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Tuesday cyber surfing: Terrell Owens agrees to terms

Good morning, and here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, August 7.

Late Monday night the team announced they had agreed to terms on a contract with wide receiver Terrell Owens, the prolific wideout who ranks second in NFL history in receiving yardage (15,934) and receiving touchdowns (153), and who last played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times offers his thoughts on the ‘Hawks agreeing to terms with Owens, “The Seahawks have been looking at veteran wide receivers for more than a month, signing first Antonio Bryant — who was released Sunday — then Braylon Edwards, who was added Tuesday, and now the Seahawks are looking at Owens. Edwards and Owens ranked second and third, respectively, in the league in touchdown passes, but that was five years ago. At the very least, those are two physical receivers who will be able to test the Seahawks physical cornerbacks in practice. In a best-case scenario, Edwards and/or Owens would use this chance with Seattle to springboard back to the top of an NFL depth chart.

O’Neil also has his notes on the Seahawks 2012 draft class thus far into camp, including a thought on sixth round draft pick defensive back Winston Guy, “He played four different positions in college, and it looks like he’ll have a role right away in Seattle’s defense in the Seahawks’ Bandit package, which puts six defensive backs on the field at the same time.”

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune looks at what Owens can bring to Seattle, “Owens has experience working in the West Coast offense from his time in San Francisco and Philadelphia, so he should pick up Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s version of the offense quickly. Owens provides experience and depth for a team lacking both at receiver.”

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune offers an in-depth look at the Seahawks competition for a starting quarterback, including a look at the strengths and weaknesses associated with each.

John Boyle at the Everett Herald comments on the Owens addition, and digs up some comments from coach Pete Carroll on T.O., “Two years ago, when the Seahawks were in the early stages of a rebuilding process, Carroll took a pass on Owens, who was available before signing with the Bengals. Asked on an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle if Seattle was interested in Owens, Carroll dismissed the idea. ‘I really like Terrell, but we won’t be able to do that this time around,’ Carroll said. ‘I think at our time of our program development — I like him and all of that — but we’re going to continue to work with the guys that we’ve got and go in a different direction than that. … That’s not the right guy for us at this time.’ Yet two years later, the Seahawks believe Owens is, or at least has a chance to be, the right guy at this time. And if Owens is still physically able to play, and if he can avoid being a distraction, he does possess an on-field resume that is hard to ignore. A six-time Pro Bowler, Owens has nine seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards, and ranks second all time to Jerry Rice in career receiving yards.”

Brock Huard of mynorthwest.com says there is plenty to like about the ‘Hawks addition of Owens, “Owens is one big dude. A wideout with a huge catching radius like Owens is quarterback’s best friend. Unlike Antonio Bryant, Mike Williams, Plaxico Burress, and even Braylon Edwards, Owens has also been incredibly productive when given the opportunity in his most recent years. A torn ACL sidelined him in 2011, but with three different teams from 2008-2010 he averaged 65 receptions and over 950 yards. Remember that Doug Baldwin led this team with 51 catches and 788 yards last season.”

Mike Sando of ESPN.com has an interesting look at the 2010 Terrell Owens vs. Seahawks’ current roster, noting that in ’10 Owens’ 72 catches for 983 yards and nine scores outproduced any current Seattle wide receiver’s numbers from 2010 and 2011 combined.

At NFL.com, Dan Hanzus has his report on T.O., and takes a look at what the addition of Owens and Braylon Edwards could mean for the rest of the Seahawks receiving corps.

Also at NFL.com, Gregg Rosenthal likes the Seattle Seahawks as his choice to make the playoffs out of teams with quarterback battles, “The Miami Dolphins are the only team I would count out of this discussion. The Tennessee Titans have enough offensive talent and play in a weak division. The Arizona Cardinals have an improved, younger defense. The Seattle Seahawks are my choice, though, because they have a more improved, more talented young defense. Pete Carroll’s team, like division foe San Francisco, was greater than the sum of its parts by the end of last year. With a little help from Matt Flynn, the Seahawks can win the NFC West.”

