Suddenly, it feels like that was pretty fast, as we’re now just five days away from the first game of the season.
That means there’s no rest for the Seahawks who will conduct today a normal Wednesday practice — meaning, one of their most intense of the week as they attempt to perfect the game plan for Green Bay.
As coach Pete Carroll reminded last week, the Seahawks — as is the cast with all teams — don’t wait until the first week to begin gameplanning for the opening opponent. There is stuff in just about every practice that is part of the gameplan for opponents during the season. The differences now are that the roster is set — evaluation, while always part of it, now becomes a little more secondary — and that all focus is on preparing for a specific foe.
We’ll have full reports from the VMAC all week.
For now, the 10. …
1, Times columnist Larry Stone says the ability to artfully churn the roster is part of the Seahawks’ success.
2, I wrote this story looking at every quarterback who has ever won back-to-back Super Bowl titles, which Russell Wilson is attempting to do this year.
3, Hawks fans expect the team to avoid the Super Bowl hangover, or whatever you want to call it.
4, A reminder that teams can now sign 10 players to a practice squad. I’d expect an announcement on Seattle’s sometime today.
5, Seahawks.com reviews the initial 53-man roster.
6, The Seahawks are a 5-6-point favorite, depending on where you look.
7, An Indianapolis view of the trade of Marcus Burley to Seattle.
8, NFL.com didn’t put Wilson on its list of possible MVPs of the preseason — wonder what more he would have had to do?
10, Finally, continuing a pretty rugged off-season for the 49eres, nose tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on a domestic violence charge Sunday morning.
49ers, though, appear to be getting Alex Boone back:
49ers holdout G Alex Boone is expected to report to San Francisco in next 24 hours with a reworked 2-year contract, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2014