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A few minutes with Kris Durham

Post by Eric Williams on July 30, 2012 at 7:41 am with 8 Comments »
July 30, 2012 7:41 am

Big receiver, big-play ability

Drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 draft by the Seattle Seahawks, University of Georgia product Kris Durham is looking to move up the depth chart in his second season.

At 6-6 and 216 pounds, Durham has the prototypical size and speed the Seahawks are looking for at the split end position, and will compete for playing time at the spot with last year’s starter Mike Williams released before training camp.

Durham averaged a whopping 20.6 yards per reception his senior season for the Bulldogs.

“It was a little bit of a rust shake-off,” Durham said about his first few days at training camp. “Everybody is out there competing, which is the name of the game. I just need to continue to get better. There’s a lot of little things I need to work on, like getting off press coverage and getting in and out of breaks.”

A season of learning

The Seahawks shut down Durham eight games into his rookie season in 2011 because of a labrum tear in his shoulder that he suffered during his college days at Georgia. Durham had surgery to fix that issue. And along with rehabilitating the injury, Durham worked to gain more weight so he can better take the pounding of a 16-game regular season.

“It took me awhile to sit down and kind of realize I wasn’t playing,” Durham said. “But once I was able to comprehend and realize my season’s next year, I was able to watch some of the older guys and pick up some of the hints that they get, and jus watching the DBs and pick up some of their tendencies.”

Whatever it takes

Although he’s a big receiver, Durham has versatility to play inside as a slot receiver and along with on the perimeter. He does a nice job of getting in and out of cuts and creating separation for a big guy.

“I’m just a competitor,” Durham said. “I try to go out there, go up for the ball and do whatever it takes to win, whether it’s blocking, running or tackling – it doesn’t matter – whatever it takes to win games.”

Receivers stick together

Durham was one of several Seattle receivers that travelled to Minnesota to workout at Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s receiver camp over the summer, joining teammates Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Richardo Lockette.

Durham said that although the young guys are all fighting for roster spots, they remain supportive of each other.

“We’re a tight-knit group,” Durham said. “Doug (Baldwin), me, Ricardo (Lockette), Obo (Ben Obomanu) – it doesn’t matter – we’re a tight-knit group. And you can see when we go against the DBs that they’re a tight-knit group, and we just go after each other.”

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Durham being able to contribute would go miles to help a fairly thin group become more deep. And by thin, I mean they are counting on young players developing this season. There aren’t a lot of established receivers on this unit. Yet.

  2. Palerydr says:

    I like Durham a lot so I’m really hoping he can step up his game to put himself in position to start. I like tall fast receivers especially in the redzone.

  3. “Yet.” I think we’re going to look back at our WRs later in the year and say they were a team strength (assuming it stays mostly healthy).

  4. Seahawks2620 says:

    I simply hope that Pete makes up his mind, in regards to who will be the leader of this offense. It really needs an identity, and as you all know, the position players really need ample time to build a rapport with whom ever is chosen.

  5. Seahawks2620 says:

    Listening to Lombardi speak on behalf of the Seahawks is really infuriating. Stating that we have no answers on the offensive line. Who’s gonna play at right tackle? Who’s playing at left tackle with okung coming off of another ankle sprain. Just shut the hell up man. Breno is the man at RT, and okung isn’t coming off of an ankle injury moron. He was cheap shotted and tore his pec. That is just the tip of the iceberg with him. People speakin on other teams, and not being very familiar with the situation is incredibly irritating to me.

  6. Seahawks2620 says:

    They finally show the hawks training camp on NFLN and all they do is talk about how superb the Niners now are and belittle the Seahawks. One solid season in the last decade and the Niners are now some established sure fire power house of a team!? Why doesn’t it surprise me. I should be used to the neglect by now. They shall see though, we are going to surprise some people.

  7. orbeavhawk says:

    They will ALL be feasting on “road kill” by the end of this next season and our Hawks show them “WHAT IT IS!”


  8. bbnate420 says:

    National analysts have to talk, whether or not they actually follow the team very much and know what the hell they’re talking about. I found it funny that Billick was ragging on them for not having there sure-fire QB by year three. This from a guy who isn’t coaching in the NFL anymore because he played garbage QB after garbage QB. How’d Kyle Boller work out for ya, Brian?????????

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