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Morning links: Unger anchors Hawks’ O-line

Post by Eric Williams on July 28, 2013 at 7:52 am with 10 Comments »
July 28, 2013 7:52 am
Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger waits to snap the ball during an NFL football minicamp Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger waits to snap the ball during an NFL football minicamp Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Dave Boling of The News Tribune talks with Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger about playing in the Pro Bowl last year in his native Hawaii.

Boling also talks with one of the franchise’s top centers to play the game, Rob Tobeck, about the guy anchoring the offensive line for the organization now in Unger.

“No. 1, the most important thing is he’s a smart player,” said Tobeck, now an owner/partner at Griffin MacLean Insurance Brokers in Bellevue. “Combine that with the fact that he’s athletic, he’s determined, he works hard — those are the qualities you want in an offensive lineman.”

Local receivers Greg Herd and Justin Veltung are working to stick on the back end of Seattle’s roster.

Here’s my story on Percy Harvin seeking a second opinion on his hip injury.

ESPN’s Mike Sando discusses what O’Brien Schofield can offer for the Seahawks.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides a run down of Saturday’s practice, which included more impressive plays from Golden Tate and Richard Sherman.

More Farnsworth: Doug Baldwin is another Seattle receiver playing well.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times provides a transcript from Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s conversation with reporters on Saturday.

Curtis Crabtree of KJR-AM says it’s going to difficult for Tharold Simon to make the final roster because he can’t get onto the practice field. Simon is on the PUP list with a lingering foot issue.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York writes that receiver Braylon Edwards says rookie Jets quarterback Geno Smith has Russell Wilson-like intangibles.

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports writes about the changing landscape of player-agent relationships. Kirwan said the slotting of rookie contracts could have players waiting until their second deal to hire an agent to navigate free agent waters.

Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post writes about the decline of the workhorse running back. Apparently Seattle didn’t get the memo.

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  1. Good to see Dave Boling back on the blog… and with all the hype about some of our players like Harvin, Wilson, Sherman, etc., its good to see a focus on a quieter guy like Max Unger.

    Centers are an interesting breed. Its great to hear a guy like Toebeck talking about Unger. Neither of those guys were ever predicted by scouts to be great players, but both of them had/have that smart, unrelenting, leadership ability that good centers have.

  2. raymaines says:

    Braylon Edwards says rookie Jets quarterback Geno Smith has Russell Wilson-like intangibles.

    Maybe he does, but he hasn’t shown much of it to the world so far. He acted like an Anti-Russell in the draft last April, pouty and indecisive. RW has more going for himself than just self confidence and work ethic.

  3. There’s that old adage: it’s the guys in the trenches that win championships…

  4. Southendzone says:

    Has there been any indication of where/when/how the Harvin injury occurred?

  5. I agree with raymaines. Geno Smith didn’t even go to the Jets-West camp to get some extra work in with his receivers. Even Tebow attended that event last year. He might have intangibles, but I wouldn’t compare him to Russel Wilson yet. Moreover, I don’t know if he should ever be compared to Russel Wilson.

  6. ChrisHolmes says:

    Smith is no Russel Wilson.

    He’s more Akili Smith than anything.

  7. edstang45 says:

    I hope i’m wrong worrying about Harvin, Is this thing just a painful minor tear?? And Percy is a big Purssy, Or is it a injury requireing surgery?? I have no basis on this worry other than what I hear from Viking fans. I almost would like the senario of surgery stopping him from playing than the one where he is being a candy ass not playing because he hurts and has no desire to play through injury.

  8. Scholfield is Bobby Engrams cousin?!!! Hot damn, this kid is now my new favorite player!

  9. SandpointHawk says:

    Putting a ‘Candy Ass Clause’ in players contracts was outlawed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement of 2011…

  10. bbnate420 says:

    I think it’s pretty funny for any of us armchair warriors to be calling someone that has played NFL football a pussy. I’d posit a guess that Harvin has taken bigger hits than anyone on here.

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