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Seahawks Training Camp getting Serious.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spoke to the media just before his teams 5th day of training camp and first with pads. Even “ Positive Pete “ was more enthusiastic than normal. For the trench players , offensive lineman and defensive lineman practice with pads mean getting to put you hands on someone. Players practicing with pads gives coaches a closer look at the players movement and more importantly ability to block or shed blockers.
“ Today is the first day we put on pads and it’s good to get back to that part of the which is the real part,” Carroll started the zoom call with. “ I like out progress in terms of zoom and the preparations,” he went on to say.
OFFENSIVE LINE TAKING SHAPE
While much of the talk during the off-season was the addition of defensive play-makers Quinton Dunbar, Jamal Adams and the return of Bruce Irvin the Oline saw the greatest change. Gone are Justin Britt, DJ. Fluker, Germain Ifedi and George Fant. Replacements came in the names of C B.J Finney, tackles Cedric Ogbuehi, Brandon Shell, and guards Chance Womak, and Kahlil McKenzie. The off season offensive line overhaul is a gamble that is starting to payoff according to Carroll. If the Seahawks offensive line revamp project comes to fruition expect the Seahawks all world quarterback Russell Wilson to have another MVP season. A proficient offensive line will benefit the Seahawks running game which is led by running back Chris Carson. At this moment in time the Seahawks O-line revamp project is on track.
So far the starting line offensive line has consisted of left tackle Duane Brown, left guard Mike Lupati, center B.J. Finney, right guard Damien Lewis and right tackle Brandon Shell.
Only thing is there are no preseason games this year so coaches have to be spot on when they are evaluating players. With another four weeks of practice left time the coaches do have some time to get it right.