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Morning links: Looking for a few good men

Post by Eric Williams on May 10, 2013 at 7:34 am with 8 Comments »
May 10, 2013 7:34 am
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. (AP file photo/ Elaine Thompson.)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. (AP file photo/ Elaine Thompson.)

In my story today, with the Seattle Seahawks beginning this weekend’s three-day rookie minicamp this afternoon, head coach Pete Carroll says work ethic and the ability to retain and execute an NFL playbook will be two key things he and his coaching staff will evaluate.

All of Seattle’s 11 draft picks and nine undrafted rookie free agents are expected to participate, along with 45 NFL hopefuls.

“Always work ethic – the guys that come in to compete really hard, and that will put their best effort out there first,” Carroll said. “They’re not going to know what to do. They’re not going to know what’s going on, but we need guys to kind of run through the china shop and kind of knock everything down.

“We have chosen a bunch of guys that love to play the game. It’s really important to them, or they wouldn’t be on our board, or we wouldn’t be calling them in.”

Clare Farnsworth of profiles Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson. The recent addition to Seattle’s roster will serve as the first-team signal caller during rookie minicamp.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle offers five questions to ponder as the Seahawks begin rookie minicamp.

Ian Furness and Jason Puckett of KJR-AM talk with Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable in this audio link.

Chuck Klosterman of Grantland takes us behind the scenes during the first round of the Cleveland Browns draft. Says Browns team president Alec Scheiner: “We have a long-term vision. And I realize that sounds simplistic, but a lot of teams don’t have that. They take shortcuts. Our long-term vision is sustained success over a long period of time. When you look at organizations like San Francisco and Philadelphia and New England and Baltimore and Pittsburgh, what you see are organizations that stayed consistent with their ideals. If you look at other teams, you can see where they took shortcuts. You can see where they gave up three assets for one guy, because they thought they were one player away. But you’re never just one player away.”

Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News provides the details on San Francisco’s $220 million deal with Levi’s for the naming rights of the team’s new stadium in Santa Clara.

ESPN’s Mike Sando breaks down the naming rights deals for all of the team’s in the NFC West. Seattle’s deal with CenturyLink is 15 years at $75 million. The deal expires in 2019.

Adam Schein of places Seattle edge rusher Bruce Irvin on his list of breakout players for 2013.

Greg Rosenthal of ranks the NFC West as the best division in football. users voted the Seahawks vs. the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Elliott Harrison predicts Seattle to defeat Denver in overtime in this video link.

Former Seahawk Jordan Babineaux selects Earl Thomas as the No. 3 safety in the NFL in this video link. Ed Reed is No. 1 on the list.

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post reports that the Atlantis sports book in Reno, Nevada became the first shop in the business to post NFL season win totals for the 2013 season. The Seahawks are projected to win 11 games in 2013. They were projected to win seven games last year.

Check out Seahawk players like Richard Sherman, Golden Tate and Bobby Wagner taking part in a bowling charity event in this video link.

Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News writes that Philadelphia quarterback Matt Barkley could be this year’s Russell Wilson for the Eagles, seizing a the starting job in a cluttered quarterback competition.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    I can only imagine how intense this camp will be. 20 rookies for what, *maybe* 5 roster spots. Special teams will win the day, for sure.

  2. Great selection of links, always enjoy Cable’s interviews, this one is especially good!

  3. Southendzone says:

    Did Danny O’Neil post his 5 questions before or after Eric’s 5 spot rookie camp focus from yesterday?

    Are you two sharing homework notes or what?

  4. hawkdawg says:

    Cable does some of my favorite interviews. That dude is a no bs football coach.

  5. OT
    Aaronwilson@Ravinsinsider reports LB Powell and DT Hill have been signed.

  6. tchristensen says:

    It’s interesting to hear Ton Cable state tackle Michael Bowie is being brought in to compete with Breno. I’ve been reading up on Bowie and he;s a kid loaded with talent that took a wrong turn while at Oklahoma State. Hopefully, with Cable and Okung’s guidance, Bowie can make it onto the roster.

  7. raymaines says:

    When I was about the age Michael Bowie is now I was so drunk I had to drive home with a hand over one eye so I would only see just one lane stripe in the road. A cop was behind me and pulled me over. Just when I pulled over a car passed us both, going the other way, at every bit of 100 mph. The cop made a u-turn and chased the speeder and I drove home and went to bed.

    Yes, 20 something year old kids make horrible mistakes. I learned from mine and hopefully Bowie has learned from his. In my case it was no harm, no foul. Time will tell what Bowie has learned from his mistakes. I wish him the best.

  8. raymaines says:

    I remember a couple of different times I lost my release point. Boy does that suck. I feel bad for Jerod Johnson.

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