Let's just say that this afternoon's practice was not really crisp. Needless to say, Mike Holmgren then let the offense have it. I don't know that I've ever seen Holmgren so frustrated, to be honest. Matt Hasselbeck and Seneca Wallace did not practice again, leaving the duty to Charlie Frye and Dalton Bell.
When Frye tried to throw a simple screen pass to Leonard Weaver and Weaver had to make an acrobatic catch to haul in the ball, Holmgren started turning red. When Frye then missed Justin Forsett altogether on the next play, Holmgren nearly combusted. He couldn't understand why the offense could not execute a simple screen pass. He stopped the offense and made them get together in the huddle, providing a few choice words. Then, after watching another 10 minutes of ineptitude, he stopped practice and let the defense go inside. He then made the offense stay after so they could practice the screen pass a while longer.
That wasn't the only poor part of practice. Dalton Bell kept overthrowing his passes -- though he did threat one past D.D. Lewis to complete a pass to John Carlson. Lewis gave us a look of disgust as he ran out of bounds, then was mocked by Holmgren and yelled at by John Marshall, who told him he needs to make that play. It got so bad at one point for Bell -- who completely missed one receiver than threw an interception that was tipped by Brian Russell and picked by Kelly Jennings -- that defensive backs coach Jim Mora even said something to him.
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Walter Jones and Ray Willis also did not practice, but that is SOP for the afternoon practices for this camp. Mike Wahle also sat out, and though they are checking on his status I suspect it was just to get him some rest with Walter also sitting out.
On special teams, each kicker missed one of their four attempts wide left.
Jordan Babineaux got beat three times in practice -- twice by Joe Newton and once by Jordan Kent -- but it appeared that Babs was not going full speed, still trying to find out exactly where he is healthwise.
One minor observation: The 12th Man flag flying in the northwest corner of the field has a bunch of signatures on it. I assume it is of all the players.