Seahawks training camp notes for Monday: Scrimmage!

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Michael Bennett (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Michael Bennett (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The Seattle Seahawks competed in their first inner-team scrimmage on Monday. Some players sat out and some others should have. Russell Wilson was great.

The Seahawks held a scrimmage Monday that proved a few things we already knew. Quarterback Wilson is really good. His backups? Not so much. Also, Germain Ifedi was on the field, but did not start with the first team. Frank Clark, the other guy in last Thursday’s fight with Ifedi, did not participate, but did have his knee brace off.

All of this is to say, the scrimmage was great for the coaches in helping make decisions on whom should make the team and who does not. But it was not great for anyone else in terms of predicting roster spots.

Luke Joeckel, Seattle’s off-season offensive line splash, did not participate in the scrimmage either, but this appears to simply be a rest day. All the Seahawks get to rest on Tuesday as there is no practice.

During the scrimmage, Wilson looked sharp. He led the offense to three early scores and was making throws and moving closer to the 2015 version of Wilson than last year. The current backups on the Seahawks roster, Austin Davis and Trevone Boykin, looked…not so good. Each threw interceptions. To be fair, neither was playing with many first-team players and both going up against the first-team defense. Still, the backup quarterback situation is scary. Wilson played through injuries last year. What if he cannot in 2017? At this point, things seem dire if that last question occurs.

Happy notes

Shaquill Griffin started at right cornerback and looked good. Albeit, this was against Davis mostly. Austin Davis should not make the Seahawks. Seattle should go with Boykin, or someone else. Oh. This was supposed to be a happy note. Griffin looked great.

Pete Carroll said the Seahawks had “pretty good all around play…Film should be a great film for us to see.” This means Seattle is trying to finding the right guys to keep. Carroll did say Clark should be back Wednesday or Thursday, though. The same with Ifedi, but Carroll confirmed Ifedi was not injured in the fight with Clark.

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Bottom line is, we will know a lot more about this Seahawks team after its first preseason game on Sunday than we do now.

Oh, and…go Hawks!