August 7, 2007

Tuesday Practice Insider: McKnight on the rise

Pete Carroll has seen enough from Joe McKnight.

The coach began Tuesday's post-practice media session with some unsolicited praise for the freshman, and, when asked later if McKnight could contribute in 2007, Carroll said, "We don't have any doubt that he will."

"His ability is jumping out," Carroll said. "We look for guys that can spark something every day. And, after awhile, you just know that those guys are the right guys to play early."

The freshman running back has danced through defenders in 9-on-7 drills, and he has lined up out wide to catch deep balls during the first two days of practice. He also has fielded punts.

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