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Schilling signs with Seahawks

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 20, 2014 at 11:45 am with 18 Comments »
March 20, 2014 2:29 pm

Bellevue, Wash., native Stephen Schilling has joined the Seahawks, according to his agent, Doug Hendrickson, the team announced. Schilling was a non-tendered restricted free agent.

The San Diego Chargers selected him in the sixth round of the 2011 draft out of Michigan. The guard played three seasons for the Chargers, appearing in just 18 total games.

The Seahawks lost free agent right tackle Breno Giacomini and have not re-signed free agent guard Paul McQuistan as of yet.

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  1. montanamike2 says:

    From previous post: Chuck Clem was a dick all the time and i hate holdouts too. Now: Who is this kid?

  2. This kid is our savior at G, thats who he is; all our problems have been solved!

    Just kidding…

    Well, depth is never a bad thing. Perhaps he can play. Bring on training camp..

    The SeahawksInsider Blog Armchair GM Division; where there is no offseason…lol!

  3. I don’t know anything about this guy. I do know he will compete for a spot.
    Is it just me or does it seem like Cable has too much control over the line and who starts. It just seems like every other position really has competition, but the line seems to have Cable’s pets or projects or both pet project.

  4. Ray_Maines says:

    The Seahawks have had good luck in the past with guards from Michigan, and this kid is certainly big enough.

    I’m glad to see something, anything being done on the O-Line.

  5. We havent had good luck at any G position since we lost Hutch. The Curse of the Ice Fisherman cursed us as well as him…

    jawpeace–Cable seems to have near total control, though Carrol pretty much said he overruled Cable and started McQ and Carp over Bowie because he wanted to go with experienced guys in the Niners NFC Championship game and the SB.

    But yeah, its been apparent to me at least that Cable is standing on the table for Sweezy and sandbagging Bowie’s performance at RG vs Dockett and the Cards. He said Bowie didnt do anything spectacular…I beg to differ! He pancaked some guys, and did more than hold his own vs Dockett! Thats spectacular, for a guy in his first start at RG to do that well. Sweezy has never had a game played at that level in two full years starting.

    I will freak the hell out if Bowie isnt given a shot at LG in camp and Preseason next year, and Bailey a shot at RG or RT.

  6. Dude majored in General Studies lol! Thats like underwater basket weaving! Nice!

    He played a little LG and RG for the Bolts, and also RT his first two years in college. He seems like a RG prospect to me, at least in Cables offense; a leaner guy (6′-5″ 312) who should have the athleticism to pull, not a road grader like Cable likes at LG and RT.

    By the way, I cant understand why Seattle seems to deliberately shy away from competent RT’s to endlessly fail at converting natural G’s of enormous size to RT’s instead. I could understand if all of the real RT’s had serious run blocking issues, or if the guys they keep trying to put at RT were awesome run blockers (Carp, Bowie, Breno) but so far that hasnt been the case.

    All I want for Christmas this year is fair competition at the G positions and RT, and one true RT who can pass block in the mix!

  7. SandpointHawk says:

    Slave…”I will freak the hell out if Bowie isnt given a shot at LG in camp and Preseason next year, and Bailey a shot at RG or RT.”

    So if The B-Boys get their shot next year in camp and preseason does that mean you will be calm all year? :)

  8. montanamike2 says:

    3 holes to fill.

  9. grizindabox24 says:

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 1m
    And @Edwerderespn reports Jared Allen has reached agreement with Seahawks.

  10. Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 1m
    And @Edwerderespn reports Jared Allen has reached agreement with Seahawks.

  11. grizindabox24 says:

    Ed Werder ‏@Edwerderespn 2m
    Jared Allen is working on final details of a contract with the SB champion Seattle Seahawks. Barring unforeseen issues, he could sign today

  12. montanamike2 says:


  13. CDHawkFan says:

    Schilling came out of Bellevue WA high school as the #1 or #2 player in the state. While he played a lot at Michigan, he seem under sized and didn’t really stand out. Michigan wasn’t that great while he was there so I think it was his playing time/experience that got him drafted and not necessarily NFL talent.

  14. montanamike2–Thats what she said!

    Ok, not appropriate…

    Sanpoint–I never stay in one mood for very long. Cant promise anything, but I will be stoked no matter who wins the competition, as long as there is real competition on the line and it seems everyone got a fair shake. Hell, no one would be happier than me if Carpenter lost 20 lbs plus and suddenly began to play well, and Sweezy learned to pick up a blitz and his run blocking became consistent, and someone–anyone–locked up RT….

    I have my opinions on who has the best shot at playing each position on the line, but if one of the guys who hasnt been very good suddenly gets it, I will be beyond thrilled.

  15. I thought we say some real good things with Bowie and Bailey this season based on the limited time they got. Yes they need to get better but they showed well for themselves.

  16. Plenty of people believe that Cable has too much control over the line. Hardly factual though. I really wouldn’t be shocked either way. I just don’t know for sure. No offense to anyone who chooses to speculate.

  17. PC does have the final say either way though.

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