In meetings already today, Coach Pete Carroll has labeled this afternoon’s Husky Stadium scrimmage as “a big step,” “a perfect opportunity” and “a performance.”
But whatever he calls it, it’s game day.
In what’s being portrayed as the Seahawks’ fifth preseason game, today’s scrimmage at UW signals a major mile-marker in the training camp growth process. As Carroll told his players, this is “the culmination of 11 practices so far.”
“We want to see where we are,” the head coach said to the team this morning. “This should mean everything in the world to you because this is what we’ve been practicing for.”
Carroll continues to stress the importance of “performing” during the scrimmage today, not only for the sake of the moment but also to prepare for the future — the four preseason games and 16 regular season games that lie ahead during the next five months.
“It’s a really important day because we take great pride in what we do,” Carroll said. “It’s a race against time to discipline ourselves to play how we’re capable of playing.
“It’s time to show who we are.”