Rosenthal also calls Carroll “The Right Boss”to handle the addition of a guy like T.O., “Pete Carroll hasn’t won in the regular season, much less ‘forever’ during his two seasons with the Seahawks. But Carroll is one of the few coaches in the NFL with the juice to pull off a move like this. Carroll doesn’t answer to general manager John Schneider. Ownership certainly isn’t going to get in the way. Carroll is the new Big Show in town. It’s a joy to have Carroll back in the NFL because he does things differently. He thinks differently. He talks differently. He drafts and signs differently. You might not agree with a lot of what Carroll does, but at least he’s not following someone else’s script. Part of that script includes reclaiming value in surprising places. Mike Williams was salvaged off the scrap heap, albeit briefly. Starting cornerback Brandon Browner is a 6-foot-3 former CFL star. The Seahawks kick the tires on a guy like Antonio Bryant, sign him, and then toss him aside a week later with nothing lost but a little time. Most coaches pay lip service to competition, but Carroll truly seems to play the guys who perform best in practice. That helps Owens.”

Here at Seahawks.com Clare Farnsworth has his take on Owens, “Part of the Seahawks’ interest in Owens is the fact that they’re still looking for a bigger receiver to replace split end Mike Williams, the team’s leading receiver in 2010 who was released last month. Part of the intrigue is Owens’ past production, which includes 12 seasons with at least 60 receptions, nine seasons with at 1,000 receiving yards and eight seasons with double-digit touchdown catches.”

Farnsworth also looks back on Sunday’s team scrimmage in his latest edition of ‘Hawkville’, including a look at rookie defensive end Bruce Irvin, “On back-to-back snaps, Irvin displayed a boggling bust to pressure and ‘sack’ [Tarvaris] Jackson and then tipped the third-down pass incomplete. But his even-better effort was chasing down Marshawn Lynch at the end of a 70-yard run. ‘That’s not a surprise,’ Carroll said. ‘He can fly.’ “

And with Cortez Kennedy finally entrenched in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Farnsworth tries to answers one last question: What took so long? Farnsworth caught up with Tez’s former teammate, Eugene Robinson, who offered, ” ‘If Tez had played in New York or Dallas, oh my goodness,’ said Robinson, Kennedy’s teammate from 1990-95 and also on the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team. ‘They would have changed the rules. Tez would have been in the Hall before his career was over. He was that good. He was that dominating.’ “

Running back and return specialist Leon Washington comes at us with our second installment of ‘Camp Dayz’ – a behind the scenes video feature of Bing Training Camp.

Also of note: The Seahawks practice times for the remainder of Bing Training Camp have been moved back to the 10:00 a.m.-hour time slot, including the five sessions that are open to fans. You can view the updated schedule and register for a session here.


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Practice times changed

The Seahawks are returning to morning practices for the remainder of Bing training camp, including the five sessions that are open to the public.

Tuesday’s practice will start at 10:30 a.m., rather than 1:15 p.m., and the practices on Wednesday and Thursday will begin at 10:00 a.m. The practices next Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 14 and 15, also will begin at 10:00 a.m. Those practices also were previously scheduled to start at 1:15 p.m.

Camp breaks after a morning practice on Aug. 16.

Fans who registered for the afternoon practice tomorrow can attend the morning session by showing up at The Landing in Renton and taking the shuttle to Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Fans who registered for the practices on Aug. 8, 9, 14 and 15 should check their emails for details on how to register for the morning sessions.

To register for Bing Training Camp click here.


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Tuesday cyber surfing: Training camp previews

Good morning, and here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, July 24.

Mike Sando of ESPN.com reports defensive end Chris Clemons reached agreement Monday on a multi-year contract extension with the Seahawks. Clemons, 31, has led the Seahawks in sacks with 11 in each of the past two seasons – a total that is good for eighth in the NFL since 2010. An official announcement from the team is expected later today.

Sando also brings us his thoughts as Seahawks training camp approaches, including his take on Seahawks new DT Jason Jones, “Free-agent addition Jason Jones will fit much better at defensive tackle in Seattle than he did as a defensive end with Tennessee last season. The pass rush should improve as a result. Jones’ addition on a one-year contract holds promise because the Seahawks seem excited about him. The team’s leadership has been right on just about every defensive player Seattle has targeted by trade (Chris Clemons), the draft (see the secondary in particular), unrestricted free agency (Alan Branch), street free agency (Brandon Browner) and position changes (Red Bryant).”

