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Archives: Aug. 2012

Aug.
29th

Morning links: Irvin finding his way

Denver Broncos' Ryan Harris, right, blocks Seattle Seahawks' Bruce Irvin, left, in the second half of an NFL football preseason game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin is experiencing some growing pains in the early portion of his first year in the NFL.

Irvin doesn’t have a sack or tackle in three exhibition games. Two rookie pass rushers drafted after Irvin, the Jets’ Quinton Coples (three sacks) and the Chargers’ Melvin Ingram (two sacks) have been more productive statistically.

But Todd Wash, Seahawks defensive line coach, is not worried about Irvin’s progress at this point.

“We’ve seen so much development,” Wash said. “The first couple (games) we were seeing some apprehension with his get-off, (being) unsure of things; I think there was a lot of thinking going on.”

Wash said that in the third exhibition game, against Kansas City, Irvin had several quarterback pressures and near sacks.

Irvin said he’s heard some of the criticism from fans.

“People are talking about how I haven’t gotten a sack yet, but it’s the preseason,” he said. “You’ll always face adversity, and the best way to deal with it is to just keep working hard.”

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Aug.
28th

Tuesday practice report

 

Quarterback Matt Flynn returned to practice Tuesday after resting his tender right elbow on Monday. Flynn appeared to be a full strength and threw the ball in all sessions, with a highlight being a touchdown pass to Ricardo Lockette with a nice pass in twos vs. twos team.

 

As expected, Russell Wilson got all reps with the first unit and had another strong practice, showing another pass in his repertoire, rolling to his left and arcing a pass just over the fingertips of cornerback Richard Sherman into the hands of Sidney Rice on a

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Aug.
28th

Morning links: A rookie shall lead them

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) makes a touchdown pass to Tyrell Sutton, left, as Denver Broncos' Rafael Bush watches during the second half of an NFL football preseason game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

In my story today, rookie running back Robert Turbin said he was not surprised that his roommate, Russell Wilson was announced as the team’s starting quarterback over the weekend.

Turbin said he texted Wilson congratulations when he heard the news on TV, and believes that the rookie signal caller is ready to take on his new role.

“He’s the first guy in and the last guy out, you know what I mean?” Turbin said. “Sometimes I beat him to the punch. But ever since he’s got here, he’s acted like a quarterback that’s been here for 10 years. He never really acted like a rookie.

“He motivates guys to go to work. We know that as an offense we can depend on him. So in return we want him to be able to depend on us. So we just go out there and try and get the job done.”

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Aug.
27th

Wilson doing it for the short people

A day after Pete Carroll announced Russell Wilson will be his starting quarterback, the rookie signal caller addressed reporters today after practice.

Wilson, of course, was excited when Carroll told him that he would be the team’s starter for the season opener.

So how did Wilson celebrate? By taking his wife out to dinner and later watching a couple episodes of his favorite show – Entourage.

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Aug.
27th

Monday Morning QB live chat replay

Stop by and talk Hawks with us at 11 a.m.

Aug.
27th

Morning links: Hawks get late-round pick for Jackson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson warms up before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Good morning. The Seahawks practice this afternoon at 1:30, so I’ll have a report from practice later today. I’ll also be hosting a chat at 11 a.m., so check in later if you have time.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes that the Seahawks will get a seventh-round pick that could improve to a sixth in the trade with Buffalo if Tarvaris Jackson is active for six games. King also mentions that he was told by “Someone Who Knows” that Wilson would have to be markedly better than free-agent signee Matt Flynn to win the starting job, and that Wilson’s performance was “markedly better.”

Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News writes that Jackson looks like the frontrunner to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick, with Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen struggling in preseason play.

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Aug.
26th

Carroll: Wilson will start season opener

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) stiff arms Denver Broncos defensive back Rafael Bush (36) in the second half of an NFL football preseason game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

In a conversation with Seattle-area reporters Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced that quarterback Russell Wilson will start the last preseason game this week and will be the team’s starting quarterback for the season opener at Arizona.

Carroll said that Wilson had won the job by his play during the preseason, along with his consistent effort during practice.

“He’s earned this job,” Carroll said. “It was a legitimate competition like we said from the beginning.”

“He is so prepared he just does not seem like a first year player,” Carroll went on. “He seems like he’s been around.”

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Aug.
26th

Report: T-Jack head to Buffalo

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks are working out a trade that would send Tarvaris Jackson to the Buffalo Bills.

Jackson played for the first time during exhibition play on Friday against Kansas City, as the Seahawks appeared to want to make sure to keep him healthy.

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that Jackson’s $4 million salary is a sticking point in facilitating the trade.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports previously reported that Jackson was willing to re-negotiate his salary to help the Seahawks make a trade.

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