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Cheney: City of Destiny, Aug. 16

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  • Sando: Wistrom, Bernard and Tafoya have reported for duty in Cheney following their injuries, although their participation was very limited.

    In that same report, Sando mentions that a group of eight Seahawks -- including Hasselbeck -- were pulled aside for a private conference with Holmgren after yesterday's practice. Coach did not explain the purpose of the huddle to reporters. However, it's safe to assume it had something to do their tardiness reporting back to Cheney after the Dallas game. This was due to a flight delay. Sando expects fines to be levied.

    A commentator to the blog says that if it was an Alaska Airlines flight, then one would just normally assume that it's going to be delayed. I had that same problem earlier this year with Alaska, which I absolutely refuse to fly until they stop their flagrant, customer-insulting over-selling of flights.

    (I've been looking for an excuse to mention that all year long.)

  • SI.com's Peter King has finally made a stop in Cheney on his pre-season tour of training camps, and made a couple very interesting observations:
    • King likes what he's seen of Ken Hamlin: "Hamlin roams the secondary with abandon and a fearlessness, seemingly unaffected by his head injury of last fall."
    • The big eyebrow-raiser is King's guess as to who will take over the left guard spot: "Fourth-round pick Rob Sims... was working with the first unit Tuesday morning, and I say he'll eventually outlast the injury-prone Pork Chop Womack -- out temporarily with a strained hammy -- and take the job."
    • "It was hard not to think that Jerramy Stevens is going to be more productive than he was last season."
    • And, finally, a valentine to Hasselbeck: "I recall when he first took the Seattle quarterback job in 2001 -- you'd watch him drop back from center and think: God, where's the fire drill? Why is this guy in such a hurry?... What resulted was a season in which he completed 55 percent of his passes and had a minus-one touchdown-to-interception ratio. Last year, at 30, Hasselbeck was much more comfy as a player and leader. His numbers: 66 percent completions, plus-15 in touchdowns-to-picks ratio... The guy's going to do a good job doing his job this year."

More as everything develops.