Highlights: After watching pass-rush drills Monday, I turned my attention today to seven-on-seven, which takes place during the same practice period. Mariota had touchdown passes to Bralon Addison and B.J. Kelley, and Jake Rodrigues completed one to Kenny Bassett. Defensively, Dior Mathis made a quick break to knock down a pass just as it got to the receiver.
The scout-team guys also came through with a couple of highlights. Danny Mattingly intercepted a short Rodrigues pass; given the distance of the pass and the velocity Rodrigues put on it, I don’t know how Mattingly was able to both react so quickly to it and then hang on. Darren Carrington leapt high to catch a pass against the No. 1 defense, and offensive lineman Brian Teague split a linebacker and a safety down the field for a touchdown pass while taking snaps as a tight end.
■ Ted Miller notes there was a heated exchange of words between David Shaw and Steve Sarkisian on yesterday's coaches teleconference regarding faking injuries. Of course, nothing really compares to the theatrics Stanford and Cal performed in 2010 against the Ducks. Will we see more of the same from Washington this weekend if things get out of hand?
■ Joseph Hoyt believes the Ducks defense should play tighter against Washington than they did against Colorado.
■ At least Steve Sarkisian gives the Ducks some credit when it comes to the Huskies embracing the up tempo game.
■ GoDucks.com has the weekly release for the Washington game posted. Learn all you need to know about the matchup on Saturday.
■ Kevin Gemmell reports the Ducks are still on a collision course with Stanford.
■ Sounds like De'Anthony is still questionable for Saturday's game against the Dawgs.
Running backs coach Gary Campbell said Tuesday that Thomas "was OK" at practice, adding "I really don't know" if he'll be able to play in Seattle.
My opinion, better to rest than make the injury worse, we have other options.