A recap of the limited activities at the Seahawks’ Bing training camp for Aug. 13:
Teaching points. The players had meetings and a short walkthrough today, with the focal point of each being the things they did well – and not as well – in Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Titans at CenturyLink Field.
The Seahawks won 27-17, as cornerback Brandon Browner returned the first pass of the game for a touchdown, rookie quarterback Russell Wilson threw for one TD and ran for another and Steven Hauschka kicked two field goals.
But the most important aspect of the preseason is correcting mistakes and learning from them, as the Seahawks start preparing for Saturday night’s game against the Broncos in Denver.
“I thought the tackling was terrible,” coach Pete Carroll said after the game. “We didn’t tackle anybody. Particularly in the second half, we were just falling off the guys and that’s a first-game situation. We just have to get a lot better.
“That was really the area that jumped out at me. We could have had a ton of plays in the backfield for losses that we didn’t make. We just have to improve a lot there.”
And that’s what review walkthroughs are all about.
STATS ’N STUFF
Hauschka is tied for the league lead in scoring during the preseason with nine points.
Wilson not only leads the Seahawks in rushing after gaining 59 yards on three carries, he ranks eighth in the league and sixth in the NFC. He’s also eighth in the NFC in passer rating (91.7).
Rookie cornerback Jeremy Lane had six tackles against the Titans to lead the team. Cornerback Phillip Adams is next with five.
As a team, the Seahawks are tied for 13th in total average yards gained (seventh rushing, 12th passing) and 16th in total average yards allowed (10th rushing, 23rd passing). The Broncos, meanwhile, lead the league is total defense and rushing defense.
The last three practices of training camp will be held this week, starting Tuesday morning. Camp breaks after a morning practice on Thursday, and the team will fly to Denver after practice on Friday.
JOIN THE CROWD
The last two practices open to the public are Tuesday and Wednesday. Each starts at 10 a.m. The first 11 open practices have attracted 18,095 fans. You can register here to attend practice on Tuesday and Wednesday.
YOU DON’T SAY
“It was great. It’s definitely an advantage for us. Even in a preseason game, they’re extremely loud – especially in the first half – and it made it tough on the Titans’ offense. It’s good to be at a new home.” – quarterback Matt Flynn, who played the past four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, on his first game as a Seahawk before the team’s 12th Man fans