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Saturday’s mock game was dominated by the defense. No touchdowns were scored. Three drives ended in field goals by Steven Hauschka, including a 52-yarder. Quarterbacks Russell Wilson, B.J. Daniels and Terrelle Pryor each led the offense on one drive that ended in a field goal.
Safety Terrance Parks made the play of the day in the mock game. Wilson led the offense inside the 10-yard line when he tried to thread a pass to receiver Jermaine Kearse through a crowd of defenders in the middle of the end zone. The pass bounced up in the air off Kearse’s back, and Parks made a diving catch before the ball hit the ground. The scary part was watching Wilson also dive for the ball, something the coaches probably didn’t want to see him do.
Defensive end Michael Bennett showed everyone why the Seahawks made re-signing him a priority in the offseason. He was lights-out in the scrimmage. Bennett had a sack on Tarvaris Jackson and made a tackle on running back Demitrius Bronson in the backfield. Bennett also showed off his speed, forcing Pryor out of the pocket and almost running him down before Pryor had to throw the ball away.
Receiver Percy Harvin has shined every day at camp, and Saturday’s scrimmage was more of the same. Is there anything this man can’t do with a football? He made a great, over-the-shoulder sideline catch on a perfect throw from Wilson. Harvin also took a handoff and scooted around the left end for a nice gain. A healthy Harvin is going to do special things this season.
Defensive tackle Jordan Hill did a great job of stuffing the middle of the line in the scrimmage, often disrupting plays in the backfield.
Receiver Phil Bates, who has been impressive throughout camp, had one of the best offensive plays on the day on a timing pass from Wilson. Bates raced down the sideline, then stopped in his tracks to catch the pass before juking his way past cornerback Phillip Adams for a 31-yard gain.
The players are off Sunday before returning to camp practice on Monday at 11:15 a.m. PT. The team will practice Tuesday and Wednesday before flying to Denver for the first preseason game Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT against the Broncos.