Back in Renton, where it is, um ... raining? The Seahawks are back on the field this morning. It is their final public practice of the training camp -- of the year, in fact -- at the
Virginia Mason Athletic Center. As they have been each public day, the passes to get into this practice are sold out.
I will let you know if Marshawn Lynch is practicing, and I expect he will. Coach Pete Carroll had said on Sunday that this is the first week the star running back who reported late to camp "has a chance to really compete" -- and that he would decide by week's end when Lynch make play in his first preseason game of the year.
That, of course, was before this yesterday.
--Also in today's News Tribune: I wrote about how Justin Britt has been big time since day one. I mean, literally huge. Now he's holding off veteran Eric Winston so far to be starting right tackle for the Super Bowl champions. Read what -- and more specifically the little who -- has been driving him for this job for years.
--Colleague Dave Boling is sitting next to me here at the VMAC right now. He wrote his latest column on why Seahawks linebackers coach Ken Norton -- a four-time Super Bowl winner, counting last season -- feels like will be a "huge, breakout" season from versatile, fourth-year linebacker K.J. Wright. People forget Wright was once this team's starting middle linebacker as a rookie, when David Hawthorne got hurt.
--The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta wrote that Tarvaris Jackson sees Terrelle Pryor's arrival as yet another example of Carroll's mandate for competition at every spot -- even the backup quarterback one.