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Morning links: Okung runs with the bulls

Post by Eric Williams on July 13, 2013 at 8:13 am with 39 Comments »
July 13, 2013 8:14 am
Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung poses with his agent, Peter Schaffer after running with the bulls in Spain. (via Peter Schaffer's twitter account)
Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung poses with his agent, Peter Schaffer after running with the bulls in Spain. (via Peter Schaffer’s twitter account)

NFL players usually spend the weeks before training camp relaxing in exotic locales, working out, or hosting football camps in their hometowns.

Not Russell Okung. As he posted on Twitter, the Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle travelled to Spain to run with the bulls this week with his agent, Peter Schaffer.

In an NFL offseason tainted by a few players finding themselves in legal trouble, it’s nice to see players like Okung taking advantage of their situations and getting a unique life experience.

Speaking of football camps, a couple Seattle players hosts camps today, and we’ll have reports from both. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will host a passing camp at the University of Washington today, and our own T.J. Cotterill will provide a report from there.

And Marshawn Lynch will host his annual football camp down here in Oakland, which I will be attending today.

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated previews the NFC West. Here’s what Burke has to say about the Seahawks: “Seattle and San Francisco are 1 and 1a in this division. The two dates to circle are Sept. 15, when the 49ers visit Seattle; and Dec. 8, when the Seahawks make the return trip to San Francisco. Those games could decide the division. And if Seattle somehow can come up with home-field advantage in the playoffs, the 12th Man might be enough to push them all the way through to the Super Bowl.”

Check out a photo gallery from the Bellingham Herald of the Seahawks 12th Man tour hitting their town.

Matt Maiocco of reports that the Niners, in need of receiver depth, picked up former Seattle receiver Charly Martin.

Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby talk with former Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg in this audio link. Krieg says that Russell Wilson still has something to prove in his second season.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times wonders if the Seahawks will have enough depth at tight end.

Morning links
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  1. raymaines says:

    Russell Okung is taking advantage of his situation and getting a unique life experience is he? God bless the young man, and I’m glad he’s safe and sound. I’ve been to Pamplona and I’ll testify there there is potential for this to have gone seriously bad. There is more alcohol and testosterone in that one small area than you can imagine and the bulls don’t know it’s a game.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    I’ll admit to nearly always rooting for the bulls. Yes, thankfully Big Russ came out unscathed. But what an awesome experience.

    Have fun at Lynch’s camp, E. What else you going to do in the Bay?

  3. Wow, I can’t believe his contact allows him to take a risk like that in the offseason.

    Let’s not get too heady and get an injury, boys. Don’t forget you currently have ZERO wins this season.

  4. EW – Camp Marshawn? see if you can find out the secret behind the skittles.

  5. This is a life experience that, while cool, I have no interest in… I’m just thankful the big guy came out okay. Good for him!

  6. Well, it will definitely make a 300 pound D lineman coming at you look a little less intimidating.
    Glad Big Russ is OK.

  7. The bulls saw the size of that one. Didn’t want anything to do with him.

  8. wabubba67 says:

    The story is unclear. Who ran away from danger…Okung or the bulls?

  9. SandpointHawk says:
  10. I wish Trent Cole would have ran with the bulls too! He would have probably ran behind them with a shotgun because of being a sissy.

  11. FleaFlicker says:

    Good for Russell. That’s one of those things you have to do when you’re too young to know better. Of course, if he had hurt himself we’d all be talking about how reckless he was. Thank goodness nothing went wrong. Need him and the Road Grader punishing people on the left side this year.

    What’s the training camp countdown? In a way the offseason is good, makes me insanely hungry for football by the time the season starts.

    Along with the MMA stuff Russell’s been doing in the offseason, it will be interesting to see if it has any positive impacts on his game, stopping the swims and spins.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    Begins the 25th, a week from this Thursday.

  13. A little off topic, GeorgiaHawk, write a song about how jealous you are of this:

    all the rest of you:

    This year better not suck <3

  14. RADEoN, you live in Pittsburgh, right?
    Do you get any compliments on your jerseys, or just get heckled on all day?

  15. montanamike2 says:

    That’s an awesome collection, i’m impressed.

  16. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I was thinking, “I wish Trent Cole would have ran with the bulls too!”
    Then I scrolled down and saw BobbyK’s comment. Lol.

    RADEoN- I will trade you all ten of my Alexander jerseys and throw in two tickets for the Seahawks Falcons game this season for your collection.

  17. I’d say that was bull on bull ;-)

    Who knows who’d win that one…maybe he’d open a hole.

  18. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I will take 8 yards per attempt any year over 5,000 total yards.

  19. Seahawks22360 says:

    @RADEoN- are those all authentic??? Over $1,300 in jerseys right there. Awesome collection though. Good job!

