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Seahawks at camp

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks on the field at the start of a walkthrough practice to open NFL football training camp Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Renton, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks on the field at the start of a walkthrough practice to open NFL football training camp Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Renton, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks on the field at the start of a walkthrough practice to open NFL football training camp Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Renton, Wash.

For one day, Pete Carroll wasn’t hopping around with the vigor and excitement that was so apparent a season ago.

Apparently even the Seattle Seahawks’ head coach needed to ease his way into training camp on Thursday at Renton, Wash., after a whirlwind start to free agency that saw the Seahawks land quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, offensive lineman Robert Gallery and wide receiver Sidney Rice, and bid adieu to quarterback Matt Hasselbeck after a decade in Seattle.

Oh, alright. I admit it. I'm a diehard Seahawk fan and have been ever since I had a Steve Largent poster on my wall when all my friends had Andy Gibb posters. And I'm GLAD, glad Hasslebeck is gone. In addition, this is the first summer in 3 years that I haven't had a kid in football camp. And that makes me sad!

Is it too early to talk about football?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.