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August 4, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; Seattle Seahawks former defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy addresses the crowd during the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
August 4, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; Seattle Seahawks former defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy addresses the crowd during the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Brand new week.

Miller envisions 2nd-year success - Seahawks - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington news, weather and sports
Matt Flynn floated a spiral to the back corner of the end zone that tight end Zach Miller gathered in for a touchdown Saturday afternoon during Day 7 of the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp. Blog | Saturday in Hawkville: Quarterbacks coach Smith sheds light on QB competition
A recap of the activities at the Seahawks’ Bing Training Camp for Saturday, August 4.

Jackson works with starters in mock game, but Carroll says QB job is still up for grabs | Seahawks Insider
"I’m really anxious to see the film and see what it tells me," Carroll said. "The plan that we set in motion is right on course right now. It’s going just right. I would like to figure this out as soon as possible. I have thought that the whole time, but I felt like it was going to take awhile.

Seahawks run 80-play mock game | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Running back Marshawn Lynch showed he's ready to pick up right where he left off last season, as he had the longest run in the Seahawks' mock game on Sunday afternoon. But the biggest impression was who tracked Lynch down on a 70-yard run: It was defensive end Bruce Irvin.

Seattle's 3-way QB competition filled with debate - Seahawks News -
"I think we're kind of breaking new ground. It's something I've never done before. For however many years I've been in the league it's something I haven't done before. We're just trying to do the best we can divvying it up," Bevell said. "We have a plan every day coming out here of exactly how we want it to go. Where it can change a little bit is during some of these, 'move-the-ball' periods. If you move your offense, if you go a 10-play drive you get 10 plays, if you go three-and-out you got three plays and we change groups. They can get off there a little bit. For the most part we have a plan when we come out here."

Prediction: Seahawks will name Matt Flynn starting QB before third preseason game | The Brewery |
If I were betting, I would target Aug. 21 as the date that Carroll will declare his starting quarterback. That's the week of the third preseason game against Kansas City, and as you know, the third preseason game is usually the one in which the first unit gets the most work. The Seahawks will have had 15 practices and two preseason games to evaluate Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson and Russell Wilson. And by then, they'll only have five more practices until it's time to start preparing for their season opener at Arizona.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: 2012 Seahawks Training Camp: August 5th News & Notes
Bruce Irvin is fast Not only did the first-round pick have another sack, and a few pressures, but he also chased down Lynch 70 yards down field from the opposite sideline. I believe we have a player here, folks.

QB battle to become clearer this week? - August 5, 2012 | Seattle - Seahawks -
"I would like to figure this out as soon as possible - I have thought that the whole time - but I felt like it is going to take a while," Carroll said. "We will have today and tomorrow to evaluate. Then we will come back on Tuesday and set it in motion. We start the game week on Wednesday. We will let you know how that goes when we get there." Blog | Sunday in Hawkville: Welcome back Wiggs "
What does Carroll like? Sweezy’s toughness. Sweezy’s quickness. Sweezy’s speed. Sweezy’s strength. "He’s by far the quickest lineman we have," Carroll said. "And he ran 4.8 (seconds for 40 yards) coming out, and it shows up. Now it’s just a matter of how far he can go with it and how much we can count on him."

Press Conference: Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll talks with the media following the team's mock game during Sunday's practice.

#BingTrainingCampLive - Day 8
A replay of the Seahawks 7th practice session of Bing Training Camp.

Seahawks Daily - Blocking & Catching
The Seahawks tight end group has been overhauled in the past year as Zach Miller and Kellen Winslow lead the way helping block while also being an option for the quarterbacks.

A lighter Kam Chancellor is still 'gonna bring that boom' - Blog -
Chancellor will have to adjust, but he won't change the type of player he is. "No, not at all. I'm gonna bring that boom continuously. I'm gonna always do that because that's my game," he said. "I just have to be smart about how I do it. I can't lead with my head. A couple of hits I probably led with my head and now I know just to be conscious of my shoulder, bring my shoulder before my head. So as long as I know I'm leading with my shoulder and hitting in the correct spots I think I'll be alright."

Lynch looks strong in Seahawks scrimmage - Seahawks News -
"I thought they all orchestrated things really well, made a few plays, and moved around really well," coach Pete Carroll said. "It was hard, the pass rush was more than what we wanted today. We didn't catch as well as we would like to. Good solid day, and they are going to the film and see what is going on with it. Then we will take our next step."

Video: Terrell Owens opens up about the past, his NFL future, and Jerry Jones | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
"I've been trying to keep in shape since I had my knee surgery, I started my rehab in Carson [Calif.] with Athletes Performance, and Travelle was very instrumental in that process. Along with some of the guys in Pensacola, Florida. But I developed a great relationship with Travelle, and we're going to continue that here at Performance Gaines."

Thoughts on Seahawks, Terrell Owens - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seahawks don't have the quarterbacks to handle a player with Owens' reputation. For that reason, I'd be skeptical of any move to add Owens at this time. The three quarterbacks on the roster are having a tough enough time establishing themselves without adding a wild card such as Owens to the equation. Coach Pete Carroll's handling of quarterbacks has already come under question. Blog | QB competition: Day Eight "
"All three quarterbacks had their shots. They all had scoring drives," Carroll said. "They did some really good things." Blog | QB competition: Day Seven "
"It’s definitely a new stage that we’re moving into," said Flynn after today’s practice. "After today we’re past the install stage. We have our whole offense in, so now we start getting to where we get to go back over things. We get to move the field, kind of mock-game situations, and then we’re going to get into our game plan."

Training Camp: Weekend of August 4th and 5th
It was the hottest weekend of the summer, temperatures rose both in the air and on the field. A full on scrimmage Sunday afternoon was put on with the intent of making for a game like atmosphere and it worked, too well actually. After a pileup formed mid practice on Sunday I noticed Golden Tate running up to the pile and bending down to pick something up. My first assumption was that he was scooping up a fumble but I quickly realized he had rookie defensive back Jeremy Lane by the collar and was dragging him out of the pile.

Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb resolute after latest injury -
"I'm not worried about it at all," said Kolb, who has missed playing time the previous two seasons because of injuries. "Could I see how others think that? Yeah, I mean lately I've been a little bit unlucky, but I feel like I worked just as hard physically as I ever have and just had a few bad breaks. This is very minor, and I'll be back at it here shortly."

Saints-Cards game notes | National Football Post
After checking out the first preseason matchup of 2012, here are some of my notes from the Hall of Fame game. Personnel, Xs and Os, etc. from what I saw on the field. blogs - Kent Somers - First impressions of the first preseason game
It's too late in Canton for me to think of a clever intro. So let's get to the meat, such as it is, after a preseason game.

Texas WR Marquise Goodwin: The Angles of Separation Part II | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Texas Longhorns receiver Marquise Goodwin is a world-class long jumper with track star speed. Earlier this week, I broke down a play of Goodwin’s that shows how he had to do a better job of using his body to prevent a defender from gaining access to his hip pocket as the ball arrived. Here is the second of the two posts I promised. This is also from the December bowl game versus Cal and it underscores the importance of body position to maximize his speed. It also illustrates my oft-mentioned point that athleticism might be a game changer in college football, but it’s merely a baseline for the NFL.