Friday in Hawkville

Published on December 9, 2011 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Dec. 9:

FOCUS ON

Tarvaris Jackson. On one play in practice today, the Seahawks’ quarterback took his drop and then threaded a laser of a pass between defenders to wide receiver Mike Williams.

It was just one play, in just another practice, but it also was just another sign of how Jackson is not being affected as much – if at all – by the pectoral he strained in his right shoulder during the Week 5 upset of the New York Giants. This is the first time since returning from the injury that Jackson’s status won’t be a game-day decision for Monday night’s matchup against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field.

“Sam (Ramsden), the trainer, came up to me today and was like, ‘Stop trying to show off,’ ” Jackson said through a large smile after taking all the starter reps during the 105-minute practice that was held in the indoor practice facility.

“But it feels good to have my arm strength back. I’m kind of happy about it.”

And so is his coach. “The ball was just coming out with more velocity than we’ve seen since before his injury,” Pete Carroll said. “(It’s) really a statement that he’s getting better and that he’s finally turned a corner and that he’s improving.”

Jackson was in such good spirits today that he borrowed a cap from John Boyle of the Everett Herald to slip on before beginning his post-practice Q&A session – probably because he’s waited so long to feel this good while throwing the ball.

“Yeah, it really has,” he said when asked if the lack of pain in his throwing shoulder has surprised him. “Earlier, I was just trying to get to the point where I’d be able to play. Once I got to the game, it was more about trying to make plays than worry about my injury.

“Sometimes, I would feel it. I’ve got more confidence in it now, honestly. My confidence kind of wavered in it. Not confidence, but knowing, ‘I might (not be able to) make that throw.’ Or worrying about if I’m going to feel it after I make that throw, or if I make it will it take me out of the game.”

Not a great way to be playing the quarterback position in the NFL.

“I’m not feeling (the pain) when I throw,” Jackson said. “I’m glad I got all my arm strength back. That’s giving me more confidence.”

ON THE FIELD

The calendar said it was Friday, but at VMAC it was not only Thursday but “Turnover Thursday” because the team plays on Monday night.

Richard Sherman was the theme-setter, as the rookie cornerback intercepted four passes and tipped a fifth that free safety Earl Thomas almost intercepted. Thomas had an interception earlier in practice.

IN ’N OUT

Middle linebacker and leading tackler David Hawthorne sat out his third consecutive practice to rest the sore knee that left him listed as questionable for last week’s game – when he not only played, but returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown and also shared the team lead with six tackles against the Eagles to earn NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Here’s the official injury report:

Did not practice

DE Raheem Brock (calf)

MLB David Hawthorne (knee)

Limited participation

CB Kennard Cox (hamstring)

Full participation

QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral)

CB Byron Maxwell (illness)

For the Rams:

For the Rams:

Did not practice

QB Sam Bradford (ankle)

QB A.J. Feeley (right thumb)

DE Chris Long (ankle)

KR Quinn Porter (abdomen)

DT Fred Robbins (back)

FB Brit Miller (knee)

Limited participation

DE Eugene Sims (ankle)

Full participation

OT Mark LeVoir (chest)

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