Seahawks hold mock game to prepare for preseason opener against Denver


The Seattle Seahawks held a mock game during practice on Saturday as the team prepares for the preseason opener against the Denver Broncos in Week 1 (Aug. 7-10).

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Head coach Pete Carroll had his team go through a full scrimmage, complete with a 10-minute halftime, to get them ready and pumped for the first preseason game Thursday night in Denver.

The team practiced various situations like two-minute drills, with the offense being close to its own goal line and red zone opportunities.

“Coach Carroll wants to put us in a situation where it’s like a game-like atmosphere to be able to act under pressure,” defensive end Michael Bennett said.

Unfortunately, the Seahawks didn’t score a touchdown during the scrimmage, so naturally you’d give Seattle’s defense the upperhand. Russell Wilson agreed that defense played exceptionally well, but he says that the reason the offense didn’t score wasn’t because of the defense, he says that it solely falls on the offense.

“We’ve gotta do better,” Wilson stated. “A couple penalties, some holding penalties, some offside penalties, just some little stuff we have to fix.”

Carroll agreed.

“We wanted to play hard, run hard today and get a lot of good work in preparation for Thursday’s ballgame coming up,” Carroll said. “This was the last big day to get that done and I think we accomplished that.”

On another note, FB Kiero Small was the only member of Seattle’s 2014 draft class to finish practice on Saturday.

WR Paul Richardson (shoulder), T Justin Britt (shoulder), DE Cassius Marsh (groin), DT Jimmy Staten (knee/hamstring), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (oblique) and WR Kevin Norwood (foot) are all dealing with various ailments.

Preseason ball is right around the corner. Get ready.