The Seahawks concluded the second week of organized team activities with an outdoor practice on Friday afternoon. The team was pretty loose in this practice session as they welcomed a very special guest to work out with them.
Saturday night is the Kenny Chesney concert at CenturyLink Field. Since e is in town for his concert, Chesney was invited to the VMAC by Coach Carroll to participate in practice on Friday. Chesney sported a sleeveless action green shirt along with Seahawks shorts and helmet. He worked out with the wide receivers which is my focus of today’s practice. The only noteworthy receiver that was not in a helmet and shorts on Friday was Charly Martin. Martin, I would imagine, is still recovering from an injury that put him on injured reserve early in 2012. The receiver who caught my eye on Friday was Sidney Rice. Rice showed good quickness and of the highlights I saw, did not drop a pass. It is great to see Rice healthy and fully participating in OTA’s.
Chesney however stole the show. I was impressed with his route running and ball catching ability. Russell Wilson threw Chesney a beautiful rainbow pass on a streak route. The ball landed perfectly into Chesney’s arms. It was clear Kenny Chesney has some background in the game of football.
One off the field note today. Richard Sherman was revealed at the 50th best player of 2013 on NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2013” countdown last night. Sherman joins Russell Wilson (51st), Earl Thomas (66th), Percy Harvin (90th), and Max Unger (95th) on the list so far. The countdown will pick up where it left off next Thursday. I am expecting Marshawn Lynch to be the only Seahawk yet to be revealed on the list. Perhaps someone else will surprise and make the list during the next episode. If a different player makes the list, my guess is that it will be Russell Okung.
The Seahawks will take the weekend off and will be back to start week three of OTA’s on Monday. Check back Monday night for another OTA wrap-up report!