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After day off, Seahawks return to practice this morning; plus some AM links

Post by Gregg Bell / The News Tribune on Aug. 12, 2014 at 9:36 am with 9 Comments »
August 12, 2014 9:36 am

Back in Renton, where it is, um … raining? The Seahawks are back on the field this morning. It is their final public practice of the training camp — of the year, in fact — at the

Marshawn Lynch is expected back at practice today for the Seahawks (Elaine Thompson / AP photo).
Marshawn Lynch is expected back at practice today for the Seahawks (Elaine Thompson / AP photo).

Virginia Mason Athletic Center. As they have been each public day, the passes to get into this practice are sold out.

I will let you know if Marshawn Lynch is practicing, and I expect he will. Coach Pete Carroll had said on Sunday that this is the first week the star running back who reported late to camp “has a chance to really compete” — and that he would decide by week’s end when Lynch make play in his first  preseason game of the year.

That, of course, was before this yesterday.

–Also in today’s News Tribune: I wrote about how Justin Britt has been big time since day one. I mean, literally huge. Now he’s holding off veteran Eric Winston so far to be starting right tackle for the Super Bowl champions. Read what — and more specifically the little who — has been driving him for this job for years.

–Colleague Dave Boling is sitting next to me here at the VMAC right now. He wrote his latest column on why Seahawks linebackers coach Ken Norton — a four-time Super Bowl winner, counting last season — feels like will be a “huge, breakout” season from versatile, fourth-year linebacker K.J. Wright. People forget Wright was once this team’s starting middle linebacker as a rookie, when David Hawthorne got hurt.

–The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta wrote that Tarvaris Jackson sees Terrelle Pryor’s arrival as yet another example of Carroll’s mandate for competition at every spot — even the backup quarterback one.


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  1. KJ Wright will likely leave for a huge payday after this season to play MLB for some team, and he will be a star. I cant see how Seattle can afford to pay him after this year unless they move on from Wagner. Despite not having elite speed, he is perhaps the smartest LB in coverage in the NFL. And damn, can the man HIT!

    Im really glad we got Coyle, since there really isnt anyone else to backup Wagner at Mike. Carrol says Morgan can now do it, but I will believe that when I see it–which I havent yet!

  2. joeradio says:

    Ever the optimist STTBM. Keep striving.


  3. Well, I have faith that Wright will be star, and that Coyle will be a fine backup. I liked him from the get-go. Just trying to be a realist, since I really would like to have Wright back.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    I remember very well watching Wright at Mike and Smith at Will in the preseason, their rookie years. The speed was obvious, and in Wright’s case, the strength and instincts were there from the jump. I thought moving Wright from the strong side to Will last year was a brilliant move.

  5. HawkFromDay1 says:

    Wright is why I was desperate for the Hawks to draft Jamie Collins – now with NE. So long, so fast. Great combo in an outside LB.

    But yeah – not sure we will be able to keep KJ. This team hasn’t put any money into linebackers. Not like they have into WR, DB and DL. But I’d love to be wrong about that one…

  6. If Wags cant stay healthy, they may just pay KJ and let Wags play out the string. You never know. One play can change everything.

    Im just glad we have perhaps the most stacked LB corps in the NFL. Starter quality: Wags, Wright, Smith, Irvin…excellent young backups in Coyle, Morgan…then there’s Toomer, who if he could get healthy might make some noise…

  7. WilliamPercival says:

    Don’t forget about KPL. The next Bowman per our local area scout.

  8. WilliamPercival says:

    Don’t forget about KPL. The next P Willis per our local area scout.

  9. WilliamPercival says:

    * quick fix there

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