In my story today, we take a closer look at some of the young players Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll highlighted after his team’s 31-10 win over San Diego.
They include middle linebacker Allen Bradford, receiver Stephen Williams, defensive end Benson Mayowa and linebacker John Lotulelei.
Here’s what quarterback Russell Wilson had to say about Williams, who at 6-5 and 208 pounds gives Seattle a big, speedy vertical threat down the field.
“His size is great, but his speed is really something that kind of opens your eyes a little bit,” Wilson said. “He gets down the field so fast. That long touchdown he caught, the guy was probably 12 yards off, and he just caught up so quickly. And that’s a threat, because he’s great at stopping and starting, running comebacks and all of that. But also if you can run by a guy, too, that’s a huge threat for us.”
Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated details the evolution of Bruce Irvin as a pass rusher with the Seahawks.
Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle tells us what we learned from the Seahawks’ win over San Diego.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times offers five things the Seahawks learned from the first exhibition game.
Jason Jenks of The Seattle Times profiles Earl Thomas.
Aaron Wilson writing for the National Football Post reports that defensive lineman DeWayne Cherrington visited Arizona and Seattle this week. I believe the Seahawks still have an extra roster spot after releasing Early Doucet. Cherrington, out of Mississippi State, is 6-3 and 335 pounds, and bench pressed 225 pounds 36 times.
Taylor Jones of Fox Sports previews the Seahawks.
Eastern Washington University receiver Brandon Kaufman is getting noticed in Bills camp.
Writing for Sports Illustrated, Oakland punter Chris Kluwe talks about battling for the punting job as an undrafted rookie free agent for the Seahawks in 2005.
Check out Percy Harvin highlights from high school in the video below.