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Morning links: Walter Jones eligible for HOF in 2014

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 3, 2013 at 7:05 am with 25 Comments »
August 3, 2013 7:05 am
Former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Walter Jones, right, puts his hand over his heart as he watches the unveiling of his now-retired jersey number with family members (Elaine Thompson).
Former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Walter Jones, right, puts his hand over his heart as he watches the unveiling of his now-retired jersey number with family members (Elaine Thompson).

Clare Farnsworth of has the details on former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Walter Jones, who will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame a year earlier than expected.

Per Farnsworth, Jones was anticipated to be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2015. However, Jones spent the entire 2009 season on the injured reserve with a nagging knee issue, so the Hall determined that his waiting period began a year earlier.

Voted to the Pro Bowl nine times and six-time All-Pro, Jones is considered one of the best offensive tackles to play the game.

John Beech of CBS Sports predicts Jones will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer as part of the 2014 class.

More Farnsworth: He provides his perspective on Friday’s scrimmage.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle says the No. 1 offense stalled during the mock game.

KJR-AM’s Curtis Crabtree notes that Rishaw Johnson got some work with the first unit offensive line.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times posts his notes from Friday’s practice.

I talked with Ian Furness and Jason Puckett of KJR-AM from the VMAC in this audio link.

ESPN’s Mike Sando take a look at the new receivers in the NFC West, including Arizona’s Early Doucet and San Francisco’s Austin Collie.

Morning links
Leave a comment Comments → 25
  1. Big Walt will always have his own wing of the Seahawks Ring of honor. I can’t wait to see him wearing the yellow jacket and making his speech next to his bronze bust at the HOF. We should erect a stature in front of the Clink of Big Walt pushing his truck up and down his driveway.

  2. Interesting to hear Rishaw Johnson getting some time with the 1st O line. He’s the stoutest lineman on the team next to Carp. Those two would be quite a pair at LG and RG. This team has a lot of guards; move McQuistan back to tackle.

  3. sluggo42 says:

    First year, unanimous vote, easy call

  4. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    am i the only one that noticed it said former defensive tackle walter jones? lol

  5. tchristensen says:

    Eric, I’m looking forward to your piece on Alvin Bailey.

  6. I wonder who will introduce him?

  7. raymaines says:

    Steve Hutchinson?

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Big Walt, Top five LT of all time. #1 in my book.

    “The play that may have gotten the most notice happened before the scrimmage, in a non-contact drill, when WR Stephen Williams was upended while leaping for a pass by Winston Guy, who hit Williams before the ball arrived. Carroll called it a “terrible play that happened that never should have happened.” Williams “wrenched his neck a little” Carroll said, but returned to play in the scrimmage.”

    So the cheap shot didn’t even happen in the scrimmage but in a non contact drill before the scrimmage.
    Guy was one of my least favorite Seahawks before his cheap shot. What a cowardly thing to do. Reminds me of the classless Type of play that Trent Cole would do.

  9. princeaden says:

    Georgia,I completely agree with every part of your last post.

  10. montanamike2 says:

    I understand the desperation and willingness to show you play physical, but not by cheap shots. Show it in pre-season games.

  11. Intro could be by a prior HoFer (Big Walt played with Warren Moon and Cortez Kennedy his first year, and Tez again his 2nd & 3rd years). I’d think Tez would be a good one to intro Big Walt, especially after what he said in his own speech.

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I don’t know if this article has been posted yet but I thought it was worth the read.

    BTW- Wouldn’t it be cool to see Williams get the final roster spot over some other Guy.

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Agree klm008, Tez would be a good one.

  14. GeorgiaHawk says:

    From the article I posted above.-

    “Giacomini led all right tackles and was second among all offensive linemen in blown blocks. Giacomini was second in the league in penalties, including four for “unnecessary roughness”. McQuistan tied for the league lead with 11 blown blocks on running plays.”

  15. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Check out Nortons comments about Schofield at the end of the article.

  16. DanielleMND says:

    Save it for opponents, Guy. You don’t cheap shot your own teammates.

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:

    And to think we had two players playing at the same time equally as good as Ogden and Allen.

  18. seahawk44 says:

    Question: What has Antoine Winfield done so far?

  19. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Answer: We haven’t played a game so far.

  20. Was today a day off?

  21. SandpointHawk says:
  22. GeorgiaHawk says:

    From Len Pasquarelli-

    “*A team that led the NFL in sacks hasn’t claimed a championship since the New York Giants, with 53 sacks in 2007, won Super Bowl XLII. But the numbers still suggest that sacks are fairly significant indicators. In the five seasons since the Giants’ upset victory over New England, the Super Bowl champion ranked among the top three teams in sacks three times, and was in the top half of the league in all five years. In fact, the Super Bowl-losing team was also in the top half of the NFL all five of those years. In the past five seasons, the Super Bowl champion averaged 43.6 sacks and the loser averaged 38.2 sacks. The league average for those five seasons was 35.1 sacks.”

  23. seahawk44 says:

    Georgia. I was simply asking what Winfield had done because I haven’t heard his name mentioned in any training camp reports. I don’t need you to post a smartass obvious answer.

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