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Then again, maybe Russell Wilson is for real.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King seems to have a small crush on Wilson after meeting him this past weekend:
It's very difficult to make any judgments on a player, or a team, watching a pad-less practice, with players in helmets and shorts. But Wilson's arm looked every bit as strong, and maybe slightly stronger, than Flynn's in this practice. On one snap, Wilson was flushed from the pocket, scrambled right ('He scrambles to throw; he doesn't scramble to run,' Carroll said) and launched a slightly wavering 32-yard strike down the right side to a covered Ben Obomanu, who came down with the ball. Good play, the kind of play he's going to have to make in the NFL when the pocket breaks down.
Of course, it’s only training camp, that wonderful time of year in which everyone looks like a winner as they’re out to prove or redeem themselves.
With head coach Pete Carroll in charge, expect to hear nothing but good things the next several weeks all across the field, yet at some point cuts will need to be made.
Between now and then, you can question this group of rookies all you want. Believe me, even I’m not quite sure what the Seahawks are getting, but there is no denying that just about every pick by the ‘Hawks, not to mention a handful of rookie free-agent signings, will all get a fair shot at serious playing time.
Coach Carroll isn’t joking when he says ‘’Always compete,’’ as the likes of Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, Wilson and Robert Turbin could be starting sooner than later if the stars align.
(Don’t pretend you’re unfazed at the prospect of Marshawn Lynch missing at least a game or two following his recent DUI. It could happen and Turbin could be the man starting in his place.)
As for the rest of the bunch, don’t sleep on them either.
Could Winston Guy be this year’s Richard Sherman for the ‘Hawks secondary?
What about either Jermaine Kearse or Lavasier Tuinei pulling off what Doug Baldwin did last year at wide receiver?
Unlike the past two camps, starting jobs are a bit more scarce, but opportunities do exist and this rookie class should be determined as ever to impress.
Understand this isn’t a knock on the competition in the division, more an observation on how the Seahawks do business in how they scout their newcomers.