Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that after Day I of perhaps the most anticipated opening of training camp in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks remain undefeated, and visions of reaching a Super Bowl are still in tact.
Boling: “Super Bowl hopes remained alive for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday after a two-hour workout without pads.
Word from San Francisco was that the 49ers remain undefeated, as well, keeping their Super Bowl aspirations likewise intact.
Don’t scoff. This is how 2013 is shaping up, each day a referendum on the Seahawks’ status relative to the highest preseason appraisals in team history.
Clearly not a group short on confidence as it is, the players for the Seahawks don’t appear burdened by the weight of external expectations.”
Here’s my story on Percy Harvin’s hip injury.
Leah Traxel of The News Tribune gives us the fan perspective from the first day of training camp.
Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk reports that Brandon Browner received a raise in the final year of his contract with the Seahawks.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides this detailed practice report from Thursday.
ESPN’s Mike Sando provides his thoughts on a timetable for Harvin’s injury.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports writes that Harvin’s injury could open up more opportunities for Golden Tate.
Dennis Dillan of Sports Illustrated believes injuries to Harvin and Michael Crabtree could boost the Rams in the NFC West.
Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN Seattle breaks down Russell Wilson’s conversation with Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil at the VMAC on Thursday.
Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times says the build up is over, and now we can at least focus on what is happening on the field with the Seahawks. Brewer: “The atmosphere matched the runaway hype of the past half-year, a feat you should consider the unofficial first victory of the 2013 season. For months, many have pondered what this day would be like, creating ridiculous expectations for an opening practice, let alone the real season. But the excitement of this day was exactly what had been envisioned — save for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rushing onto the field, Lombardi Trophy in hand, and declaring that the league wouldn’t bother wasting the next six months because the Seahawks are too damned good.”
Chris Brown of Grantland has a nice breakdown on how to stop the read-option offense. It’s definitely worth a look this morning.
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com gives us the top dual threat quarterbacks to watch for in college, led by the University of Oregon’s Marcus Mariota.