A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for July 26, when the Seahawks held the second practice in their Training Camp presented by Bing:
WORD OF THE DAY: TURBO OR TURB
They’re not so much words as nicknames, and they belong to third-year running back
And everyone from coach Pete Carroll, to running back coach Sherman Smith, to quarterback
The past two seasons, Turbin’s role has been as a backup and complement to Lynch. Turbin had 80 carries for 354 yards as a rookie and 77 carries for 264 yards last season. He also has added 27 receptions.
But if his performance during the first two days of camp is an indicator, Turbin is ready for more if it comes to that.
“I always pride myself on being an all-around running back, so I want to work on all-around things,” he said. “I want to work on not only running the ball, but running routes. I want to work on catching the ball and I want to work on pass blocking and all the details that come with playing running back.”
As long as Lynch is away, Turbin will get the workload to match his work ethic.
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“I always wondered what the slime tastes like. When I went in there, it just tastes like water. So I was disappointed.”
“Turb has done a great job,” Smith, the Seahawks’ original running back, said. “Turb has always been a pro. From Day One when he came in here, he’s been looking for an opportunity to play more and contribute more. And he puts in the work.
“There’s no question that he’s one of the most dependable players that I have. He works hard. He wants to lead by example and he’s going out there and showing that he’s the good player we thought he was.”
No player on the team is closer to Turbin than Wilson. They’ve been road roommates since their rookie season.
“We have a very good connection, in terms of talking and thinking on the field and all that,” Wilson said. “But he’s a guy that is a workhorse. On and off the field, he’s mentally strong. He’s a guy that’s going to always put his best foot forward.
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Note: Tatupu is the only player to lead the team in tackles for four consecutive seasons; Beeson’s 153 tackles in 1978 is the club single-season record; Eugene Robinson (1988-89 and 1992-93) also led the team in tackles four times and Anthony Simmons did it three times (2000-01 and 2003), but not in consecutive seasons.
“He always runs the ball into the end zone (after every carry). You’ve just got to love that about him.”
PLAYS OF THE DAY: EXPANDED COVERAGE
Offensive running play: Most of the attention has been on Turbin and Michael as they split the first-team reps. But on this day, the best play belonged to rookie free agent back
Offensive almost play: Kearse made an impressive reaching grab of a Wilson pass along the sideline despite tight coverage from All-Pro cornerback
Defensive running play: On the second snap of the first full-team drill, nose tackle
Defensive passing play: With rookie rush-end
Defensive almost play: With veteran defensive tackle
PLAYER WATCH: DESHAWN SHEAD
On any given day, you’ll find
Talk about the more you can do.
“That’s why he’s been around so long,” All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas said. “He can play any spot in the defensive backfield. That’s raw. That’s raw talent. And he has a great mind for the game. You rarely see any DB switching from that spot to that spot. That’s why. It’s rare. And we have it in that guy.”
ROSTER MOVES: PAIR SIGNED
They fill the roster spots that opened when Lynch was placed on the reserve/did not report list and defensive tackle Dewayne Cherrington was waived/injured.
UP NEXT: SUNDAY ON THE SHORES OF LAKE WASHINGTON
The players will return to the practice fields along the shores of Lake Washington on Sunday morning for their third training camp practice before getting Monday off.
Sunday’s practice is sold out, as are the remaining sessions open to fans. Saturday’s practice drew a crowd of 2,506.