Matt Bowen of the National Football Post writes that he’ll be watching Terrell Owens in his debut with the Seattle Seahawks this Saturday at Denver.
Specifically, Bowen says he’ll be watching how Owens accelerates out of breaks to see if he can consistently create separation, and can he get open on a fade route against press coverage.
Bowen: Can he still make plays? That’s really the question here. I can talk about routes, releases and technique all day, but Saturday night is more about the chance for Owens to showcase his skill set. Put together a couple big plays and he will get people talking.”
Here’s my story on the debut of Terrell Owens and a wrap-up of training camp.
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Clare Farnsworth of Seahawk.com names the secondary the best unit in training camp in his annual camp honors.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times talks with offensive line coach Tom Cable about Russell Okung’s return from his pectoral injury. Cable: “The thing that's changed for him is how detailed he has become. I thought before, he was a really talented guy who knew he was talented. In this league, there's so much more to it. And I think with great respect to him, he has really succumbed to that. That it's not about where they picked me. It's not about what my talent is. It's about what I put into it. He has done a marvelous job.”
John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that special teams standout Roy Lewis want to develop into a regular player on Seattle’s defense.
Derek Stephens at ScoutTheSeahawks.com evaluates the play of Seattle’s draft picks in the team’s first preseason game against Tennessee. Stephens says that Russell Wilson performed the best out of all the rookies, but that seventh rounder J.R. Sweezy exceeded expectations. Some solid, unvarnished analysis here.
Paul Kenyon of the Providence Journal writes that Deion Branch has lost his starting job to Brandon Lloyd, and is now fighting for a roster spot.