A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for July 27, when the Seahawks held the third practice in their Training Camp presented by Bing:
WORD OF THE DAY: PURRR-CEEE
That’s more a call of appreciation than a word, but it was heard early and often from the fans packing the berm during Sunday’s practice because
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“I think every day we work on discipline – being disciplined with our eyes; being disciplined with our feet; our angles; our technique.”
– All-Pro cornerback
Harvin, who had hip surgery last August and missed most of last season, sat out Saturday’s practice. But the receiver/returner/runner picked up Sunday where he left off on Friday.
In the 1-on-1 drill during the first full-pads practice of camp, Harvin made a nice catch of a
Just three more examples of what the passing game was missing last season while Harvin was sidelined.
“We want to work our way into camp and make sure we don’t overload him early,” coach Pete Carroll said of Harvin starting camp on an every-other-day schedule. “We’re trying to figure out what kind of work load he can handle. He works so hard and so fast at practice that we think we can do this for a while. We’ll see how it goes and we’re just going to learn as we go.”
Even on Saturday, Harvin participated in the walkthrough and meetings.
PLAYS OF THE DAY: PRACTICE WHAT YOU REACH
Defensive pass play: Richard Sherman doesn’t just make “Immaculate Deflections” in the end zone to ice victories in the NFC Championship game, the All-Pro cornerback hones that skill in practice. Sherman had one near the goal line in Friday’s camp-opening practice. Sunday, he tipped away a Russell Wilson pass that was intended for wide receiver
Defensive run play:
Offensive pass play: Make that plays, because in a four-snap span during the 7-on-7 drill, wide receiver
Offensive run play: In the 9-on-7 drill, 320-pound tackle
ROOKIE WATCH: CASSIUS MARSH
Speaking of Marsh, the fourth-round pick in May’s NFL Draft is a young man in a hurry. Especially when he’s rushing the passer, and that’s a good thing when you competing for a roster spot as one of the Leo ends behind starter
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The Seahawks will open their 2014 preseason schedule with a Super Bowl rematch against the Broncos in Denver on Aug. 7. The Seahawks are unbeaten the past two preseasons, part of a 9-0 run that began in 2011 and is the longest in franchise history. Here’s a look at the Seahawks’ longest preseason winning steaks:
“We’re real happy with Cassius Marsh in what he has shown the first three days,” Carroll said. “He has a variety of things that we think he can help us with.”
INJURY REPORT: “BANGED” SHOULDER SIDELINES CHRISTINE MICHAEL
Rookie wide receiver
UP NEXT: AN OFF DAY, THEN AN ESPN INVASION
The players have their first “off” day of camp on Monday. When they return on Tuesday, the whole world will be watching as ESPN will televise their practice live as part of a two-hour SportsCenter special.
The preparation already is in process, as former NFL coach Jon Gruden and former NFL safety Darren Woodson watched Sunday’s practice. ESPN Insider John Clayton also will join host Kenny Mayne during the telecast.
Sunday’s practice on a gorgeous day along the shores of Lake Washington drew a crowd of 2,645 fans, making it the largest of the first three of 12 sold-out sessions that are open to the public.