” The competition is on “, Seahawks Pete Carroll during Monday media briefing

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spoke to the media just before his team’s 5th day of training camp and first with pads. Even “ Positive Pete “ was more enthusiastic than normal. For the trench players, offensive lineman and defensive lineman practice with pads mean getting to put your hands on someone. Players practicing with pads gives coaches a closer look at the player’s movement and more importantly ability to block or shed blockers.

“ Today is the first day we put on pads and it’s good to get back to that part of the which is the real part,”  Carroll started the zoom call with. “ I like out progress in terms of zoom and the preparations,”  he went on to say.


While much of the talk during the offseason was the addition of defensive playmakers Quinton Dunbar, Jamal Adams, and the return of Bruce Irvin the Oline saw the greatest change.  Gone are Justin Britt, DJ. Fluker,  Germain Ifedi, and George Fant. Replacements came in the names of   C B.J. Finney, tackle’s  Cedric Ogbuehi, Brandon Shell, and G Chance Warmack.  The offseason offensive line overhaul is a gamble that is starting to pay off according to Carroll.

So far the starting line offensive line has consisted of left tackle Duane Brown, left guard Mike Lupati, center B.J. Finney, right guard Damien Lewis and right tackle Brandon Shell.

During the call Carroll couldn’t say enough about Shell a former Jets starter who was brought in to replace Ifedi.

One player  who has proven himself and will see limited practice reps is Duane Brown.

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