Seattle's first-year offensive linemen received an introduction to their professional careers at this past weekend's rookie minicamp, a setting that also included their first NFL taste of Seahawks assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable, who's been coaching the position for a combined 25 years at the college and pro level.
"It's been cool working with coach Cable," said third-round pick Rees Odhiambo, who the Seahawks took No. 97 overall out of Boise State to play offensive guard. "I learned a lot of things. It'll get a lot easier once you know what you're doing assignment-wise, everything else is going to flow well."
Cable was mic'd up for Saturday's rookie minicamp practice, a must-see video that's embedded for you at the top of this post. While watching, you'll get an up-close-and-personal look at the hands-on, purposeful approach with which Cable operates, something sixth-round pick Joey Hunt said he's enjoyed "a lot."
"He's a guy who teaches, big on that," Hunt, a TCU product who's in the competition at center for the Seahawks, said of Cable. "It's something I've enjoyed, getting to learn from him."
First-round pick Germain Ifedi, who Seattle took No. 31 overall out of Texas A&M to play guard and tackle, said how quickly the group picks up on Cable's teachings could go a long way in determining their play time this fall.
"It's been good," Ifedi said of his early workings with the O-line guru. "He's not going to baby you; he's going to tell you how it is. He's a great coach and a well-respected coach around the league. He got us in here and got us going right away. He didn't ease us in, he threw us in the fire and let us figure it out. He expects you do to everything right, he expects you to be where you need to be and do what you need to do.
"In college, you kind of have people to hold your hand every step of the way, but here, you either know what to do or you're going to be gone."
For more Seahawks.com mic'd up segments from rookie camp, check out this clip from Friday's practice with special teams coordinator Brian Schneider, and come back Wednesday for a video featuring defensive backs coach Andre Curtis, who was mic'd up to close out rookie minicamp this past Sunday.
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