After going with just shells in the morning practice the Seattle Seahawks put on the full pads in the evening session, with fans again in attendance.
The practice started off with parachutes from a group of U.S. Navy Seals gliding down on the field to the delight of fans.
Things also got a little feisty on the field as well, as we probably saw the most intense hitting since the Seahawks started padding up. One person in particular was a little too enthusiastic, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett was pulled aside by head coach Jim Mora and told the meaning of thud after a sequence of borderline plays, including dragging down and twisting starting running back Julius Jones by his ankle.
Walter Jones (back spasms) again did not suit up for this evening’s practice. Jones was joined on the sideline by Bill McMullen (knee), Owen Schmitt (calf) and Brandon Mebane (bruised knee).
Aaron Curry still is unsigned and was not at practice.
Ray Wills was back at practice after sitting out the morning session to rest his knee.
Cornerback Josh Wilson had a good day, corralling two picks during the evening session, including one during team drills on a pass intended to T.J. Houshmandzadeh over the middle of the defense that had quarterback Matt Hasselbeck yelling “Oh,no” moments after releasing the pass.
Nate Burleson, Justin Forsett, Ben Obomanu, Devin Moore and Seneca Wallace all caught punts today during the special teams session.
The Seahawks again dipped into their bag of tricks, attempting a flea flicker intended to Deon Butler that was almost picked off by Ken Lucas.
It’s hard to get a good read on how the running game is performing, but the running backs for the most part seem to be picking up the scheme well, hitting the holes hard and getting a good feel for where the running lanes are going to be.
Cornerback Kelly Jennings continues to play well. He had a nice pass defense on a deep ball against Nate Burleson where he was beat initially, but recovered to knock the ball away.
Patrick Kerney again participated in team drills and got after it a little more. Fullback David Kirtman had a nice block on linebacker Leroy Hill on a sweep play.
That’s all for now.