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Wilson says first quarter of training camp over

Post by Eric Williams on July 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm with 34 Comments »
July 28, 2013 4:36 pm

The Seattle Seahawks finished Day 4 of training camp this afternoon with a two-and-a-half hour practice. The team now will take Monday off, and then return to practice on Tuesday for Seattle’s first fully padded practice.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he’ll use the team’s off day to go over the first four days of film from training camp, calling it the end of the opening quarter of training camp.

“We just had what we call our first quarter of training camp,” Wilson said. “So I’ll just look at that and say, ‘Okay, what did we do well in the first quarter, and what can we do better in the second quarter, and what can we continue in the second quarter.’ So that’s the way we’re kind of thinking about it here in Seattle.”

Something that remains at the top of the list for Wilson and the rest of Seattle’s offense is trying to be efficient, and executing at a high level. The Seahawks worked on several different situational team drills, including two-minute, third down and red zone offense.

“The biggest thing is executing,” Wilson said. “Our offense is really doing a great job of getting in and out of the huddle, and getting first downs when we need to. Third down is really good right now. So I think that’s our focus – just taking care of the ball and being efficient.”

Wilson also talked about working to quickly correct mistakes. He was asked about going over to talk with Richard Sherman on Saturday after he picked off a Wilson offering over the middle intended for tight end Luke Willson.

“Once I was out, I went up to Sherm and just asked him, ‘How did you make that play? What did you see?’ And so he’s just a smart football player. So that communication between the DBs and I has really grown over the past year.”

“You’ve got to love having the pads on. We’ve haven’t had the pads on since we played Atlanta. And to be able to pop guys and move around, and really feel like you playing a game almost. The way we practice is so fast, it really does feel like a game. So when you get to game time it really does slow things down.”

Some tidbits

* The six players on the PUP list remain the same in Zach Miller (foot), Greg Scruggs (knee), Tharold Simon (foot), Robert Turbin (foot), Chris Clemons (knee) and Percy Harvin (hip). Michael Robinson (ankle) returned to practice today. Heath Farwell (back), Cliff Avril (foot), Michael Bowie (unknown) and Jessie Williams (knee) did not practice today.

* John Moffitt worked at right guard for the majority of the reps with the first unit today, while J.R. Sweezy worked at right guard with the second unit.

* Undrafted rookie free agent Alvin Bailey got some work at left tackle with the second unit today, with Mike Person flipping over to play some right tackle. Offensive line coach Tom Cable mentioned Bailey and Bowie as young lineman who have stood out the first few days, and also said converted defensive lineman Jarred Smith is making some progress.

* Rookie third round draft choice Jordan Hill worked with the starters at defensive tackle next to Brandon Mebane in Seattle’s base defense. Hill also is getting some work as an inside pass rusher in nickel situations.

* Undrafted rookie free agent defensive end Kenneth Boatright has switched numbers, from No. 93 to No. 47. New addition O’Brien Schofield will wear No. 93.

* James Carpenter got a handful of reps at left guard with the first unit.

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  1. chuck_easton says:

    Day four and Moffett back in with the ones.

    The Mofeezy show continues. May the better guard win.

  2. tchristensen says:

    What about the Swezitt show?

  3. Carpenter only got a handful of plays – was that to reduce risk of injury?

  4. I was out there today and the defense looked very sharp. I don’t think they gave up a touchdown in any of the drills. Kearse and Baldwin made quite a few good plays and Irvin seemed to like being in the offensive backfield A LOT. Lots of hard hits looks like some new offensive wrinkles.
    More later

  5. montanamike2 says:

    that’s what i’m thinking.

  6. montanamike2 says:

    About Carp, awesome news.

  7. I didn’t see Harvin there today and McGrath looked like he might have tweeked his shoulder when he happened to land under a couple of the big guys on a play, he did finish practice. Marshawn got a knee to the “boys” and took a knee for a spell and finished practice strong. Carpenter looks like a beast…if he can stay healthy, watch out! Sherman was performing some dance (?) on the sidelines to the cheers of the crowd. T-Jack still looks apprehensive and Quinn looks like Quinn.
    Dan Quinn gets totally involved coaching up the D-line and saw Cable stop some position drill to give Carp a lesson on technique (then made him do the drill again) good to see coaches so involved on the field.

  8. O’Neil from 710 ESPN had this to say about Spencer Ware.

    “The team’s second day in pads turned out to be a tough day at the office for rookie FB Spencer Ware. First, he took a significant hit from K.J. Wright in a 7-on-7 passing drill. Later, it was safety Winston Guy who lowered the boom during full-team drills.”

    Some good stuff there. That’s what good fullbacks are for – taking a good beating and getting back up for more. lol.

  9. tylerwyler says:

    John Lotulelei and Bruce Irvin both looked fierce in pass rush drills and lost in coverage. Lotulelei looked especially mean and appeared to get under the skin of the battles he had with the RB unit trying to block him. He got beat twice badly in short pass coverage. Irvin also got destroyed in a short pass drill.

    IMO, Brady Quinn looked MUCH better than T-Jack today, and I’d like to think I’m more biased towards wanting T-Jack to be the backup. I’m certainly rooting for him to win the spot, but he didn’t look at all the the QB2 today.

    Christine Michael looked great all day. What a playmaker! So many people missed him. Honestly, I’m not worried if Marshawn goes down.

    McGrath didn’t look terribly sharp, missing two catchable passes. Willson appeared to be a more dangerous weapon on offense, but I can’t speak to whether they were blocking well. Hard to see that much from the grass.

    RW looked pretty sharp, and the offense was running at a fast pace. The defense looked big and fast!.I can’t wait for the season to start!

