Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated offers an interesting story on the Seattle Seahawks from his stop at the VMAC last week.
Trotter discusses the trash-talking the team does during practice, but not in a way you would expect. One of the things that makes Seattle’s young team one of the best in the business is teammates willing to offer and receive critical evaluations during practice that help them get better.
Trotter: The commitment to accept nothing but each other’s best jumped out during my visiting to training camp last week. Other teams talk it, but the Seahawks practice it. To be more accurate, they demand it. Doesn’t matter if you’re a rookie or an All-Pro.
Bobby Wagner was a second-round pick who was placed in the middle of a talented defense last year as a rookie. Despite playing well and earning consideration for Defensive Rookie of the Year, he found himself out of position at times. He might’ve been in the “A” gap (between the center and guard) when he should have been in the “B” gap (between the guard and tackle). But despite his youth and inexperience, teammates cut him no slack. In the heat of battle they told him his play was unacceptable.”
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Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers his observations from Monday’s practice.
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More O’Neil: He talks about James Carpenter’s injury during Monday’s practice.
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