Here are five things we learned about the Seahawks on Monday.
Here are five things we learned about the Seahawks during and after Monday’s mock game, in no particular order:
1, Eddie Lacy has hit all of his weigh incentives, according to Pete Carroll.
There was conjecture last week that Lacy hadn’t gotten under 250 pounds to earn a $55,000 incentive clause in his contract due in part to the fact that no on would talk about (his agents, Sports Trust Advisor, in the past had Tweeted out that Lacy had made weight).
But Carroll said on Monday when asked that Lacy had made the cut
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“Yep,’’ Carroll said. “Perfectly on track. … Eddie is doing great. He hasn’t missed anything. He’s been very attentive to everything that we are doing. He can catch the football well, we know he can run thick and heavy. You don’t get to see all of that right now. He’s in good shape, he’s done everything we’ve asked him, he’s done a great job. It’s going to take us a while, but as we get to these games, everyone is going to get the football we can see how it feels with different guys running because we have a lot of diversity in the running back spot as well.”
Lacy didn’t do much in the mock game which was in part by design — with no to-the-ground tackling allowed Carroll said the format didn’t suit his strengths anyway.
But expect him to get some work in the preseason opener Sunday against the Chargers when we should begin to get a fuller idea of how he will fit in this season.
2, The backup quarterback battle remains wide open.
As noted earlier, neither of Trevone Boykin or Austin Davis had impressive stats in the game. The caveat is that both led the No. 2 offense against what was either the No. 1 defense in full or a defense that featured at at least some starters mixed with some backups (meaning, the starting line and backup secondary or the other way around).
Each played three series.
Davis, who was 8-13 for 68 yards, led one field goal drive with another finishing in a punt and another in an interception — a pass caught by Desir, one of the stars of the day, that had been tipped by cornerback DeAndre Elliott).
Boykin, 6-11 for 41 yards, led drives that ended in two punts and an interception.
Carroll said later in a rather frank assessment of the postion that nothing has yet been decided.
“I think we are just in the middle of it, I…