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Seahawks will host draft party

Post by Eric Williams on April 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm with 28 Comments »
April 11, 2012 12:15 pm

Here’s the press release

Renton, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks announced today a free viewing party to watch the 2012 NFL Draft. The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, April 26, beginning at 5 p.m. The Seahawks hold the 12th overallpick on the first day of the three-day event. Doors open at 4 p.m. and fans can park in the North Lot or CenturyLink Field Event Center garage. Each NFL team has a time limit of 10 minutes in the first round and the approximate time of the Seahawks pick is 6:10 p.m.

The 2012 NFL Draft Viewing Party, presented by CenturyLink,will be held at the WaMu Theater located within the CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Fans will have the opportunity to purchase the latest Seahawks gear including the new Seahawks jerseys from Nike and the 2012 Draft Cap. The team will construct a satellite Pro Shop within the Event Center in addition to extending the hours at the CenturyLink Field Pro Shop location.

The event is free but fans must register online due to limited space. The event features NFL Network’s HD broadcast coverage shown on a custom designed four-sided, 15 ft x 20 ft ceiling suspended video panel display. The video display provides fans a 360 degree viewing opportunity throughout the event space. There will also be interactive activities, prize giveaways and entertainment throughout the event. Fans will also have access to the Seahawks locker room, used only on game days.

Seahawks-themed drink specials along with happy hour priced appetizers will be available. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet members of the Sea Gals.

Seahawks corporate partners will be on-site with team related promotions and giveaways including: an opportunity to “Win a Lunch with 2012 Rookie Class, presented by CenturyLink” and Bud Light giveaways and prizes.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will have a designated area to showcase Seahawks history.

Season tickets will be available for purchase and club level seats will be open to view.

For more information and to register visit

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  1. JazBadAzz says:

    Hello Eric, can you do me a facor and ask someone in the organization or in the “know” if seattle would consider hosting nfl “hard knocks”? That would be awesome for an up and coming team, top 10 defense, battling QB’s and Pete firing the all up!

    Thanks big bro!

  2. Please no Hard Knocks. We do not need to be the new JETS. Let’s fly under the radar as always, have no one know or care what we are doing up here and bring home a trophy. Hard Knocks will only muddy the waters, IMO.

  3. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Agreed jboard1

  4. RDPoulsbo says:

    If they do, just feed Lockette to the Hard Knocks camera crew. He’d keep them busy all day while the rest of the team puts in the work.

  5. JazBadAzz says:

    Jboard1- seattle is totally off the radar! I lol’d at that comment! We need a buzz, something for the young guys to have fun with. New uni’s and all the other things I mentioned above.

    I’m in the midwest and I don’t get Seahawks coverage on a regular basis like the towners. I come here and a few other places to read about my team. Would be nice to see us on primetime because I’m sure we won’t have but one primetime game again this yr. :(

  6. Exactly why i said “fly under the radar as always”. The last thing this team needs is something to take their mind off of football. They need to keep their nose to the grindstone like they have been doing, not a television show to F*ck them all up like the Jets. Pete is an amazing coach and inspirational leader..if you read his book you will know that he does enough daily, weekly, yearly to keep these guys focused, but at the same time gives them plenty of jokes, lessons etc “to have fun with”.

  7. JazBadAzz says:

    Well the Jets screwed themselves up, not the cameras. The head coach and his guarantees f’d them up! We will have to agree to disagree…

    USC had plenty of cameras at practices and Pete still did a fantastic job with the guys there. Just saying.

  8. I say let NY or Jacksonville, with thier horrible, fatuous, idiot owner mug for the Hard Knocks cameras. I think if anything, Seattle needs to focus more on getting more reps in, they need to focus on performing every play the same every time, without thought, like a reflex; like the 49’ers.

    I hate me some 49’ers, especially that prick Harbaugh, but he’s a good coach. When one of the niners players bragged last year that they got 250 practice reps in while the Seattle team went go-cart riding, I wanted to slap the heck out of Carrol. There’s a direct correlation–in my mind–between Harbaugh’s preaching perfect execution of every play and getting as many reps in as possible so its second nature, and thier success. Just as there is a direct correlation between Carrol’s goofy style and lackadaisacalness (is that a Bushism?!) and Seattle’s constant red zone problems and ridiculously high penalty numbers.

    So, to me Seattle needs to buckle down and practice, practice, practice: and any distraction–like that stupid show Hard Knocks–is a bad, bad idea.

  9. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    great reading over at fieldgulls on draft musings today, recommend to everyone,. sorry no link

  10. And the reason Carrols shtick worked so well at USC was more than a little due to the fact that for various legal and non-legal reasons, USC had a team of far better athletes than most, if not every, team they played.

