Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated takes a closer look at how the Seattle Seahawks will rush the quarterback with the addition of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, discussing how each edge rusher for Seattle will work into the defensive line rotation.
Burke: “No matter how you slice it, this is an enviable problem that the Seahawks find themselves up against. You’ll never hear an NFL team complain about having too much talent and too few spots to play people. Seattle will come at opposing quarterbacks in waves.”
ESPN’s Mike Sando talks with Seattle head coach Pete Carroll at the ownership meetings in Arizona. Carroll said this year’s moves in free agency are not a sign that his team is going for it this year — because he believes the Seahawks go for it every year. Carroll: “If you have watched the way [general manager] John [Schneider] and I have operated, we have gone for it every chance we’ve gotten,” Carroll said. “We have set out to compete at every single opportunity that presents itself and make the most of it. Because of good management on John’s end of it, we had some cap room to do some things. We have just fit things together that also were part of the long-range plan. We have a very young football team that we need to tend to as their time comes up with contract issues, and we have that all mapped out and planned out.”
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk also talked with Carroll in Arizona in this video link. Carroll said the Seahawks were lucky to get Russell Wilson in the third round because other teams weren’t willing to take a chance on a short quarterback.
Evan Silva of Rotoworld ranks the starting lineups of all 32 NFL teams. The Seahawks of course are No. 1.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Louisville running back Jeremy Wright has a draft visit scheduled with Seattle.
Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated reports that the Seahawks are bringing Tarleton State defensive lineman Rufus Johnson in for a draft visit.
Life is good for Russell Wilson these days. Chipotle has offered the Seattle quarterback a free burrito for life card.
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports wonders if the NFL’s latest rule changing prohibiting running backs leading with the crown of the head outside the tackle box three yards down will really help curb concussions.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated writes that the helmet rule change isn’t that controversial, and detractors are missing the point.