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Pads pop on Day 3 of training camp

Post by Eric Williams on July 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm with 34 Comments »
July 30, 2012 3:50 pm

No one appeared more pleased with the fact that the Seattle Seahawks were putting the pads on for the first time this morning than second-year pro K.J. Wright.

The oohs and aahs came first during 9-7 running drills, when Wright welcomed rookie Robert Turbin to the league by drilling the Utah State product, knocking him on his back a couple yards behind the line of scrimmage on a running play.

Wright continued to flash that physcial attitude during the drill by standing up Kregg Lumpkin as a lead blocker in the running drills.

And Wright also decleated veteran receiver Antonio Bryant on crossing route during team drills.

“I had to come out here and show these boys what’s up, especially with these rookies,” Wright said. “You’ve got to put a pop on them, and let them know how practice is going to be from here on out.

“This is the big boys. We’re hitting so get your pads low.”

Not surprisingly, receiver Doug Baldwin did not take too kindly to Wright’s hit on Bryant, and the two chirped at each other after the play was over.

“Doug chirps at everybody,” Wright said. “I ain’t going to back down from Doug. I told him what’s up, just like I tell everybody else.”

Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson took the majority of the first team reps today, with Tarvaris Jackson working with the second unit and Matt Flynn working with the third unit.

Wilson looked in command again today, and really did a nice job of stepping up and throwing down the middle of the field when he felt pressure from the outside.

I also thought Wilson did a nice job of throwing the ball on the run outside the pocket on planned rollouts. I’m interested to see how he performs in the first preseason game against Tennessee in less-than two weeks.

Wilson said playing with veteran receivers like Sidney Rice and Kellen Winslow has helped in his development.

“It’s been to be out here with guys who have played in the National Football League, and have excelled at a very high level,” Wilson said. “To try to figure out, ‘Okay what are you going to do here if it’s man (coverage). Or if this guy’s on this leverage and it’s zone, what are you thinking’

“That’s how you have to talk to them, because you never know when you’re name is going to be called to be out on the field.”

Some tidbits

* Golden Tate looks like he’s starting to toy with some of these cornerbacks now. He twice beat Brandon Browner deep, and also victimized rookie Jeremy Lane once.

* Ricardo Lockette also had a good day, tipping a ball to himself and catching it on a deep pattern in one-on-one drills. Lockette also had a nice catch on a deep crossing route from Flynn. He’s working mostly at split end right now.

* Kris Durham dropped another opportunity on a perfectly thrown deep ball from Tarvaris Jackson, failing to come up with the catch against safety Chris Maragos. However, Durham did redeem himself, making a nice catch on a comeback route thrown by Wilson outside the pocket.

* Kellen Winslow was back at practice today, and they used him more split out wide as a receiver. Seattle also ran more four-receiver sets today, so they seem to be installing more offense and expanding the playbook.

* I don’t know if there’s a legitimate competition at kicker, but Steven Hauschka made 2-of-2 from 53 and 55 yards, while rookie Carson Wiggs made one from 53, but hit his attempt from 55 yards off the left upright.

* Second-year pro Josh Portis, who hasn’t played a whole lot the past three days, got some reps during 7-on-7 passing drills.

* Offensive lineman Allen Barbre was on the field for the first time in training camp, returning from attending to a family situation.

* Along with PUP guys James Carpenter, Jermaine Kearse and Walter Thurmond, Alan Branch, Jason Jones, Jameson Konz, Ron Parker and Matt McCoy did not practice today.

* With the new CBA, the Seahawks have one more day of practice on Tuesday before taking a day off on Wednesday.

* Leon Washington, Doug Baldwin, Phillip Adams, Tyrell Sutton, Ben Obomanu, Coye Francies, Jeremy Lane and Lockette all worked on retuning kicks.

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  1. How is Washington looking out there? Is going to be a factor this year, maybe more involved in screen plays and dump offs/broken plays?

  2. JazBadAzz says:

    Showtime Tate toying with guys huh?!? lol Glad my boi coming around!
    Browner is doing to mess around and lose his job, mark my words.

  3. JazBadAzz says:

    *going to lose his job

  4. NFLN’s live coverage of Seahawks training camp showed us most of the above, except for the hit on Bryant. They did a solid job of coverage today for those who can’t make training camp. Its worth DVRing and watching after work tomorrow.

    I was surprised at the work Portis got in today, although NFLN never showed him throwing on 7 on 7 drills. I couldn’t tell who was responsible for Portis numerous fumbles from center today. Anyone have any idea?

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Lose his job to whom?

    “I ain’t going to back down from Doug. I told him what’s up, just like I tell everybody else.” Lol, atta boy, KJ.

    I too look forward to seeing Wilson (and Flynn) in a game. One thing I’ll say about Wilson, it that he can throw a *tight* spiral. Sort of the antithesis of Tim Tebow.

