Camp Carroll Day 1: Evening notes
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Right guard Max Unger took offense to the first hit Curry delivered, which knocked Forsett to the ground. Curry shoved Unger for chesting up toward him.
The second hit came as Curry was rushing the passer, Curry knocking Forsett into quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. That was just one knock in a rough evening for Whitehurst.
• Whitehurst had a tough evening. He wasn't accurate, tripped at list twice just backpedaling from center and even though he was wearing a red jersey that denoted no contact, he looked beleaguered by the end of practice. Matt Hasselbeck got the evening off, and Whitehurst's performance only underscored the fact that Seattle's starting quarterback was missing.
• Receivers Deion Branch and T.J. Houshmandzadeh also got the evening practice off, and while those two veterans will get periodic rests during training camp, it won't be at the same time in the future, coach Pete Carroll said: "From now on, in particular the receivers, Deion and T.J. will be alternating the days they're off," he said, "so they're not both out of the practice session."
• LB Matt McCoy suffered a torn fingernail and sat out the evening practice. CB Walter Thurmond is practicing only once per day as he comes back from knee surgery, and RB Leon Washington is not participating in team 11-on-11 drills so far.
• The Seahawks will hold one practice on Sunday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. It will be full pads. The team wore shoulder pads during the morning session on Saturday.
• Carroll was asked if he had an idea for the timeline for signings of left tackle Russell Okung and safety Earl Thomas, the two first-round picks might sign by.
"It's a day-to-day thing," Carroll said. "We're checking hourly to see how we're making progress. It's very, very difficult on those guys I know. Because both of those kids are the guys that love football. They want to be here in the worst way, and the fact that the process isn't allowing that, I know it's very tough on those guys, but our focus goes to the guys that are here, of course, and all that.
"But we just have to watch. We're after it. We're vigilant about staying with the process. There's some other factors in here. I know we've made very strong attempts at getting this done prior to getting into camp. So we're deep in the midst of it right now, and it could happen sooner than later, but you never know in this deal."
Does he have a deadline in mind for when the players must be in practice?
"Yeah, yesterday," Carroll said. "We're already past that point so both of those guys, we're counting on to play, and it's hurting their process when it's not in here. Every day is so important so we just take it one day at a time."
Dec 24 - 6:10 AM Looking back: Revisiting Sunday's scouting report
Dec 24 - 1:09 AM Seahawks' scoring binge
Dec 24 - 1:01 AM Video: Summing Seattle's victory
Dec 24 - 12:58 AM Video: Russell Wilson post-game comments
Dec 24 - 12:21 AM Rookie passing roll call