The day in pictures

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 18, 2010 – 5:57 pm

Check out some photos from Wednesday’s practice, brought to you by photographer Rod Mar:

Tailback Louis Rankin rumbles through the pile. [Photo by Rod Mar,]

Cornerback Marcus Trufant snags an interception just before it hits the ground. [Photo by Rod Mar,]

Charlie Whitehurst winds up to throw. [Photo by Rod Mar,]

Tailback Justin Forsett flies upfield. [Photo by Rod Mar,]

J.P. Losman throws to the right. [Photo by Rod Mar,]

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Plays of the day

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 18, 2010 – 5:03 pm

Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s practice on Day 19 of Bing Training Camp:

  • Receiver Deon Butler made a great adjustment on an underthrown deep pass to record a catch on what appeared to be a sure interception.
  • Tailback Julius Jones ran a nice route to get open for a catch downfield.
  • During team period, Matt Hasselbeck hit Deon Butler on a deep pass along the right sideline, with the receiver making a well-played move to remain open.
  • In team drills, the offensive line created a massive hole for tailback Justin Forsett, who shot through the line for a huge gain, going untouched until he was wrapped up 15 yards downfield.
  • On a pass play, linebacker Dexter Davis got in Charlie Whitehurst’s face, jumped up and batted down a pass, almost intercepting it in the process.
  • Matt Hasselbeck connected with wideout Mike Williams on a softly floated deep ball down the left sideline.

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From the sidelines

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 18, 2010 – 1:18 pm

Re-live Saturday’s 20-18 win through this inside report from the field and locker room.

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Jackson traded to Lions

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 18, 2010 – 12:58 pm

The Seahawks traded defensive end Lawrence Jackson to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick, the team announced today.

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Mind games

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 18, 2010 – 12:45 pm

Another one-a-day, another walk-thru in the indoor practice facility as the Seahawks review plays that will be called during this afternoon’s full-pads practice, which is set to begin at 1:30 p.m.

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On the agenda

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 18, 2010 – 10:52 am

The next month is packed with key dates as the regular season rapidly approaches. Take a look at the important dates that are on the horizon for the Seahawks:

Thursday • Seahawks break camp
Saturday • Seahawks vs. Packers (Qwest Field, 7 p.m., King 5)
Aug. 28 • Seahawks at Vikings (5 p.m., King 5)
Aug. 31 • Roster cut down from 80 to 75 players
Sept. 2 • Seahawks at Raiders (7 p.m., King 5)
Sept. 4 • Roster cut down from 75 to 53 players
Sept. 5 • Clubs may establish a practice squad of eight players
Sept. 12 • Kickoff Weekend: Seahawks vs. 49ers (Qwest Field, 1:15 p.m.)

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TV coverage

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 18, 2010 – 10:10 am

Whether you live near or far, you’ll be able to watch Saturday’s game against Green Bay.

The Seahawks’ second preseason game, set to kick off at 7 p.m., will be broadcast on King 5 in Seattle, nationally on NFL Network and on 12 other stations across five states in the Pacific Northwest. Below is a list of the affiliates in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon carrying this weekend’s game:

Seattle • KING – 5 • NBC
Spokane • KAYU – 28 • FOX
Tri-Cities • KFFX – 11 • FOX
Yakima • KCYU – 41 • FOX

Anchorage • KIMO – 13 • ABC
Fairbanks • KATN – 2 • ABC
Juneau • KJUD – 8 • ABC

Boise • KNIN – 9 • CW

Missoula • KECI – 13 • NBC
Kalispell • KCFW – 9 • NBC
Bozeman/Butte • KTVM – 6 • NBC

Bend • KFXO – 39 • FOX
Portland • KPTV – 12 • FOX

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Shifting into game week

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 18, 2010 – 9:37 am

After spending Monday and Tuesday reviewing the preseason opener and, as Coach Pete Carroll likes to say, “focusing on our football,” the Seahawks now move into Green Bay Packers game week with today’s “Competition Wednesday” meetings and practice.

“Now we turn our focus to the next game,” Carroll told his players during this morning’s team meeting, “and the next opponent.”

Today marks the official start to the game week flow, with today’s competition-themed workout followed by “Turnover Thursday” and “No Repeat Friday” before the game on Saturday night at Qwest Field. Playbooks and game plans have been distributed this morning, meaning players are already deep into game mode.

“It’s so important that we get our game going and get our stuff right,” Carroll said. “Everyone we play is a great challenge. The game is a great challenge. We’ve got to get right, starting today.

“Let’s make sure it’s a great start to the week.”

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A look ahead

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 17, 2010 – 8:43 pm

As the week moves along, the Seahawks are moving closer to game day — and closer to the conclusion of Bing Training Camp.

The team will break camp and move out of its local hotel on Thursday, making Wednesday the final full day of the 2010 edition of training camp. Wednesday also marks the first official day of the installation of the game plan for Saturday. Here’s a look at the day’s agenda:

6:30-8:30 a.m. • Breakfast
7 a.m. • Weightlifting
8 a.m. • Special teams meeting
8:45 a.m. • Team meeting
9:15 a.m. • Offense/defense meetings
11:15 a.m. • Walk-thru
12 p.m. • Lunch
1:30 p.m. • Practice #19
3:45 p.m. • Snack
4:30 p.m. • Special teams meeting
5 p.m. • Team meeting
5:15 p.m. • Offense/defense meetings
6:15 p.m. • Dinner
11 p.m. • Bed check

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Bowling and bonding

Posted by Ben Malcolmson on August 17, 2010 – 7:58 pm

Coach Pete Carroll’s “Always Compete” mantra was on full display on Tuesday night.

Not on the practice field or in the meeting room, but at a local bowling alley, as the head coach surprised his players with a night off from business and a trip to the lanes. And the competition was on, as players competed in five-man teams for the best average score.

The all-lineman team of Jacob Phillips, Mike Gibson, Mitch Erickson, Jonathan Lewis and Joe Toledo edged out the second-place squad by 0.4 pins, averaging a 137.0 score to take home the bragging rights and the bounty. The highest individual score of the night went to Phillips, who bowled a 174 to pace his team to the victory.

Eighteen days and eighteen practices into Bing Training Camp, the diversion was welcomed news for the players, who received word of the agenda alteration at the start of the night’s meetings when Carroll breathlessly announced the event. They erupted into cheers, with the excitement lasting through the competition until they walked out of the alley to applause from the other bowlers at the lanes.

“Stuff like this is so fun for our guys and such a great bonding thing for us,” Carroll said. “And it always helps juicing up the competitive side of things too.”

Receiver Mike Williams winds up during tonight’s team bowling tournament at a local alley.

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