Camp Carroll 2.0
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Week 3, Day 2
Sunday, Aug. 14
AFTERNOON PRACTICE | NO PADS
NOT PRACTICING: TE John Carlson, DE Pierre Allen, DE Jameson Konz watched practice, but their injuries -- if any -- were undisclosed.
CB Byron Maxwell (toe), DT Jay Alford (undisclosed), WR Kris Durham (hamstring), OT Russell Okung (ankle).
LIMITED: WR Mike Williams (toe), DE Chris Clemons (ankle). WR Ben Obomanu and WR Chris Carter practiced, but wore red jerseys indicating no contact.
• CB Roy Lewis, WR Deon Butler, TE Cameron Morrah and DT Colin Cole remain on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Roster moves: RB Vai Taua and LB Michael Johnson were signed to the roster. DT Ladi Ajiboye and RB Chase Reynolds waived to make room.
WR Patrick Williams had a heck of a practice on Sunday. Well, he had a heck of a practice other than the false-start penalty he was whistled for during the 11-on-11 team drills. Players who commit a false start in practice are required to run a lap, something applied to the offensive line by Tom Cable. (This has been particularly problematic for rookie right tackle James Carpenter, resulting in multiple laps for Carpenter some practices.) Williams took a lap for his indiscretion, but one early start didn't overshadow the fact he made a number of nifty plays.
• Cornerback Richard Sherman isn't long on experience in the secondary -- this being his third year at cornerback -- but the man doesn't lack for confidence. Twice he made great plays to deflect a ball aimed for Golden Tate. The second was followed by a couple of chest bumps and whoofing from Sherman. Well at least until the penalty flag from the official.
• Safety Earl Thomas again flashed his nose for the ball, breaking on a ball and driving past receiver Ricardo Lockette to pick off a pass from Tarvaris Jackson. Thomas was running downfield with the ball, but then ran in a tight circle, looking like the football equivalent of a sports car performing a donut. Thomas even made a screeching sound. It's true. Plenty of people heard it, and laughed.
• Thomas was involved in the hit of the day, too. He wasn't the first one up, though. During a red-zone drill, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley had walked creeped into the back of the end zone as the play developed. He never saw Thomas running toward him, and Thomas was tracking the quarterback's eyes and never saw Bradley. They collided with a thud. Everyone's first concern was Bradley. After all, he was the one without a helmet, but Bradley popped up right away, reached over to Thomas, asking Earl -- whom Bradley calls "Deuce" -- if he was OK.
• Brandon Browner got time with the first-unit defense, working at right cornerback opposite Marcus Trufant.
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