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Schneider extension flew under radar

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on June 21, 2013 at 11:48 am with 33 Comments »
June 21, 2013 11:48 am

John Schneider has gladly appeared in front of the cameras to announce contract extensions for players through his three years as Seahawks general manager, but he kept a low profile when his own contract was extended.

Mike Sando at’s NFC West blog just filed this report on the contract status of divisional coaches and GM. In the Seahawks’ section, he writes:  “Coach Pete Carroll’s five-year deal runs through the 2014 season. GM John Schneider initially signed a three-year deal through 2012. Schneider and the Seahawks quietly extended his contract through 2016. The deal has been done for more than a year, without fanfare. Carroll would seem to be in line for an extension over the next year or so.”

Along with Carroll and the scouting staff, Schneider has helped the Hawks go from 5-11 to 11-5 in three seasons, with a roster expected to challenge for NFC supremacy this fall.

On the day he was brought in in January 2010, former Seahawk CEO Tod Leiweke said what he found most impressive was the immediate connection between Schneider and Carroll.

“Most compelling for me is the amazing energy I saw between the man to my right and man to my left,” Leiweke said, sitting between Carroll and Schneider. “They connected, they saw eye to eye and they had a similar philosophy on how they wanted to do this.”

That certainly has been the case.



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  1. chuck_easton says:

    The duke and Mr happy are here for a long time. This is a good thing for us fans. The two just seem to play off each other to a point where there appears to be no friction and every move is a united front. Even if that isn’t the case, and it can’t be that they agree on everything, once the decision is made they act as if they share the same brain.

  2. HawkFromDay1 says:

    Congrats to Schneider! He definitely earned it by being gutsy, unpredictable and a very shrewd trade partner. Glad he’s on our side.

    Nice job Tod Leiweke btw. He canned Mora and Ruskell and totally gambled on Pete Carrol and Scheider – nice fires/hires.

    I still wonder what Ted Thompson would have been like as Hawks GM without Holmgren around telling him what to do. Apparently he’s pretty good…

  3. well deserved . . .

  4. yankinta says:

    John Schneider, My GM of the year for 2011, 2012 and 2013!!! Don’t care what National Media says…… We’re lucky to have you. Hope you stick around for 10+ years!!

  5. SandpointHawk says:

    Very good news about John Schneider. What a great GM….Simply the best…

  6. Thanks blocis!

    Davone Bess is higher on my list, ESP because I don’t think Colston plays the slot exclusively, or even mostly.

    They should have ranked the top 10 not just top 5. And naming guys who have never played an nfl snap is lame!

  7. And I bet Baldwin ends up on that list before week 8!

  8. montanamike2 says:

    This is great news, i expect Pete next.

  9. sluggo42 says:

    Say slave, do you think bald wins touches are going to be greatly reduced with Harvin on the field?

  10. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I think Tate and Rice’s touches will be reduced. Baldwin’s touches will increase imo.
    I don’t think Wilson cares who gets the most so long as they win.

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Agree SandpointHawk.

  12. Best off season move.

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    You know the saying that nothing good happens after midnight? Perhaps the NFL can say nothing much good happens after mini camps.

  14. Dukeshire says:

    Extended a year ago? Most deserved and very classy to keep his head down on this.

    So are we saying Baldwin will replace Harvin as the best slot receiver in Seattle or that both will make this list. (Admittedly, I didn’t even click on the link.)

  15. Dukeshire says:

    Dave- Id be really.interested in your take on the various Seahawk GMs, over the years. from a personality perspective, mostly. McCormick and Schneider have had sucess but are much different in their methods, respectively. That sort of thing.

  16. montanamike2 says:

    Off subject again; i was watching the dec. 49’rs game on my DVR for the umpteenth time and it really hit me how much they will miss Crabtree and Goldson. I know they got a good replacement but it will be a downgrade. I’m giddy and it’s the middle of June! Hurry up football.

  17. The Duke boy is earning his keep. Good stuff!

  18. Pretty amazing that even Dave Boling didn’t know Schneider was resigned. Class act. They should lock up the Schneids and PC for the next ten years. The future has never been brighter.

  19. Seahawks top receivers 2013:
    1) Harvin
    2) Rice
    3) Miller
    4) everybody else.

  20. “i was watching the dec. 49′rs game on my DVR for the umpteenth time and it really hit me how much they will miss Crabtree and Goldson.”

    The 9’ers must be very confident in Fangio’s scheme to let a player like Goldson go without even trying to work something out long term. It’s either that or they really got caught with their pants down by the market value for Goldson’s services.

