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Morning links: NFL schedule announcement today

Post by Eric Williams on April 17, 2012 at 7:38 am with 59 Comments »
April 17, 2012 12:23 pm

The league finally announced its worst-kept secret Monday afternoon, the NFL regular-season schedule will be released at 4 p.m. Pacific time today.

We already know the Seattle Seahawks opponents for 2012. Seattle will host Green Bay, Minnesota, Dallas, New England, the N.Y. Jets and NFC West rivals San Francisco, Arizona and St. Louis.

Seattle’s road dates include Carolina, Detroit, Chicago, Miami, Buffalo and the rest of the NFC West. I’ll have the full schedule up along with some analysis once the schedule is released this afternoon.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com pass along this report form Monday’s first day of the team’s offseason program, which was not open to the media.

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports gives Seattle a B grade for the team’s efforts in free agency.

Brian McIntyre reports Seattle defensive end Alan Branch has one of the highest workout bonuses in the league at $500,000.

Bob Condotta writing for CBS Sports gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Washington running back Chris Polk.

Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network pens an interesting article on what he learned from mentor Bill Walsh about draft preparation.

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post takes a look at some interesting prop bets heading into the draft.

The Minnesota Vikings’ effort to get a stadium deal done has been dealt another blow, with the state house of representatives rejecting a plan to use public subsidies for the $1 billion stadium plan. Looks like the Vikings remain the frontrunner to move to L.A.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, Throwing up some prop bets… Now we’re getting somewhere!

    I’m excited to see the schedule, but is there worse programming in the history of sports than ESPN’s schedule release show? It’s the culmination of all the idiocy that network has become.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, Also, how was the attendance for the first day of the offseason program? Do you have a list of who showed?

  3. ryanryan says:

    me thinks seattle would have been wise to include the workout bonus into carp’s contract in a similar fashion they did branch.

  4. JazBadAzz says:

    Finally get to make travel plans, I pray that the Seahawks don’t have to play in Chicago in the winter again….windy city don’t be playing!

  5. Prediction time.

    HOME
    Green Bay LOSS
    Minnesota WIN
    Dallas WIN
    New England LOSS
    NY Jets WIN
    San Fran WIN
    St. Louis WIN
    Arizona WIN

    AWAY
    Carolina LOSS
    Detroit LOSS
    Chicago WIN
    Miami WIN
    Buffalo LOSS
    San Fran LOSS
    St. Louis WIN
    Arizona WIN

    Record: 10-6, first place in NFC West

  6. HawkfaninMT says:

    My hope for the schedule:

    1-vs Minnesota
    2-@ Buffalo
    3-@ Chicago
    4-vs Cards
    5-@Stl
    6-vs NE
    7-@SF
    8-BYE
    9-@Mia
    10-@Car
    11-vs GB
    12-vs Stl
    13-@ Cards
    14-vs Dal
    15-vs NYJ
    16-@ Det
    17-vs SF

    Get our Cold weather road games over early and warm weather teams later, longest flight just after bye week, stay in MIa maybe to play Carolina the following weekend (Not sure if PC would want to stay, but just a thought), end the season with SF at home…

    And I will bring my family to the home game against the Pats before the weather gets too wet!

  7. I’d like the longest trip to be just before the bye so they won’t be as tired from travel the following week for preparations for the next opponent since they will have it off. And then the second longest trip after the bye so they will be fresh. Then followed by a couple of home games.

  8. Ideally, the bye will come mid-season.

  9. Name another coach we may have heard of that also learned from Bill Walsh… That gives ME a warm and fuzzy…

  10. Dukeshire says:

    Yes, hoping for the bye to be Halloween. Later the better.

  11. I’m going to the Carolina game, the first game since 2005 Jax I’ll have been to.

  12. Being that I am NOT a betting man. . .

    PROP 2: Which player will be drafted first: Trent Richardson or Morris Claiborne?

    Trent Richardson: -120
    Morris Claiborne: -110

    What does this mean? i.e. if I put $10 on Claiborne to get drafted first and then he was . . . .

  13. And knowing the NFL we will play @Carolina -Home VS GB, and @Miami

    in hopes that we will start 0-3 (kidding – kinda)

  14. tchristensen says:

    Why doesn’t the NFL have an hour long special hosted by Lebron James to present the NFL schedule?

  15. Dukeshire says:

    ESPN has the next best thing…

  16. JazBadAzz says:

    xcman- where do I find that bet at? Got a link?

