Time to get to the Top 10 with day three of training camp now just a couple hours away.
1, We’ll lead off with our story for the Sunday paper with some thoughts from offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on the team’s offensive philosophy, with some thoughts from Russell Wilson tossed in for good measure. Bottom line — the team has all the confidence in the world in Wilson and the passing game. But the Seaahawks say they intend to always lead with the run no matter who is the running back.
2, Times columnist Larry Stone, meanwhile, says coach Pete Carroll is the man on the spot as the title defense begins. Carroll had lots of experience at USC in repeating as champs — either national or Pac-10 — but this is obviously a different deal.
3, And here’s our training camp glance for day two.
4, The Seahawks were reported to have worked out three running backs on Saturday, though without signing any to contracts. It’s hard not to wonder how the Marshawn Lynch situation plays into wanting to add some bodies at that spot. Here’s more on that.
5, Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback spent the last two days at camp and writes that the Seahawks vow they will not have a Super Bowl hangover.
6, Seahawks.com says Robert Turbin is reminding everyone he can still play. As I mentioned yesterday, Turbin said he had what he called minor surgery on his knee in the off-season to fix something that bothered him from the second week of the season. Said Turbin: “It was minor. Definitely has me feeling better or else I wouldn’t have done it. I had it throughout the entire year you know week two. I’ve never been the guy to make excuses or anything like that, so I just dug it out until the end of the season and got it fixed up.”
7, A Denver Post columnist says the Broncos can’t wait to see the Seahawks again this season. Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton is quoted saying:
“Me, personally, I’m tired of hearing about it: Seahawks, Seahawks, Seahawks. We accomplished some things last year. Not everything we wanted, but we took a step forward from the year before. We’re going to reload, and when the time comes, we’ll be ready to play them. And it’s a good thing we play them twice.”
8, Junior Galette of the New Orleans Saints, meanwhile, is still haunted by the team’s loss to the Seahawks in the playoffs saying:
“Turnovers and takeaways: We’ve got to take away the ball. That Seattle loss still haunts us. We’re still mad about, beating ourselves up about it because we feel like if we had a turnover or one or two takeaways that game, it would’ve been a whole different game.”
9, Cool story on Michael Robinson and a program he is launching at his old high school to reward students for academic excellence.
10, The most significant news impacting any Seattle future opponent yesterday may have been San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter suffering a torn ACL.