More Seahawks training camp observations from Monday

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 20: Quarterback Russell Wilson
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 20: Quarterback Russell Wilson /

Too bad the season doesn’t start tomorrow and the Seahawks offensive line has to play top notch defensive lines every week.

What a difference four training camp practices make, as not only were the Seahawk fans energized. The entire offense and defense played well today.

The day could be summed up with one word: explosive.  Pete Carroll covets explosive plays (offensive plays of 20 yards or more). Boy, did coach Carroll and the rest of us get to see several examples of the explosive plays  during the teams’ first scrimmage.

Here are some quick notes from the Seahawks’ scrimmage today

-Quarterback Russell Wilson connected with multiple receivers. He was given just enough time to find them in the seams or receivers were wide open in the secondary.

-Of those who caught passes of 20 or more yards were Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Paul Richardson, Jimmy Graham, C.J. Procise, J.D. McKissic and Kenny Lawler.

-Now granted this was a scrimmage. Who really knows if the defensive line was really playing at 100 percent going against that offensive line that did not feature some prominent players? A few times Wilson was sacked but because he was wearing the red jersey the defense was not allowed to touch him.

-I know other writers have been saying today that they feel Seattle doesn’t have a back up quarterback. But from what I’ve seen I think Davis and Boykin could fill the role for a few games, if needed.

-I was really impressed with Eddie Lacy, for his ability to shed tackles and kind of squirm away from defenders as they’re trying to bring him down.

-Thomas Rawls seems to have a new running style where he sort of bobs left and right. I’m not too sure how that will translate on the field this season but you can tell he really wants to run hard every single time.

-I was really impressed as well with Chris Carson. The seventh-round draft pick not only can run hard and block defenders, he can also catch out of the backfield really well.

-Pierre Desir had a nice fumble recovery late in the game. Shaquill Griffin also looked very stout out there. If you take a close look at  his style of play, it resembles Richard Sherman. This is a very promising sign.

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On a side note, I’ve been really impressed with coach Pete Carroll as he looks very fit and more energetic than I’ve ever seen him during previous training camps.