  17. HawkfaninMT says:

    I would assume on the prop bet link that Eric posted.. i can’t open the link, stupid workplace filter!!

  18. Jaz – yes it is from the prop bet link that is posted

  19. RDPoulsbo says:

    xcman: I’m not a betting man either, but here’s how I understand it. The “-” is generally the favorite so you’d have to bet $110 on Claiborne to win $100. If there’s a “+” you’d win that much for every $100 you bet.

    Notice the cushion. The house will take somewhere between 10%-20% no matter the outcome. There’s a whole formula for moving odds to balance the money so the house always wins no matter the outcome. They are devious bastards. Why I’m not a betting man.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    RD is close. The betting public actually determines line movement. How much, based on where the money is going, is determined by very complex metrics.

    As for the + / -, he is correct. But there isn’t always a “cushion”. There are even money bets. Almost never in props, however. So in the Richardson v Claiborn prop., Richardson is the favorite to go first. So, if you bet $10 on Claiborn to go first, you’d get back $18.90. (You’d win $8.90 + you original $10.).

  21. Why would they do a 4:00 pacific time? okay 7 eastern but are they making some big production out of this? just post them on the NFL site and all the team sites and call it good!

  22. chuck_easton says:

    Here’s the only thing I know about the schedule. If the first week for bye’s is week 4 that will be the week Seattle has their bye.

    As certain as death and taxes.

  23. I am hoping for a Thanksgiving game against Detroit that way I can knock out that annual visit to the inlaws and hopefully a win on the road! While Detroits D can be huge there seemed to be a complete meltdown towards the end last season and it will be interesting to see if they can get back to building up vs tearing down. Maybe if they can keep Suh from being an idiot.

  24. I hope the Hawks draft Polk with their 3rd if he’s there, I am a homer, but that dude is tough and I believe would compliment Lynch greatly. Man, the NFL just needs to send out the schedule online, what a joke, just tweet it or something.

  25. Dukeshire says:

    xcman – The past few years, they’ve made a bigger and bigger production out of the schedule release. ESPN has a schedule release show.

  26. Dukeshire says:

    I’m hoping they get a Monday and Thursday night game again.

  27. The NFL is by far the biggest draw of all American sports, so the 3 hour ad nauseam schedule coverage on ESPN shouldn’t come a surprise – nor should it shock the Hawk fan when they glance over Seattle’s schedule breakdown and focus an hour on Tebow’s arrival in NY…I mean, NJ.

  28. RDPoulsbo says:

    The schedule release show is right there with the combine in my opinion as nothing more than a TV spectacle, only it’s not even made for TV material.

    Now I’ll be able to see the TV schedule for weekends later this fall. Maybe I’ll think about travel plans. Could just spend 10 seconds on a website for that. No need to watch ESPN for an hour talking about it.

  29. Dukeshire says:

    The combine has some value, at lease. The schedule release show offers absolutely nothing to better the conversation of the NFL.

  30. GeorgiaHawk says:

    And as we wait for release of the schedule, we can read about an ex- Seahawk taking the meaning, ( full of crap ), to a whole new level!!!

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/football/2012/04/16/former-seahawk-brian-bosworth-sued-over-poop-problems/

  31. Wow, that was a horribly written piece of journalistic horseshit! What a jerk! Man, the PI has sunk lower than Whaleshit, and thats at the bottom of the ocean! Seriously, this crap article was written at less than a sixth-grade level by an utter moron. I cannot believe they printed it, even online. Guess they’ll print anything.

    First, Bosworth was not a “crappy linebacker”. He was actually pretty good, just injury prone and nowhere near as good as expected. He had 83 tackles and 7 sacks or something one year, despite injuries. Not Pro Bowl worthy, but certainly not “crappy”.

    Second, laughing gleefully at someone else’s misfortune simply because they once were an arrogant draft bust is unseemly at best, and at worst demonstration of a small minded, mean spirited person.

    And thirdly, the Seahawks never had to pay his full salary. He smartly took out a million dollar policy with Lloyds of London (Insurance guys who insure almost anything) for the full 11 million. THEY had to pay Boz when his injuries ended his career. He wasnt a villain that robbed Seattle of anything, just a smart guy whose career was cut short due to injuries and the effects of Roids. So why glory in his ruin?

    Fourth, the problems with Bosworth’s house may or may not have been his fault–its pretty obvious that it isnt a cut and dried case.

