Seahawks Practice Breakdown
By: Ian Hill
I read your article “DK Dominates & Other Observations From the Sixth Practice Of Seahawks Training Camp” (see link below) and I really liked it.
The first section was all about how DK Metcalf is almost unguardable. I completely agree. How is any cornerback on the Seahawks supposed to guard a 6’ 4”, 224 pound muscle-man? Tre Flowers can’t do it, and neither can a lot of corners in the NFL. The article explained that the quarterback for the Seahawks, Russell Wilson, puts trust in Metcalf for one-on-one situations. For example, near the end of the Wild Card game against the Philadelphia Eagles, it was third down, and Wilson threw up a contested grab to Metcalf. It was a super big moment, but DK was able to come down with the ball.
The second section was about DeeJay Dallas, the rookie running back. DeeJay Dallas is a running back from Miami. In a few years, he will no doubt be a very talented player, but this season, I would just let Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, and Carlos Hyde make up their run game. Be as this may, the Seahawks would be foolish not to design a few plays with him involved. He is a running back and a receiver rolled into one.
The third section was about the Seahawks offensive line getting mixed up. The head coach, Pete Carroll mentioned that Mike Iupati may be facing competition for the position of left guard from Jordan Simmons and Phil Hayes. You also mentioned that the only sure thing about the line is the left tackle, Duane Brown. Center is between Ethan Pocic and B.J. Finney. Damien Lewis is the right guard, and Brandon Shell is right tackle. I think that Mike Iupati should be the left guard and that B.J. Finney should get the center spot.
The fourth section was about the former Jets strong safety, Jamal Adams. You were explaining that most safeties focus on covering pass-catchers and stopping the run, Jamal is no rookie in the pass rush game. The guy had 6.5 sack season, and 2 forced fumbles and 60 tackles. Also if it means anything, Jamal also has 96 hit power in Madden 21.
The last section was about how some of the officials were actually part of the Seattle staff. One of the officials was the general manager of the Seahawks, John Schneider and the official who threw the offside flags was Matt Capuro, the director of team operations. You explained that since the officials were not coming to the practices, to help minimize the amount of people on the field. You also explained how some of the other officials were also members of staff.