Camp Mora: Day 5
Posted by Danny O'Neil
|SEAHAWKS TRAINING CAMP: Day 5|
One practice, full pads, 2 hours 30 minutes
Friendly fire: Safety C.J. Wallace drew cheers for his hit that knocked fullback Dan Curran off his feet during the second half of Tuesday's practice. That was one more example of Wallace's penchant for planting teammates on their keesters since the Seahawks donned shoulder pads. On Saturday night, he put tight end Joe Newton on his back and sparked a spirited back-and-forth exchange between quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and safety Brian Russell. Monday, Wallace gave Jordan Kent a pretty solid pop after a catch over the middle.
Coach Jim Mora has said it's a dance for players to compete hard while still taking care of their teammates, something that at times can be difficult. On Monday night, undrafted rookie defensive lineman Michael Bennett earned an earful from Mora after knocking rookie tailback Devin Moore off his feet.
Water works: Craig Terrill is in his sixth NFL season, and the veteran has found a key to surviving training camp. Two ice baths a day to flush the lactic acid out of his legs. Last year, the ice bath spawned Terrill's favorite question ever from a journalist. A reporter (not me, I promise) walked by as Terrill stood in the ice bath outside the team's old headquarters in Kirkland. "It's flowing water," Terrill said. "The reporter asked, 'Is that below freezing?' I said, 'Yeah, I'm stuck in a block of ice right now.' That's my favorite question I've ever been asked by a reporter."
Roll call: DT Brandon Mebane returned to practice after sitting out Monday's workouts because of a bruised knee. FB Owen Schmitt returned from an injured calf that kept him out of the Monday evening workout. LT Walter Jones (back), WR Billy McMullen (knee) and CB Marcus Trufant (PUP, back) remained out while LB Tony Taylor sat out for the first time because of a knee injury.
Carlson quite a catch: The Seahawks practiced goal-line drills in Tuesday's practice, starting off with the first-unit offense scoring on its first three goal-line plays. The first was the most impressive with Matt Hasselbeck, faking a handoff, rolling out and throwing to tight end John Carlson, who made a diving catch as linebacker Lance Laury came crashing down on top of him. It was a great grab.
The second touchdown came courtesy of another play-action pass, this time the ball going to fullback Justin Griffith, and then tailback T.J. Duckett ran it in on third down.
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