A solid day for the defense with several passes deflected away by Richard Sherman and the secondary. DeShawn Shead from Portland State had an interception late in the session.
The NFC’s all-pro offense features Packers QB Aaron Rodgers handing the ball to AP and tossing it to Megatron. Who else?
Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger, Russell Okung, Earl Thomas and Leon Washington were all deserving choices, while Richard Sherman and Chris Clemons were left out.
Center Max Unger has been a key to the Seahawks’ third-ranked rushing attack, as well as a steadying influence for rookie QB Russell Wilson and a revolving quartet of guards.
The Seattle Seahawks reached to draft James Carpenter 25th overall in 2011, and he has not been able to hold on to his right tackle job or stay healthy enough to even play consistently at left guard.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch now has run for 1,946 yards in his last 19 games and is on pace for a career-high 1,608 yards this season — quite a switch from the 836 rushing yards he had in his first 18 games in Seattle.
Mebane, who has been a major force for Seattle’s second-ranked defense, missed practice Thursday with a calf injury, but he practiced Friday and is probable for the game vs. the Panthers.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he is holding the offense back on purpose, playing a conservative game geared toward not turning the ball over. But Russell Wilson will still have to get something going, as the Seahawks will not always get lucky on close calls in close games.
A hamstring injury shut Baldwin down for most of the preseason, and he caught just three passes for 13 yards in the first two games. Now, a shoulder injury has him questionable for the Monday night game against Green Bay. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Saturday that Baldwin banged the shoulder Thursday and will be a game-time decision.
The Seahawks have invested three high draft picks on guys they expected to spearhead the rebuilding of the offensive line, but those three have had very little to do with the development of the unit.