    Bosworth missed selling that house when the market was high because he balked over dropping his asking price 200k on a 20-million dollar plus sale. Seriously. That is insane! While Im tempted to say the guy got what he deserved for being so arrogant, take into account these things:

    He’s lost his wife and kids to divorce, his entire fortune was tied up in that house and he’s bound to lose his shirt. Everything he had is going down the toilet. He has health problems and is still reviled for being a draft bust in Seattle. Nothing he’s done over the last few years has worked out. While Im certainly not going to cry crocodile tears for him, Im certainly not cruel enough to delight in a once-wealthy individuals life disintegrating.

  32. SandpointHawk says:

    You forgot to mention Boz had incredibly small feet for his size and that makes it a b1tch when he goes to the pick up bars…..

  33. HawkfaninMT says:

    Yeah, that was about the most poorly written article I have ever read… Read more like a blog post that some kid wrote.

  34. The Boz was the best one-armed linebacker in the league in his day. When the 2nd arm went though it was over. The little know after story is that he went into the witness protection program and made a NFL comeback attempt years later with the Seahawks after some plastic surgery and under a new name, Isaiah Kacyvenski.

  35. Damn, Galena, thats COLD! LOL!

  36. Haha, Galena! I’d believe it, except that Isaiah Kacyvenski went to Harvard, and The Boz, well … I don’t think he was quite that smart. (Though he did sell T-shirts to Broncos fans.)

    As for the PI post, it is pretty crappy. But the writer is just looking for hits and we gave him some.

  37. GB at Seattle MNF Week 3

  38. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “As for the PI post, it is pretty crappy”

    That’s for sure! Lol.

  39. 10/18 Thursday Night at SF
    Week 11 BYE

  40. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    Only two prime time games this season. And one of them is on a Thursday. At first glance, however, we didn’t screwed with as many 10:00 a.m. games this year as in years past. We did get screwed playing, in weeks 12 and 13, playing Miami at 10:00 a.m., then playing at 10:00a.m. the following week in Chicago. Another thing that sticks out is that it looks like we don’t have a bye until week 11. I hope I’m wrong about that.

  41. Dukeshire says:

    pab – Do you have a link for this? Where are you getting this from? The NFL site still doesn’t have it up yet.

  42. Dukeshire says:

    A week 11 bye would be awesome!

  43. Soggybuc says:

    Check the big pop up on the NFL site Duke

  44. GeorgiaHawk says:

    If we can stay close to the top of the NFC west by week 13 then we should be in good shape with home games against the rest of the NFC west teams in the following weeks.

  45. Dukeshire says:

    It’s interesting they play at Carolina at 1:00 Pacific.

  46. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    Denver’s schedule is freaking bull ish! No way they deserve 4 prime time games! Who decides that? The only reason they have so many is because of Manning. What if Manning gets hurt in week 1, or two? It makes me angry that Seattle’s lack of popularity causes us to get slighted, while other teams get a lot of exposure because they’re popular, not because they’re good. And once last thing, why is it that we have to play Chicago in Chicago again? We play them every year, and I can’t remember the last time they played in Seattle. I wish I knew who made the schedules so I could send him a death threat (just kidding).

  47. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    I was wrong about Denver. They have 5 prime time games instead of 4.

  48. kinger12 says:

    http://www.seahawks.com/schedule/season-schedule.html

    MNF game against GB is going to be fun so early in the season and we get the Cards game one – that could get the season off to a nice start. Fingers crossed.

  49. Well as long as we keep winning in Chicago…

  50. Dukeshire says:

    As long… Regular season maybe. They have two consecutive playoff losses there, however.

  51. That’s why I like home field advantage in the playoffs.

  52. Our last road playoff win was in 1984!

  53. Check that, 1983.

  54. raymaines says:

    Some teams only get on TV because their popular? Well duh. $$$$$$$$

  55. Lime Green Jerseys (Bears at home – Mora blames Mare).

  56. Get the Cowgirls for the home opener, nice, going to ride on their ass, even if they think they are playing the Oregon Ducks.

  57. It stinks they always schedule us to play Chicago late in the season, and I cannot understand how they get us at Chicago two years in a row. Horsecrap! Roger Goodell is at it again, stacking the deck as always!

    At least we get a late-season bye, much better than the usual week 4 BS. Two prime time games are better than none, but Thursday games suck! Still, we are moving up in the world and the NFL is taking notice.

    I still hate that its so obvious Goodell only cares about money and popularity when deciding PrimeTime games and the schedule in general. It should be set up to even the playing field at all costs. But not when Goodell is in charge, who loves money far more than Sport.

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