Dan Pompei of the National Football Post examines whether or not Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and Detroit’s Kellen Moore are big enough to be successful quarterbacks in the NFL.
Here’s the takeaway quote from Seattle general manager John Schneider.
“He is the closest player I’ve done to Drew Brees and Jeff Garcia in terms of sliding, finding lanes and creating for himself,” Seattle general manager John Schneider said of Wilson. “He can slide and he has quick eye. From an accuracy, anticipation standpoint, he is the closest to Drew Brees.”
Pompei also shares his list of the top 10 short quarterbacks in NFL history.
I’ll take a closer look at some of the quarterbacks who have had successful careers in the NFL at 6-foot-tall in a blog post later today.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com profiles Seattle seventh round pick defensive end Greg Scruggs.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post takes a look at the benefits of OTAs.
Dennis Dillon of Sports Illustrated has a nice profile on new Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports lists his top 100 player in the NFL. Seattle safety Earl Thomas is the only Seahawk to make the list at No. 97. That’s right, no love for Marshawn Lynch.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports discusses the “Big Nickel” and how teams are using a big fifth defensive back to match up to the two tight end hybrid sets that teams like the Patriots are effectively using. Sixth round draft pick Winston Guy seems like the obvious choice for Seattle to use as the team’s “Big Nickel” guy.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times profiles former Seahawks quarterback Jon Kitna, who coaches and teaches at his alma mater Lincoln High in Tacoma.
Seattle receiver Ricardo Lockette joins the Sports Kings in Atlanta in this audio link.