  6. My observations from today:

    From Drills:

    QB – Wilson throws the best on the move – Flynn not so much – Jackson will put the ball somewhere in radius of the recievers arms but no necesarily where it will be easy to catch.

    while warming up Rice and Bryant were taking passes from all 4 QB’s (just standing on the right and left) TJ was the least accurate of the 3. but actually improved as they started moving passing drills

    LB: Wagner looked good and Toomer did as well. In drills Toomer looked every part a solid contributer – quick feet – quick hands. Also, Hill was talking up all the LB’s after each drill – a high five – or a head slap or something

    WR: Baldwin clearly is buds with Lockette and Tate – anytime they did anything good – he was right there to chest bump them and get them pumped up.

    Didn’t really get to see any of the other groups during drill time.

  7. hawkfan777 says:

    I love Baldwins part of that exchange with Wright also. Doug seems to always be in the middle of anything that happens with anyone else on offense. He appears to be a loyal teammate. And pretty chippy for a guy his size.

  8. What a great pick Wright is turning out to be. Looking for a big year for him.

  9. gonefishin69690 says:

    I think Baldwin is underated, and could very well be a factor this upcoming season.

  10. During live drills:

    It was very clear when something went right for the OL – heard and saw Cable getting right in there and cheering.

    Wilson had a number of low snaps early – 2 actually hit him below the knees. Portis did get a number of bobbled snaps but to me there were partially poor snaps and partially him looking down field before he has the ball. It is just a staffer doing the snaps for most drills

    I actually felt from watching that Flynn seemed to get more reps today – I didn’t track it but that is what it seemed. Portis came in once for Wilson and once for TJ – I don’t remember him coming in for Flynn

    Another interesting note on the QB’s During drills – Portis spent one session throwing only to the RB’s, Flynn only to the TE’s and Wilson/TJ split time with all the WR’s. Didn’t know if that is normal or not.

    Again IMO Flynn seemed to see the field better than the other 2 and was moving his feet constantly and found different options than the other players.

    RB: Lynch never stops at the whistle – always running through
    Washington looked good today – hit the hole quick in the few carries I saw
    Turbin: Had ups and downs today – He totally abused Lane 2 or 3 times in drills but then put the ball on the ground a few times and got lit up by Wright as well.

    To me those 3 were clearly better than the rest, today

    WR: It looks to me that Lockette is going to be on the field – all the QB’s looked for him when he was on the field and he hustled for every ball. Butler, I believe has limited days – when you see the WR’s together, well, one of these things is not like the others. The QB’s don’t seem to find him as much as they find the other guys. Finally, Durham – I just don’t see what everyone is so hyped on this guy for. If he proves me wrong great but he is one I just don’t see as good as people say he is, drops too many, doesn’t separate as often as other guys, etc. Actually I thought Tuinei made as many plays today and you don’t hear anyone gushing over him.

    LB: Obviously you saw Wright all over today but I saw 53 Smith and 54 Wagner around the ball alot today – I was happy with the play of both. Wagner had a lot of guys (players/coaches) chatting with him after plays and he seemed to respond well.

    I didn’t get to see the lines play much but I did see Clem get in on Flynn once and Mebane blow up a play or 2

    Thats what I can remember for now

  11. On a side note and totally not related to on field issues: If you just walked into the tent on site or some other places selling Jerseys it would appear that Flynn has won the job.

    On site the ONLY jerseys you can buy – 15 Flynn, 18- Rice, 89 – Baldwin

    You could get t-shirts with Thomas or Lynch. Stopped at 2 stores on the way home – same exact jersey selection

  12. bird_spit says:

    Thanks for all of the reports. Very cool to hear from the fans, as well as Eric. I’ll take the different perspectives all of the time. Cant have enough hawks news.

    That said, I wanted to register my vote for Tez for the Banner. This Saturday is a huge day for all of us hawks fans. As much as I like Marshawn, ‘Tez deserves the respect.

  13. 1 vote for Tez for the Banner

  14. ruminator1 says:

    man, not taking anything away from the other qb’s, but Wilson is a breath of fresh air–quick, confident, a real thinker. Flynn is sounding like the likely starter though it is early days, but it really would not surprise me if Wilson is the jack from the pack.

  15. bbnate420 says:

    Captain Obvious award goes to the statement, “Baldwin….could very well be a factor this upcoming season.”
    8)

  16. bbnate420 says:

    Thanks for the reports from all the posters that have gone.

  17. ruminator1 says:

    I haven’t seen a lot of response to PC’s comments on M. Williams–diplomatic but pretty blunt too. certainly suggests an attitude issue though he doesn’t quite say that.

  18. raymaines says:

    From the Not Even Remotely Related To Anything Posted Above Dept.:

    bob.ferguson@kingcounty.gov
    6:46 PM

    I am writing with breaking news — The King County Council just voted 6-3 to approve the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the proposed new arena in SODO. ………………

  19. raymaines says:

    6-3 is better than the 5-4 that I expected. Way cool. Now the pressure is totally on the Seattle city council.

