Seattle Seahawks Mock Game: Notes And Observations


Jul 27, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive and defensive line run drills during the 3rd day of training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Today was the annual “mock game” that the Seahawks do as part of training camp. Unfortunately, I don’t have as many notes as I’d hope from this game. The camera work left a lot to be desired, making it tough to see everything I wanted to see.

There was a home team and an away team for this game, but the defense won. It doesn’t matter which. The offenses played sloppy and difficult time doing anything for long stretches with the run or the pass.

Wilson and Unger fumbled 3 different exchanges in the game today. For 2 pro-bowler who played together last year as well, it was weird to see. I’m not worried about it or anything, it was just weird.

Alvin Bailey played LT with the #2 line, and looked solid in run blocking but struggled in pass protection. Bruce Irvin beat him for a sack, and I think Bensen Mayowa did so as well. I haven’t talked about Mayowa yet in my notes, and that’s unfortunate. The guy can play.

The OG rotation was just straight up weird. James Carpenter and John Moffitt were mostly with the 2nd team, with McQuistan and Sweezy with the 1s, but it wasn’t that simple. Carpenter also spend time at RG with the 1st team, and Rishaw Johnson spent time at LG as well with the 1st team, and he’s been relegated to the 3rd team line for most of camp so far.

Christine Michael was impressive today, especially in the passing game. The camera angle made it tough to see how many yards he gained, but it seemed like he was getting upfield quickly every play.

The most notable play was one that happened early. S Winston Guy whacked WR Stephen Williams with a hit that was just stupid. He got there way before the ball, and you don’t treat your teammates like that. Williams hurt his neck on the play, though he did return near the end of the practice and got a couple more reps.

Michael Robinson was back in pads today, but you never would have known it. I don’t remember seeing him on the field, even though he was available.

Kam Chancellor and Doug Baldwin both got the day off today, but neither are hurt. Pete Carroll said they are just rotating guys out to give them rest.