Khaled Elsayed of ProFootballFocus.com gives us his take on NFC West training camp battles to watch, and it’s no surprise that the Seahawks camp is highlighted by the three-man quarterback competition between Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson. But Elsayed also offers some interesting thoughts on the division as a whole, “Before 2011 this was viewed as the weakest division in the NFL, but after the San Francisco 49ers compiled the second best record in the NFC and came agonizingly close to the Super Bowl, people have had to reconsider that opinion. Especially when you consider the development of the Seattle Seahawks and the aggressive moves the St Louis Rams have made this offseason. Heck, you even have to imagine the Arizona Cardinals quarterback situation will have improved, so it’s looking like a division on the up.”

Hub Arkush and Dan Arkush of ProFootballWeekly.com continue their training camp opening report video series by taking a look at the Seattle Seahawks. The two discuss the free agent and rookie additions that head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have put together this offseason, add their thoughts on the Seahawks three-man quarterback competition and wide receiver corps, and give their take on how the team’s strength – the defense – can improve in 2012.

Here at Seahawks.com Clare Farnsworth is back with his “Monday metatarsal musings,” as he re-hashes the Seahawks news from his time away on vacation, including remembering Grant Feasel, the former Seahawks center who passed away at age 52 on July 15, “He [Feasel] played on the franchise’s first division championship team in 1988, but also during that forgettable run from 1989-93 when the best the Seahawks could do was one winning record (9-7 in ’90),” writes Farnsworth. “But Feasel was a winner, on and off the field. A 16-game starter at center in 1989 and 1990, and 15-game starter in ’91, Feasel led with his chin and therefore lead by example. It was Steve Kelley at the Seattle Times, as I recall, who hung the moniker ‘Fightin’ Feasel’ on him, because whenever a tussle broke out during training camp Feasel almost always was involved.”

Farnsworth also wraps up his Seahawks 2012 positional preview with a look at the running backs. Farnsworth offers this outlook as the position group heads into 2012, “Despite all the handwringing over which of the three QBs will start this season, it’s [Marshawn] Lynch’s legs that will carry the Seahawks where they want to go – starting with posting the team’s first winning record since 2007, but not stopping until this team returns to the playoffs. It’s the running game that sets up the play-action passing game in coordinator Darrell Bevell’s offense. The Pro Bowl duo of Lynch and lead-blocking [Michael] Robinson will make sure this offense remains headed in that direction – the right direction. The addition of [Robert] Turbin is a plus, as is the versatility of [Leon] Washington.”


Thursday cyber surfing: Beat writers unite

Good morning, and here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, July 19.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times, writing for Sporting News, provides this Seahawks training camp outlook, as he gives us a taste of what’s new on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, settles on what he believes are three camp goals for the Seahawks in 2012, and gives us his prediction for a breakout player – naming Seahawks 2012 first round draft pick DE Bruce Irvin out of West Virginia, “Irvin was the first defensive end selected in the draft. Seattle’s priority on defense was to add speed and improve the pass rush. At 248 pounds, Irvin is lighter than your prototypical NFL end, but he is custom-made to play the rush end in Seattle’s defense, which is referred to as the ‘Leo.’ His only two responsibilities from that position are to rush the passer or chase after the ball on running plays, and with Irvin’s speed and explosiveness, he shouldn’t struggle in either regard. Irvin has already predicted he will have a double-digit sack total as a rookie, which is ambitious but not out of the reach of possibility.”

O’Neil also joined fellow Seahawks beat writers Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune and John Boyle of the Everett Herald for a Seahawks-themed roundtable discussion on the Ian Furness show on 950 KJR AM. Furness, O’Neil, Williams and Boyle covered a wide range of topics in their two-hour Hawk-talk as the team prepares to enter training camp at the end of the month. You can listen to hour one of their conversation right here and catch hour two right here.

