- Terry Blount, ESPN Staff Writer
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If you want to know what really goes on during a NFL training camp workout, next week is your chance to see it live for the Seattle Seahawks.
ESPN will provide a rare inside look at the defending Super Bowl champs with a live look at Tuesday’s practice. The show is titled: "SportsCenter Special: Seahawks Training Camp."It airs at 1:30 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m. PT).
The nearly two-hour special will showcase the Seahawks players and coaches on the field for their first training camp workout in full pads.
"SportsCenter" anchor Kenny Mayne who grew up in Kent, Washington, and now lives in nearby Kirkland, will host the special. He will be joined by Jon Gruden of "Monday Night Football," studio analyst Darren Woodson and ESPN senior writer John Clayton, well known to Seahawks fans as a longtime Pacific Northwest resident.
While coach Pete Carroll leads the team through its usual up-tempo workout, Gruden and Woodson, the hard-hitting safety who was a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, will share their insights.
Gruden conducted individual film sessions for ESPN’s "Gruden QB Camp" series with Wilson, backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor and safety Earl Thomas before each player entered the NFL draft. In addition, Woodson filed a "Sunday NFL Countdown" feature last season about Sherman.
Clayton will interview Seahawks general manager John Schneider and Mayne will contribute video features that will be incorporated throughout the telecast.
“We thought it would be really interesting to offer a raw and real look at what a NFL team practice is like,” said ESPN’s "Monday Night Football" producer Jay Rothman. “This is something so few fans get to experience. ESPN is excited to try this for the first time and we’re thrilled the Seahawks are providing this unique access to us as they prepare to defend their Super Bowl title.”
The special will also showcase the Seahawks practice facility. The Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Washington, is one of the most picturesque athletic facilities in the country.
The VMAC is situated on 19 acres along the eastern shores of Lake Washington. A crowd of more than 3,000 Seahawks fans also is expected to attend the practice and be a part of the atmosphere.