Dennis Dillon of Sports Illustrated take an in-depth look at the Seahawks as part of his web site’s inside look at all 32 NFL teams.
Dillon lists improving the pass rush, bringing in more weapons for Wilson an making the tight end more a part of the offense as things that should be on Seattle’s to-do list this offseason.
Dillon: “The Seahawks need to adapt the blocking scheme of their offensive line to where it’s more in sync with the 5-foot-11, 206-pound Wilson, who is not a prototype pocket passer and throws a lot while he’s on the move. Tight ends and backs also might have to help. Keeping pass rushers off Wilson, who was sacked 33 times (once for about every 12 pass attempts), is paramount. Right tackle Breno Giacomini is someone the team could stand to improve on, especially in a talent-rich free agent class at the position. The team doesn’t necessarily need a home-run signing there, but the right deal at right tackle could go a long way.”
Dave Boling of The News Tribune discusses the year-round sport that has become the NFL, with the league considering shuffling around the schedule so that they have one big event each month.
I talked with Bob Stelton and Jason Stiles of ESPN 710 Seattle about prospects that Seattle could be interested in at the combine. I think Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer could be a nice fit because of his versatility.
I also talked with Ian Furness and Jason Puckett about the Seahawks and what the team’s draft needs are in this audio link.
Dave Wyman of 710 ESPN Seattle writes that Dwight Freeney would be good fit for Seattle – at the right price.
Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports that according to a league source a deal has essentially been agreed to with the San Francisco 49ers trading quarterback Alex Smith to an unnamed team. He also speculates that the Seahawks could trade Matt Flynn to Jacksonville for a fourth or fifth round pick.
Although reports have surfaced that an Alex Smith trade to Kansas City is all but done, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes that according to league sources San Francisco is still discussing potential trades with other teams, and no deal is in place.
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports says Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is worth the risk, and can be a playmaker at the next level.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has a nice breakdown of the top QB prospects and how they performed on Sunday. Rang polled several scouts on hand, and most thought that West Virginia’s Geno Smith performed the best. However, they also said the Smith did not separate himself as the top quarterback in the draft.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports writes that teams looking for the next Rob Gronkowski could find a talented hybrid tight end in the second round.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Eagles have release defensive tackles Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson. Both of those players could be fits in Seattle.
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com offers his workout warriors from the defensive line and linebackers on Monday.
Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated says with the trend of teams moving to more read option looks, coaches and scouts are looking for more athletic offensive linemen who can create better blocking angles in the run game.