Clare Farnworth of Seahawks.com was on hand when former Seattle Seahawk Walter Jones had his right hand cast in wet cement for the opening of a new Seahawks and Sounders team shop in downtown Seattle on Friday.
According to Farnsworth, the event is one of the many new things Jones is experiencing now that he has retired from football.
“Right now, I’m thinking everything I do from now on is going to be a first for me,” Jones told Farnsworth. “I played for 13 years and enjoyed football. But now I’m taking in everything that comes with having done that, and what’s going to come for me.
“You enjoy it, appreciate it and look forward to it.”
ESPN’s Mike Sando considers possible quarterback options for Seattle, including Matt Leinart, Tarvaris Jackson, Carson Palmer, Kevin Kolb and Matt Flynn.
NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert considers former Seahawks Steve Hutchinson’s chances for the Hall of Fame.
Adam Caplan of Fox Sports and Greg Cosell of NFL Films evaluate game tape of Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb and offer their opinion on where he’s at in his development.
KJR 950 AM’s Dave Mahler says that according to a source, the Seahawks have offered first and third round picks for Kevin Kolb. I have not heard anything to confirm this report, but I’ll check into it.
Albert Breer of the NFL Network says the final day of talk on Friday in Minnesota showed significant progress on the revenue split issue – the overriding issue in this labor battle – giving both sides reason for optimism when both sides renew talks in New York on Tuesday.
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports says retired player benefits has become a sticking point in negotiations, and that according to a source close to the ownership group, there is growing concern that games will be missed.
Matt Bowen of National Football Report breaks down the WR route tree and what routes work best against defensive coverages. It’ worth a read.