rock!

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