5 Observations From Practice No. 5 5 of 2022 Seahawks Training Camp

5 Observations From Practice No. 5  5 of 2022 Seahawks Training Camp

1. Let’s get physical.

It didn’t take long at all for the defense, and for Al Woods in particular, to demonstrate how much different looks in pads. Early on in pass-rush drills, the difference was already somewhat on display, but when the team got into the 11-on-11 portion of practice, the very first play really showed off the physicality, with Woods shooting into the backfield to knock Rashaad Penny off his feet for a loss. And while Penny was on the wrong end of that play, it is worth noting his day feature a few really nice long runs, including one that started with a great cutback in the backfield before he exploded down field, earning big cheers from the entire offense .

Another big hit was delivered a few plays later, but by the offense when Travis Homer put a shoulder down to knock down linebacker Tanner Muse.

2. A better day for the offense, but the defense still looked great.

For the second straight day, Seattle’s defense looked really impressive, with the secondary making a lot of good plays on the ball, including an impressive pass breakup by rookie Coby Bryant on a fade to DK Metcalf, more really strong play from Artie Burns while covering Metcalf, and an interception by safety Josh Jones.

But while the defense had a lot of good moments, it was a better day for an offense that, as Drew Lock and Geno Smith both admitted Monday, had a tough go of things a day earlier.

In an early third-down session in the red zone, Smith completed a few short passes that would have moved the sticks but took a while to find the end zone. Eventually Smith did hit Tyler Mabry who made a sliding grab for a touchdown, then he came back and found Penny for a touchdown catch and run. A few plays after that, Lock connected with an open Kenneth Walker III who was able to jog into the end zone. Lock also ran for a touchdown, with Cade Brewer providing a nice block to seal off a running lane to the pylon, a heads-up play that earned big praise from Will Dissly.

Lock finished his day by leading a pair of touchdown drives, one capped by a touchdown pass to Penny Hart, and the other ending on a touchdown pass to Aaron Fuller.

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