Jim Corbett of USA today weighs in on the Seattle Seahawks with an in-depth look at where the team sits heading into the 2011 season.
Corbett rightly says that quarterback remains the top issue for Seattle, depending how the team chooses to address it in free agency.
The quarterback issue is one of five burning questions Corbett addresses about the Seahawks.
“Carroll said he’d like to bring Hasselbeck back. Question is, at what price? And what other options will be available when football returns? The hiring of former Trojans quarterbacks coach Karl Smith might be a signal the door is being kept open for Palmer or Leinart.
“Then again, Carroll said the Seahawks didn’t chase a quarterback in the draft because they spent a 2010 third-round pick on former San Diego Chargers third-stringer Whitehurst a year ago.”
ESPN’s John Clayton interviews new Seattle Seahawks safety Mark LeGree.
Adam Caplan of Fox Sports compares Seattle’s heavily criticized move of drafting James Carpenter in the first round to Houston drafting Duane Brown in the first round in 2008. Several draft analysts believed the Texans could have gotten Brown as late as the third round, but he has proved to be a solid starter for Houston.
Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post offers a rave review of Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, calling him the best quarterback he’s evaluated since Peyton Manning.
Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange has an interesting story about a company that has developed a program to track twitter and facebook accounts of pro athletes and to notify their teams when something controversial has been said.
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post talks to Tennessee Titans’ offensive coordinator Chris Palmer about how he intends to improve Jake Locker’s accuracy.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports talks to Chester Pitts about his crank call spoof to Roger Goodell and other issues related to the labor dispute.
Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers this nice profile on Andrew Brandt, who has done an excellent job breaking down the lockout into every man’s language at the National Football Post.