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OTA schedule

Post by Eric Williams on May 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm with 32 Comments »
May 11, 2010 1:48 pm

The Seattle Seahawks have 10 Organized Team Activity (or OTA) days scheduled for this offseason. Four of these days will be open to reporters, and I will have a report following each practice.

Those days are as follows:

Monday, May 17
Monday, May 24
Tuesday, June 8
Tuesday, June 15

The Seahawks will have their final minicamp from June 22 to June 24, and there should be availability on all three days. We will also try to have another player chat, like the one we had with Josh Wilson last week, some time in June. So let me know what players you would be interested in talking to in the comments section, and I’ll see who we can round up.

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  1. I’d like to ask some questions to Lofa, Mebane, Hamilton, or Unger.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Those are good suggestions. I would also submit Forsett, Hawthorne or Housh (always very candid).

  3. Housh, Hass, or White

  4. Lofa , Housh or Matt

  5. I didn’t say Matt b/c I didn’t think it would be realistic. That’d be great if he would do it though.

  6. The whole OTA Schedule is MAY 11,13,18,20,25,27. Also, June 8,10,15,17,and Voluntary mini camp June 22-24!

  7. seahawklovertoo says:

    Lofa, please .

  8. I’m sure this would be hard to do… but what about a couple of times per off-season (once before and after the draft; during the dead periods) getting a former Seahawk for a live chat??? I bet this would be pretty popular and the former athletes are the type of guys who aren’t in the limelight anymore and may be more willing to be a sought after type of guy again (through the chat)… I know I would love to ask Kenny Easley a question or two… or Curt Warner… Paul Skansi… Greg Gaines… Rufus Porter… Michael Bates… John L. Williams, etc… Maybe one of the two live chats during the day, but the other in the evening so people with day jobs would have an easier access to ask questions? This may even be more fun, since I doubt a Seahawks “official” would be looking over the shoulder of a Josh Wilson and saying what is okay to ask and what isn’t okay (I assume “Darth Vader” is still employed by the Seahawks — it’s an inside joke, and if you don’t understand, that’s okay).

  9. I can’t believe people didn’t immediately say Mr. Russel Okung.

    Specifically – how is the switch form College to the pros. What is the biggest suprize so far. What has gone well!!

  10. I think some felt that other players will be off-limits (Okung, Thomas, Tate, Hasselbeck). That’s why I didn’t include those guys.

  11. Deion Branch. He’d be fun to chat with.

    Just kidding. My first choice would be Forsett, then Curry, Hass and Tatupu.

  12. IBGoofy says:

    We’ve heard a lot from Hass, and the rookie’s are getting their ‘air’ time mjr off the mini camps, as they should, so, like several ahead of me, Tatupu is my number one, He’s been with PC before, may provide some unique insight…

    after Lofa, I would prefer Unger, Forsett or Curry …. all with an emphasis on coaching direction or miss direction, as the case previously seemed… I’m sure they all would be ‘nice’ to Mora and his staff… but looking forward, I’d like their ‘feel’ AND any opinion they might have on the draft picks/FA’s below the fourth round picks….
    All I’ve been able to determine, is that there are several exceptional ‘athletes’ drafted/invited after rd four…. but have seen or heard nothing of that group as to how they have shown themselves…. perhaps none have stood out in the short timeframe, but my experience tells me that’s unlikely… On a team that’s stressing competiveness, I’m a bit surprised we’ve heard little/nothing about this group…. Because of PC’s collegiate connection, I have to feel he had an advantage in the selection of this group and am looking for a possible ‘sleeper’ that will step up and be ‘starter’ successful… this year or next…

  13. stingray77 says:

    Lofa, Forsett, or White… I think White would be interesting…. and I wonder if he’ll be just as candid as Housh.

  14. snydro81 says:

    Eric, you need to join twitter. It’s kind of becoming mandatory for the beat guys. I know you have an account, but Divish said you haven’t downloaded tweetdeck yet and that’s why you don’t really use it.

    Let’s get on that, man. You’d be a great addition.


