A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Aug. 12, when the Seahawks held the 12th practice at their Training Camp presented by Bing:
WORD OF THE DAY: COMPETITION
“There’s competition going on, and they had a competition within their group,” offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said after the team practiced under cloudy skies along the shores of Lake Washington. “So they’re trying to battle and win, and they were all going after it.”
The QB competition awarded points that increased with the length of completions.
Wilson laid a nice pass over the defender and into the hands of wide receiver
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“It’s just one of those love affairs that you almost want to leave your wife for. The fans just make it so much better to come out there; it makes it easier to practice.”
“It’s too early to make any kind of statements,” coach Pete Carroll said when asked about the competition to be the backup to Wilson. “We just have a quarter under their belts (in the preseason opener against the Broncos) so far or whatever.”
Jackson was 5 of 7 for 47 yards in Denver on Thursday night after replacing Wilson, while Pryor was 9 of 16 for 137 yards after stepping in for Jackson.
“I thought both guys performed well,” Carroll said. “They understood what was going on. They were very aware of the situations. They were comfortable playing. They played with different lines, so it was a little bit different on what was going on up front. I thought they both showed strengths.”
On Jackson: “Tarvaris has been really just steady as can be for quite some time. Really been efficient and he had a great preseason last year. He’s off to another good start here.”
On Pryor: “We have a lot more to learn about Terrelle, because we don’t know as much about him. He’s had a great offseason with us. He’s been really fun to have. He’s such a fantastic athlete and competes so hard at trying to win this job. He’s off to a really very encouraging start right now.”
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The concern level spikes into the red zone when wide receiver
“He got stepped on, on the back of his heel,” Carroll said. “He got scrapped up pretty good. He’s OK, though.”
The No. 1 offensive line got a boost as Pro Bowl center
“It was the first time really that we felt we had everybody on the field at the same time,” Carroll said. “It really feels good for us to see that we’re going to start the process of the continuity that’s so important there.”
All-Pro strong safety
“Kam is such a big factor that he affects everybody,” Carroll said. “So it’s great to have him back out.”
PLAYS OF THE DAY:
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Whenever Russell Wilson is asked about
Note: The run was 2 yards shy of tying Turbin’s career-long; the reception was 1 yard shy of tying his career-long.
Pass defense: Cornerback
Run defense: Nose tackle
Pass offense: So many from which to choose (see above). But Wilson’s nicely thrown pass between defenders to Matthews was textbook stuff, and he gets beaucoup bonus points because of the touch he displayed.
“There’s a tremendous program going on with the ALS Challenge – the Ice Bucket Challenge,” Carroll said, pre-dousing. “I was challenged by coach (Steve) Sarkisian (of USC). Also challenged by Commissioner Roger Goodell. So let me have it, boys.”
After Wilson and Miller had completed their double-dousing, Carroll offered, “I extend my challenge. I want to keep it in close to the NFC West coaches. Bruce Arians (of the Cardinals), Jeff Fisher (of the Rams) and Jim Harbaugh (of the 49ers), I challenge you to go through the Ice Bucket Challenge yourselves.”
REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS
“It’s a tremendous loss,” Carroll said. “We were not real close … but everybody knew that he was there. It’s a huge loss. What an extraordinary personality and character. He’s been so constantly great for so long, it’s a terrible loss for everybody. They loved him so much.”
UP NEXT: BREAKING CAMP
Camp will break after a morning practice on Wednesday. The schedule for the players won’t change that much, but those who live in the area get to move out of the hotel they’ve been housed in since camp opened on July 24.
The players also will practice Thursday morning, their final full session before Friday night’s preseason home opener against the San Diego Chargers at CenturyLink Field.
Tuesday’s 12th and final practice that was open to the public drew the largest crowd – 3,031 fans. Among the sideline spectators early in practice was owner Paul Allen.