The Seattle Seahawks beguan their 40th training camp Sunday, July 30th. Pete Caroll and his coaching staff are looking for the team to rebound from last years disappointing season that ended with a bitter 36 to 20 NFC Divisional loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Anything other than a Superbowl winning season is considered a disappointment for Carroll, his coaching staff, and players.
During the training camp sessions, we will be highlighting a particular player. Todays featured player is Wide Reciever Kenny Lawler. The former California Golden Bear spent last year on the team’s practice squad. The Seahawks have first team talent at the Wide Receiver in Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, and Tyler Lockett, and solid depth in Paul Richardson, Tanner McEvoy, and Lawler.
Baldwin earned Pro Bowl honors in 2016 and Paul Richardson answered the call when Lockett sustained a broken leg in week 16. Richardson hauled in 15 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle’s final four games. With Kearse, Baldwin and a fully healed Lockett penciled in as starters, Lawler, McEvoy, and Richardson will not only be battling for playing time but a starting spot if Kearse or Lockett should slip.
While the challenge might seem insurmountable, Lawler believes he is ready for the challenge.