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Morning links: Hawks in Hawaii

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:05 am with 22 Comments »
January 25, 2013 7:16 pm
In this photo provided by IMG Consulting, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) look on as William Thomas, far right, a member of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Schofield Barracks, explains how he was wounded in action in Afghanistan Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Honolulu. Guny Aragon, far left, also a member of Warrior Transition Battalion along with Thomas had lunch and met six National League Football players whom are playing in this weekend's NFL Pro Bowl. (Eugene Tanner/AP Images for USAA. IMG Consulting
In this photo provided by IMG Consulting, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) look on as William Thomas, far right, a member of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Schofield Barracks, explains how he was wounded in action in Afghanistan Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Honolulu. Guny Aragon, far left, also a member of Warrior Transition Battalion along with Thomas had lunch and met six National League Football players whom are playing in this weekend’s NFL Pro Bowl. (Eugene Tanner/AP Images for USAA. IMG Consulting

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides coverage of this weekend’s Pro Bowl from Hawaii (Yes, Clare is a lucky man). He catches up with center Max Unger, who returns to his home state of Hawaii for the all-star football weekend.

Unger grew up on the big island of Kailua-Kona
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“It’s a little more special for me, being from Hawaii. It’s pretty cool, man. I hope they keep the game here. It’s a pretty special environment.”

There’s also a photo gallery from Thursday’s practice at Seahawks.com, which you can check out here.

You can listen to Wilson chat it up with Drew Brees in this video link.

Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network said that University of Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant had the top performance at the Senior Bowl this week in this video link.

Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network offers his list of Senior Bowl standouts here.

Gil Brandt of the NFL Network ranks Russell Wilson No. 6 in his top quarterbacks under 30 years old. Matt Flynn just misses the cut.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated has Seattle selecting Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker in his first mock draft of 2013.

Peter Schrager of Fox Sports gives Seattle West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin in his latest mock draft.

Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has Seattle selecting USC receiver Robert Woods in his latest mock draft.

Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times takes a closer look at the possible suitors for Matt Flynn’s services via trade.

Russ Lande of the National Football Post provides his top 10 players from the Senior Bowl.

Leon Washington talks with Erik Kuselias of NBC Sports in the video below.

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  1. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    if fluker drops to seattle i would love this pick. would be nice to have bookends for lynch to run behind.

  2. HawkfaninMT says:

    Is that really Julio Jones? He looks so slight and unassuming if it is. I am amazed that body could outmuscle Brandon Browner for a jump ball

  3. Hawkfan..i was thinking the same thing. At first sight, i thought that was just a random fan wearing a his jersey. He looks skinny and slender, kinda like Obo.

    I’m just not ready to think about the draft yet. I’m not a big college player scouter so maybe that is why i’m never too excited about this time of year…but i keep thinking about those 31 seconds in Atlanta, and thinking i’m going to wake up and the Hawks are going to play the 9ers for the NFCC.

    Oh well, next year will be great and i have faith in this FO to take care of offseason business.

  4. chuck_easton says:

    So, it would appear that Mock Draft season is upon us. Good thing PC and JS tend to order off the menu at draft time. Nobody has Seattle taking a D lineman in the first round.

    Yes a big fast WR would be nice but more pass rush is vital to this team moving forward.

    Who knows. PC and JS could blow us all away and select a kicker at #25. Nothing would shock me anymore.

  5. bbnate420 says:

    Anyone seen the latest tweets from that moron Titus Young? I guess that turd doesn’t want to play in the NFL anymore.

  6. chuck_easton says:

    Sure he does! He will even play for 1 dollar. But the team that gets him MUST throw the ball to Titus on every offensive play or else.

    Oh, and remember, when Titus was accused of intentionally lining up out of position in an attempt to sabotage the team his response was that he wasn’t trying to sabotage the team, he was just lining up where he knew the ball was going even if it wasn’t supposed to be going to him.

