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Morning links: McQuistan, five other Seahawks earn pay raises in 2013

Post by Eric Williams on Feb. 2, 2013 at 9:19 am with 34 Comments »
February 2, 2013 9:19 am
Seattle Seahawks' Paul McQuistan (67) on the bench against the Carolina Panthers  during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. The Seahawks won 16-12. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Seattle Seahawks’ Paul McQuistan (67) on the bench against the Carolina Panthers during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. The Seahawks won 16-12. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Brian McIntyre of Yahoo Sports, an NFL salary cap guru, provides some interesting information in his blog post on players who triggered pay bumps for 2013 base salaries based on their playing time or performance in 2012.

Among them, six Seattle players received pay increases in base salaries for the coming year.

Red Bryant, DE – $6.5 million to $6.6 million
Kam Chancellor, S – $630,000 to $1.323 million
Breno Giacomini, OT – $3 million to $3.5 million
Paul McQuistan, G – $2 million to $3 million
Earl Thomas, S – $1.575 million to $2.05 million
Max Unger, OC – $4 million to $4.9 million

KJR’s Ian Furness talks with Rob Rang of about Seattle’s draft needs heading into April’s draft in this audio link.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, who’s voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the first time, walks us though his debate of which players deserve to get in today.

The finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced at 2:30 pacific times. Here’s the list of finalists.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that former Seattle receiver Ricardo Lockette turned down a chance to sign to an active roster of another team to remain on San Francisco’s practice squad.

Ben Muth of Football Outsiders takes a closer look at Baltimore’s offensive line play, and how the Ravens will try and defend San Francisco’s read option.

Steve Specht of Xavier High in Cincinnati, Ohio – Seahawks defensive lineman Greg Scruggs’ high school football coach – won the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award.

Morning links
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  1. MadSweeney42 says:

    What about Wilson?!

  2. MadSweeney42 says:

    NVM, I read that wrong. I thought it was for the pay bumps players can receive for outperforming their contract for the 2012 season.

  3. Don’t let Earl see that list . . .

  4. Was not overly impressed with Red this year. At times he was so quick to start a backside pursuit that he lost contain and allowed big runs to his side.

    I would not be surprised to see McQuistan or Giacomini lose their starter roles next season.

  5. MadSweeney42 says:

    I too was let down by Red’s performance, but I am hoping most of it is due to the foot. He was named C of the defense and regardless of his play on the field, I am sure his contribution was irreplaceable as a leader. Having been dealing with severe plantar fasciitis myself for more than the last year, I am utterly amazed he can even walk after practice. I could barely take my dog for a trip around the block, much less push off on it and maintain physical fitness against elite athletes. I believe he was dealing with it for most of the year. We’ll see next year which of the last 2 seasons was an aberration.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Now that Tez is in, time to get Kenny Easley the recognition he deserves. He absolutely deserves HOF consideration and to be inducted.

  7. If Gayle Sayers can get in, there’s no reason to deny Easley!

  8. Dukeshire says:

    My thoughts exactly.

  9. Loved Kenny Easley – the only knock on him is a career cut too short.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    Yep. That’s why the Gayle Sayers reference.

  11. princeaden says:

    I was talking to my 82yo Dad a couple nights ago and he reminded me of his Kenny Easley Jersey (that he unearthed while cleaning out his drawers) I bought for him in ’85 I think. It made me smile for sure :) I too Loved Kenny Easley.

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Kenny Easley deserves it. Just ask Ronnie Lott.

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Ronnie Lott wrote:
    Kenny could do what Jack Tatum could do, but he also could do what Mike Haynes could do. He was not only a great hitter and great intimidator on the field, but he was a great athlete. Kenny, Lawrence Taylor and those guys changed the game of football on the defensive side because they were not just big hitters. Now, all of sudden, you were seeing guys who were big hitters, but also as athletic as anyone on offense.

    Bill Walsh wrote:
    He’d be a Hall of Fame player (had he played longer). Maybe he still is. He was that good.

    Todd Christensen wrote:

    It goes without saying what Ronnie did in his career, but in all candor – and this is no knock on Ronnie – Kenny Easley was a better football player.

  14. we all loved kenny easley . . what a player.

  15. Unfortunately for Easley, like Tez, he played in South Alaska on frankly not very good teams. No doubt he’s very deserving but “modern era” players have to have national exposure to get the sportswriters’ attention.

    On a related note, I’m sitting here watching the Hall of Fame All Time Team. Largent didn’t even crack the top 5 vote getters. Rice is a no-brainer, but Michael Irvin as the other?

  16. Dukeshire says:

    Seattle was 58-46 while Easley was here, including 3 playoff appearances. He was on some very good teams, actually.

    Worth another look for those who haven’t seen this in a while…

  17. Skavage says:

    When thinking about Red’s season I have to remember the guy played most of the way with that foot injury. (Sorry forget the name of it atm). But no matter the name, when you are 300+ pounds you need a couple of good, healthy feet to carry you. Pretty hard to fault his play when he’s attwmpting to play through some pretty bad pain.

