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Seahawks announce off-season program dates

Post by Eric Williams on March 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm with 56 Comments »
March 28, 2013 2:32 pm

The NFL released the off-season workout dates for all 32 teams this afternoon.

The Seattle Seahawks begin their offseason program on April 15.

Seattle will have organized team activities (OTA days) on May 20-21; May 23; May 28-29; May 31; and June 3-6.

The Seahawks will host a mandatory minicamp from June 11-13.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    My calander has been noted, thanks E.

  2. bbnate420 says:

    Mark your calendar too.

  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Is the minicamp open to the public?

  4. bbnate420 says:

    Took until 9 pm or so to wake up from your beer binge last night, Georgia?

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Lol, I sometimes have a life outside this blog nate. Actually I rented an excavator for the day to remove 10 stumps behind my house. Sucks that I couldn’t get one out so I’m back to drinking and trying to formulate a plan B for tomorrow.

  6. bbnate420 says:

    Be a man. Get a shovel.

  7. bbnate420 says:

    Wait, I should’ve posted that as yankinta.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Or Divschin, Lol.

    And I gave the shovel to my girlfriend. Needless to say we’re not talking much tonight.

  9. bbnate420 says:

    I was looking at Div’s twitter, and it seems he and the TNT are going to get taken to court for him supposedly using some freelance guys’ photo without permission. The dude was being a d-bag and pestering Divish about it, but he linked a legal document that looked legit.

    Sorry if anyone cares that this is off topic. This doesn’t seem like a thread that’s going to go very far on the topic at hand.

  10. bbnate420 says:

    You better hide that shovel, Georgia. You might end up with it buried in the back of your head once you fall asleep.

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I’m staying awake all night.

  12. Soggybuc says:

    Georgia! how long have you lived in the south? and you still don’t know the only thing more fun than drinking beer is taking your stumps out with Dynamite? even more so if done while drinking beer.

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Soggybuc- I was told that this Dam excavator would get these stumps out. At 300 dollars a day. Now that’s alot of beer.

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    Get Pumped…

  15. tylerwyler says:

    Is it me you’re looking for?

  16. Southendzone says:

    Not specifically seahawk related, but this is a cool article about Antoine Winfield that highlights his specialty of run-support from the cornerback position.

  17. Cuz I wonder where you are?

  18. yankinta says:

    Southendzone, I am hoping we get Antoine Winfield for a minimum salary with incentives…. he is the BEST Slot CB available. The dude has over 100 tackles as a CB, that’s is VERY IMPRESSIVE.

    If we get him, our Defense will not have anymore weakness….well, assuming that we can stop the run. lol

  19. yankinta says:

    Wow, Carson is willing to become a backup on a Title Contender?? This would mean Arizona is still hunting for a Starting QB and Don’t count out the Jets. There are 5 teams with QB needs and only 2 available in the draft.

    As for Ryan Mallet, he is less mobile than Tom Brady. Unless he can throw like Tom Brady and have a decent OL, Trading for him is a Major Bust waiting to happen.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    Winfield is a 35 year old 5’9″ corner, neither of which fit the profile Carroll has carved out for his corners. This may all be moot however as he’s likely to sign with Washington.

    Are you implying that run defense is a weakness of Seattle’s? Taking an overview of the ’12 season, Seattle had one of the best in the league. Let’s not allow tanking against Atl in their last game to skew reasonable analysis of this unit.

  21. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    nate, here’s the skinny on mathieu, the part on lucas is the important part. if anyone can straighten him out it’s lucas.
    if he keeps working with lucas i would say he is worth a look. it doesn’t change how i feel about what he did but does show he is seeking and getting help. i am all about second chances, you have to earn them thou.

    Mathieu and three other former LSU football players – Jordan Jefferson, Karnell Hatcher and Derrick Bryant – were arrested Oct. 25 after police found drug-related materials in Mathieu’s apartment along with marijuana. Mathieu was booked on charges of simple possession of marijuana and later released.

    NFL scouts who were encouraged by Mathieu’s decision to meet daily with former NBA player and head coach John Lucas, who battled drug addiction in the past, now had more off-field issues to weigh.

