* The second half of the practice was pretty spirited with the defense getting the better of the offense, the first half of the day was focused as the team continues with the same routine week in and week out regardless of the opponent. Pete Carroll has said he doesn't want to make one game bigger than the next so his practice schedule usually remains the same even for a big rivalry game like this.
* One sign of how big the upcoming game is could be judged by the former players on the sidelines. Pat Harlow, Craig Gibson, Delon Washington, David Newbury, Matt Dalton and John Mazur were all in attendance.
* Matt Leinart has been named a finalist for both the Davey O'Brien Award and the Maxwell Award.
* Some of the top plays in practice included: A Leinart shovel pass to Alex Holmes while he was under heavy pressure, a fumble recovery by Thomas Williams after David Kirtman put the ball on the floor and a nice deep reception by John Walker from Leinart. Dominique Byrd also had several nice plays as he continues to stand out since he returned from a kneecap injury.