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Report: DT Tony McDaniel visiting Seattle

Post by Eric Williams on March 21, 2013 at 7:49 am with 38 Comments »
March 21, 2013 3:38 pm

Tony McDaniel

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Seattle Seahawks are bringing in Miami Dolphins free agent defensive tackle Tony McDaniel in for a visit today, as the team switches focus to the draft and the secondary market in free agency.

The Seahawks have not confirmed the report.

At 6-7 and 305 pounds, McDaniel fits the height and size ratio the Seahawks are looking for in a run-stuffing defensive tackle to possibly replace Alan Branch inside. McDaniel, 28, finished with 11 tackles and half a sack for the Dolphins in 2012 as a rotational guy along the defensive line.

McDaniel played on passing downs and in short-yardage situations for Miami.

McDaniel played in just 11 games last season because of a fractured hand and a nagging knee issue. A University of Tennessee product, McDaniel started his career with Jacksonville, playing three seasons with the Jags before being traded to the Dolphins in 2009.

McDaniel also received the Ed Block courage award from the Dolphins in 2012 for playing through an uncomfortable right knee injury.

Check out this video interview with McDaniel below to learn more about him as a person.

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Leave a comment Comments → 38
  1. “Red Velvet” will be his handle now!

  2. Nice ad.

    Never heard of Tony McDaniel but I was very impressed with the Dolphin Defensive line last year. Would love to see him added to the roster. I can’t imagine that he’ll cost all that much.


  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Bud light is his Beer of choice? That is just too wrong! Lol.
    If he signs with us someone needs to take this kid out and show him there is a beer world out there in the great Northwest that can blow the socks off Bud.

  4. FYI— This video automatically plays when the page loads or refreshes, which is really annoying on a blog thread because commenters have to refresh a lot to stay in the conversation.

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Danny Kelly does a great job over there at fieldgulls.
    I can’t wait to see how Turbin does in his second year. Wow, I can only imagine how explosive this team could be if we could get above average pass protection on the O-line this year.

  6. seahawk44 says:

    Audible ….100% agreed

  7. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    i can’r wait to see how turbin does this year, i really believe that turbin will replace lynch in next year or two at the most.

  8. Tony McDaniel was better at run-stopping than A.Branch last season, but not as good at pass-rushing. We need pressure from the inside.

  9. Singularitarian says:

    I know nothing about him. Seems kind of weird to plays passing and short yardage downs specifically, must have big initial push

  10. hawkfaninoklahoma says:


  11. rramstad says:

    Auto play SUCKS. I often open up a number of tabs all at once, and suddenly, I get loud audio and can’t figure out where it’s coming from or why. Totally annoying!

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I can imagine how tense it was in that 3rd round leading up to the Wilson pick. Even without Wilson it was a good draft and if Sweezy and Scruggs develope it could go down as one of the greatest for any team.

    What a job this FO is doing.

  13. PugetHawk says:

    I just muted my laptop so the auto-play doesn’t affect me.

    I am curious what kind of money McDaniel will get. Any guesses?

  14. SaigonSun says:

    I tried to post from my tablet few times and every time I got : “you’re posting to much, slow down”. This time it let me go.
    All I wanted to say is: to me getting in a “beef” with one of you ( or, all of you) is therapeutic experience. Not like going into a bar and getting busted for a fistfight over a stupid football argument. This is cheap , but effective way to vent and still enjoy the next day. :-)

  15. Played on passing downs and short yardage siuations. Fail to see the logic. Supposedly better against the run than pass? Waiting for
    a better analysis of his skllset before getting too excited.

  16. I hate auto-play and ended up disabling Flash. I use another browser that has Flash if I want to watch a video. I prefer to read than watch anyway.

  17. SaigonSun says:

    I red this blog way before I started posting. This are my observations about some of the “Seahawks Insider” insiders : elperrogrande was run off this blog becouse he was a “troll”
    even though all he ever bitched about was Tim Ruskell while most of you ( with exeption of BobbyK and Seahawklovertoo) have had your heads up Ruskell’s behind so bad…. specially Stevos.
    ACIB was the bad guy because he saw Curry as a legitimate bust way before anyone else, including me ( I was nutts about us getting AC @ # . Dukeshire and his brainless posse branded him a troll and he is gone too. Thats to bad because those two did prove they were right about TR and AC. I guess to stay here one must be brain dead and sing cumbaya. That is truly sad.
    Have nice day.