    Goldson’s shoes will be tough to fill for a rookie, particularly in this division where every team now has a capable, strong armed QB. Adding to the pressure already on him, Eric Reid will be in the crosshairs of pretty much every QB he faces this year. Goldson brought a lot of toughness to that defense on the backend, and a lot of experience against NFC West opponents. He was a team leader that brought a lot of ‘tude with him to the field too, with a nasty, borderline dirty demeanor. I think the 9’ers will miss Goldson more than they would allow you to believe.

    I look at Goldson’s departure as a victory for the Seahawks. In rivalries such as the one the Seahawks and 49’ers have going, when the teams are that close in terms of talent it is often one important piece that can tilt the balance one way or the other.

  21. I think too many people are sleeping on Golden Tate. He was responsible for most of the explosive plays from the WR position, jumping over people for catches(vs Jets,Dolphins)or juking multiple guys for TD’s (Vikings,Bears)

    I can envision him really stepping up this year and joining the ranks of the elite of the NFL, and hopefully make the NFL TOP 100 for 2014.

  22. ryanryan says:

    i really like golden, hell…i don’t want to lose ANY of our receivers that will make the 53 man roster this year. when was the last time I could say that…just about never.

  23. montanamike2 says:

    Agreed Sekolah the 9r’s will miss Goldson’s play-making and presence.
    Tate might step it up another notch with Harvin in the fold much like Turbin will with Michael and Ware added to the fold. I’m still hoping Rice takes a big paycut to stay with this team, that would help a lot.
    With a mega rich owner who frontloads contracts, Miller and a lot of high priced players get their payday and still make a modest salary afterwards, for all he gives us, Miller is now very reasonable priced.

  24. montanamike2 says:

    I also want to take a moment to thank Dave Boling for helping with the best Seahawks blog.

  25. montanamike2 says:

    I said fold too much.

  26. confucious says:

    Don’t worry montana. Fold is a great word.

  27. I like Golden Tate too, but I think it unrealistic to think he will have the opportunity to step it up another notch in this system. If Rice or Harvin gets injured, yes, Tate will have a big year. Otherwise, there is only one football, and Tate will end up on the short end.

    Tate did not succeed at slot, he didn’t have the quicks in tight coverage. Baldwin and Butler both outcompeted Tate at slot, so they moved him to split end were his speed and jumps allowed him to make plays. But lets face it, they could move Harvin to split end if they wanted to and he’d do as well or better. Harvin is taller and faster and has more fluid moves than Tate, so Harvin can play at slot, split end, or backfield. Wilson can make a lot of different receivers successful there, and Carroll has shown his hand that he want to go bigger at split end. The team has other options there now. Rice could succeed at either SE or flanker. And don’t sleep on MIller, as we all saw Wilson and Zach get in synch in the playoffs last year. Keeping a steady stream of targets to the TE will remain important to the offense, so Miller and the other TEs are going to take touches away from Tate too.

    With no more than 30 passes a game, and so many skills players on the field, when and where is Tate going to get his targets?

    I think Tate, for all his ability, becomes a fill-in role player in this new offense. He’ll play more if one of the receivers in injured. If Harvin, Rice, Miller, Lynch, and Turbin are all healthy, there aren’t enough passing downs to allow Tate to be a big part of the offense. He becomes a role players and special teams leader, and waits to see if one of these teammates is gone in 2014 so he can fill the gap.

    Now that I’ve said that, watch the little dude have more break-out games. He seems to do that every time I doubt him.

  28. montanamike2 says:

    I think Harvin will open things up at other spots but i see your point in the big picture of things, i think Tate could face the biggest threat by the development of the big bodied rookie at SE. I never envision him as a slot receiver but the combo of Tate and Harvin on the field together gives us buku playmakers and then throw in the rest. If Tate regresses or becomes expendable then trade him for something.

  29. FairbanksDoug says:

    I really appreciate this group of wide receivers, all of them, gotta love their tenacity. As far as Sydney Rice goes though, he seems a bit fragile to me. Watching him last year it seemed it seemed like the coaching staff had directed him that given a choice to try and run for more yards through any defenders or going out of bounds, that he should choose going out of bounds. I liked the fact he stayed healthy and how good his ball skills are, just wonder how long he can stay healthy. That one hit he took at end of season where he looked like he was knocked out scared the crap outta me, he is a trooper. In the long run though I feel like Sydney will be gone before Tate is. I listened to Bob & Groz interview with Tate, I liked him before, and thought he matured a lot in last few years, I hope we can keep him around.

  30. FairbanksDoug says:

    Not only is this team the best in NFL in my opinion, but it would be easy to buy any one of their jerseys for my children knowing they would be outstanding role models for my children.

  31. I really hope this will be our season. The 12 the man deserves it and Mr. Allen

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