  18. edstang45 says:

    Is Paul McQuistan’s bump in pay due to his potential modeling career, now he is closer to super model level is he not..

    We always thought Easley was the best player during his time,Heand Lott entered the league together and then Lott got the recognition after Easley left early…it’s cool to hear his peers voice some recognition now….He was the best!!!

  19. edstang45 says:

    As for Red I think we’d miss his presence if he was not on there, may have let down a bit but still he is so important to this defense

  20. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Good clip Duke. I always love to watch it.

    This is an old article on Easley, ( some here may not have been born yet, or perhaps in diapers) however I find it very interesting.

    “Dynamite Pigskin” Lol.

    And qoutes from Reggie McKenzie and Dan Reeves on Easley.

    And I will always remember when Easley sent Mark Duper and Bruce Hardy out of the AFC playoff game against Miami with bell ringing tackles.

  21. Blocis, nothing like getting started on your mock draft a little early, eh? ;-)

    I love your round 3 pick of Sylvester Williams, except that I doubt he will be available at the end of round 3. You probably need to draft him in round 2 to get him, but he’s one of the DTs I’d definitely be interested in.

    Nothing wrong with Khaseem Green, other than his being only 6’1 and he’ll probably be off the board before our late round 2 pick. You would probably need to draft him at 1/25 to get him.

    In round 3, I like OLB Jamie Collins, Southern Miss. He’s more of the long, lean type of OLB I think Carroll will want.

    Start the draft with Williams in round 2 and Collins in round 3 and I’d feel pretty good going into round 3 with 7 more draft picks. Add a DE, and we’ve plugged our leaks and upgraded our defense.

  22. d’OH. I meant *rounds 1 and 3*, but what the heck, maybe I should just leave this stuff to Mel Kiper.

  23. bbnate420 says:

    Easley isn’t in because he played in Southern Alaska. Sayers played in Chicago and has a folklore built up around him.

    blocis, I like your pick of Williams and Greene. Stevos may be right that they would have to get them earlier. They have the picks to move up in a round though. And a lot will change between now and the draft. Another guy to look at for WLB is Sean Porter. Looks to go in the 2nd. He’s a little lighter, but he probably could add a few pounds. Rang says that he thinks Greene is maxed out for weight. Greene sounds like he may be more well-rounded, but Porter is supposed to be the best covering LB in the draft. We all know the Hawks could use that. I’d like the Hawks to consider either Dobson or Hunter in the 2nd as well, both WRs. Maybe they trade some picks for an extra 2nd.

    pdway, ET gets paid more than the others on that list except for Red and Unger. He just got more money up front, I believe.

  24. bbnate420 says:

    Eric, are you considering doing a live chat with Rang before the draft? Hopefully some time closer to the draft, sometime after the combine.

  25. Dukeshire says:

    And in no surprise whatsoever, Griffin rookie of the year.

  26. bbnate420 says:

    At least it wasn’t Luck. I can’t argue with RG3.

  27. Doing a mock draft this early is always abit silly….. free agency will have a big impact on many teams draft plans and (as others have mentioned) the draft boards will change alot in the next couple of months. Still, I like playing GM. If JS needs any help, I am good to go…..

  28. edstang45 says:

    RW wins the fan vote for rookie of the Yea. Lets see which of the three rookie QBs win the SB sooner…Not a stretch to think next year is the year

  29. TomlPDX says:

    RW is definitely a fan favorite. Go Hawks!

  30. Macabrevity says:

    Red was definitely underwhelming this season, even a liability on the field at times imo. I don’t think hoping it was the plantar fasciitis is any good… a big guy with bad feet? Good luck somehow bouncing back, unless he decides to lose 50lbs, and then he wouldn’t be Red anymore.

    As for Easley, definitely my all time favorite Hawk. There will always be some mind-boggling athletes at the position, but I’ve never seen anyone quite like him. Remember that confident feeling as a viewer whenever the ball was thrown deep against us? My friends and I used to say ‘good punt, good punt’ whenever other teams threw deep. Our current secondary definitely has some of that magic, but from where I sit it’s mostly Sherman giving us that deep ball insurance when they’re dumb enough to test him.

    As for pay raises, I’d like to ensure Sherman stays with the team as soon as the CBA allows us to. I’d also like us to restructure Flynn if at all possible, or see him packing. K.J. needs mo’ money too ;)

  31. blueshq says:

    Easley always seemed like the best athlete on the field. When he got in a zone he could take over a game from centerfield. You got the feeling that he would get to the ball and make a play no matter what the other team did or where the ball went run or pass. I saw him score 3 td’s against the Browns in the Kingdome on long runbacks but one was called back on a penalty away from the ball.

    I’ve never seen any other Seahawk who was so dominant but there are times when RW75 has that look like he is going to control the game no matter what anybody else does.

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