A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Aug. 19, when the players lifted, attended meetings and had a late afternoon walkthrough but did not practice:
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“This is the type of group I would have loved to play with.”
Jacob Green, the franchise’s all-time leader in sacks and a member of the Ring of Honor, on the 2013 edition of the Seahawks
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Also involved are a bear, a series of flaming tires and ample makeup to turn the sons into their factious fathers.
Rather than trying to explain it, take a look for yourself (above).
ROSTER MOVES: DEFENSIVE LINEMEN ADDED
Sanford was acquired from the Cleveland Browns for offensive lineman John Moffitt, a third-round draft choice in 2011 who had started games at guard as a rookie and last season.
Sanford joined the Browns as a rookie free agent in 2010. He has appeared in six games the past three seasons, when he also spent time on the practice squad.
Cherrington had been signed by the New England Patriots in May, but was released in June. To clear a spot on the 90-man roster, kicker Carson Wiggs was released. Wiggs had been competing with incumbent
The Seahawks already had 16 defensive linemen on the roster, but one day last week nine sat out practice because of injuries – including sack leader
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The Seahawks’ home opener drew a 22.6 rating, the highest for a preseason game since Paul Allen purchased the team in 1998; and a 46 share.
Those numbers are up from the preseason opener in San Diego against the Chargers (21.4 and 40) and way up last year’s second preseason game (13.2 and 30).
But Jackson has been even more efficient in the fourth quarter, with a league-best rating of 158.3 – as he was 6 of 6 for 76 yards and two TDs in his fourth-quarter stint against the Chargers in the opener. And he’s No. 3 on third downs with a 143.8 rating – three completions in five attempts for 76 yards and a TD.
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As a team, the Seahawks are plus-6 in turnover differential to rank second in the league. They’re also No. 5 in average yards allowed (260.5) and No. 11 in average yards (350.0).
PRESEASON ALL-PROS: MAX UNGER AND RICHARD SHERMAN
Unger: “There’s nothing odd about the Seahawks’ couple of offensive line anchors. While
Sherman: “Sherman talks a very good game, but he plays an even better one. He has the attitude needed not to back down from big, No. 1 receivers, and has the hands and hip-flipping to stay with them downfield. He’s the best player on Seattle’s league-best secondary.”
A FLAG-RAISING EXPERIENCE: BLAIR BUSH
For a guy from Fort Hood, Texas, who entered the NFL in 1978 as a first-round draft choice by the Cincinnati Bengals, Blair Bush is about as Seattle as it gets. He played at the University of Washington, came to the Seahawks in a 1983 trade and still lives in Seattle.
“It was fun, that was a fun time,” Bush said Monday, before teeing off at the Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge charity golf event that kicked off the activities for this week’s Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Bush cracked a smile before adding, “That was a long time ago (when I played with the Seahawks). I was joking around with my wife and some people we brought to the game that when I got to the U-Dub in 1974, 30 years earlier would have been guys that fought in World War II. So the generational change is staggering. It doesn’t feel that way for me, but to the current players it’s like, ‘Who’s that old guy up there?’ ”
The players will practice for the first time this week as they begin preparing for Friday night’s third preseason game against the Packers in Green Bay.