A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Seattle Seahawks training camp:
B.J. Daniels has been the forgotten man among the four Seattle quarterbacks at training camp. Maybe it’s time to give him a chance. Daniels was impressive Monday, including the play of the day when he drilled a 16-yard pass in the middle of the end zone to tight end Morrell Presley near the end of practice. “He’s had to take a back seat through camp while we’re taking a great look at Terrelle Pryor,’’ Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “But we have to get B.J. ready because we’d like to see him play in the game [Thursday at Denver]. So we just need to get him some more reps. He hasn’t had a great chance to get prepared, but he knows the offense. He knows what’s going on and he’s a playmaker. He showed that in the [Saturday] scrimmage.”
As good as Daniels looked, Pryor also had a couple of nice plays Monday. One was a deep TD pass to Jermaine Kearse in seven-on-seven drills. Second-string quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was given day off from drills Monday while the team took a long look at Pryor and Daniels.
Cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Tharold Simon had nice plays in seven-on-seven drills. Maxwell was step-for-step with Kearse on a deep sideline throw that was incomplete. Simon tipped away a Russell Wilson pass in the end zone intended for Percy Harvin.
The catch of the day was made by tight end Cooper Helfet, who made a diving grab near the sideline on a throw from Wilson. Helfet also caught a 40-yard TD pass. He has great hands and is trying to earn the third tight end spot.
Many Seahawks fans continue to ask about wide receiver Chris Matthews, who was the 2012 Rookie of the Year in the CFL. But Matthews hasn’t done anything to stand out in training camp, other than being the biggest receiver on the field at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds.