My story today focuses on the budding relationship between defensive ends Bruce Irvin and Chris Clemons, who need to work together in order to improve the Seattle Seahawks pass rush.
The Seahawks finished with just 12 sacks on third down last year, fourth worst in the league. But Seattle believes it has fixed that situation by adding Irvin, along with situational pass rusher Jason Jones on third down.
Irvin said his learning curve has improved with Clemons in camp.
“It’s a big help,” Irvin said about having Clemons back in the fold. “I felt like when Clem wasn’t here, I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Now that Clem is here and I get can a visual of what he’s doing, it really helps me out a lot.”
Dave Boling of The News Tribune talks with defensive end Red Bryant about fatherhood and changing the occasional diaper. Said Bryant: “That’s when you learn how much you really love somebody … when you change their diapers.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com highlights the play of Brandon Mebane on Seattle’s first day in shoulder pads.
Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle says that the Seahawks need to narrow the quarterback competition from three to two soon in this video link.
Golden Tate is providing a daily account of training camp. It’s worth taking a look at each day.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times highlights the play of Ricardo Lockette in his practice report.
Tim Booth of the Associated Press previews former Seahawks defensive lineman Cortez Kennedy’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
More Farnsworth: He talks with Kennedy’s teammate linebacker Dave Wyman about what it was like playing behind Tez. Wyman: “I always say, Tez would wipe out two or three gaps. So a lot of the big solo tackles I got and some of the best hits I had in my career were because Tez would wipe out an entire side of the line. He was that good, and just an amazing force.”