Here at Seahawks.com Clare Farnsworth follows up his Wednesday piece on the Seahawks 2012 defensive line by taking a look at the other side of the line of scrimmage – the offensive line. Farnsworth speaks with Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Tom Cable, who believes his unit is much improved heading into training camp and looking to make a big jump forward – particularly in pass protection – if everyone can stay healthy. Farnsworth spoke with Cable: “ ‘The progress we’ve made this spring has been tremendous,’ Cable said before heading out for the coaches’ extended break prior to the start of training camp in late July. ‘I think we’ve brought ourselves up to a level that we never reached during last season.’ The reasons for Cable’s optimism are obvious. For starters, he and his linemen had an offseason – after the 136-day lockout last year erased the spring minicamps and OTA practices. Then there are the starters, as seven linemen on the current 90-man roster started at least five games last season.”

Finally, the Sea Gals recently overhauled their look on game days and with that came an update to their website, which launched recently at www.SeaGals.com. You can learn about this year’s squad, view photos, videos and news, preview the Sea Gals calender and learn more about the Sea Gals new look, appearances in the community, and show group.


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Monday cyber surfing: Reaction to Williams’ release

Good morning, here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, July 16.

Danny O’Neil at the Seattle Times gives us his reaction to the Seahawks release of wide receiver Mike Williams, noting  the move did not come as a total surprise, but rather a disappointment given Williams’ career revival with Seattle in 2010. “Williams’ release is disappointing, however,” said O’Neil. “His 2010 comeback was nothing short of remarkable as the former first-round pick — who had been out of the league entirely for two years — caught 65 passes to lead the team. He was never going to be mistaken for a track star, but he had size, great hands and an engaging personality. The man is very likeable. He had an ability to cut to the quick and speak honestly. On the subject of the NFL’s comeback player of the year in 2010, he pointed out that Leon Washington was much more deserving considering the severity of the broken leg Washington had to recover from. All Williams did, he said, was recover from being out of shape and sitting on his couch.”

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune has his own take on the release of Williams, as he designates health issues and a lack of production a season ago as factors in the team’s decision, and comments on how the move affects the Seahawks’ competition at wide receiver heading into training camp, “The release of Williams opens up competition for the starting split end spot opposite Sidney Rice, with veterans Ben Obomanu and Deon Butler battling with youngsters Golden Tate, Kris Durham and Ricardo Lockette for the starting job.”

John Boyle of the Everett Herald presents his take on the release of Williams, and also takes a look at how the move affects the Seahawks wideout group heading into camp, “With or without Williams, the battle for roster spots and playing time already figured to be one of the most intriguing position battles aside from Seattle’s three-man quarterback competition. While Sidney Rice is a lock to start, assuming he is healthy, the battle for the other starting job is wide open. Doug Baldwin should remain the Seahawks’ slot receiver, a role in which he thrived as a rookie in 2011. Golden Tate is now likely the front runner to be Seattle’s other starting receiver, but a number of other players could push him for that spot. The Seahawks will have a battle for both playing time and roster spots beyond Rice, Tate and Baldwin, one that will include Ben Obomanu, Kris Durham, Deon Butler, Ricardo Lockette and perhaps a couple of undrafted rookies such as Lavasier Tuinei and Phil Bates.”

Tim Booth of the Associated Press gives us this story on the release of Williams, suggesting that the signing of tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. may have played a role in the team’s decision to let Williams go, “With Winslow and Zach Miller, the Seahawks are likely to use more two tight end sets and limit the need for a second taller receiver on the outside.”

Over at MyNorthwest.com Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby of the “Bob and Groz” show provide their own assessment of the Seahawks decision to release Williams, and discuss what’s next for the team at the wide receiver position, and for Williams, in this video.

Rounding out the reaction to Williams’ release is Curtis Crabtree of 950 KJR AM, who shares this piece and predicts what the team might do to replace Williams, “The team could look to bring in another veteran receiver or two to help add security to the position. WR Antonio Bryant had a tryout during mini-camp in June, but the team wanted him to get in better shape before making a decision on whether to sign him to the roster. He could be an option entering camp.”

