RENTON, Wash. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Seattle Seahawks training camp:
The national TV audience watching ESPN's live telecast from training camp Tuesday got to see exactly why the Seahawks drafted wide receiver Paul Richardson. The second-round pick from Colorado was the star of the day, once again displaying his blazing speed on two long touchdown receptions. The first one also proved that quarterback Terrelle Pryor has a big arm. He stepped up in the pocket and let it fly it 65 yards down the sideline to Richardson, who had cornerback Tharold Simon beat by six yards. The second one also was from Pryor in the back corner of the north end zone. The throw was a little late, but Richardson had beaten cornerback Phillip Adams so easily that Richardson had time to turn around and face the ball, waiting for it to arrive before Adams could get back to him.
Richardson wasn't the only receiver making big catches. Percy Harvin made several spectacular grabs that wowed the crowd, one of which was a leap backward over safety Earl Thomas. Harvin also made a tough catch on the sideline after a ball was tipped by cornerback Jeremy Lane.
Tuesday was a day of big plays on both sides of the ball. Defensive ends Cliff Avril and Jackson Jeffcoat, defensive tackle Jordan Hill, middle linebacker Brock Coyle and linebacker Mike Morgan all had sacks. Coyle had his best day of training camp by far, getting to play some with the first-team defense after Bobby Wagner got a cramp in a hamstring.
Veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston, whom the Seahawks signed Tuesday morning, got in the mix of things immediately. He played right tackle with the second-team offense and looked great for a guy who hasn't been on the field in months. Winston is used to playing the same zone-blocking scheme that the Seahawks use under offensive line coach Tom Cable, so he was ready to go.
Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was on KJR radio and noted four players who have impressed him so far in camp -- defensive tackle Jordan Hill, safety Jeron Johnson, defensive end Greg Scruggs and outside linebacker Mike Morgan.