One week after blamed by his coach for giving up sacks, Wilson responds by completing 16 of 21 passes for 192 yards, two touchdowns – and no sacks. One of the TD throws was on a scramble Pete Carroll wants him to reduce. The starting defense gives up 194 yards in the first half to Dallas backup quarterback Dak Prescott, after knocking Tony Romo from the game early.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has the star tight end test his surgically repaired knee while playing hoops — like Graham did for the University of Miami. Carroll said the idea was to make moves with the knee that are reactionary, “not controlled,” to get him to trust its health.
For the first time, the Seahawks coach states unequivocally that his lead running back will be ready for the opening game on Sept. 11 against Miami. Meanwhile, rookie running back C.J. Prosise and veteran defensive tackle Jordan Hill are returning from injuries to make their preseason debuts Thursday against Dallas at CenturyLink Field.
The $46 million wide receiver went at it with the three-time All-Pro cornerback in practice this week, the latest in a month full of fights during Seahawks practices. Baldwin says young players need to see the example of how they need to fight for everything. He also chides Michael Bennett for his “code” of practicing.
The Seahawks’ Pro Bowl defensive end says “dirty” plays by offensive-line teammates have been violating a “code” and endangering his livelihood. “It just came down to respect,” he says, adding “that drives me insane.”
Back when the Seattle Seahawks had the best offensive line in the National Football League, guard Steve Hutchinson was a dominating force. Now a scout, he was in the press box for the Seahawks-Vikings preseason game on Thursday, and served as a reminder that the current Seahawks linemen still have a long way to go.
One year after the Seahawks sent him away because they couldn’t trust him, their former second-round pick is back running better than he ever has. Better cut-back runs and better choices when to use them are a big reason. Another one is more fundamental: The 25-year-old has matured.
Seattle’s second exhibition game Thursday brings more focus on already-iffy offensive line. Russell Wilson gets sacked four times by Minnesota – in the first half. A bright spot for Seattle’s scoreless starting offense: Christine Michael romps again.
Kenny Easley, who starred for the Seattle Seahawks in seven seasons during the 1980s, was picked by the Hall of Fame Seniors Committee as the Senior Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 today
The Seahawks’ $40 million tight end had his surgically repaired knee immobilized for three months into March. No wonder he called his return to practice Wednesday for the first time since November “very sweet…probably the best it’s ever felt.” Now comes a measured, cautious practice routine with an eye toward starting the opener on Sept. 11.
The prime candidate to be Seattle’s starting right cornerback in 2016 was a decathlete in high school and at Portland State. After competing in 10 events – five in one day – transitioning from safety to cornerback is no big whoop for one of the NFL’s most athletic defenders.
Standing up to veteran Michael Bennett to the point the Pro Bowl defensive end got thrown out of practice is the latest evidence Seattle’s nasty, top draft pick Germain Idefi has changed the tenor of training camp. No Seahawk has done more for himself, his reputation, his status on the team so far.
Many have differing opinions of the Seahawks’ three-time All-Pro cornerback saying Tuesday our society needs to provide better opportunities and treatment of minority children. Arguing his points miss the point: bravo to him for being a prominent athlete not afraid to speak up and out.