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Archives: June 2013

June
21st

Schneider extension flew under radar

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 ESPN.com’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

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June
21st

The future for Golden Tate?

Looking ahead with Brock and Danny on 710ESPN Seattle, John Clayton recently speculated on the future of Seahawk receiver Golden Tate, who is playing on the last year of his rookie contract.  Clayton notes roughly $10 million going to Percy Harvin and another $8.5 million allotted Sidney Rice, and questions how much more can be tied up in expensive receivers. That’s particularly an issue on a team that last season passed the ball less frequently than any other team in the NFL – 405 times against a league-wide average of 556.

Tate (45 catches) was second to Rice (50) in

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June
20th

Seahawks shuffle scouting department

The Seahawks just announced some moves in their scouting department. Here’s the release:

 

Seahawks Announce Scouting Department Moves

Renton, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks have promoted Tag Ribary to director of team operations, Trent Kirchner to director of pro personnel, Dan Morgan to assistant director of pro personnel, Josh Graff to national scout and hired Jim Nagy as the southeast area scout, replacing Derrick Jensen, who was a part of the Seahawks scouting department for 22 years.

Ribary enters his 16th season with the Seahawks, serving his first 11 seasons (1990-2000) as the team’s assistant director of pro personnel, returning in

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June
20th

Mayan calendar predicts Seahawks success

An indicator of how slow the NFL news is this time of the year, ESPN.com just released its NFL power rankings – for the year 2016. Get your bets down early, the panel of experts considers the Seattle Seahawks the third-best team, trailing rival San Francisco at No. 1 and Green Bay at No. 2. (Nostradamus had the Seahawks ahead of the Packers).

The projections are based on expected strength of roster, quarterback, draft, front office and coaching. The problems of such a challenge are obvious, and extend beyond the premise itself. But the relative expectations are fair extensions

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June
19th

Earl Thomas on the air (and in it, as well)

A little insight for those of you who don’t get the pleasure of standing on the sidelines: Sometimes the drills and team sessions and scrimmages just don’t offer enough opportunities for players to show off their athleticism. Sometimes these guys will just do something on the practice field that makes your jaw drop. Like fly.

During Seahawks minicamp last week, as the different units ran to drills at various parts of the field, the secondary players headed toward a line of 6-foot-tall blocking dummies that the defensive line players use to work on their pass-rush moves. Normal people run around

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June
18th

Anybody want to tell Seahawks what they should be doing?

June 18, 2013

Not sure if this gives fans the rights to advise Pete Carroll against relying on prevent defenses in the fourth quarter, but it might still be of interest. Here’s a release the Seahawks just sent out. Might be fun to think what you would like to tell them if you were selected to be on the council. Feel free to test your suggestions here.

 

Seahawks Seek 12 Fans for President’s Advisory Council

Team plans to elevate role of the 12th MAN®even more 

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today the formation of a “President’s Fan Advisory Council”

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June
18th

Wilson faces more pressure than other young QBs?

You probably saw most of the quotes from Russell Wilson last week at the conclusion of minicamp when Eric Williams asked him about concerns over a “sophomore slump.” This morning, ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha advanced a theory that Wilson still has more to prove than others in the group of young NFL quarterbacks that flashed such promise last season.

Chadiha writes that Wilson has not had to face the scrutiny RGIII has in Washington, nor did he have to replace Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, as did Andrew Luck, nor was his starting role as pressurized as Colin Kaepernick’s in San

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June
17th

Monday Seahawks links

It’s barely more than six months until the NFL playoffs, so it’s certainly time fans and media start predicting which NFC teams will make the post-season. ESPN’s Mark Schlereth kicks off what should be a slow week in NFL news by sorting through his picks.

Seattle fans will be delighted to hear he thinks the Seahawks will not only make the playoffs but will win the NFC West. He said he likes the way they control the line of scrimmage, and considers Cliff Avril a good addition. He listed Atlanta, San Francisco, Green Bay, Washington and New Orleans as

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