    See? He’s not a bad guy. He even wants to make up his own plays so that he’s always where the ball will be! If he came to Seattle he could line up in the backfield and wrestle the ball away from Lynch on every run play. What’s the problem? (heavy sarcasm for anyone who didn’t pick that up).

  7. princeaden says:

    Doesn’t Julio Jones have dreads ?

  8. guywhothinksheknowsitall says:

    That is definetely not Julio Jones

  9. Actually, after looking at some pics of Julio on google images, i think that is him. There are some pics of him with short hair and you can tell it is him. He has pointy ears and the pics i have been looking at, resemble the pic of him on this page. This picture makes him look more skinny than he looks on the field

  10. AKhawkFan says:

    That’s deffinetly Julio Jones. It is weird that he looks so skinny in that picture though.

  11. Well, Jones 6’3″ and 220 lbs according to nfl.com. That’s big enough

  12. Wow, where have I been, I didn’t’ even know Robert Woods was declaring for the draft. Although I’d like DL in round 1, I wouldn’t complain about Woods on the team.

    Looks like Mr. Jones did cut his hair recently: http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/60/files/2013/01/tim-jennings-int-pro-bowl-practice.jpg

  13. bbnate420 says:

    That is definitely Julio Jones. He cut his dreads. Before this last season began I believe.

    It’s the same thing as the Trufant photo the other day. He is behind all the other people in the photo. And The Beast is yoked out.

  14. wazzulander says:

    Thats not Julio Jones, its Ronaiah Tuiasosopo!

  15. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    just saw an article on hawks interest in Revis…. wow that would be a hell of a D backfield.

  16. So, it would appear that Mock Draft season is upon us. Good thing PC and JS tend to order off the menu at draft time. Nobody has Seattle taking a D lineman in the first round.

    The CBS guy on the same page as Rang has Seattle drafting a DT – a guy Rang has going in the 10th pick I think.

    Who knows. PC and JS could blow us all away and select a kicker at #25. Nothing would shock me anymore.

    truer words have never been spoken!!

  17. Dukeshire says:

    hawkfaninoklahoma – I’d love for Seattle to get Revis and have him as their nickle corner. Browner, Sherman, and Revis on the slot…? Yes please.

  18. sluggo42 says:

    There won’t be a worthwhile DT left by our pick. But there might be a WR…

  19. I believe the only reason they are saying Seattle is a possible landing place for Revis is because Idzik is thier Gm. Its crap. The guy wants to be the highest paid player in the NFL, period. He’s made that plain. There is no way with Seattle having Browner and Sherman and Lane and Thurmond and the rest that they are willing to trade anything to the Jets in order to get Revis for a one-year deal. UNLESS he’s willing to take 6 mill from us and the Jets only want a fifth or lower.

    He’s still rehabbing a terrible injury that no one knows how much it will affect his speed, agility, and overall play. He’s a GIANT risk. And what the hell would we do with him?! Bump Sherman or Browner to the slot?! They arent cut out for that. And you know Revis aint about to get bumped to the slot for anyone or any reason. He’d rather retire.

    Im calling this one a total BS rumor. Its all BS.

    We’re going after at least one DT and one DE in FA that arent gonna be cheap. There is no room for an Ultra-High Risk at a luxury position like REvis.

    ANd that pic?! Doesnt look like Marshawn OR JOnes. At all.

  20. Duke, that would be one bad ass secondary if we had Revis as our nickelback. We’d have to upgrade their nickname to the Legion of Doom.

  21. bbnate420 says:

    I would be shocked if Revis ends up here. The idea of starting Revis at CB, moving BB to SS, and Kam to WLB is very intriguing to me. That does involve 2 guys playing positions they never have before though. It seems like BB and Kam have the tools to make that switch. It’s not going to happen, so I guess I shouldn’t bother thinking about it.

  22. I dont mind moving Kam to WLB, but Browner is fine where he is. Before that suspension, he was our best corner. The guys a beast on the outside. And Revis wants all the money in the world.

    Seattle has no need for someone that damaged and that expensive. If they were gonna break the bank on a veteran, it would be a DT or a DE.

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