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Morning links: Banks tryout tour headed to KC

Post by Eric Williams on June 10, 2012 at 7:30 am with 12 Comments »
June 10, 2012 7:30 am

It looks like the Seattle Seahawks have some stiff competition to secure exonerated linebacker Brian Banks’ services.

Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Banks will get a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs early next week before Seattle’s minicamp begins on Tuesday.

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll offered Banks an invitation to tryout for the team’s 90-man roster during his team’s three-day minicamp next week after working out the former prep star on Thursday.

Banks also worked out for San Diego on Friday.

Gehlken says according to Banks’ attorney, Justin Brooks, Washington, Minnesota and San Francisco also remain interested in having Banks in for a tryout.

ESPN’s John Clayton talks with Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin in this audio link. Baldwin tells Clayton that none of the quarterbacks have separated themselves in the three-man competition. He also points to Deon Butler as a player that has stood out in the receiver competition.

Chris Brown, writing for Grantland, discusses the birth and evolution of the 3-3-5 defense.

Len Pasquarelli writing for Fox Sports says the trend of getting rookie quarterbacks on the field quickly means some quality quarterbacks like Kyle Orton and Jason Campbell are now relegated to backup roles.

Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports takes a look at how the potential use of replacement officials in the NFL could affect outcomes during the regular season.

Bill Simmons of Grantland has an interesting read on the beginning if fandom, writing about his young daughter’s passion for the Los Angeles Kings.

Morning links
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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Chris Brown’s Smart Football site, is one of the best Xs and Os on the web. It’s just awesome. His piece on 3-3-5 is no different. Of you’re into that side of the game, he’s a must read.

  2. montanamike2 says:

    As for Chris Browns article I think it explains how Jason Jones will impact our team, not that we’re running a 3-3-5 but i do think he’ll be used similar. Anyways thanks for the heads up Duke.

  3. chuck_easton says:

    Not the best news on the QB front. I’m bracing for another TJack year with Flynn and Wilson fighting for the top spot in 2013.

    Absent any of the three performing markedly better tie goes to the incumbant.

    I can only hope that Flynn or Wilson’s game smarts shine in pre-season and that is enough to push one of them to the front. We know TJack is an athelete so of course he’s going to look good in practice. We also know he tends to develop tunnel vision when the guys on the other side of the ball are wearing different uniforms and are actively trying to stop him.

  4. Flynn will be the starter this year, Tjack #2, and Wilson #3. We know what we get with Tjack, he has been in the league long enough and with the same offensive coordinator that he will not drastically change. Give Flynn the nod so he can get all the much needed reps.

  5. Baldwin and TJack are very good friends, so take what he says with a grain of salt. I listened to the whole interview, and if you believe what he says, we will have the best receiving corps in all of football. He also said it wasn’t “as clear cut as people may think” which actually suggests Flynn is in the lead but it’s close. It was a sound byte that the media ran with.

  6. Baldwin tells Clayton that none of the quarterbacks have separated themselves in the three-man competition. – Eric WIlliams

    I actually disagree with this. That’s not what he said. He clearly says Russell Wilson is behind the other two because of the speed of the game. He suggests Flynn is in the lead but that it’s close, that Flynn has a strong arm and is accurate etc. but that it’s hard to tell right now because no one is wearing pads yet and the QB’s aren’t facing pressure.

    Baldwin really didn’t say anything news worthy, and in fact, if you LISTEN to the interview, he jokes that he won’t comment on which is doing better than the other because it could get him in trouble. He gives each guy a compliment (other than slightly knocking WIlson for not being able to quite handle the speed of the league yet) and is very diplomatic.

    I guess the need for “news” in June trumps all!

  7. SandpointHawk says:

    WTF, where is everyone? Even when there is no news we can argue over something. This has been the slowest three days in memory….Someone stir the pot… Bobby? Nighthawk? Pabs? Duke? you are have the skill to get us back on track…lets get busy…. Should the Hawks sign Ocho and Owens?

  8. Dukeshire says:

    It’s like this every June / July, especially on the weekends: people out of town, or enjoying the weather, etc… Relish the reprieve. We’ll be back at each other’s throats soon enough. Lol.

  9. Soggybuc says:

    And just when did Doug Baldwin become the definitive expert on NFL QB’s? much adoo about nothing!

  10. ESPN is reporting that Banks has accepted the ‘Hawks’ invitation to minicamp

  11. Dukeshire says:

    Thanks Tyness. And I’m happy for both sides: I can’t imagine a softer landing than Seattle for Banks. And as a Seahawk fan, I’m so glad he’ll get a chance to make “my” team. This will be an awesome story to follow. Good luck, Brian!

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