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First look at Seahawks’ depth chart

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 4, 2013 at 8:11 pm with 14 Comments »
August 4, 2013 8:11 pm

In anticipation of Seattle’s first exhibition game at San Diego on Thursday, the Seahawks released the team’s first depth chart of training camp, which you can check out here, or in the last page of the game notes below.

First off, don’t read too much into where guys are listed on the depth this early in training camp. Things can change quickly, and the depth chart basically serves as a starting point to begin the preseason. There will be a lot of juggling by the time the final roster is set in a month.

Still, I wanted to highlight a couple things that caught my attention.

Offensive line: The obvious one here is J.R. Sweezy is listed as the starting right guard, with John Moffitt as the backup. Sweezy and Moffitt have been splitting time with the first unit, but for now the second-year pro out of North Carolina State is getting the nod. Also, Paul McQuistan remains the starting left guard, with James Carpenter listed as his backup.

Tight end: Rookie Luke Willson is listed ahead of Sean McGrath, which means he could get his first career start on Thursday because Zach Miller still is on the PUP list.

Fullback: As expected, Michael Robinson is listed as the starter, but Derrick Coleman instead of Spencer Ware is listed as Robinson’s backup. That’s a little bit of a surprise, but the coaching staff has said a couple different times that Coleman has been playing well.

Tailback: Even though he has not practiced, Robert Turbin still is listed ahead of Christine Michael on the depth chart. While Michael has flashed at times during camp and has amazing athletic ability, he still has a lot to learn about the position.

Quarterback: Tarvaris Jackson is listed as the No. 2 signal caller, with Brady Quinn as the No. 3. No surprises here, although I would add that this competition is far from over, and Jackson will not be given the job.

Defensive tackle: Tony McDaniel is listed as the starter at defensive tackle next to Brandon Mebane, with Jesse Williams as his backup. Jordan Hill is the No. 3 nose guard behind Mebane and Clinton McDonald.

Defensive end: Mike Morgan is the No. 2 “Leo” defensive end behind Cliff Avril. Michael Bennett is backing up Red Bryant at strong-side defensive end.

SAM linebacker: Malcolm Smith is listed as the starter, with Bruce Irvin No. 2 and O’brien Schofield the No. 3.

Returners: Golden Tate is listed as the starting punt returner, and Will Blackmon is listed as the starting kick returner.

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  1. Great observations!1

  2. Jordan Hill as the #3 – is he in danger of getting cut?

  3. I wouldn’t pay attention to where the rookies are on the depth charge. All of them were placed at the end of their respective positions.

  4. First preseason game – will this be one series of Wilson, followed by 1/2 of Tarvaris and 1/2 of Brady Quinn?

    I’m looking forward to seeing Christine Michael and Luke Willson, among others.

  5. mindnbrad says:

    Have heard next to nothing about malcolm smith this offseason. interesting….

  6. seahawksteven777 says:

    In addition to seeing Christine Michael and Luke Willson, I am interested in seeing Jermaine Kearse as well. Thursday cannot get here fast enough.

  7. I just wanna see guys play – not really anticipating seeing anyone above another, just seeing my hawks play

  8. SandpointHawk says:

    Thanks for reminding me Stevos,

    I’ve been so jacked about seeing football again I haven’t really thought about having to watch Brady Quinn in a game.

    It’s been very frustrating watching him in practice on the live feed….

    Ah, the joys of preseason football…

  9. Sarcasticus says:

    I think this list goes towards continuing Pete’s mantra of always compete. Guys that maybe were reading articles on themselves or starting to feel comfortable just got a wake-up. Nothing is handed to anyone. They will have to take it, and now they see who they need to take it from. I am sure there is also some gamesmanship here with the other teams.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    Im looking forward to seeing Irvin at Sam and Wright at Will.

    One thing in the last post I do not want to see is Sherman and Thomas returning punts. They each are *far* too valuable to this team than to place them in harms way, like that.

  11. Yeah, I agree with that too, Duke. The last thing I want to see is Sherman or ET taking hits on a punt return.

    In the end, Christine Michael should earn his pay with kick returns. If he is who we think he is, he’ll be a good one.

  12. raymaines says:

    Green Bay left tackle Bryan Bulaga blew out his knee and Denver TE Joel Dreessen needs a second arthroscopic surgery to a knee. And the list of training camp injuries goes on.

    I also agree that we really don’t want to see starters returning punts in preseason games.

  13. Oh shoot – did I miss the HoF game already?

  14. Was the probowl gonna be the HoF game next year?

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