  20. GeorgiaHawk says:

    If Krieg would have had hands as big as Wilsons the Seahawks might have had more than just one Super Bowl win by now.

  21. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Elton John


    “RADEoN shows off his jerseys well”
    “He calls his QB Wilson”
    “Cause he likes the name?”
    “or the fact that he is the finest QB in town”

    “RADEoN,RADEoN likes his jerseys”
    “He has a lot they say”
    “Spends his days counting”
    “In a garage by the motorway”

    “He lives in Pittsburgh town”
    “Where the Stealer fans”
    “are talking down his way”
    “Where their fans think they had won”
    “In 2005, now the war’s begun”
    “And a new day has begun to turn our way”

    “Give them Hell RADEoN”
    “Give the Stealer fans a beat down”
    “Give them Hell RADEoN”
    “Let them know we can’t be beaten”
    “Give them Hell RADEoN”
    “Because Wilson is the man”
    “Give them Hell RADEoN!!!

  22. MattandCindy says:

    Definitely agree, Georgia. I think 8 YPA with R-Dub is enough to SHRED defenses. I also think the 28 attempts per game is a bit low. This kid has officially had the reigns cut off, and he’s going to decimate this season. We will still run a good amount, especially with a STACKED backfield.
    It just seems that the stable, stockpile, surplus, whatever you want to label it at WR is to enticing to not utilize on a regular basis.

    Luckily we have a coach who specializes in exotic weaponry.

  23. GeorgiaHawk says:
  24. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I like the word decimate.
    Don’t sell Wilson short. He is an assassin!!! He definitely has the Napoleon complex.
    This is what drives this dude, and it is his best attribute moving forward.

  25. bbnate420 says:

    Now I get the SA hate, Georgia. You’re pissed that you doled out the cash for 10 SA jerseys. ;-)

  26. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Nate- I’m usually most pissed at the players that I have invested in the most that I think let this franchise down.

    I really like all the players that come into Seahawk land, however there are always a few that I get pissed at, (not because I don’t like them) but because they did stuff to take down our team a notch or two.

    BTW- Bad timing on my Alexander jersey purchases. Lol.

  27. Dukeshire says:

    None are autnentic. But cool collection non-the-less.

  28. Dukeshire says:


  29. raymaines says:

    I really disagree with the last few posts. RW has not had the reigns cut off and won’t be throwing much more this year than last. Not as long as PC is the coach anyway.

    The ‘Hawks are going to run, and run, and run some more and that may cause defenses to cheat up and allow RW to throw deep, but that’s not the same as being cut loose to throw every time he feels like it. I can’t see the ‘Hawks playing from behind very often and needing to throw either.

  30. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Sophomore slump? Let’s get real. Wilson is arguably one of the most prepared QBs in NFL history.

  31. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Fact of the matter, You have to be a passing first offense to win the big games in the NFL.
    That’s why the FO went and got weapons for Wilson this year. Our running offense is great, however it will be how our passing offense does,(moving forward) that will determine how successful we will be come playoff time, Imo.

  32. Dukeshire says:

    What were the “last few posts” that said or indicated Seattle would become a pass-centric offence?

  33. I believe we will pass more, but I do not in anyway believe that we will be a pass happy offense. You look at the great Dallas teams – Aikman would rarely put up big passing stats, BUT they were able to get the big pass plays when they needed it. I believe that is what PC would like to have, a very well balanced team. If they can stop the run fine, we will pass it on you, but if you want to sell out on the pass, we are gonna grind you up in a cloud of dust!!

    On a separate note: I was asked by a friend – What is my first “specific” memory of the seahawks. meaning not just I used to watch with my Grandpa. . . but a specific play, event, game – etc. I would be totally interested in hearing all of our posters memories

  34. raymaines says:

    “The last few posts” were Matt& Cindy at 6:54, GH at 7:14.

    GH at 8:53 says: “You have to be a passing first offense to win the big games in the NFL”, and I disagree with that too. Time will tell I suppose.

  35. confucious says:

    Agreed raymaines. With the addition of percy defenses now have to cover 100 percent of the field 100 percent of the time. No cheating up or laying back in meaningful game situations. That should give a more experienced oline a huge advantage. We will steadily run the rock imho. I also see Harvin filling in for Wilsons feet. No doubt after last year teams will key on Wilson leaking out and commit LB help to stop him. That’s where HArvin comes in with short crossers and flare outs. It would be nice to see Wilson stay behind the los a bit more this season to reduce the risk of injury.

  36. Dukeshire says:

    Oh. Guess I interpreted thise differently. I read them as more of Wilson support than becoming a pass first offense, if that makes sense.

    As for needing to be a pass first offense to win big games: neither team in last year’s Super Bowl are what I would consider pass first.

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