Albert Breer of the NFL Network talks with Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell about the newest addition to his offense, Percy Harvin.
Breer hits on similar themes I already addressed when I talked with Bevell a few weeks ago. However, this quote about Harvin’s reported, off-the-field issues was something new I had not heard or seen.
Breer: “The personality quirks were more difficult to sort out. But with each rock the Seahawks turned over in talking to former coaches and teammates, their comfort level increased. They’d found a player who was disruptive mainly when he felt that he was being disrespected or used incorrectly. Losing Brett Favre as his quarterback had also affected his mindset. Word was that he was fine the majority of the time. So it seemed to be a matter of managing the rest, something the Seahawks, armed with Carroll, feel confident they can do.”
ESPN’s Todd McShay has Seattle selecting Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams in his latest, two-round mock draft. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.
Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times writes that the addition of Tony McDaniel for the Seahawks doesn’t mean that the team didn’t think Alan Branch was effective, just that McDaniel was a better value with a similar skill set.
Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN Seattle breaks out the best quotes from Warren Moon’s conversation with Brock Huard on what Russell Wilson can do to improve. Moon: “He’s got to get better chemistry and relationship with whoever that slot receiver is going to be this year, because that’s your bread-and-butter guy, that’s what keeps the chains moving,” Moon said. “And I don’t think he really had that last year with Doug Baldwin being in and out of the lineup … So you’ve got to find out who that guy is going to be so he can establish that type of … rapport that you need to have on third down to keep the chains moving.”
Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis of the NFL Network take a closer look at the Seahawks war room in this video link.
John Breech of CBS Sports compiles Chris Clemons’ Twitter conversation with followers, with the Seattle defensive end saying it would be a “selfish act” for a gay player to come out once they’ve reached the NFL. Clemons rationale is the player should have come out earlier.
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com has a nice breakdown on DB Tyrann Mathieu, or “The Honey Badger,” saying he’s a second round talent. Brooks writes that Cincinnati, Washington or Pittsburgh are the best fits for his skill set.
Former Seattle linebacker Aaron Curry is back in Charlotte working as a volunteer coach at UNC-Charlotte with his former linebacker coach at Wake Forest, Brad Lambert.