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
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.