Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.
May 2, 2009 12:49 PM
Posted by Danny O'Neil
New defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has a goal he's set out for defensive end Lawrence Jackson.
"Our biggest thing with Lawrence is he needs to lead the league in effort," Bradley said. "Lead the league in effort and that's what we charge him with and so far he's brought in to that."
Jackson's showed a fiery side, too, during one-on-one pass rush drills. Jackson and tackle Ray Willis tangled a couple of times during the morning practice. Willis knocked Jackson's helmet off on one drill and then they scrapped briefly after a drill, Jackson ending up on top before they were separated.
It wasn't just Jackson who lost his helmet, Steve Vallos also popped the helmet off No. 96 Michael Bennett, an undrafted free agent signed by Seattle.
Rookie Max Unger is playing left guard this minicamp, and he was particularly impressive during those drills. He matched up well against Brandon Mebane, who is a nightmare in one-on-one drills because of how low his center of gravity is, and Unger did a great job to stop Craig Terrill, who even tried a spin move on the rookie.
During team drills, cornerback Josh Wilson ran down a pass and intercepted it, catching it over his shoulder, after receiver Deon Butler tripped on the play.
A few other notes:
This winter, three local motorcycle riders have been on the trip of a lifetime. Their journey: four months riding from Seattle to South America.
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