The guys at ProFootballTalk.com are incrementally releasing their preseason power rankings and the Seahawks have landed at No. 22 on their list. Evan Silva breaks down the ranking in this Seahawks preview, analyzing the team’s strengths, weaknesses, changes the team has undergone, upcoming training camp battles and has provided an outlook heading into 2012, “The Seahawks seem to be a team on the rise, but they’ve yet to exceed seven regular-season wins through two years of the Carroll/Schneider regime. In order to instill confidence in the minds of observers, Seattle needs to take a significant step forward in on-the-field performance. Seattle’s 2012 schedule includes a brutal stretch from Weeks Two through Eight. They’ll square off with four returning playoff teams — the Packers, Patriots, 49ers, and Lions. During the seven-game run, the Seahawks also face the explosive offenses of Dallas and Carolina. We’ll have a very good feel for what kind of team the 2012 Seahawks are following that tough run. Ultimately, we ranked Seattle as the second best team in the NFC West. We like them better than the Cardinals and Rams, but much less than the Niners. The Seahawks are a club that certainly could surprise, especially if they emerge from the aforementioned seven-game stretch with four solid wins.”

Eric Edholm of ProFootballWeekly.com picks out three teams that may not necessarily be division favorites heading into 2012, but could have the potential to surprise and challenge for the division. Among Edholm’s short list are the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks. Edholm had this to say on the Seahawks, “The Seahawks are fascinating. They have a young, ballhawking defense, some real talent at receiver and a confident head coach in Pete Carroll with a chip on his shoulder. All they need now is to settle on a quarterback. It should be easy, right? They signed Matt Flynn in the offseason, gave him $10 million guaranteed. That should be our sign he’s the starter. But an interesting thing is happening here, with Tarvaris Jackson getting the first-team reps to start training camp and white-hot (and intriguing) rookie Russell Wilson throwing bolts and determined to win the job from Day One.”

At NFL.com Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and guest-analyst and former-teammate of Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings each give their two cents on the Seahawks quarterback competition heading into training camp in this short video.

Finally, here at Seahawks.com registration is now open for 2012 Bing Training Camp, which is set to begin at the end of the month. For more information, including how to register, click here.


Friday cyber surfing: Wilson earns praise of former NFL exec

Good morning, and happy Friday the 13th. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today.

Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson comes at us with another installment of “The Real Rob Report”, this time from the 2012 ESPY Awards. Robinson talks with various athletes and celebrities including Josh Cribbs, Vernon Davis and Terrell Suggs as they walk the red carpet. Suggs raved about playing in Seattle and the tremendous fan support the 12th Man exuberates on game days, “It’s really hard to play up there [in Seattle], but it’s fun. That’s what the game is all about – how electric the stadium is. I love going to play the Seahawks. I’m 0-2 up there, but I must say both of the games, they were very fun. And the city – I love the city. It’s a beautiful city. I’m gonna have to get me a ‘W’ up there, though. But the Seahawks – it’s a really good stadium, it’s a really good atmosphere. That’s what NFL football is about up there.”

The Tacoma News Tribune’s Eric Williams joined Pro Football Talk Live yesterday to talk about the Seahawks heading into 2012. Williams and PFT host Mike Florio touched on a variety of subjects, from the Seahawks young, ascending defense to Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks three-man quarterback competition, the wide receiver group, offensive and defensive lines, and how Seattle might challenge the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC West division title. You can watch and listen to the nearly 18-minute segment right here.

Brady Henderson at MyNorthwest.com recaps a Wednesday segment of “Bob and Groz” in which former NFL front-office executive Tony Softli joined the show. Henderson said Softli believes Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson will eventually earn the position of Seahawks’ starting quarterback, but not necessarily by the end of training camp. Henderson writes, “Softli raved about Wilson’s athleticism and leadership. He said Wilson ‘throws a better ball’ than Drew Brees, the Saints’ record-setting quarterback, and that it’s only a matter of time before Wilson proves that he’s a better quarterback than [Matt] Flynn and [Tarvaris] Jackson. ‘I think he is the future, there’s no question,’ Softli said. ‘Flynn, Jackson, they better not open the door because this guy will slam it shut.’ “

Wide receiver Golden Tate joined Dave “Softy” Mahler of 950 KJR AM yesterday – you can listen to the audio by following the download links on their page . The two talked about the excitement building around the Seahawks upcoming training camp, what to expect from the team in 2012, and Tate gives his thoughts on the Seahawks quarterback competition.

Here at Seahawks.com Tony Ventrella and the Sea Gals give us a sneak-preview of 2012 Bing Training Camp, which opens for registration later this morning.


Tuesday cyber surfing: Training camp dates, battles and schedule analysis

Good morning, here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, July 3.