  22. yankinta says:

    Dukeshire, maybe we didn’t watch the same games last season. We ranked top 5, Run Defense in the first 6 games on so, and then we finished 10th after the season in run D. That’s not even counting the 167 yards and 104 yards we gave up in the playoff.

    35 year old CB that had 100 tackles last season. Yes, it would be a quick fix/short term but it would be a MAJOR upgrade over Marcus Trufant, that got KILLED over and over….

  23. Southendzone says:

    Yep, Winfield is a conundrum, when people say we need help @ slot cornerback the idea isn’t that we need run support but a better coverage option.

    On the other hand, run defense was a weakness later in the season last year, and I think Winfield would be a help against teams like SF and their insane running attack.

    I don’t see him signing for league minimum but still think there’s some potential for him at a reasonable price.

  24. PugetHawk says:

    Didn’t you guys read Bobby K’s article??? Thurmond is out nickel corner and he’s gonna have a break-out year. If he can stay healthy, I stand behind that thought.

    I like the McDaniels signing by the way. He had similar stats to Branch and was a lot cheaper…I assume. Can’t wait for the Draft even though we lost our first rounder. Still stoked.

  25. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    yankinta, the raiders if they trade for flynn are using him as a bridge QB and if that is all you are looking for why flynn? vince young is a better more experienced option that doesn’t cost you picks. raiders are in full rebuild mode they need every pick they can get. they are already missing a 2nd. they are not going to win this year, no chance at all. you don’t give up picks for a QB that can’t help your team right now. i never liked the clipboard jesus trade either. there should be 2 very good QB’s in the late first round, if i am the raiders i trade down for picks. they need talent everywhere not just at QB.
    as far as only 2 in the draft? you don’t know that anymore than anyone else.
    flynn was so uninspiring that he ha no chance to win the starting job here.
    if anyone really saw him as a starter he would already be gone at the 2nd you predicted . and i will say this again vince young has way more upside by far than flynn.
    lastly let’s go back to locker he was drafted in a reach and is starting. GMs will take a chance on a rookie QB why risk it on a never was 29 yearold?
    more emportantly how many teams that have one that has it worked out for?

  26. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    pardon the spelling hit send before spell checking

  27. PugetHawk says:

    Vince Young is a better, more experienced option? I guess more starting experience but I would seriously re-think him being better than Flynn.

  28. yankinta says:

    Thurmond has proved that he cannot stay Healthy for the entire season, the past 3 years, including his final college Season. It would behoove us to have a Plan B and not have all our eggs in Thurmond’s basket.

    Vince Young has proven that he is a failure and a bust. Matt Flynn is still an unknown and still have good potential.

    Trading down is not easy since you need a partner that is willing to pay the right price.

  29. Dukeshire says:

    So to be clear, a top 10 run defense is a weakness? I’m sure that’s not what you’re intending to say, but your message is unclear.

    Trufant won’t be re-signed, so noting that Winfield would be an upgrade isn’t relevant. Whether Winfield would be an upgrade over Thurmond or Lane is a far more relevant question.

  30. yankinta says:

    Well, Top 10 Defense is okay if you want to have a playoff team. But if Winning SB is our goal, then I want us to have a top 3 run defense.

    I am trying to compare to last year’s defense, that’s why I brought up Trufant. Both Thurmond and Lane have potential but we don’t know for sure what they can do as Slot CB. They never played that position on a regular basis plus they have limited experience. Winfield on the other hand is a proven pro bowler and over 100 tackles in multiple seasons. I would say that is a Grade A, backup plan for slot CB position.

  31. PugetHawk says:

    I agree with both point Yankinta. If healthy, Thurmond should be the starting nickel corner. Vince Young is a bust indeed and may be a third string option at best.

