As we stood between the Seahawks practicing on Saturday afternoon and Lake Washington, it was difficult to decide whether to watch all the womens in the boats trying to watch practice, or practice itself. Practice started out with about one or two boats trolling around on the lake trying to catch a glimpse of practice, but by the end there were fully 10 boats sitting along the shoreline. I guarantee you that some of the players were stealing glances over at the two-pieces.
Turns out kicker Brandon Coutu has a sore groin, the reason he missed a second consecutive day of practice. With Coutu out, Olindo Mare handles all the kicks in practice. He missed one, about 50 yards, but then ended the special teams session by hitting a 55- or 60-yarder.
Larry Tripplett was back at practice for the first time in about 3 weeks. At the end of practice, he was getting in extra work by running up the berm. Red Bryant also went through a full practice and was working with line coach Dwaine Board after practice. Also after practice, Chris Spencer and Charlie Frye were working on snaps.
Defensive end Lawrence Jackson was working out with the first unit.
I don't know why but one of the funnier things I have heard is offensive line coach Mike DeBord calling Pork Chop Womack by his first name, Floyd. I think it is the first time I've ever heard anybody not call him Chop. Another funny thing that happened during practice was Frye overthrowing a pass. The ball skipped into the bushes along the water, and when Mo Kelly went to retrieve it, Mike Holmgren told him to watch out for the snakes.
Nick Jones suffered a calf injury about midway through practice and had to get the calf wrapped.
Frye looked so-so during practice. He hit Logan Payne for a deep touchdown, with Payne beating Omare Lowe; he threw a touchdown pass to Jordan Kent by lofting one into the corner and letting Kent go up and over Marquis Floyd; and he hit Kent again for a deep TD after Kent beat Lowe. But he also misses a lot of passes. On third-and-two in the hurry-up offense, Frye completely missed his receiver, then had to have a great catch by Ben Obomanu to convert the first down on fourth-and-two.
Julius Jones did not do a whole lot of work. Mo Morris was getting the majority of the reps with the first unit and Justin Forsett was getting run with the second unit. Patrick Kerney said he will play probably into the third quarter on Monday night.
Now I have to go back out to the lake and make sure I didn't leave my pen there.