    In the NFL, that will NEVER be the case, not with the new parity. Thats one of the qualms I have about Carrol–he seems to want to get the ball to playmakers, and beat everyone to death with a talented Defense; all well and good. But that doesnt work as well when youre playing a team thats individually more talented than you are, and in the NFL thats gonna happen a lot. How do you win those games? Usually by being the most disciplined team. Also by out-guessing and out-thinking the other teams coaches. I dont know about you, but I havent seen Caroll and Bevell and Bradley out-think too many teams. And surely no one would confuse Seattle with discipline. Not even close.

    The more I think about it, the more I worry that Carrol just doesnt instill the discipline and rigor needed to consistently execute at a high level. And I fear his OC at least lacks the ability to out-duel other OC’s.

    I still hope for the future, and I hope my fears are unfounded, but any distraction at all from keeping the focus on execution and discipline is in my mind a recipe for disaster.

  11. Dukeshire says:

    While I’d love each and episode of the ‘Hawks on Hard Knock, I really don’t want them on there. I love the fact they’re so easily dismissed by the rest of the country, because when they do finally win the Super Bowl, I’ll be able to tell everyone outside the “family” to bugger off!! Bandwagon fans and all.

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Dukeshire- We did win the Super Bowl! Remember? Lol.

  13. JazBadAzz says:

    Eric if you can thanks if not thats fine and thanks anyways.

    Some people need to take a chill pill, to many freakin Debbie Downers. I hate the uni’s, I hate they re-sign him, I hate they didn’t trade up, I hate they didn’t trade down, I hate my life, I hate this and I hate that! Stop being so selfish, it’s plenty of people that wants to see us get a little recognition, not all the fans can turn on the radio or come to the games on Sunday.

  14. Dukeshire says:

    Jesus… That game torments more and more by the season. I was at that game and all these years later, I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch a replay of it. I’ve seen all the key botched calls of course, ad nauseaum. But the fix was so nuanced, I just do it. One day I’ll watch it in its entirety. But for now…

  15. Diddo. I haven’t been able to rewatch it either. And, yes, I’m still haunted by it too. I was in the upper level and in the last row in the Seahawks end zone close to the NFL Films official end zone place or whatever you call it so I was able to basically stand for every play (which was good b/c I was so nervous) w/out having anyone behind me. There are lots of plays that stand out in my mind that I replay over and over again, but one that sticks out for me and from my memory of where I was sitting (standing) was when the Rapist converted the long 3rd down pass play (that would “lead” to him supposedly scoring) and Boulware just couldn’t get there to break it up in time. It was like slow motion to me. I think it was to Hines too. Sure, there were plenty of others that all of us know about, but that one really stands out for me. It sucks.

  16. Actually, I think most people like the off-season. I think most Seahawks fans are quite optimistic about the future because of the support the FO has gained the last few years by their actions. Sure, every one of us have a right to b!tch and moan about a specific move (or non-move) but I think most everyone here is happy with the overall direction of this team. Heck, even nighthawk was happy when we signed Flynn! If you can make that guy happy, you’ve done something right!

  17. On that same 3rd and long play all I remember was Grant Wistrom crawling on all fours toward the burger but he just couldn’t get there in time. Our pass rush problems have been around a while.

    The back to back non-call offsides on Pittsburg (holding on Locklear) just killed me. I’m still furious about XL to the point where I wonder why I follow a league that rigged it’s biggest game that blatantly. Tack on the Hutch fiasco shortly after that and it’s taken me 5 years to enjoy things again.

    All I can think of to justify that fix job is that the Seahawks winning a Superbowl is a sign that the world will descend toward Armaggedon shortly after and the refs did what they did to buy everyone some time. Well, it wasn’t worth it.

  18. STTBM – What specifically is this jive stuff about 250 reps in vs. go cart riding in reference to?

  19. I understand your point jazz, but its not like Im unhappy with the direction Seattle is going, nor with Carrol. But I do worry (I admit, Im a total overly analytical worry-wart) about Carrols lack of discipline, and I wonder if his philosophies can work in the NFL, where parity rules. That lack of discipline is the one thing that stands out to me from the last two years as a major contributor in every loss. And the ultra-conservative red zone offense has got to loosen up; Earth to Bevell: real NFL offenses can throw two TD’s a game! You have MANY recieving targets over 6′-3″ tall, so USE THEM!

    I really like the roster Schneider and Carrol are building, and have few complaints about players they let go and players they brought in. And Im happy with the overall direction the team is going in, and see Carrol as being safe through his four year contract at least. After that, if we havent broken through to at least 11-5 and a couple playoff wins, things may change. Or if the lack of discipline continues, things wont look so rosy. But for now, things are looking pretty good, definitely leaps and bounds ahead of where we’ve been since 2007. I’m excited and hopeful, though it probably doesnt sound like it as I gnaw over the bones of what might go wrong…

    I enjoy worrying about every angle of all things Seahawks. Cant wait for the draft and then Preseason! Yes, I admit it, I like Preseason games because Im such a nerd about rooting for the underdog and I love watching the UDFA’s and draftee’s getting a chance to live out thier dreams for the first (and perhaps only) time.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    STRBM – When you talk about Carroll’s lack of discipline, what specifically are you referring to? It can’t be the go-cart thing. Hell, during camp, Holmgren would give the team days off and take them all to a movie (for one example). An las season he showed restraint on his ridiculous go-for-it-on-forth mentality and kicked field goals, in the red zone. So as a point of reference, I’m curious what you specifically are referring to.

