Russell Wilson Dialed In & Other Observations From Tuesday's Seahawks Practice

Notes and observations from Competition Wednesday on a Tuesday. 

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The Seahawks returned to work following a day off for players, and as Pete Carroll outlined following Sunday's mock game, this practice felt more like a regular Competition Wednesday on a game week (yes, it's actually Tuesday, but it's Wednesday for practice purposes since the Seahawks are only practicing through Thursday this week).

With no fourth preseason game to get ready for, the Seahawks are treating this as a bonus week to practice for next week's season opener in Atlanta. With that in mind, here are five observations from Tuesday's practice:

1. Russell Wilson and his receivers were on fire in the red zone.

Second-year receiver John Ursua returned to action from a hamstring injury on Tuesday, and wasted little time getting involved. Early in a red-zone session Russell Wilson hit Ursua for a touchdown, kicking off an impressive streak for Wilson and the passing game. Over a span of four straight plays, starting with Ursua's touchdown, Wilson connected with four receivers for four touchdowns, hitting Ursua, Penny Hart, Freddie Swain and Tyler Lockett for scores.

2. Carlos Hyde's impressive pass protection.

On one of those aforementioned touchdowns, safety Jamal Adams came rushing into the backfield on a blitz, which almost without exception this camp has led to a negative play for the offense, but this time the offense got a win because veteran running back Carlos Hyde stepped in front of Adams and pushed him wide, letting Wilson step up in the pocket for the touchdown pass. Yes, it was just one play, but as disruptive as Adams has been this camp, it's one play that deserves a mention for Hyde.

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3. Stingy run defense.

Seattle's running backs have taken turns looking very good in this camp, but for one stretch of Tuesday's practice, nobody was having much success against the defense which produced several impressive stops in short order. Among the highlights were second-year end Rasheem Green shooting into the backfield on consecutive plays for tackles for loss, followed by Jamal Adams getting into the backfield to wreck a running play just after the handoff.

4. Geno Smith's strong camp continues.

Look, we all know who the Seahawks' starting quarterback is going to be, there's no mystery there, but throughout camp Geno Smith has continued to show that the Seahawks have a more-than-capable No. 2 option behind Wilson. Seemingly every practice, Smith makes a couple of impressing throws that show why he is a former start and second-round pick, and he did that again Tuesday on multiple occasions.

5. Roll call.

The Seahawks welcomed several players back from injury following the off day, including a trio of receivers: John Ursua, Phillip Dorsett II and Cody Thompson. Also back were cornerback Tre Flowers and defensive end Benson Mayowa.

Among those not participating were cornerback Shaquill Griffin, tackle Duane Brown and tackle Cedric Ogbuehi. Carroll did not address the media Tuesday so any updates will have to wait.

Photos from the 14th practice of Seahawks 2020 Training Camp, held on Tuesday, September 1 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seahawks Training Camp is presented by Safeway.

Photos from the 14th practice of Seahawks 2020 Training Camp, held on Tuesday, September 1 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seahawks Training Camp is presented by Safeway.

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