For the most part, the defense had another good day at the offense’s expense. They got good pressure on the quarterbacks and had consistently tight coverage.
Asked to pick a story of the day, I’d say that Terrell Owens looked as if he’s getting his legs under him and feeling more comfortable. He pulled in a nice completion against Richard Sherman on a little in-and-out route during one-on-one drills, and later grabbed two touchdown passes in team (2s v. 2s) from Russell Wilson. The first score reflected well on both of them; the play appeared on the verge of breaking down, but Wilson stepped up and Owens found a spot open near the back of the end zone. He also caught a long touchdown from Wilson. On the same Veteran Receiver front, Braylon Edwards had an eye-catching one-handed grab of a poorly thrown pass during skeleton drills.
Rookie J.R. Sweezy (my auto-correct just changed it to Sneezy! He’s certainly not one of the Seven Dwarves?) played with the first-team at right guard. He looked particularly good on runs; he fires out low and has good leg drive. One time he was obviously beaten during team action was when he was caught on a delayed blitz that he didn’t pick up on. In pass protection drills, Red Bryant overpowered him with a bull rush, but Sweezy came back with a nice job when Bryant tried a spin move. Another rookie who continues to look good in those situations is seventh-round defensive end Greg Scruggs. He got impressive push with a bull rush against Russell Okung.
It’s good to see Sidney Rice in team drills. He had a nice completion from Tarvaris Jackson, who quarterbacked the third unit without great effect,
Matt Flynn had a long TD pass to Ben Obomanu. Obo had to wait for it a while, but it was still a completion over Jeremy Lane. A contrast to Flynn’s deep ball came when Wilson fired one about 50 yards in the air to Owens for a touchdown. Wilson’s lower trajectory on the deep balls allows them to get there quicker.
Golden Tate was on the sideline today. He showed no visible signs of injury; He might have been getting a day off. Eric will surely update when he gets finished with interviews.
Backup tackle Alex Barron had another false start today, a concern since frequent penalties were at the root of his problems in St. Louis and Dallas.