Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Red Bryant believes he can get back to his playing level of 2010, when he served as key part of the team’s stout run defense.
But it will take some time, and he talks about that in my story today. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and the rest of the staff are bring Bryant along slowly after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee against Oakland in Week 7 last year. Bryant underwent surgery in November.
Bryant has not practiced in over a week.
“I feel pretty good,” Bryant said. “I’m just steadily getting my groove. As camp goes, I feel like I’m going to get better and better. Right now I’m having a little trouble with my conditioning. And so that’s to be expected. So once my conditioning gets up, I feel like I’ll be able to be more consistent.”
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Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports offers a good read this morning, as he profiles Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, asking him what went wrong in Minnesota. Check this article out if you want to know why Seattle went after Jackson in free agency.
Here’s what Carroll had to say about Jackson’s experience in Minnesota, which provides you with a better understanding of why Seattle named anointed him the starter:
“He has not been in a good situation. He’s been jerked around. We wanted to put him in a stable situation.”
Says Schneider more bluntly:
“He’s 28 years old, and quite frankly was [expletive] on for four years.”
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com believes Carroll and Schneider are giving Charlie Whitehurst the same treatment Jackson received in Minnesota.
ESPN’s John Clayton interviews Seahawks general manager John Schneider about the execution of his plan in free agency.
ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that overall Seattle’s offense will improve, but he believes they will seek an upgrade at quarterback in 2012.
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Chris Spencer will have to work his way up the depth chart. Currently he’s the No. 2 center behind Roberto Garza, although it’s likely they will slide Garza to right guard and Spencer into the starting lineup.