  32. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    yankinta, let’s just say jags pass on smith, raiders then must decide, 1. pick smith, even thou you are setting a young QB up to fail or 2. trade down with cards who would love to have smith or the bills for that matter.
    the raiders are not in need of a qb at this point they are in need of talent at almost every position. you can’t fill the talent need if you trade picks for a qb that may be a serviceable bridge. vince young maybe a failure but he could be a bridge QB with no need for picks. honestly get out of your pride and arrogance long enough to realize if they trade picks for flynn it is a huge mistake. young wins them what a game less than flynn if that? they won’t win with or without flynn they have no talent.
    there was 12 trades in the first round last year. why because the risk isn’t as high. you don’t have to pay the number 1 pick 50 mill anymore. they could easily pick up 3-4 more picks in this draft by moving down.
    will they trade for him? maybe but i doubt it and if they do it won’t be for a second they don’t have one. again 4th or 5th at best from the raiders. the GM was given free reigns to fix the damage al davis did, you don’t fix that in a year or two. he has job security for at least another 2-3 years.
    again you can argue about flynn’s value he is worth a 4th to 5th no more. the GM that gives more is the one that risks his job, kolb, castle are just recent examples of that.

  33. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    yankinta few facts for you,

    1. Average defensive rankings of Super Bowl champs since 2003

    Rushing defense: 12.6

    Passing defense: 13.6

    Total defense: 11.8

    Red zone defense: 13.0
    2. Average offensive rankings of Super Bowl champs since 2003

    Rushing offense: 16.2

    Passing offense: 10.9

    Total offense: 10.9

    Red zone offense: 9.7

    Sacks allowed: 11.8

    Interceptions: 11.2

    Fumbles: 15.1

    Turnovers: 12.4

    Points: 9.0

    Sacks: 7.0

    Interceptions: 9.3

    Fumble recoveries: 12.3

    Turnovers: 9.0

    Points allowed: 10.6

    again sound reasoning an facts don’t support what you say.

    complete teams win superbowls, teams that get how at just the right time,(ravens) win superbowls

  34. Dukeshire says:

    hawkfaninoklahoma – Nicely done.

  35. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    thanks duke

  36. lol, those weren’t facts. I never said they were facts. I’m just saying if we want to win SB, I would much rather have top 3 Run-D than top 10 run-D. That was pathetic Run-D in the playoff last year for us. If you’re happy with those performance, then that’s on you.

    lol, you should look up what they gave up for Klob (draft pick and pro bowl CB), not to mention the money that they gave up to sign him. That why that failure cost JOBS. If you’re really comparing that to giving up 3rd rd plus value and 5.5 mil to sign Flynn, then you don’t know much. :)

  37. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    lol, look at the stats a top 5 pass D is by far more important. and i didn’t say what you said was fact i said the facts don’t support that. so with that in mind the most important things on that list seem to be ..

    1 sacks made
    2 turnovers forced
    3 points scored

    i would want a top 5 offense and a defense that gives up few points. oh wait we have the D and i am willing to bet we now have the O. now all we need to do is win games and get hot in the playoffs.

  38. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    lol, you should look up what they gave up for Klob (draft pick and pro bowl CB), not to mention the money that they gave up to sign him. That why that failure cost JOBS. If you’re really comparing that to giving up 3rd rd plus value and 5.5 mil to sign Flynn, then you don’t know much. :)

    and that worked out how well? and the cards were far and away a better team than the raiders are now. kolb had a bigger body of work to show as well.
    so give up a good cb and high pick it costs the coach and GM there jobs. ya i would say that was a winning bet. you draft a QB even one of the 3-5 ranked are a better bet than flynn. why because
    1. it’s your guy you get to groom him
    2 . again your guy he is going to learn what you teach him
    3 . he isn’t old if he works out you get him for 5 more years
    4. he will develope with all the young talent a rebuild brings in
    see seahawks.
    5 again you need every pick you have if you are rebuiling

  39. Facts will always support that if you have a top 3 Run D, the chances to win any game will go up, than if you have a 10th best Run D.
    Better D = Better chance to win games.

    of course other aspects of the game matter too, Run D is not the only requirement. But we should ALWAYS try to improve, and not be content.

    Plus,,, there’s one more thing to do. That is to plan for the future by stacking/collecting future draft picks, if the Goal is also to build a Dynasty, like what New England has done. That’s why trading Matt Flynn for the right value while the demand is hot is important to us.

