Voice of a champion Coach Jim Mora used a quotation from Bill Russell in a speech to his team earlier in training camp. On Thursday, he showed...

Voice of a champion

Coach Jim Mora used a quotation from Bill Russell in a speech to his team earlier in training camp. On Thursday, he showed them a highlight video detailing Russell’s accomplishments. And then, out came Russell, who received a standing ovation from the team and then delivered an hourlong speech. “The guy is the ultimate winner,” Mora said.

Hush? Not Housh

T.J. Houshmandzadeh has the deep voice that a late-night FM DJ would envy, and Seattle’s new receiver provides a pretty steady soundtrack during practice with his talk to teammates. Can talking help against an opponent in a game? “With somebody that’s mentally weak,” Houshmandzadeh said. “And there’s a lot of those out there, so of course.”

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The Seahawks offense practiced a five-wide, shotgun formation on Friday morning, showing that while Seattle might be using the principles of a West Coast passing game, this won’t be the same offense as last season.

Clank

Receiver Jordan Kent is fighting to hold onto a roster spot at wide receiver, but he couldn’t grab hold of the ball after breaking wide open for what should have been a touchdown in a seven-on-seven drill in the morning.

Seahawks schedule
EXHIBITION SEASON
Aug. 15 at S.D. 7 p.m., Ch. 5
Aug. 22 Denver 7:30 p.m., Ch. 5
Aug. 29 at K.C. 5 p.m., Ch. 5
Sept. 3 Oak. 7 p.m., Ch. 5
REGULAR SEASON
Sept. 13 St.L 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13
Sept. 20 at S.F. 1 p.m., Ch. 13
Sept. 27 Chic 1 p.m., Ch. 13
Oct. 4 at Ind. 10 a.m., Ch. 13
Oct. 11 Jacksn. 1:15 p.m., Ch. 7
Oct. 18 Ariz. 1 p.m., Ch. 13
Oct. 25 Bye
Nov. 1 at Dlls 10 a.m., Ch. 13
Nov. 8 Detrt 1 p.m., Ch. 13
Nov. 15 at Ariz. 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13
Nov. 22 at Mn. 10 a.m., Ch. 13*
Nov. 29 at St.L 10 a.m., Ch. 13
Dec. 6 S.F. 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13
Dec. 13 at Hou. 10 a.m., Ch. 13
Dec. 20 T. Bay 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13
Dec. 27 at G.B. 10 a.m., Ch. 13
Jan. 3 Tenn. 1:15 p.m., Ch. 7

*Flex scheduling starts, times subject to change.

Source: Seahawks.com