Dave Boling of The News Tribune offers a preview of the Seattle Seahawks mandatory minicamp this week, which will be Pete Carroll’s last chance to fine tune his team before they disappear for five weeks of summer vacation.
Boling: “From the sideline, it appears the entire offense operates smoothly because of Russell Wilson’s continued growth at quarterback. Now so proficient in his duties, and secure in his position, he makes it hard to remember that he was an unknown quantity just a year ago.
And while it’s fair to expect eye-catching plays by an All-Pro player, cornerback Richard Sherman looks as if he’s already prepared for the season.
A former NFL quarterback watching from the sideline asked a good question: Has anybody even caught a pass against Richard Sherman in 2013? It hasn’t seemed like it.”
Russell Wilson threw the first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game over the weekend, which you can check out in the video below. And Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides some details from the event here.
Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times discuss how Wilson will handle the new defensive wrinkles he’ll see in the upcoming season in this video link.
Chris Wesserling of NFL.com ranks Percy Harvin No. 8 in his list of the Top 40 receivers in the league. Sidney Rice makes the list at No. 32. Calvin Johnson tops the list.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times writes that Golden Tate is ready to pick up where he left off from last season.
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes that the third round is where NFL general manager are willing to roll the dice on a player. So naturally, that’s where the Seahawks selected Russell Wilson last year.
Seth Walder of The News York Daily News writes that tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. will get a tryout at the N.Y. Jets minicamp next week.
Joel Corry of CBS Sports dissects the 49ers’ organizational blueprint, and believes San Francisco is built for long-term success, similar to the Patriots.