Tuesday was supposed to be the final two-a-day of camp.
Coach Pete Carroll threw a metaphorical bone to his players over the weekend, changing the double-day to a one-a-day, with the single workout set for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The decision also bumped the Seahawks even further away from other teams’ strategies for training camp, as many clubs practice with significantly more two-a-days. For example, Atlanta has scheduled 14 two-a-days for camp, while Dallas has 12 on the docket. Baltimore has 10 on the agenda and New England went with seven two-a-days in the first seven days of its camp.
Why the calmer schedule for the Seahawks? Carroll said he likes maximizing rest time, seeing long-term benefits in the calmer training camp agenda.
“We’ve found that we can get just as much, if not more, done in one good practice than stretching it out over two practices in one day,” the head coach said. “The strategy also saves the players’ legs, prevents injuries and keeps them fresh.”