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Category: Scouting combine

Feb.
25th

Draft guru Rob Rang assesses Seahawks needs, talks WRs such as Funchess, Strong at top of draft

Before I left Indianapolis Saturday afternoon I asked Tacoma’s Rob Rang, a senior NFL draft analyst for CBS Sports and The Sports Exchange, to give me a rundown on the video above of what he thinks of this year’s draft class. He also offered what he sees as the Seahawks’ primary needs, and some ideas of wide receivers that may or may be available for Seattle should it choose to go that route with its first couple picks, currently scheduled for 31st and 62nd overall in the first two rounds.

“This isn’t like

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Feb.
24th

Earl Thomas tweets his own shoulder surgery today, facing estimated 6-8-month recovery

The clock will begin ticking tonight on Earl Thomas’ long recovery from shoulder surgery.

The Seahawks’ All-Pro safety is having a procedure done today to repair torn labrum from him dislocating his left shoulder early in the NFC championship Jan. 18. Thomas played that game and the Feb. 1 Super Bowl with the injury.

Then apparently doctors had to wait for swelling to calm down in these three weeks since the Super Bowl before operating.

How do we know Thomas had his surgery today? He just tweeted it:

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Feb.
23rd

Green Bay report: GM Schneider has out in Seattle contract should he someday be offered same job with Packers

Seahawks general manager John Schneider has roots that run deep in Green Bay — so deep, he reportedly has a clause in his Seattle contract that could allow him to leave if he is ever offered the Packers’ GM job. 

Thanks to rodman here on the blog for pointing this out today. It is a tidbit inside a big story from Pete Dougherty, long-time Packers writer for the Green Bay Press Gazette, on the legacy of former Packers GM Ron Wolf.

The personable Dougherty spent the days before the NFC title game last month writing advance stories from Seahawks

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Feb.
23rd

From the combine: Tacoma’s, CBS Sports’ NFL prospect guru Rob Rang: “2015 draft is a good one”

I’m like the Seahawks, just 21 days removed from another run through the Super Bowl. So I’ve had about as much time and interest as my wife in the NFL combine and upcoming draft. You can imagine how much that is (isn’t).

That’s why I was glad to be sitting near Rob Rang for much of my week in Indianapolis.

Rang, a history teacher at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, immerses himself in this. The senior national draft analyst for CBS Sports and The Sports Exchange has been regarded for years as one

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Feb.
21st

Dismissed UW Huskies CB Marcus Peters at combine: “I’m humbled…I am blessed to have a second chance”

Marcus Peters considers Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch a “cousin,” from his days growing up in Oakland, California, with Lynch about eight years older. Lynch continues to advise the former Washington Huskies cornerback through this weekend’s NFL scouting combine here in Indianapolis.

What’s Lynch telling him?

“That’s personal,” Peters said today. “We keep it personal. That’s someone who has mentored me throughout my whole life. I look up to him a lot. He’s a great Oakland citizen. But every conversation we’ve had is personal.”

Just over three months after UW coach Chris Petersen dismissed

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Feb.
20th

“Moving ahead” Pete Carroll counseling Darrell Bevell, all Seahawks on criticism of how they lost the Super Bowl

The final, fateful directive Pete Carroll made in Super Bowl 49 just under three weeks ago was to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, to call a pass from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl. It was a counter to New England bringing in a heavy set of defenders to stop the run with 26 seconds to play and the Patriots leading 28-24.

No need to remind you that Russell Wilson’s interception cost Seattle a second consecutive Super Bowl title. Since then: a non-stop torrent of national, even international criticism upon Carroll and Bevell for the worst call in

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Feb.
20th

Pete Carroll: Seahawks negotiating for months on new deal for Marshawn Lynch. “I really think he wants to come back”

Pete Carroll says he believes Marshawn Lynch wants to return to the Seahawks for the 2015 and that the team has been negotiating for months with the 29-year-old running back’s representatives on a new contract.

Carroll, the final coach or general manager to speak at the NFL scouting combine, also said he will never get over the way Seattle lost this month’s Super Bowl to New England on its final offensive play from the 1-yard line, that Pro Bowl strong safety Kam Chancellor doesn’t need knee surgery and should be ready for the preseason,

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Feb.
20th

The remarkable paths UW’s Danny Shelton, Hau’oli Kikaha have taken to the NFL combine

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to talk to the media here in Indianapolis at the NFL’s scouting combine, at noon Pacific Time. Think he might get a question or three about his final call of the Super Bowl?

Rams coach Jeff Fisher, co-chair of the NFL’s competition committee, got many questions this morning about ideas to tweak the league’s replay-review system on officials’ calls. He said “there was frustration” among coaches and teams following last season with the system, but then again “there always is.” Fisher specifically talked about the idea of replay review expanding to what essentially is

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