WORD OF THE DAY: COMPETITION
That could be the word every day for a team coached by Pete “Always Compete” Carroll. But today’s practice was highlighted by a barrage of interceptions and deflections by the defensive backs and linebackers.
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“If that old wives’ tale about practice and working hard and experience is worth something, he’s probably a lot better.”
QB coach Carl Smith on
And quarterback Russell Wilson loved it, especially when his receivers got their hands on the ball.
“It was a great day today, a real competitive practice,” Wilson said. “We did some great stuff in the red zone today and the defense did a good job of making some plays, too.”
This game of give-and-take – or take-and-give, if you will – was most apparent in the 7-on-7 drill. Linebacker
During the full-team period that closed practice, Sherman swatted away another Wilson pass and then intercepted one that nickel back
“It was a battle all day,” Wilson said. “It was fun.”
ROSTER MOVES: DOWN TO 75
The Seahawks reached the league-mandated 75-man roster limit by making the following six moves:
Placed on the reserve/non-football injury list:
CB Will Blackmon
WR Donavon Kemp
The club also made nine roster moves on Monday.
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|FEELING THE HEAT: ERIK SPOELSTRA VISITS|
The coach of the two-time defending NBA Champion Miami Heat spent the day at VMAC. While the Seahawks players and coaches were able to pick his brain on how to lay the foundation for a championship season, Spoelstra was interesting in seeing how the Seahawks do things.
“Just having coach Spoelstra in front of the team and having him in meetings with us and just having him out here at practice is an unbelievable experience for everybody,” Wilson said.
Spoelstra is from Portland. He attended Jesuit High School in Beaverton and also the University of Portland.
The team’s starting split end made another of those receptions, going up and over cornerback
INJURY REPORT: BRANDON MEBANE, STEPHEN WILLIAMS SIT OUT
Also sitting out: fullback
UP NEXT: THE FINALE, AND THEN THE FINAL CUTS
The players will have a walkthrough on Wednesday morning, their final tune-up before the preseason finale against the Raiders.
After Thursday night’s game, the players will be off Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But VMAC will be a busy place nonetheless, as the roster cut from 75 to 53 players must be completed by Saturday and the team can start compiling its eight-man practice squad on Sunday.