I don’t really remember spring practice. But I do remember reading a lot about freshman safety Talanoa Hufanga.
But when the depth chart was released Sunday, he was No. 3 at strong safety and that was after Ykili Ross left the team.
Hufanga could easily move up the depth chart. He is a promising player. This isn’t about him. It’s about the spring practice reports that tried to overstate the importance of often lousy practices.
Some in the media get caught up in trying to inflate what happens at spring practice, when rosters are depleted. And as you can see, it rarely matters.
My big example from the Pete Carroll era was always wide receiver William Buchanon, who Carroll praised in the spring and then rarely played during the season.