Dave Boling of The News Tribune gives us an interesting profile on Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright, who in his second year already has developed into one of the leaders on defense.
As we wrote about earlier this week, Wright set the tone on Tuesday’s practice, the first one in pads, by putting a couple players on their backsides. Boling points to Wright as the one player on the Seahawks on the verge of emerging as a star.
“I’m very comfortable now,” he said. “I know the scheme, I know what the coaches expect of me, and I’m just trying to develop as a player; to understand more route combinations and make more tackles and more sacks and become a total package.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com continues his count down to Cortez Kennedy’s induction into the Hall of Fame this weekend by talking with Warren Moon about the former Seahawks defensive lineman. Moon: “He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He was one of those guys that was a game changer. You always had to worry about how to block him on the inside because he was going to clog everything up and make it tough for you to run the football, and he could get to the passer.”
More Farnsworth: Pete Carroll sings the praises of rookie defensive end Bruce Irvin.
Tim Booth of the Associated Press writes that cornerback Richard Sherman is ready for his second season in the NFL.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that there’s a lot less drama in Year 3 of Camp Carroll, with a lot less roster movement and only a few positions besides quarterback, like the No. 2 wide receiver and middle linebacker up for grabs.
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com writes that with the addition of veteran receiver Braylon Edwards, third-year pro Golden Tate is under the gun for Seattle.
Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle says the quarterback competition is Matt Flynn’s to lose in this video link.
Writing for the National Football Post, former NFL player Jeff Nixon wonders why wearing a mouth guard is not mandatory in the league.
Brian Billick of Fox Sports gives us a preseason report on the Seahawks in this video link.