A reminder that this is the week that things start to change a bit for the Seahawks, and all NFL teams, with training camp officially ending.
The Seahawks are off today, and will hold one last public practice on Tuesday and then will officially break camp after Wednesday’s practice. After the game against the Chargers Friday, preseason will be half over, the regular season looming ever closer.
1, The Bears game will be another where the play of the backup quarterbacks will get a lot of focus. Tarvaris Jackson would seem to be ahead in that battle. But as I wrote for our story for today’s paper, he’s taking nothing for granted. The Seahawks have said they’d like to get a look at B.J. Daniels. And it’s also possible they flip the order of who plays when just to give guys chances with different units. Probably a question that will linger to the end of training camp. Here also is our Seahawks camp glance.
2, One personnel note to make sure to get on here in case you missed it. The team has waived safety Dion Bailey off of injured reserve, giving him an injury settlement. So that means the rookie from USC is now a free agent. He was competing for a backup spot until suffering a sprained ankle a week ago Saturday.
4, FootballOutsiders breaks down the pressure that each QB in the NFL faced last season. Not surprisingly, Russell Wilson faced the second-most pressure, being pressured on 36.6 percent of snaps, more than all but Case Keenum of Houston. But FO shows that Wilson performed well in those situations, ranking him fourth in success when pressured. Also, some interesting stuff at the bottom of that story on how defensive pressure changed the Super Bowl.
5, The Seahawks have opened as a 6-point favorite against the Chargers.
6, The Associated Press on the evaluations the team can begin to make now.
7, Good stuff from Mike Tanier on whether QB performance in the preseason matters.
8, It’s interesting that so far, lots of other teams appear to be getting flagged for defensive secondary penalties than Seattle did against Denver. Recall that the Seahawks had only one, a pass interference call on Lane. The Giants have had eight in two games, and former Seahawk-turned-Giant Walter Thurmond says he thinks the pendulum is swinging too far in favor of the offense.
9, A little bit of insight into how the Seattle defense performed against Denver in this Broncos’ blog look at Denver’s offense against the Seahawks.
10, NFL.com says the play of DeMarcus Ware against Seattle marks him as one of the Week One winners.
Day off physically. Get right mentally. Happy Monday #Blessings
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) August 11, 2014