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8 Seahawks camp observations: Russell Wilson remains a cheat code, DK Metcalf dominates

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The Seahawks had their second padded practice on Tuesday and will enjoy a day off on Wednesday. As a reminder, I can only report what happens while the Seahawks have their live stream running.

There was one 1-on-1 drill and one full-team period during that window. Here’s what you need to know from what I’m able to report.

1. Jordyn Brooks (groin) practiced in a limited capacity but did not take part in any 7-on-7 or full-team drills. Pete Carroll previously stated that Brooks would miss Tuesday’s practice so this was a good sign.

2. Phil Haynes did not practice on Tuesday. There’s no word on what his injury is.

3. DK Metcalf had a dominant practice. On the first play of 1-on-1s, Metcalf beat Tre Flowers deep down the left sideline for a 40-yard touchdown. Flowers had OK coverage on the play, but Metcalf got a step on him, stacked him and it was all over from there. Wilson lofted a perfect pass over Metcalf’s right shoulder for the score.

Metcalf then beat Flowers again on their next rep on a 15-yard comeback. Flowers was visibly frustrated after the rep and understandably so. Metcalf will have that effect on a number of defensive backs this season. Metcalf had a number of other receptions during the periods after the open window.

4. Speaking of Wilson, he was dialed in on Tuesday. His best throw was a sideline pass during 1-on-1s where he threw Phillip Dorsett open. Marquise Blair was blanketed on the receiver, and Wilson found a way to throw the ball just outside the sideline to where Dorsett could adjust to it and make the catch.

 

Wilson finished the drill with another beautiful 40-yard touchdown strike down the left sideline. This time it was to Penny Hart, who fought through a Linden Stephens holding penalty and still made the grab in the end zone. It was a ridiculous toss from Wilson, who again, threw his man open. There’s no defense for a perfectly placed deep ball from Wilson.

5. Blair had an up-and-down 1-on-1 period. He gave up an easy catch to Tyler Lockett, which is to be expected. Those are the types of matchups the Seahawks will do their best to avoid with Blair at nickel. Ugo Amadi would be the preferred matchup in those instances. Blair had fine coverage against Dorsett on the aforementioned play, which should be seen as a positive.

6. In the open team period, Wilson hit Metcalf on a quick slant. With pressure in his face, Wilson impressively dropped his arm angle and delivered a sidearm slinger into the arms of a sliding Metcalf.

7. Jamal Adams and Ben Burr-Kirven each had impressive run stops in the backfield. Adams continues to be a regular making plays behind the line of scrimmage.

8. Normally there would be real officials at practice to call penalties and get preseason reps themselves. That’s not happening this year because of COVID-19. Thus, the Seahawks front office is serving as the refs. That includes GM John Schneider, who was the back judge during practice on Tuesday.