WORDS OF THE DAY: SILVER AND BACK
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Now, as it turns out, it’s likely Pryor’s turn to follow starter
“An opponent is an opponent,” Pryor said after practice. “Different coverages. Different blitzes. Different pressures. But it’s all the same. I’ve just got respect for every opponent.”
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“Of the 27 teams I witnessed in person this summer, Seattle’s the best I saw.”
Peter King in his “Monday Morning Quarterback” at SI.com
Except that this isn’t just another opponent. It’s the team he played for last season.
“I have an opportunity to go play against some teammates and some friends and some good players,” Pryor said. “That’s all I look forward to.”
Pryor has had an up-and-down preseason with the Seahawks. In the opener against the Broncos in Denver, he had a potential game-winning pass intercepted near the goal line in the fourth quarter of a 21-16 loss. The next week, he broke a 44-yard touchdown run in the 41-14 win over the San Diego Chargers at CenturyLink Field. Friday night, in a 34-6 win over the Chicago Bears, he threw another interception while attempting only two passes in the fourth quarter.
“He needs to get out there and play,” coach Pete Carroll said when asked about Pryor’s performance this summer. “Hopefully this week he’ll get a good dose of that.”
Carroll said the starters will play against the Raiders, but those players battling for roles and roster spots are expected to see longer stints.
“Terrelle has been a really good student of the game,” Carroll said. “He just dove into it. He’s taken great pride in commanding the huddle and taking over, right from the start. He was impressive right from the beginning. He’s got a good way about himself in handling it.
“He’s an explosive, dynamic football player.”
“Just play better,” he said when asked about his goals in the finale. “Last week, I didn’t even know I was going to go in, so you’ve always got to be ready. So just make plays, don’t try to do too much and just click. That’s it.
“I’ll play better this week. That’s definite.”
INJURY UPDATES: SURGERY LIKELY FOR HEATH FARWELL
Veteran linebacker and special teams captain
“It’s a very, very difficult situation for him,” Carroll said. “He had extensive damage. So everything points to surgery.”
The news was better on tight end
“We don’t know how serious it is,” Carroll said. “We did check it out and it looks like it’s going to be OK. But he’s got to respond and comeback.”
The good news? Middle linebacker
Rookie wide receiver
“He is running, and he is on the field doing stuff,” Carroll said. “Next week would be his chance to get back.”
A REVERSAL OF ROLES
During the one-on-one receivers versus defensive backs drill that takes place simultaneously with the 9-on-7 run drill early in practice, the coaches switched things up. It was the receivers defending the defensive backs in a rollicking reversal of roles.
Among the highlights: 6-foot-5 wide receiver
STATS ’N STUFF: STEVEN HAUSCHKA, RUSSELL WILSON MAKING THEIR POINTS
Wilson also has risen to fifth in the league with a 121.7 passer rating, and he’s completing 76.9 percent of his passes – which also ranks fifth in the NFL. His rating on third downs – 158.3 – leads the NFC and is tied for the league lead.
|STAT DU JOUR: LOWERING THE FLAGS|
After beginning the preseason with 13 penalties for 131 yards against the Broncos in Denver (the Seahawks’ only loss), the Seahawks have combined for 14 penalties for 108 yards in their past two games (both wins):
As a team, the Seahawks rank No. 1 in average yards allowed, second in rushing offense, are tied for fourth in rushing defense, fifth in pass defense and eighth in average yards on offense.
Rookie middle linebacker
UP NEXT: “TURNOVER THURSDAY”
It’s another one of those weeks, where the actual days of the week don’t match the preparation days on the Carroll calendar because the Seahawks’ will play their preseason finale on Thursday night against the Raiders in Oakland. So Tuesday’s practice will actually be “Turnover Thursday.”
Roster cuts also loom, as the team still needs to make seven roster moves by 1 p.m. Tuesday to reach the league-mandated 75-player limit – after the team parted ways with eight players on Monday morning. The roster must then be reduced to 53 players by Saturday.