The Seahawks are off the field following their Tuesday practice. We are in the time of year where we are not allowed to report specifics from practice. And since it’s not the regular season, the team does not have to provide injury reports. So, in a nutshell, not much to report on from actual practice today.
The team confirmed to us that safety Kam Chancellor was sick today and WRs Doug Baldwin and Percy Harvin had excused absences.
But we did get to talk to some players and coaches (though not Pete Carroll) afterward.
One who spoke was offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who hasn’t found much to complain about with his team’s performance in the preseason.
Seattle is averaging 30.3 points per game in the preseason, second in the NFL to Philadelphia’s 31.3, and averaging 5.9 yards per play, third in the NFL (Philly again leading the way there at 6.3).
And in something that was a particular emphasis, the Seahawks are 21-37 on third down, 57 percent, also third in the NFL (and that includes the 3-11 outing in the opener at Denver).
“You want the offense to go out again and continue the consistency,” Bevell said. “We’ll still play everybody, so you would still like to see it continue to move like that.”
Carroll also said Monday to expect to see everybody to play. He didn’t say how much, and it would be a surprise if the starters played more than a series or two. But sounds like the Seahawks will want to at least get their starters out there a little bit.
Asked what else he’d like to see, Bevell said “two weeks ago we ran the ball really effectively. Last week we were able to throw the ball real effectively. There are still are always things to clean up — communication, protections, those kinds of things. But I like where we are at and I like the consistency we are playing in.”
Indeed, statistically the offense has been pretty flawless, with the No. 1 unit scoring on 10 of 12 drives, with another ending in a missed field goal.
And every starting spot appears wrapped up, with Justin Britt having taken the right tackle spot, the one offensive position that was uncertain heading into camp.