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Morning links: NFL to release schedule today

Post by Eric Williams on April 19, 2011 at 7:43 am with 9 Comments »
April 19, 2011 7:43 am

The NFL announced that it will release the regular-season schedule today, but do you really care? I mean it does not appear that they are making progress on the labor front, putting the 2011 season in jeopardy. Most folks expect something to get done before the season begins in September. Still, it’s hard to get excited about the season beginning when there’s a lockout and no agreement has been reached.

Seattle’s home opponents include Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Washington, Philadelphia, Arizona, St. Louis and San Francisco.

The Seahawks will travel to Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Arizona, St. Louis and San Francisco.

Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network says after taking a second look at Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet he now believes he could be a solid pick for a team in the first round.

Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly says Mallet has admitted his past drug use to teams.

Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram catches up with Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb, who says reiterates his wish to be traded so he can be a starter in the league.

In his latest mock draft Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com still has the Seahawks selecting Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith, while Chad Reuter of NFLDraftScout.com has Seattle picking Washington quarterback Jake Locker.

Jim Corbett of USA Today says Locker has to prove he can live up to the hype he generated as a possible No. 1 overall pick a year ago.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that defensive lineman Quinn Pitcock, one of the final roster cuts for Seattle last season, will continue to work to make a team this year.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Yeah, I care but it does feel hollow. It sure doesn’t feel like either side cares about getting a deal done any time soon.

  2. HawkfaninMT says:

    I care mostly because I get to start making travel plans!! I like the division games and early in the year… So heres to AZ, STL, or SF at home in week 2 or 3!

  3. Shattah206 says:

    I’m with Dukeshire, and it feels like the only voice I have is to not participate in activitieis the NFL could measure as “fan support.” So not only will I skip watching the draft, but I refuse to go to any NFL web sites, or even open their emails until there is a new contract in place. Updating my team wardrobe is out of the question. They need to get their *stuff* taken care of, and for me to be getting business-as-usual sales emails in the meantime feels insulting.

  4. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/mock-drafts/pat-kirwan/55052
    Maybe Kirwan’s latest mock has already been linked somewhere, haven’t noticed if it has. He has some interesting draft pick trades happening. Just before SEA picks @ #25, he has BUF trading picks with NO @ #24 to take Locker. Kirwan has Hawks taking CB J.Smith. Then he has CIN trading with NE @ 28 to take Mallett, and then TEN trading with NYJ @ #30 to take Ponder.

  5. I could imagine Buffalo trying to trade down for more picks and Jake Locker. Buffalo would be a great place for Locker, with a decent QB already starting there and Chan Gailey running the offense. Locker would be lucky to land there, and #3 is too high for Buffalo to take him, I think. The tough question is, what teams will want to trade UP in this draft that has so few top prospects and such a great wealth of second-round-caliber prospects? A lot of teams, including the Seahawks, will be trying to trade down.

  6. Carlsonkid says:

    They need to get this crap worked out pronto . It sucks that we can’t trade / acquire players during the draft ; that worked out pretty good for us last year I thought !

    Schneider and Carroll need to get Gallery in here and signed as soon as they can and that’ll help a bunch . None of the QB’s in this draft excite me all that much to be honest , including Locker . I think they’ll take a good long look at trying to get Kolb , although he’s probably not worth what they’re asking for him . Hawks need to do whatever they can this year to bolster the O & D lines and the secondary , and then we’d have a decent football team … minus a QB of course .

  7. I don’t really get all the hype on Kolb. Not even his stats are great, so can anyone explain why they seem to think he’s so great?

  8. chuck_easton says:

    Given that there is no free agency and no ability to trade players the draft is all the excitement we have to look forward to.

    Both sides agree that there will be a season, EVENTUALLY. They both just want to hold out and not appear to be the ones to cave.

    The Players are still holding out hope that Judge Nelson is going to lift the lockout and force the league to operate under last year’s rules.

    The league is sure that even if that were to happen they will be successful at the 8th Circuit Appellate Court.

    So, neither side wants to get anything done.

    My gut feeling is there will be a season. What that season looks like and under what rules it is run won’t be decided until June or July.

  9. Maybe each game should come with an asterisk?

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