  15. maddog12 says:

    Eric I’d dream big with the chat. You can moderate questions right? So nobody is going to get crude or rude comments posted against them. Why not the coaches, any player or group of players.

    I see very little risk just don’t allow questions not welcome to be seen. I am sure other chats do that.

    We will be repectful and if not mr. moderator can cut us off.

  16. surelyyoujest says:

    Lofa or David Hawthorne would be good, as would Unger, Forsett, or Milloy. I’m not sure if this is on the table or not, but I’d be even more interested in hearing from the OC or DC.

  17. superduk says:

    Quinn or Gibbs if it can be a coach

    Thomas or Tate if rookies are available

    Lofa or Matt for veterans

  18. Dukeshire says:

    I love Bobby’s idea of former players participating in a live chat. That would be great. Maybe during the bye week or if they end up scheduling a throwback week this year (the isn’t one scheduled at this time). I think everyone would really enjoy that.

    Here is a quick hit from on yesterday’s OTA.

  19. oceanic says:

    I would love to ask Jim Mora if he felt Ruskell did enough in the 09 off season to repair the O line.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    I would love to ask Mora if he felt he did enough to alienate the fan base and divide the locker room.

  21. Off the record, I’m sure Mora would provide a rather colorful answer.

  22. OCHawkFan says:

    Matt actually did a live chat on the Seattle Times website back in the fall. I’m sure he’d be up for it again.

  23. Any player would be great but OC Jeremy Bates before the season. I have high expectations for an offensive explosion. JB and Hass together would be fantastic. They could give us some idea on what to expect.

    I’m so jazzed over White, Tate. Okung and coach Gibbs. Bring it on. Lets see ‘em load the box again this year. The loss of Hutch was exploited by Detroit of all teams. Then Tobeck, Strong and the giant Jones were lost leaving us without any answer. Now we have solutions to the problem. Okung will protect the blind side with Locklear again manning the RT. White will pound the d, something SA never did with Fosett adding change of pace. Tate will demand attention from the secondary leaving Housh free for 100+ rec and we all know how much Hass loves to use his TE. Carlson won’t be the lead receiver but lets see his stats with lose coverage.

    Pass rush?

    Many see this team 8-8 but the early schedule is weak. Things come together early for both the o-line/d-line and the Hawks should make a run for it. The skilled positions have the talent.

  24. When a player does a live chat, does he do the typing himself — or does a PR flack take care of that for him?

    Also, which Seahawks players do you follow on Twitter?

  25. williambryan says:

    If you can get a coach I would vote for Ken Norton Jr. (I would assume PC isnt available). I think he would provide some very candid answers. On he did that with just three questions. His last line was very interesting,
    “David Hawthorne stepped in last year when Lofa was hurt. He’s extremely explosive, a big-play guy and a very good tackler. He’s the type of guy that you can’t hold back. You need him on the field. I don’t even consider him a backup. He’s a starter until someone unseats him.”

    That doesn’t sound good for Hill but I like it as a big Hawthorne fan.

  26. monmornQB says:

    Tatupu, Forsette, the Heater or White.

  27. Eric, Thanks for letting us know your plans!

    Hass is always a great interview and offers the most insight.
    Whitehurst would be a great interview since the offense and team are new to him.
    Lofa has the most insight on the defense, but he probably won’t give up much.
    LoJack is a very well-spoken guy and he might offer insight on changes on the defensive scheme, especially since he gets moved around every year as the schemes change.

  28. I want to talk to Red Bryant, only because he is hilarious! A good 2nd choice for me is John Carlson, who doesn’t love that guy.

  29. Tatupu, Thomas, or Washington are the three I would love to see.

  30. williambryan says:

    whitehurst would be the most interesting, I believe

  31. I would like to hear what Mike Williams, Leon Washington, Bryant, Baker and/or Babs have to say about themselves, the team, their position coaches and coordinators and of course Carroll.

  32. Eric – any chance you could profile the Hawks new Strength and Conditioning coach and how his approach addresses injury prevention and performance enhancement. Maybe get some of the players to comment on the differences in his regimen vs that of the past two years.

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