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Morning Links: Schneider on the podium today

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Feb. 20, 2014 at 7:22 am with 17 Comments »
February 20, 2014 7:23 am
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman takes the podium at the combine.

Good morning from sort of sunny Indianapolis.

We are under way here at the combine inside of Lucas Oil Stadium. Seahawks general manager John Schneider is slated to talk at 1:30 Pacific today. Pete Carroll is here, but there is no formal time set for him to speak as of yet.

A blend of players, coaches and GMs will talk today. Jim Harbaugh is at 9:15 a.n. and John Fox is at 9:45. Player groups include offensive linemen, kickers, punters, long snappers and tight ends.

Here is the full schedule of coaches and general managers appearing today:

6:45 AM: Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins Head Coach

7 A.M.: Marc Trestman, Chicago Bears Head Coach

7:15 A.M.: Kevin Colbert, Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager

7:30 A.M.: Ken Whisenhunt, Tennessee Titans Head Coach

7:45 A.M.: Ruston Webster, Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President/General Manager

8 A.M.: Phil Emery, Chicago Bears General Manager

8:15 A.M.: Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills Head Coach

8:30 A.M.: Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals General Manager

8:45 A.M.: Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons Head Coach

9  a.m.: Jim Caldwell, Detroit Lions Head Coach

9:15 A.M.: Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers Head Coach

9:30 A.M.: Tom Telesco, San Diego Chargers General Manager

9:45 A.M.: John Fox, Denver Broncos Head Coach

10 A.M.: Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach

10:15 A.M.: Rick Spielman, Minnesota Vikings General Manager

10:30 A.M.: David Caldwell, Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager

10:45 A.M.: Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders Head Coach

11 A.M.: Jason Licht, Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manager

11:15 A.M.: Dennis Hickey, Miami Dolphins General Manager

11:30 A.M.: Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles General Manager

11:45 A.M.: Rex Ryan, New York Jets Head Coach

Noon: John Idzik, New York Jets General Manager

12:15 P.M.: Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach

12:30 P.M.: Dave Gettleman, Carolina Panthers General Manager

1 P.M.: Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach

1:30 P.M.: John Schneider, Seattle Seahawks Executive Vice President/General Manager

We’ll be posting throughout as people come through.


> I previewed some of the local and national storylines at the combine for today’s paper.

> MMQB goes behind the scenes at the combine and talks about the business of football.

> says the salary cap is expected to increase in 2014.

> Baltimore running back Ray Rice allegedly struck and knocked his fiancee unconscious at a hotel.

> Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Leave a comment Comments → 17
  1. Dukeshire says:

    Todd, Have you arraigned any quick, individual interviews? This is an awesome opportunity for some original/exclusive content. (Sorry if we’re a bit spoiled by your predecessors.)

  2. Southendzone says:

    Also Todd, did you win, lose, or draw in your twitter battle with Frontier Airlines yesterday?

  3. Ray_Maines says:

    I really try to like the NFL team in Baltimore. They have all this “Ray” stuff going for them, Ray Lewis, Ray Rice, and even their name if you misspell it correctly. Heck, they even wear purple like my favorite NCAA team, but I’ve never felt quite right cheering for them.

    The purple is the wrong shade and I’m old enough to still believe the team from Baltimore should have a blue horseshoe on their white helmets. Ray Lewis was a great player but hardly a positive role model, and now Ray Rice is beating his girlfriend senseless. Go ‘Hawks.

  4. Todd Dybas says:

    Hey, Duke.

    For I think obvious reasons, I’m not going to publicly outline who I may or not be talking to here.

    South, since I have to fly them back, I consider that a loss no matter that conversation.

    — Todd

  5. Carlsonkid says:

    All the talking heads are saying wide receiver in the first round for the Hawks , which is why that probaly won’t happen . Especially with the depth at that position in this years draft , they may hold off ’till later rounds and just take best player available .

    I don’t really see them trading out of the first round for extra picks this year either ; I personally would like to see them pick up a solid guard/tackle early , but then again the Carpenter – Moffitt thing didn’t turn out as planned either ..

    Especially after blowing everyone away with a running back pick in the second round last year , I have no idea what Carroll and Scneider have up their sleeve this year , but I can’t wait to find out !

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Didn’t ask for an outline, just asked if there would be any.

  7. Southendzone says:

    Can hardly believe we get to draft 32nd. How awesome is that?

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    All the so-called experts are saying this years draft is one of the deepest in 10 years, and especially deep in WRs and OTs.

    Good news for the Seahawks if that’s true.

  9. FleaFlicker says:

    Todd, now that you’re NW based, I’d suggest going Alaska Airlines when possible. They’ve always treated me well.


  10. jawpeace says:

    Southernendzone I hear you, the only reason I have looked at a couple of mock drafts is so I could see the Hawks with the 32nd pick which means SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!
    With the depth that we have I am guessing the Hawks go for BPA for our schemes.
    A lot of people were talking about the line yesterday. Here is a completely unrealistic fantasy. Sign Brenden Albert one year for around 5.5 million and he can play his favorite position which he said is guard. And play for a chance at a ring on the best team in the NFL.

  11. jawpeace says:

    “Several executives from the NFL believe the salary cap will jump from $123 million in 2013 to around $130 million in 2014 for a five-percent increase,”.
    As PC would probably say, way cool about the cap raise. That 7 million will totally help resign some guys or guy and keep the core together.

  12. ESPN is reporting Marshawn Lynch plead guilty to reckless driving
    down from DUI

  13. Georgia, good link to MMQB about how badly the “experts” running the combine miss on many of the players.

    But then you linked to Pro Football Focus ranking of the best linemen at the combine? Even though you know its wrong?

    Hahahaha…. Do we never learn?

  14. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Don’t make me do a song parody Stevos. Lol.

  15. never knew that Steve Smith was Malcolm’s older brother . .

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