Vic Carucci of the NFL Network catches up with Seattle Seahawks running back and returner Leon Washington, who expresses his gratitude for getting a deal done early and not being in limbo as a free agent during a recent interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Washington also told Carucci that he believes Seattle is in a position to be a regular contender for the NFC West title.
“I’m really thankful for that, and that was one of the big (reasons) why I decided to stay out in Seattle because I really feel like we’re headed on the right path,” Washington said. “If we can own the NFC West and get a home game every year in the playoffs, it’s to our advantage. The 12th Man (in Seattle) is unbelievable.”
Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network ranks the top corners in the league. No Seahawk makes the list.
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post joins the chorus of national writers who believe Matt Hasselbeck might be moving on in free agency.
Pompei: “Chances are looking good that the Seahawks may have two new quarterbacks by the time camp opens. They tried to re-sign Matt Hasselbeck before the lockout started and couldn’t come to terms. Now they may move on if they can find a better alternative (hello, Kevin Kolb) as a starter. Getting hurt in each of the last three years has left Hasselbeck vulnerable in Seattle. And it would almost be an upset if the Seahawks didn’t sign Matt Leinart to come in as a backup. The Seahawks might not be crazy about what they have seen of Leinart on tape, but coach Pete Carroll has won a lot of games with him, and he thinks he can win some more.”
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reviews his first season in Seattle with ESPN’s Shelly Smith in the video below.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated believes the Seahawks could be a darkhorse in the Nnamdi Asomugha free agent sweepstakes.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated writes that according to a source, today’s NFL owners meeting in Chicago is one of the final steps to getting a deal done.
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports predicts only six no votes at today’s NFL owners meeting in Chicago on the preliminary framework for a new CBA, more than enough for the league to move forward on a prospective deal.
Sports Illustrated offers a cool trip down memory lane with a look back at these 1980s posters, including one of Kenny Easley entitled “The Enforcer.”
Brian McIntyre of Football Outsiders takes an interesting look at which teams sign their rookies first. Seattle is near the top of the list.
Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders takes a look at how complex defenses like the zone blitz will be affected by the lockout and teams having less time to prepare for the regular season.