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Seahawks have heated Day 2 at minicamp

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on June 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm with 19 Comments »
June 18, 2014 6:27 pm
Richard Sherman and Phil Bates caused a ruckus at Seahawks practice Wednesday. / AP photo
Richard Sherman and Phil Bates caused a ruckus at Seahawks practice Wednesday. / AP photo

Richard Sherman and Phil Bates got into a fistfight during day two of Seahawks minicamp. Here’s some video from KOMO.

A play after wide receiver Bryan Walters was hurt after diving for a pass, and hitting the ground with Earl Thomas right on him, Sherman and Bates fought. It’s unclear if Thomas landed on Walters.

Sherman was covering Bates up the left sideline. They became tangled. Sherman pulled Bates’ helmet off, then Bates began to swing. Sherman’s helmet was knocked off. They exchanged a few more swings as players, like Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin, swarmed into the mix.

Richard Sherman was hot Wednesday. / AP photo
Richard Sherman was hot Wednesday. / AP photo

Prior, Baldwin, Thomas and Sherman were shouting obscenities at each other following the play Walters was injured on.

Marshawn Lynch (a bit) and Kam Chancellor acted as peacemakers while owner Paul Allen and Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin watched.

Pete Carroll stopped practice and assembled the team. He told them to calm down and remember that they were all part of the same family. When they resumed practice, the song, “Happy” was played.

Thomas and Baldwin continued to jaw for the remainder of practice. Sherman made the rounds, talking everything over with Bates, Baldwin, and Russell Wilson, whom he was screaming at during practice, as well.

“It’s all in the game, we’re teammates at the end of the day,” Thomas said. “It’s just the way you do stuff. Sometimes you get mad and you don’t say stuff you really mean. At the same time, we’re all men out here, we’re all Alpha males, it happens like that sometimes.

“Guy here are different. We’re never satisfied. We’re always trying to prove who we are. It always gets heated like this and you love it because the whole competition of everybody is raised.”

Thomas said they will move on.

“At the end of the day, we’re teammates,” Thomas said. “We kind of know each other well now, kind of get under each other’s skin. There’s going to be practices like that. You love practices like this because everybody is in it. Everybody’s trying to execute well. Everybody’s trying to prove the other person wrong.

“This can happen at any practice, whether it’s in the season or not. I just think we’re all so competitive, if you press one wrong one button, everybody will clear the benches.”

Sherman and Baldwin were not available for comment. They left the practice field together laughing and talking.

UPDATE: Thomas also added this, before repeating that they are all working for the same thing: “Those receivers, they’re kind of soft sometimes. They see one of their teammates or guys in their same room fall, they start crying. You just kind of shrug it off. You don’t pay attention to guys like that.”

Phil Bates took some swings at Richard Sherman on Wednesday at Seahawks practice. / AP photo
Phil Bates took some swings at Richard Sherman on Wednesday at Seahawks practice. / AP photo


Leave a comment Comments → 19
  1. nickdoneysr says:

    always comPete.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    This will be all over NFL network & ESPN with a spin something like-

    Sherman is unhappy with his new contract.

  3. Ewalters7354 says:

    Stuff happens.Please fellow bloggers,don’t freak out.

  4. chkn_liddle says:

    God help the rest of the NFL!

  5. seahawkNJ says:

    Nice one Georgia.

  6. There’s no need to fight your teammates. And there’s no way you want some dude trying to make the play injured because your All Pro Safety landed on him.

    I get it, ya gotta practice like you play, and its hard to blanket cover a guy without occasionally having contact. But this wasnt a contact practice, and it doesnt sound like ET needed to be landing on Walters.

    Practice hard, but practice smart.

    Worrisome to hear Harvin missing time already. Sheesh. And Toomer, Mr. Hard Luck….Im surprised Norwood was out, I figured it would be Richardson…

  7. bird_spit says:

    I’m secretly hoping Sherman got nailed by one or two of those swings.

    I’m a sherman fan, but that guy would annoy the hell out of me if he was a work mate.

  8. Nah, they’ll say Seahawks Imploding due to stress of attempting to Repeat..

  9. sluggo42 says:

    Ahhh, finally feeling the football in the air …

  10. Hey whats up Sluggo! Back from the void, huh! Welcome back man!

  11. Dukeshire says:

    This is a great thing (so long as no one got hurt). This will make them a closer team for sure.

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I would rather see Sherman in fights instead of returning punts.

    After watching the Super Bowl again Sherman took some brutal hits & didn’t fair too well.

  13. ohiohawkfan says:

    STTBM – where did you see that Harvin, Toomer and Norwood were out?

  14. bsinnitt says:

    Well, they can’t be accused of being complacent…

  15. Harvin just sat out the tail end of practice. It’s no big deal.

  16. Ewalters7354 says:

    Harvin missing a few plays Do not worry me.I mean,it is mini camp.

  17. punk comments from Earl at the end of practice – might be true, but a team leader wouldn’t air them to the press….

  18. thursday says:

    Lol I can’t wait to see what the MMO are going to do with this.

  19. jawpeace says:

    WOW just imagine if they would have picked up Steve Smith! At least nobody didn’t pull a Smith and come up and cheap shot someone from behind. If things are getting this heated in mini camp just wait till training camp and by the time the first preseason game comes the opponent better look out. Less than three months till Green Bay.

    XCman I have to agree when it is over let it be done be a leader by shutting up.

    Well yesterday 40whiners were making news for turmoil retirements/holdouts. I think our boys did not like them leading the news and want to be back in first place.

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