  40. “Facts will always support that if you have a top 3 Run D, the chances to win any game will go up, than if you have a 10th best Run D.”

    Of course they do – but the point that is trying to be made is that the PASS Def is more important than run defense for the past decade

    “Better D = Better chance to win games” Over all defense is the key and in the Atlanta game, even with the high rushing yards – had we STOPPED THE PASS in the 4th quarter we would have won the game.

  41. a 35-year old cornerback… lol. If you want that I have a 1974 Toyota to sell you.

  42. xcman, ok, then….show me a team that was bottom 5 in run-D with above average Pass D, that consistently won games….

    Stevos, show me a 34 CB that had 100 tackles in the History of NFL. This is not an ordinary 35 yr old CB. Or maybe you said that same thing about 37 QB leading/carrying a team to Super Bowl… I’ll give you 3 guesses on who that is. :)

  43. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    we are not bottom five 5 run D , end of season i believe we were 12 run d , 6 pass d i am not going to look that up because it is pointless the ravens were not top 10 in anything. well rounded teams win we had no pass rush at the end that would be why we lost the atlanta game 0 sacks.
    as usual yankinta you throw a number out that has nothing to o with this. bottom 5 run D. this team has a good run D they have a good to great pass D.
    if this team can get 45-50 sacks this season that pass D should be number one.
    the run D should be top ten again if they stay healthy.
    oh and the pats went to a superbowl giving up a ton of yards on the ground.

  44. the question isn’t whether Winfield was good last year at 35, he was. The question is whether next year, at 36, after enduring 16 games, he’ll be able to stop guys like Tony Gonzales and Harry Douglas in the playoffs.

    I just think its a better bet that Walter Thurmond or Jeremy Lane will be better prepared to handle that job next December.

  45. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    well said stevos

  46. NObody said it was ok to have a bottom 5 anything – way to change the conversation.

    My point and, I believe Hawkfans as well, is we want a very SOLID defense. but that we feel an top5 pass defense is slightly more important than a top 5 run defense.

  47. Dukeshire says:

    yankitna – What you said was “If we get him, our Defense will not have anymore weakness….well, assuming that we can stop the run.” That more than implies that Seattle’s run defense is weak and they are unable to control teams’ running games, when in fact just the opposite is true (especially if the season is taken as a whole, as I said).

  48. lol, I’m just saying your football logic is flawed if you say it’s more important to have a Pass Defense than Run Defense. If you ask any Football knowledgeable guys, they will tell you, Running game and Stopping the Run is number one thing a Team has to do.

    stevos, WT or JL has never showed that they can play Slot CB. You hope you realize that if you put Richard Sherman in for Slot CB next year, he would not be a pro bowl or all pro next season. Play slot CB is different than playing outside the numbers. Winfield has not shown he’s slowed down or anything. Again, I’m only saying Winfield as a backup plan if WT or JL can’t do the job effectively.

  49. Dukeshire, I’m saying we got worse during the second half of the season versus the first half. Are you saying we don’t need to improve our Run D? You’re happy with the way it is?? smh…

  50. Multiple teams are involved so this should mean at least 3rd round value for sure!!!!

    I hope we get 2014 second round pick + 2014 4th round pick.

    For Flynn’s sake, I hope he goes to Bills or Brown… least he will have a chance.

  51. I think both Thurmond and Lane fit the profile of a nickel CB, they just haven’t had the experience yet.

    And Winfield never played at the nickel early in his career, I used to watch him when he played for the Bills. He’s a lot like Marcus Trufant circa 2011, a skilled and wiley old CB due to slow down and retire soon.

  52. lol, you compare Winfield to Marcus Trufant?? One time pro bowler (got lucky) and multiple pro bowler, shut down CB….. wow…

  53. Never said Trufant was as good as Winfield. You just like to twist people’s words. I said they are both skilled and wiley old CBs due to slow down and retire soon. I wouldn’t be excited if either of them was a Seahawk next year.

  54. Don’t let a decade worth of statistics get in the way

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