    Go ahead city council, ask all the hard questions. Make sure you totally understand the issues. Then vote for the fucking arena would you please. How hard could it be really? Do you want a free arena or don’t you?

  20. HawkyHann says:

    Raymaines I’m with you. Take a cool $300M and shut your face. It’s a gift and these guys aren’t financial idiots like the critics are. Amazing there is even pushback. Comical

  21. raymaines says:

    I get the pushback issues. The SODO area needs to be re-zoned and get a few other political nods. The Port Of Seattle wants (maybe Needs) a new freeway overpass. Beacon Hill has it’s own special issues. Yada, yada, yada.

    Chris Hanson ISN’T offering to remodel Key Arena and he’s not offering to build anything in Bellevue. This is pretty much a take-it-or-leave-it offer. Take it you fools!!

  22. HawkyHann says:

    Bball or hockey games begin in the evening. Don’t see it being that big of an issue. Plus, the Mariners have been Garbage for a solid decade and will continue to suck , so don’t need to worry about their fans showing up.

  23. HawkyHann says:

    Nordstrom brothers and Ballmer, plus other undisclosed heavy 206 hitters will make this happen. The port will be taken care of. I’m sure Bezos is up in this too.

  24. raymaines says:

    And this from the Back To Football Dept.,Sucks to be from Phoenix sub-department:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/70244/awaiting-word-on-kevin-kolbs-thigh-injury

    Boy, it really sucks when your starting QB goes down and you’re from another city doesn’t it? Not!!

  25. raymaines says:

    One more thing then I have to go to bed. I don’t want to take the time to look it up but lets just say KK is earning 15 million this year. Protect your investments you dummies.

    If a team (Oh lets just say the AZ Cardinals for example) can go to the trouble of making a red jersey for a QB or other injury prone player, why can’t they fit that guy with thigh pads? Doo-Doo occurs. Protect the guy from an errant knee for crying out loud. Teams practice five times as much as they play on Sunday, meaning a player has five times more chance of getting hurt in practice as a game. Hello! Wear your pads in practice, OK?

  26. LeePridemore says:

    I called in sick today so that I could attend the Seahawks Bing Tanning Camp in Renton. I was on the first Blue Bird school bus to land at the VMAC and wondered if Soviet prisoners held captive in Siberian gulags during the cold war had realized how similar their experience was to being a proletarian spectator at a Seahawks practice. You line up. A soldier yells instructions. You are processed. You line up. Searched. March. Line up. Climb on a train or school bus. Transported. Arrive at VMAC. This is when I decided to escape. So, I marched directly to the VIP podium outside of the main entrance which was staffed by two female soldiers and said “Peter King. Sports Illustrated.” One of the female soldiers checked her list of aristocrats and said “you’re not on the list.” I repeated “Peter King, Sports Illustrated?” Then the second female soldier who never lifted her eyes from a smartphone vocally fried an egg of a sentence “I’ll call.” I laughed and said “You don’t recognize me?” Blank stare. Empathy kicked in. I laughed and confessed that I wasn’t really Peter King. Female Soldier number two finally looked at my NASCAR t-shirt and nailed a Legally Blonde girl tone “What are you doing?” like I had criminally interrupted her facebook time. I laughed. “Impersonating Peter King.” Female soldier number two starts waving at a Renton Police Officer standing forty yards away like she was hailing a taxi in NYC. The cop is wearing sunglasses and a bullet proof vest. He moves towards us instantly. I run.

    I hide for two hours in a port-a-potty. I was not able to evaluate the offensive coaching staff. I’m going back tomorrow.

    See Ya.

  27. “I haven’t seen a lot of response to PC’s comments on M. Williams–diplomatic but pretty blunt too. certainly suggests an attitude issue though he doesn’t quite say that.”

    Absolutely. Reading between the lines, I’m sure BMW did something that ticked Carroll off.

  28. Soggybuc says:

    I will support any new Arena so long as it prohibits any form of Starbucks from ever getting within 2000 feet of the place!

  29. bbnate420 says:

    I think BMW just lacked a good work ethic. I’m not sure he really had an attitude.

  30. montanamike2 says:

    That’s a funny story Lee, i hope you can get in today.

  31. ruminator1 says:

    apples and oranges bbnate–i suspect it was more than a bad work ethic though i grant you if that was his only issue, that alone would be enough to end his time with this club and maybe with the league. PC gave him a chance and in some ways he responded, a feel-good story. but he did seem to have attitude issues before Seattle, if i remember correctly. anyway a sad story.
    on another topic, can anyone clarify what happens after today?

  32. ruminator1 says:

    Lee, maybe you should wear a blonde wig today. funny.

  33. GeorgiaRay says:

    Once again Lee….hahaha

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