  10. tylerwyler says:

    Also, I noticed Ware getting picked on today. He took the three hardest hits I saw. Made me wonder if he had a little bit of an attitude and the vets decided to put him in his place…

  11. raymaines says:

    RW’s going to ask Richard Sherman how he (RS) made a play? I’m impressed. I can’t remember what I did two or three minutes ago let alone why I did it, but RW & RS are going to talk about the intricacies of a play that happened 20 or 30 minutes earlier. I guess that’s why RW earned a Masters degree in five years while playing big time football and RS graduated from Stanford and I was in the USAF at their age.

    I’m thinking Kenneth Boatright might as well wear “00” for all the chance he has to make this roster.

    I know everybody is a total optimist and all that, but PMcQ must be thinking dark ugly thoughts about now.

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “Ware oh Ware were you today”
    “Why did you get hit three times so hard?”
    “FO searched the draft over and they thought you were FB.”
    “Get it together or you could be gone.”

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I just love that name Boatright. Sounds like what my girlfriend and I go through almost every time we go out on the lake.

  14. raymaines says:

    Six weeks from today the Seahawks will be in (So.) Carolina dealing with Cam Newton and the Panthers, so I know you will all be interested in this bit of news from day one of Panther training camp.

    It seems the Panthers are simplifying their terminology (because Cam Newton didn’t get a masters degree in five years) and speeding up the pace of practice, and they finished practice 12 minutes early today. The coaching staff didn’t have anything else planned so they let the guys out 12 minutes early.

    I just can’t imagine Pete Carroll and his staff wasting about 10% of their practice time that way. I suppose fans in the South have a different view of things, but this is one more reason I’m glad to be cheering for the Seahawks.

  15. WiscCory says:

    We’ve been hearing a lot about Jordan Hill and the Monsta during the first few days of camp, and very little about Red Bryant.

  16. ChrisHolmes says:

    “RW’s going to ask Richard Sherman how he (RS) made a play? I’m impressed. I can’t remember what I did two or three minutes ago let alone why I did it, but RW & RS are going to talk about the intricacies of a play that happened 20 or 30 minutes earlier. I guess that’s why RW earned a Masters degree in five years while playing big time football and RS graduated from Stanford and I was in the USAF at their age.”

    That was the thing that impressed me the most about this update – reading that RW was asking Sherman how he made that play. Wilson asking defenders to analyze his weaknesses so he can correct his play? Yeah, awesome. This kid has an insatiable thirst to get better every day. You can’t teach that. That’s just inside you.

    I love this kid. Franchise QB. Ours. My Seahawks dream come true.

    Keep it up Russel. We love ya for this.

  17. Carp only took a handful of reps WITH THE First unit – I read this that he worked elsewhere for other reps.

    Love the fact that our Off and Def are chatting – both getting better.

    Just can’t wait to see them run stuff full speed with pads – Games are going to be fun, Defensive players already get the idea of COM_PETE, and they are bringing it home!! the offense will catch up over time, I don’t think RW and ML are going to settle for the defense winning too many match-ups.

    The whole Harvin thing is bugging me. I am beginning to think that the middle letters in the name are wrong they should be uss not erc. time will tell.

  18. sluggo42 says:

    I keep thinking that we are too optimistic about this year, and that other teams are going to be really strong too. This isn’t going to be a slam dunk, any game for that matter.i just hope that the team doesn’t read and listen to this all and their heads get too big. Then cam neutron knocks them for a loop.

  19. No NFL season is a slam dunk – I can’t remember the last time the team favored at the beginning of the year was the team that was the favorite going into the playoffs let alone the team that won.

    it’s beens since like 2006 since a the team that won the SB was less then a 10-1 odds to win it.

    Most of the teams that make the playoffs are good enough to win it all – so much depends on match ups and venues to determine the outcome. I want to make sure that 1. We make the play-offs, anything can happen, 2, Secure home field – makes the path WAY easier, but not guranteed, 3. Most importantly – playing your best ball in the playoffs.

  20. montanamike2 says:

    A lot has to do with who’s healthy at seasons end.

  21. The Falcons are going to be a very strong team this year — and just as hungry as the Seahawks. There are probably at least four other teams that will be just as strong (11-5 or better). The Seahawks need to finish 12-4 and get at least a bye, if not home field advantage throughout the playoffs, to have a good shot at making the Super Bowl. That probably means going 8-8 at home, and 4-4 away.

  22. HonHawksLSB says:

    O Line depth is shaping up nicely.

  23. I love this statement from Sherman, it says everything about where our team is headed:

    As Sherman put it, “We trust in him. We believe in him. And we’ll follow him to the end of the earth.”

  24. They even talk about that bitch Tom Brady.. You’re welcome.

  25. montanamike2 says:

    I’m very optimistic about Carp, if he comes as advertised then we have a dominate left side again. I’m hoping the Schofield pickup works out, he has a ton of potential but a ton of injury history too. He never really got “it”, but this training staff might be able to coach him up the way the ‘Cards can’t.

  26. seatowntp says:

    Judah, you are correct. Sherm had some great quotes in that piece about Russell Wilson. Thank you for the link.

  27. it’ll be difficult to go 8-8 at home this season…

  28. sluggo42 says:

    Yes, especially since we only have 8 home games…

  29. Just funnin with Canfan’s typo.

  30. It’s not so easy to have a clean sweep at home, especially for SEA early in the season. SEA’s first “no losses at home” season was ’03. That was the “we want the ball and we’re gonna score” year. Their second time was ’05, including when SEA beat NYG in OT after their “never miss” field-goal kicker missed how many FG tries? I’ll never forget their TE J.Schocky’s look of elation turn to “the agony of defeat”. Could have been used on “The Wide World of Sports”. The next time we went 8-0 at home was ’12. 7-1 was also rare…

  31. sluggo42 says:

    Kim oo8

    I see, funny twice lol

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