The Seahawks rolled on with another day of light on-field work Thursday, the second of four OTA-like sessions before padded practices begin on Monday. The day began with a Russell Wilson conference call, which is where we’ll start before rounding up everything else we learned on Thursday.
Damien Lewis, the presumptive favorite to win the right guard job, earned some praise from Wilson.
Russell Wilson said he's been impressed with G Damien Lewis early on, said he's emerged as a leader among the rookies. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) August 13, 2020
Wilson also spoke well of DeeJay Dallas, another rookie. Dallas drew praise from Pete Carroll after the first day of on-field work on Wednesday.
Wilson heaping praise on rookie RB DeeJay Dallas a day after Pete Carroll said he's been an early highlight.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 13, 2020
Wilson was asked about the debate that rages on and the push from fans to see him pass more often.
Russell Wilson asked about the Let Russ Cook debate, says he'd like to be involved more in games earlier on. "Let's treat every quarter like the fourth quarter.''— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 13, 2020
DK Metcalf and Wilson’s connection looks set to grow in year two for the wide receiver, especially after an offseason spent together.
Russell also met up with D.K. Metcalf in Mexico and San Diego this offseason. "Our friendship has evolved like crazy. One of my best friends. He's like my little brother. Also taught him to swim." #Seahawks— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) August 13, 2020
Wilson detailed the expected starters along the offensive line, which included three new faces.
And Wilson basically detailing what appears to be now the starting offensive line --- Duane Brown, Mike Iupati, BJ Finney, Damien Lewis and Brandon Shell, from left to right.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 13, 2020
However, despite Finney’s inclusion in Wilson’s list, it was Ethan Pocic working with the first team on Thursday.
Ethan Pocic working at center with Russell Wilson in warmups and BJ Finney with Geno Smith. Kyle Fuller the other center.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 13, 2020
The first team defense remained unchanged for the second day on the practice field, though a change could come Friday with Quinton Dunbar’s availability.
First-team defense the same as it was yesterday:— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) August 13, 2020
DL- Mayowa, Reed, Ford, Green
LB- Irvin, Wright, Wagner
S- Adams, Diggs
CB- Griffin, Flowers
Shaquem Griffin appears to be locked in at defensive line, where he ended last season, as well as linebacker.