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Morning links: Allen Bradford ready for opportunity

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 4, 2013 at 7:12 am with 13 Comments »
August 4, 2013 7:12 am
Seattle Seahawks' Allen Bradford shoves a sled during an NFL football minicamp on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks’ Allen Bradford shoves a sled during an NFL football minicamp on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

After Saturday’s off day, the Seattle Seahawks will get back to it with a practice this Morning at the VMAC.

In my story today, Seattle linebacker Allen Bradford has spent two seasons toiling on the practice squad, but now has a chance to make the team’s 53-man roster after an offseason spent learning the nuisances of the middle linebacker position.

Bradford was a bruising running back at USC, but always wanted to play linebacker. And with starter Bobby Wagner nursing a shoulder injury, he understand now is the time to show what he can do.

“I run through fullbacks,” Bradford said. “I’m going to hit the running back. I’ll hit the receiver – wherever the ball goes, I’m going to go, and I’m going to crush it, regardless. That’s just my mentality since I’ve been playing football.”

Dave Boling of The News Tribune discusses the player-generated motto for the 2013 season – Leave No Doubt – 24-7 – and how players are working hard to live up to those words after an offseason that brought another PED violation.

Brian McIntyre of Yahoo Sports takes a closer look at Seattle’s salary cap situation. McIntyre offers this little nugget of info: “All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman is also a steal with a $555,000 base salary and $600,606 cap charge in 2013. There are 110 cornerbacks in the NFL with base salaries larger than Sherman’s, including two who will earn more per week than Sherman will make all season. One of those isDarrelle Revis, Sherman’s social media sparring partner who’ll take home $764,706 per week during the 2013 season.”

Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports previews the Seahawks’ 2013 season here.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle tells us what we’ve learned so far from Seahawks training camp.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times profiles Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

Jermaine Kearse provides an inside look at training camp in this video link.

Tim Twentyman of Lions Insider writes that former Seahawks fourth-round draft choice Kris Durham has a chance to a roster spot with the Lions.

Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post notes that wide receivers are getting bigger, with Atlanta’s Julio Jones checking in at 230 pounds this year.

Morning links
Leave a comment Comments → 13
  1. SandpointHawk says:

    We need a Real Rob Report…

  2. SandpointHawk says:

    What a great attitude Allen Bradford has, I hope he has the talent to make this team…

  3. I love having guys like this on our team.

  4. Eric and Dave – great stories today!!!!

  5. princeaden says:

    how do I get to the live feed to see todays practice ?

  6. SandpointHawk says:

    Here’s a link, in the future it’s… > videos > live videos

  7. princeaden says:

    Thank you.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Number of arrests for every NFL team since 2000.-

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    So if our FO uses something similar to this when rounding out the roster, who makes it? Any opinions?

  10. SandpointHawk says:

    On a side note: Did anyone notice the DB’s and Receivers wearing the newly mandatory leg pads during the mock game Friday. I realize the feed kinda sucked with the field position the camera crew was forced into, but I didn’t spot any of the aforementioned players wearing the leg pads…

  11. raymaines says:

    Every year! Seriously, every single bleeping year, despite my best efforts to not become emotionally invested with any particular player I find myself cheering for a couple of underdogs with about a 100:1 chance of making the team. I keep telling myself I only cheer for the uniforms and don’t care who is in those uni’s, but every year I fall in love with some stupid longshot. Sigh!

    Recently it’s been Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, but my overall list of losers is endless. This year I’m in love with Darren Fells and the guy with two last names, O’Brian Schofield.

    I could not ever be a general manager. I can’t imagine me ever looking some guy in the eye that has dripped sweat and blood all over me and telling him “You’re fired son. Best wishes, be warm and well fed, now go clean out your locker.”

  12. Sarcasticus says:

    Eric, I don’t mean to be pedantic, but “offseason spent learning the nuisances of the middle linebacker position” is great! Although, I always thought of the FS as more of a nuisance.

  13. I love Real Rob Reports, but I’d like our FB/emergency QB to concentrate on making the team just now.

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