The Seattle Seahawks were off yesterday and today, and will resume practice on Tuesday in preparation for this week’s contest at Denver.
In my story today, Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung has quietly went about his business during training camp this year after returning from a torn pectoral injury that forced him to miss the final four games of 2011.
Okung was back to his dominant self in about a quarter’s worth of work against Tennessee over the weekend, and says he’s pleased to be back on the field with his teammates.
“I’ve really rebounded from the injury last year, and I’m really glad to be back out there,” Okung said about his play against Tennessee. “But as an offensive line we just had one thing in mind, and that was to come out here and start the season off right. … We went out there, we wanted to run the ball and we did a fair job. But we’ve got a lot of stuff to work on.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that rookie defensive lineman Greg Scruggs made the most of his opportunities.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times predicts that rookie Russell Wilson will get the start this week at Denver.
Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated, who visited Seahawks’ camp last week, writes that Seattle’s defense, not the QB battle, deserves your attention.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated names Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterbacks coach Carl Smith his coaches of the week for getting Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson ready to play so quickly.