RENTON, Wash. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the Seattle Seahawks training camp:
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said a few words Tuesday about the death of Robin Williams. They were classmates at Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. "It's a tremendous loss," Carroll said. "What an extraordinary personality. He's been so constantly great for so long. Everybody loved him so much. It's just a hard day."
Carroll praised rookie running back Demitrius Bronson Tuesday: "He's very decisive," Carroll said. "He's real natural carrying the football. His timing in the game [Thursday at Denver] was really good and he read the line of scrimmage very well. He did a nice job with it." Bronson rushed for 22 yards on five carries, but also dropped a swing pass near the goal line late in the fourth quarter that probably would have won the game.
Carroll also had good things to say about quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor, who are battling for the back-up spot to starter Russell Wilson. "Tarvaris has been steady as can be for quite some time and he's off to another good start here," Carroll said. "We have a lot more to learn about Terrelle, but he's a fantastic athlete and he competes so hard to try to win this job."
The play of the day by the offense was a 30-yard TD pass from Jackson to rookie receiver Paul Richardson, who beat cornerback Phillip Adams down the sideline and made the catch at the front corner of the end zone.
Two players who have stood out almost every practice at camp are tight Luke Willson and wide receiver Phil Bates. Willson seems to be consistently open in the middle of the field, catching a deep pass Tuesday from Wilson. Bates had a TD grab Tuesday from Wilson.
Cornerback Tharold Simon broke up a deep sideline pass intended for Richardson that was thrown by B.J. Daniels, but defensive end O'Brien Schofield probably should have been credited with a sack before the ball was thrown.