Thursday in Hawkville: Getting an early start on early starts
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for July 25, when the Seahawks held the first practice in their Training Camp presented by Bing:
WORDS OF THE DAY: NEXT MAN, OR MEN, UP
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“Russ is just a perfectionist. He was already a great player; he’s just trying to perfect it.”
“I’m disappointed he’s not here, by his choice,” coach Pete Carroll said after a crisp initial practice along the shores of Lake Washington. “I’m really focused on the guys who are here and have been with us and are working really hard.”
Lynch reportedly is seeking a new contract, but even if he was on hand his practice reps would be limited – just as they have the past three summers. In his absence, incumbent backup
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the guys that are getting their shot,” Carroll said. “Robert Turbin and Christine Michael, they’re ready to go and really fired up about this opportunity and will try and take full advantage of it.
“We’re going to still run the football.”
That’s because Carroll sees that aspect of the offense as completing the connection between the physical natures of the defense and special teams.
“The attitude that he brought in these past few years has been significant. When we were trying to make a mark that we’re a physical, tough football team, he stood right at the front of that and was a big part of it. I think we have accomplished that now and that is our mentality and our makeup. We’re grateful that he was part of that and we’d like to get him back into it.”
Asked if he was confident that something will be worked out, Carroll said, “I’m hoping that he’ll be back with us.”
PLAYS OF THE DAY: COLOR THEM (STANFORD) CARDINAL
Defense: All-Pro cornerback
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The Seahawks will have a different leading receiver in 2014 for the 10th consecutive season because Golden Tate signed with the Detroit Lions in free agency. The last player to lead the club in receptions in consecutive seasons was Darrell Jackson in 2003 and 2004. Here’s a look at the Seahawks’ leading receivers the past nine seasons:
Note: Carlson and Baldwin led the team as rookies; Engram’s 94 receptions in 2007 is the club single-season record.
Offense: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin getting past cornerback
ON THE MEND: SIX PLAYERS SIDELINED OR LIMITED
Six players did not participate in practice or were limited and Carroll offered a report on each.
Rookie defensive back
Also, left tackle
“He’s just days away from proving it,” Carroll said. “It might take him, if we’re conservative, a couple of weeks. We’ll take our time there.”
Players on PUP can return at any time.
UP NEXT: DAY 2 OF TRAINING CAMP
The players will be back on the practice field on Saturday for the second of their 14 training camp practices.
Friday’s opening practice drew a crowd of 2,521 fans. All the practices open to the public are sold out.