Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, August 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Mock Game Recap
Seahawks players are enjoying a day off Monday following a mock game played Sunday in front of 2,600 fans at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
Here's what the media are saying after yesterday's scrimmage that saw the first-team offense put up 20 points on defensive reserves and the backup offense score 10 points against the No. 1 defense.
At Seahawks.com, John Boyle and myself share six observations from the mock game, leading with a two-touchdown day from rookie running back Alex Collins: Collins in particular had eventful day, with some big highlights overshadowing an early fumble. While Collins did give the ball up on a third-down carry early in the mock game, he more than made up for it, first with a long touchdown catch from Boykin, then later with a 3-yard touchdown run.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times has five observations from Seattle's mock game, calling attention to defensive end Cliff Avril's three sacks: Sunday's performance continued what has been a standout camp for Avril, who can sometimes be overshadowed on a star-studded Seattle defense. Avril, in fact, has yet to get a Pro Bowl nod. But if his August pace continues all season, that drought could end this year.
Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune highlights Alex Collins' fan-pleasing efforts after Sunday's scrimmage: After having a big day on the field Sunday afternoon, with touchdowns via receiving and rushing, Collins spent almost an hour at the fence signing autographs until the final fan had decamped.
Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com outlines what he saw from the Seahawks offensive line: Sunday's scrimmage continued the trend we saw earlier in the week, with players being moved around along the first-team offensive line -- particularly at the tackle positions. Garry Gilliam and J'Marcus Webb started out on the first team at left and right tackle, respectively, but Bradley Sowell had series at each spot. Rees Odiambo started out as the second-team left guard, but saw some action at both tackle spots as well.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com shares notes from Sunday's scrimmage: In the team's unofficial stats, Tyler Lockett led all players with seven catches, including a touchdown. It's clear that the team is going to find ways to get him consistent touches on a weekly basis.
Seahawks, Toyota Donate To Communities In Schools
At the end of this past Saturday's training camp practice, the Seahawks and Toyota presented a check for $10,000 to Communities In Schools, which focuses on meeting the unique needs of students and schools in their local communities. As part of the program, Toyota donates $500 to CIS for every false start from the opposing team at CenturyLink Field.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks.com digital media reporter John Boyle, who captured a nice moment between running back Thomas Rawls and a young Seahawks fan on Sunday.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Boyle explains what veteran guard Jahri Evans' signing means for the Seahawks.
Seattle activated Thomas Rawls from the Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday and expects the second-year running to be back at work back on Tuesday.
Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times spotlights how cornerback Richard Sherman helps bring along the younger players at his position.
Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune says Brandin Bryant is a Seahawk you'll need to know and shares a short profile of tight end Brandon Williams.
And Natalie Weiner at Billboard.com catches up with running back Christine Michael on how he balances two passions: football and rap.
The Seahawks scrimmaged against one another during the eighth practice of training camp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.