Art Thiel of Sportspressnw.com says Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin passed the speed test on his first day with his new team.
More impressive, Thiel said Irvin seemed to pick things up pretty quickly.
Thiel: Searching for meaning on the first the first day of rookies’ padless football practice against air is barely more productive than looking for life on the moon from one’s porch.
But one thing was plain Friday at Seahawks headquarters, even without a telescope — the scouts weren’t lying: Bruce Irvin is meteor-fast.
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It will be an object of much entertainment for Seahawks fans, and help quiet the debate over the most talked-about pick in the NFL draft’s first round last month. More impressive to coach Pete Carroll, who knew about the speed, was Irvin’s quick take on the more cerebral parts of the enterprise.”
Here’s my story from the first day of minicamp, which includes this nugget from UW receiver Jermaine Kearse on quarterback Russell Wilson: “He was putting the ball on the money. He was throwing great passes and putting the ball where it’s supposed to be, so how can you not catch it?”
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that with Seattle’s improved depth starting jobs are harder to come by for rookies.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers a comprehensive recap of the first day of practice, which includes a note on the rookies adjusting to the up-tempo nature of a Pete Carroll practice.
More Farnsworth: He provides more information on Russell Wilson’s impressive performance.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports writes that Wilson showed few flaws in his performance on Friday.
Tony Ventrella of Seahawks.com give you some highlights and player interviews from practice in this video link.
ESPN’s Mike Sando offers his impressions from Seattle’s minicamp.