  21. Super Bowl 40 sucked. The ultimate proof that Roger Goodell rigs games and is the enemy of Sport. That guy is solely concerned with endlessly increasing profits, nothing more. Funny how every year under his rule there is more confusion as to how to apply rules, there are more blatantly blown calls deciding games–and ususally in the favor of the bigger-market teams–and you see more and more that the refs inconsistently interpret the pass interference and qb hit rules, often in the same game. As in, its okay to late hit a Hasselbeck, but hitting Drew Brees/Tom Brady just after he releases the ball (legally) will get a flag every time. Or GB’s corners can grab shirts 15 yards downfield, but Browner touches someone and its PI.

    The worst officiated foul is faceguarding: when the ball is in the air, it is illegal for a defender to raise his arms and block the recievers face UNLESS the defender turns and looks back to the ball and is therefore considered to be a reciever trying to make a reception as well. I have almost NEVER seen the Refs call that foul, except on Seattle, and it drives me crazy. Hell, they call it on Browner even when he looks back to the ball.

    The fact that the Stealers NEVER ONCE were flagged for holding boggles my mind. That in itself is proof positive of rigging; the Stealers havent gone a quarter since they entered the league without holding, let alone an entire game. Especially THAT one.

    Not to mention the smug look on Cowhers face when Rapelisburger told him “Coach, I dont think I got in”, and Cowher said “Let the refs decide”. Ya think he knew the fix was in and calls were gonna be tilted thier way?!

    If it had been one, or two, or even three bad calls against Seattle I would have still believed the game was a real game. But when more than four bogus calls went against Seattle, and flagrant offsides and holding pentalties went uncalled against the Stealers, I just cant see how ANY rational, fair-minded individual could say that game wasnt rigged.

    And Im still sick at Holmgren, who admitted he “forgot” about Joe J in that game. (I think that, more than anything, was why Joe J left with hardly a word to Holmy for less money in his hometown Cleveland). None of our WR’s could get open after D-Jack hashed his knee in the second quarter, but Joe was tough enough to have made those 8-10 yard catches in traffic that would have moved the chains.

    Though, unlike a lot of people, I thought Holmy called a great game. His calls worked, but players like Stevens let him down. That guy was open all day long, he just couldnt catch a cold.

    Ah, what might have been.

    Ive never watched the game since. Probably never will. I remember telling my Dad it was over in the second quarter, because the refs werent gonna let us convert a third and long without throwing a flag, the fix was in.

  22. JazBadAzz says:

    Sttmb- I love watching preseason games as well, hell I’ll even watch every practice if they would broadcast it! That’s why I would like to see hard knocks, learn the team and players personality that we can’t get from an interview. I love football!

  23. Dukeshire–Lack of Discipline regarding consistently sloppy execution (especially in key situations), poor clock management by both players and coaches, repeated penalties, etc. I believe Seattle has a better offensive and defensive system than the Niners–more complex, harder to defend, etc. However, we got beat both games last year for the simple fact that we got out-executed and out-coached.

    The Niners dont exactly run a complicated offense or D–but they execute each play to perfection. They may get overpowered/beaten/outran individually , but thier scheme discipline and execution more than makes up for it. Add to that a few well-placed sneaky plays–like the called naked bootleg late in the last game–and you have a team that twice beat a more talented roster.

    Carrol seemed genuinely baffled and upset about the constant penalties last season, yet he failed to improve the situation. Towards the end of the season, even normally solid guys like Obomanu were making mental gaffes. It was absurd. It all boils down to lack of discipline.

    Obviously Im not qualified to find all the answers, but I sure can identify there’s a problem with discipline in Seattle. And the buck stops with Carrol. Thats not to say Im thowing him out with the bathwater, I like him and am excited to see what he can do. I just want the glaring issue of discipline to get cleared up ASAP.

  24. Dukeshire says:

    Thanks for the clarification, but I respectfully disagree with all, but the penalty situation. The 9ers have (had last season) a more talented roster. And I would attribute the first loss on special teams breakdowns, which of course is discipline, but that falls on Schneider more so than Carroll, to me.

  25. The penalty situation sucks!

  26. Thanks for the link, Sandpoint. I’m not too worried about go-karts. For all we know, the Hawks were practicing on a day the niners had off. It’s Harbaugh’s spin, and his players are eating it up. I appreciate your frustration, STTBM. I hope we can sweep the niners this year, and if we do so at home, I hope to hear the crowd chanting, “Merry Christmas!”

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