  18. Saigon sun – really, that’s what you got? Is this a joke?

    ** popping popcorn to watch the ensuing drama fest about to happen**

  19. Well, uh, uhm…It’s Kumbaya with a heavy emphasis on the ‘K’!

  20. Siagon – he wasn’t branded a troll until the whole Wilson tirades!! and his constant “I was right about Curry – therefor I am right about Wilson”

    Clearly he wasn’t

    I have been SUPER harsh on PC up until this season, but I was never labeled a troll because I didn’t get in people face about it. I would post my opinion l let people react how they may instead of telling them over and over again AND remind them that I am supposedly smarter than them.

    Just my 2 cents

  21. Dukeshire says:

    Hey Siagon – I challenge you to go back through the archives and find just one post where I expressed anything that can be read as support for Ruskell. And ACIB was far from the first here to criticize Curry but he sure hopped on the bandwagon loudly.

  22. SandpointHawk says:

    Hey Sluggo, I’ll pick up some beer to go with the popcorn and be right over, it’s going be a great show…

  23. Hmmm, notice how you never see Saigon and acid in the room at the same time?… Just sayin :)

  24. Right on sandpoint, should be a good time!

  25. Ya know, this is all good fun, but what’s really important right now, is what golf clubs should I buy, now that my trusty mp-33’s are sold?

  26. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    siagon, wow .elperro was a troll because all he wanted to do was pick fights and stir shit up just like ACIB and Yanknita. you haven’t had a complaint till yanknita get’s called out and disappears. now you show up complaining and posting with the same smiley faces as yanknita…? not accusing just saying. their are a ton of egos on here and testosterone to match we all agree and disagree at times. arguing to the point of stupidity at times .in the end it’s all good and we appreciate each others input and feedback.
    the unspoken rule in here is simple argue all you want but don’t make it personal all three of the above mentioned did that. i am amazed that you didn’t notice that. to call all of us out while not recognizing that it pretty shortsighted. post what you want i am just pointing out some facts.

  27. SaigonSun says:

    So effing what if those people didn’t share your opinion? Live them alone. None of you have any exclusive rights on this blog. Everyone learns by listening and reading instead of writing and running their clapper. Try it sometimes. As for you Duke, I remember well when you and your bitch snydro22 were constantly provoking elperrogrande. Don’t act like you’re. Mother Theresa when you’re nothing but an sports blog whore. As for cumbaya or kumbaya….. I would care less. English is NOT my original language ( not even top 4). How many do you speak and are literate in? Finally, I’m not anyone of those and if I was, I’m positive you sluggo with the IQ of 44 wouldn’t be bright enough to figure it on your own. Smiley is to show a will for peaceful coexistence, but some idiots here take it for weakness.

  28. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    now see you just became a troll you are making it personal. i personally don’t care how many languages you speak you are acting just like the other three and i would bet you are them.if you speak that many languages you are just smart enough to pull the multiple personality thing off. i called yanknita out because he was a liar and arrogant an made most every comment an insult just as you just did siagon. you’re right we don’t have an exclusive on the blog and neither do you don’t like us you are free to piss off and find another. that’s the great part about blogs if you don’t like us leave no one is keeping you here. we all get along most days if you don’t want to play nice you don’t have to be here. i am not your psychologist you want therapy go pay for it. i am curious why you wait until now to pitch a fit is it because you got caught? because that last post was ACIB thru an thru. is this how you get you kicks? playing games with people? the sad fact is the only way you remember all those things is you were who they were directed at. basic psychology ,you slipped up.
    again with the i am so much smarter than you. oh my god this is so damn funny

  29. SandpointHawk says:

    Hey Sluggo, since your up grab me another brew, this is getting good. Next beer run is on me…

  30. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    apparently i pissed him off last nite when i called him out he lost his composure completely. amusing as hell really you look at his last statement you can see all three of them at once . scary he has that many people in one head,lol. oh siagon i mean yanknita i mean acib where oh where have you went too?lmao

  31. Dukeshire says:

    Siagon – So I guess that means you weren’t able to find any examples…?

  32. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    lmao duke he’s frothing at the mouth right now because “you and your bitch snydro22 were constantly beating up on me, i mean elperro” omg too damn funny

  33. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    that was what 4 years ago? 3 at the very least.

  34. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    siagon, come on man where are you? i am no brighter than sluggo and i figured you out, how bright does that make you ? not very is my guess.

    crap where is georgia when you need a little diddy ?

  35. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    oh well i give up mister multiple personality doesn’t want to play anymore

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