Preseason Week 2: Position Battles Rage On

This week, Tom Cable sat down with reporters and talk show hosts and said guards JR Sweezy and James Carpenter have a chance to be the best guard tandem in the NFL. The comment took us all by surprise, especially since this offensive line has largely been regarded as the one weak spot on an otherwise […]

Broncos 21, Seahawks 16: Shaking off the Rust

The first preseason game of the year is never pretty. Last night at Denver was no exception. To paraphrase what Pete Carroll said in his post-game comments, some of these guys have only been with the team for two or three weeks. And some of those guys included de facto starters, such as Eric Winston […]

Preseason Week 1 – Seahawks at Broncos (8/7/14)

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen: Seahawks football is officially back!  There’s plenty of reasons to watch tonight, and none of them have to do with the opponent being the Broncos (I have a feeling the match-up is far more meaningful for Denver’s players & fans than it is for Seattle’s). The Preseason isn’t about winning […]

Offseason Update and Talking points

Today, the Seahawks are holding their rookie minicamp, and that means a lot of things.  For one, it means we have an actual offseason to look forward to this year.  Most years that wouldn’t be much of a reason for celebration, but after last season’s protracted lockout during the collective bargaining agreement negotiations I doubt […]

The Next Great Player Out Of Seattle

In 2013, Byron Maxwell stepped up on defense to fill in for the suspended Brandon Browner. Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, and Richard Sherman are just a few from 2012. In 2014, expect a breakout year from one of Seattle’s 4th round draft picks. Cassius Marsh is a player that comes into Seattle with tremendous talent. […]

Seahawks’ RB-by-Committee is a Win-Win Situation

In the past, fans have accused Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell of being too predictable, too bland. But if fans saw this week’s announcement coming, they might be forced to rethink those accusations. Speaking Wednesday night at the Seahawks’ Town Hall event, Bevell told the crowd of fans that the team would be switching to […]

With the 227th pick in the NFL Draft, the Seahawks select…

…FB Kiero Small from Arkansas.  Small is built like a fire hydrant (5’8″, 245 lbs) and distinguished himself as a punishing lead blocker for the Razorbacks.  This move sets the stage for a three-way camp battle for the starting fullback position between Small, Derek Coleman, and Spencer Ware. I think Coleman is still the favorite […]

With the 208th pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…FS Eric Pinkins from San Diego State.  Pinkins is this year’s winner of Carroll and Schneider’s annual draft-a-6′+-DB sweepstakes.  Not only is he 6’3″ and 220 lbs, making him one of the biggest defensive backs available in the draft this year, he also runs a 4.45 second forty and surprisingly athletic for his size. Pinkins […]

With the 199th pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…their second Conference-USA player in a row, OT Garrett Scott from Marshall.  Scott played tackle in college, but will likely move inside to guard in the pros.  He needs to bulk up a bit and struggles badly with run blocking (he isn’t going to win any strongman contests), but he fares well in pass protection, […]

With the 172nd pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…DT Jimmy Staten from Middle Tennessee State.  He comes from a small program, so there are legitimate concerns about whether he can show up versus NFL-level competition, but on the plus side he appears to have the size and quickness to play both 3-tech DT and 5-tech DE. Clinton McDonald’s 3-tech DT spot on the […]

With the 132nd pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…LB Kevin Pierre-Louis from Boston College.  Pierre-Louis is reportedly a bit of a ‘tweener — a bit small for a linebacker (6’0″, 232 lbs) and not quite fast enough for a safety (although that last bit may not be true — I’ve seen him listed as having forty times in the mid-4.4 second range) –  […]

With the 123rd pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…WR Kevin Norwood from Alabama.  Once again, Schneider appears to have snagged a potential diamond on day three.  Norwood is 6’2″ and has respectable speed (~4.44 seconds in the forty), but more importantly he has a reputation as a clutch receiver with great hands and impeccable route-running.  The guy has a brain on him, too […]

With the 108th pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…DE Cassius Marsh out of UCLA.  Judging by his size (6’4″, 252 lbs) and relatively quick burst off the line, Marsh looks to have the exact sort of ‘tweener build that Carroll prefers in his Leo defensive ends. Interestingly enough, he has some experience playing both inside and outside positions on the defensive line, so […]

With the 64th overall pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…offensive tackle Justin Britt out of Missouri.  Britt has the prototypical height, weight, and wingspan you look for in an NFL OT, so he isn’t limited to playing guard in the pros.  He appears to be better in pass protection than he is as  a run blocker, he’s got decent quickness, and he has a […]

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