Russell Wilson was sharp again, Thomas Rawls returned to 2015 form and the offensive line continued to shuffle.
Here is what we learned from Seahawks practice on Wednesday from beat reporters Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta.
First from Jenks:
1. Russell Wilson continues to look really good
Yes, rookie cornerback Shaquill Griffin picked off one of Wilson’s passes along the sideline. But even still, Wilson just keeps making plays.
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“He’s just feeling the guys he’s working with really well,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s been really hot.”
Carroll said the Seahawks are trying to put Wilson in difficult and stressful situations, in regards to time management or down and distance, and most of the time, at least it seems watching practice, Wilson has delivered.
Wilson was good in the mock game on Monday, and he was probably even better on Sunday, so that’s three or four straight practices in which he’s been really good.
2. Pete Carroll thinks Thomas Rawls is back to his old form
Last year was a struggle for Rawls right from the get go. After working so hard to rehab from a leg injury, Rawls returned to play a limited role in the team’s first game before injuring his leg in the second game of the season.
Rawls eventually bounced back, but the season was always a struggle.
“He looks great,” Carroll said. “He really is back to the form we saw a couple years ago. We’re excited about that.”
A healthy Rawls is a game-changer, even with veteran Eddie Lacy and younger backs like C.J. Prosise and Chris Carson in the mix.
As a rookie, Rawls was electric and a perfect fit for the cutting zone-blocking scheme the Seahawks use. He was tough and eager for contact, but also capable of the explosive play.
Rawls looks good in training camp so far, but we won’t know more until the Seahawks start playing preseason games.