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Audio: John Schneider on 710 ESPN

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on May 12, 2014 at 4:17 pm with 19 Comments »
May 12, 2014 4:18 pm

John Schneider did some radio today. Nothing revelatory, but went over the draft again.

— Schneider said the core concern when looking at draft picks is if they could handle the competitive environment that exists in the Seahawks’ lockerroom. “You’re coming into an atmosphere where you’re going to have to push right away,” Schneider said.

— Schneider again said that they were not happy to see Curtis Conway on the NFL Network touting Paul Richardson, then they saw Philadelphia move up.  That gave them nervous that Richardson would not be around for them, but Richardson ended up available.

— Schneider also again said they were worried about a run on OTs, so they took Justin Britt.

— Schneider called Richardson a combination of DeSean Jackson, Doug Baldwin and Donald Driver.

— When asked how things have changed with the draft during his time associated with it, Schneider mentioned Keith Price tweeting that he had signed with the Seahawks before the team announced it. That happened right while Schneider and Pete Carroll were meeting with the media. I asked Schneider about it during that press conference and his initial response was, “Where did you hear that we signed Keith Price?”

— Schneider said he likes the speed and versatility of his draft class.

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  1. edstang45 says:

    I am so impressed with JS…..I think we are going to see a run that will last as long as this FO stays together….

  2. doubledink says:

    I mused that they might have waited on Britt if they had a 3rd round pick. His statement above about a possible run on OTs made them figure he wouldn’t last 2 more rounds. It seemed a bit early for Britt to me. But if you are sold on the guy, go get him.

  3. doubledink says:

    I get that they grade guys according to their team, not the rest of the NFL, but where you pick guys needs to consider to some extent where the rest of the league values them. That is the source of a lot of folks angst on here during the draft, methinks. That they could get a Carpenter in the second round.

    It all comes back to how sold you are on your guy.

  4. FleaFlicker says:

    Question to ponder: how many WRs do we keep and who are they?

    Was thinking about where Sydney fits into this offense now that we’ve got younger, cheaper, and healthier alternatives in Richardson and Norwood. Cleveland has a “burning” need for a proven WR thanks to Josh Gordon’s love of burning green leafy things. Maybe we trade Rice for a 2nd round pick in 2015 if our two 2014 draft picks are as good as we think they are?

    Or maybe it’s Kearse who has more value to us as a future draft pick than being the #5 or #6 guy on the depth chart.

    Just thinking out loud here….

  5. They do take into account how other teams value players. They do not take the media’s word on it. They felt comfortable trading down and still getting Richardson. They didn’t feel comfortable trading down and still getting a right tackle.

    When it comes down to it, if they collectively (scouts, coaches, GM) feel a player is graded for a certain round, they need to trust themselves on that evaluation. Because all it takes is one other team to have that same grade and they lose out. And Kiper can say whatever he wants, and I get that he trusts his opinion and talks to people in the league.

  6. thanks for the link LV – – interesting read — has my hopes up for Pierre-Louis. . . .

  7. Screensmoke says:

    A 2nd round pick for rice maybe when hell freezes over- rice is the first one cut if they pan out

  8. banosser says:

    JS stated that they felt there was a dramatic drop off in OT talent after Britt… so without a 3rd they felt compelled to pull the trigger.. Hopefully he can win the RT position and Bowie can play LG.. and Carp is strictly depth

  9. I hope Carp is cut and gets picked up by the Cardinals, Rams, or 49ers (and starts).

    Lets not forget that these WRs still need to pan out. Remember just last year when we took Chris Harper in the 4th round? Some of us were jacked about him and were thinking Anquan Boldin II. Yeah, not so much. He’s already been cut by a couple of franchises and yet some of us (me included) had him written down in ink to make the team in ’13.

    All I know is that some of these picks are going to pan out nicely and a few of these picks are going to suck. That’s the way it is and yet some of us are inking guys onto the team thinking how good they are going to be.

    Josh Gordon is one of the ultimate morons.

  10. banosser says:

    Really wish we had taken Trey Millard with out last pick

  11. Screensmoke says:

    Anybody know if lyerla got picked up?- I think he is untouchable – Has a history of dissapearing for 3/4 day coke benders apparently ! Sad story – so much talent wasted !

  12. Southendzone says:

    Being Carps contract year, reports of him in great shape, and in great spirits are leading me to think hes gonna have a solid to exceptional season.

    For me now the glass isnt just half full, its filled to the rim with brim.

    Sid Rice is gonna dominate too.

  13. Where’s the competition for Sweezy and Carp, just say’in.

  14. SRVHawk says:

    It could be worse when it comes to Carp, we could be stuck with Carimi.

    Anybody that thinks the Hawks are getting a 2nd for Rice is on more stuff than Gordon and Iyerla combined.

    Bailey and Bowie are candidates to play OG. And there are still UFAs out there like Joseph. I don’t get the impression that they are looking to replace Sweezy. Just sayin’.

  15. banosser says:

    I agree.. as long as they’re healthy Okung, Unger and Sweezy are starters..

  16. akmac61 says:

    The new OT’s are a lot trimmer than Carp, maybe they learned something from that experience. Practices are going to be very interesting with so much competition at several positions. The lack of big name players is no big deal, what counts is effort, not brand.

  17. @SRVHawk – Cable was talking about Baily filling in for Okung at LT and Bowie competing with Britt at RT, so yeah, just sayin’.

  18. SRVHawk says:

    Filling in i.e. he won’t be there when Okung is back. Britt or Bowie is going to lose the RT spot. There’s your competition.

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