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Morning links: More on Clemons

Post by Eric Williams on June 17, 2012 at 8:29 am with 9 Comments »
June 17, 2012 8:29 am

Happy Fathers Day. Just a heads up, I’ll be on furlough next week, so Dave Boling will be ably filling in to keep things going here, including any breaking news that occurs.

Doug Farrar and Rob Rang talked to Seahawks general manager John Schneider about Chris Clemons in the duo’s weekly Chalk Talk segment on KJR-AM every Saturday, which you can listen to here. The segment begins about 27 minutes in. Here’s what Schneider had to say about the contract negotiations.

Schneider: What I can share with you guys is that we’ve had dialogue with Chris and his agent,” Schneider said. “It’s all been positive. You know, he elected not to come to the camp, that’s his prerogative. He’s got a year left on his contract, he’s very talented, he’s a very important part of what we’re doing. And we’ll try to do what’s in the best interest of the organization. I think the fans recognize that he’s an important part of what we do on defense, and the 12th Man has really helped his game, too, in terms of being filled out at the stadium and allowing him to jump off the ball.

“Obviously we’d like to extend a number of different guys. We have several unrestricted free agents coming up that we’d like to start working on and he’s a priority.”

Brian McIntyre of writes that he would not be surprised if the Seahawks upped their offer to $7 million a year, which is what they are paying Red Bryant.

Seattle fullback Michael Robinson talks with rookie Robert Turbin and tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. in his latest Real Robinson report. Check out the video below.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald says that while the three-man quarterback competition puts Seattle at a disadvantage because of the limited reps, he believes it’s the best decision for the team to find a long-term solution at QB.

ESPN’s Mike Sando reports that analyst Ron Jaworski has Matt Flynn ranked No. 27 among his projected starters in 2012.

More Farrar: He talks about the limited prep work rookie quarterbacks like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson can get done while being away from the facility for six weeks until training camp begins. Wilson says he plans on staying in Seattle for the majority of the time leading up to training camp.

According to, the league will offer “All-22” video football of all games as part of its NFL Rewind package for $69.99 this year. The new video footage is a similar type of video that the coaches use, and allows you to better see secondary coverage and line play.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post discusses the best route concept to beat a Cover 4 defense, the pin route.

Pat McManamon of Fox Sports Ohio writes that Browns president Mike Holmgren plans to be more accessible this season after taking heat from the Cleveland media and the fans for talking to Seattle-area radio stations before talking to them, along with the team’s handling of Colt McCoy’s concussion late last season.

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Leave a comment Comments → 9
  1. SandpointHawk says:

    Hey Eric, even though it’s a furlough, have a great week off.
    Happy Fathers Day to all the Insiders…

  2. Soggybuc says:

    OMG! not the Boling! he’s just, just. just fine actually have a good week off Eric.

  3. JazBadAzz says:

    Happy Father’s day to you all.
    Clemons needs to understand that he wasn’t sh!t before he came here and he is a product of what we do, and not what he does. Now that’s said, I do think the media over reacts to things like this and makes a mole out of a mountain. hopefully this can be contained better than the wildfire in Cali. god bless all those people and animals out there!

  4. HawkfaninMT says:

    I am liking KW3 more and more… I can’t wait to see the 2TE set with Rice outside and Lynch/MRob in the I. That is going to be a mean O to stop

  5. Well, well…perhaps Clemons isnt as stupid as I thought, and Seattle WILL pay him more. He is a very good player in our system, and we cant afford to lose him this year..

  6. raymaines says:

    I’d be OK with it if the Seahawks didn’t give Clemens a raise this year and put the dreaded “F” tag on him next year. That would be a hefty pay bump in 2013 and by then his career is all but over.

  7. Soggybuc says:

    Grats E on getting credit for breaking news on! ESPN better keep their distance.

  8. bbnate420 says:

    Chuck, first off, I don’t think I really “shot you down” about the contract offer. I just stated that none us knew whether or not he had been made an offer as none had EVEN been reported at the time. You didn’t refute this or send me a link to a report so I assume you didn’t disagree. Was I just supposed to assume that he had been offered a contract with zero evidence like you? This article was written today so it HARDLY PROVES that Clemons had been made an offer when we had our exchange. Maybe his hold out pushed the Hawks into making that offer. None of us know that at this time. I don’t necessarily doubt this report but it is just that. A REPORT. Hardly the gospel. And yes they doubled his salary this year but, they only offered 4. 5 and 5.5 the next two years so that is misleading. It didn’t say but, I would guess that 2013 and 2014 aren’t guaranteed either. You should be against this offer anyways since you’re such a big fan of one year contracts, right?

    That said, 18 mil over 3 years for 6 mil a year is probably a decent offer considering what he is likely to get in the open market. John Abraham got 3 years for 21 mil this offseason, I believe. Abraham is a few years older but, has a longer history of production and is a little more scheme diverse. My guess is that Clemons won’t get more than 2-3 years for 8 mil a year from anyone else and I wouldn’t offer him more than that if I was PC/JS. If need be, they should just give him a 2-4 mil raise for 2012 only and then replace him next offseason. I think this team needs Clemons and they have the money to do it.

  9. I like the green loofa hanging in KW’s locker. Ha! Even tough-ass ballers gotta keep their skin supple.

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