Last night the  Seahawks announced 13 Bing Training Camp dates that will be open to the general public. Practices that are open to the public will begin on July 28 and end on August 15. Those interested in attending must register through Seahawks.com beginning on July 13 and registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Also here at Seahawks.com, Tony Ventrella chats with Seahawks General Manager John Schneider about the Seahawks 2012 first-round draft pick Bruce Irvin. According to Schneider, the Seahawks rated Irvin in their top-three among all defensive players on draft day.

Danny O’Neil at the Seattle Times dissects the regular season schedule for NFC West teams. On the Seahawks, O’Neil notes that in 2012 they will face five opponents coming off playoff appearances, five opponents coming off 10 or more wins and six opponents coming off of losing seasons.

Additionally, O’Neil breaks down the Seahawks 2012 strength of schedule, noting that the Seahawks face opponents who went a combined 129-127 last season, a collective winning percentage of .504 that is tied for the 11th-highest among the NFL’s 32 teams. There’s a catch, however, as O’Neil is quick to point out, “That doesn’t mean the Seahawks will be playing the 11th-toughest schedule in the league, though. That depends entirely upon what those teams on the docket do this year. For example, a year ago, the Seahawks were seen to have one of the easiest schedules in the league. Their 16 opponents in 2011 had a combined record of 125-131 the year before, which ranked No. 23. The schedule turned out to be much more difficult in large part because of the improvement of San Francisco and Arizona in the NFC West.”

Last week, ESPN Insider KC Joyner named Brandon Browner one of his seven most overrated players in the NFC, which prompted this discussion from Brock Huard and Mike Salk at mynorthwest.com. In a follow up video today, Huard talks about cornerback Richard Sherman and gives his opinion as to why the cornerback who saw success when he entered the starting lineup as a rookie in Week 8 last season may be one of the Seahawks most underrated players.

Mike Sando at ESPN.com takes a look at four NFC West training camp battles, and it is little surprise that the battle Sando touches on for the Seahawks is quarterback-themed, as he writes, “The Seahawks face a dilemma. [Matt] Flynn, [Russell] Wilson and Josh Portis are the quarterbacks they would ideally keep for the long term, but [Tarvaris] Jackson is the only one with meaningful experience. Jackson is the only one they know for sure they could trust to keep the team competitive right now. Flynn and Wilson will earn roster spots. Jackson could win one, too. He could even start, but so could Flynn or Wilson.” After adding some additional analysis of Wilson and Flynn, Sando closes with, “This should be a fascinating battle once training camp begins.” I think the rest of us would agree.


The day in pictures

Check out some photos from Thursday’s practice, brought to you by Seahawks.com photographer Rod Mar:


Wideout Deon Butler brings in a short pass. [Photo by Rod Mar, Seahawks.com]


Cornerback Marcus Trufant knocks a pass away. [Photo by Rod Mar, Seahawks.com]


Charlie Whitehurst rolls out to throw. [Photo by Rod Mar, Seahawks.com]


Safety Earl Thomas tries to slow down receiver Deion Branch. [Photo by Rod Mar, Seahawks.com]


Tailback Julius Jones jukes while looking for a hole. [Photo by Rod Mar, Seahawks.com]


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A look ahead

The Seahawks are oh-so-close to their second exhibition game — a Saturday night home matchup against Green Bay — and with it comes an important mile marker.

The preseason will reach its halfway point.

This weekend marks the three-week mark since Bing Training Camp began and signals just three weeks until the season opener against San Francisco on Sept. 12.

Game preparation for Saturday’s matchup will kick into high gear on Friday, known as “the day before” for the Seahawks. The day will be split into a morning portion of meetings and a very light practice and then a night portion containing all the final pre-game meetings at a local hotel. Take a look at the agenda for the Seahawks on Friday:

6:30-8:30 a.m. • Breakfast
8 a.m. • Special teams meeting
8:45 a.m. • Team meeting
9 a.m. • Offense/defense meetings
11:25 a.m. • Practice #21
1:10 p.m. • Lunch
1:30-7:30 p.m. • Break
7:30 p.m. • Special teams meeting
8 p.m. • Offense/defense meetings
8:30 p.m. • Team meeting
8:45 p.m. • Snack
9 p.m. • Chapel/mass
11 p.m. • Bed check


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