Week 2 (9/2014) – Seahawks Lose

The word meltdown comes to mind, and not just because my brain insists on trying to make a bad joke about the weather in San Diego.  The defense got off to a bad start, then made the problem worse as the game wore on by trying to do too much,  and the Chargers capitalized with […]

Week 2 (9/14): Seahawks at Chargers

First, a few statistical tidbits: *For all the talk about the Seahawks’ new-look receiving corps with Harvin and Richardson, Darrell Bevell’s play calling still favors running over passing significantly more than the rest of the league.  For the 2013 season, the Hawks run-pass percentage (R-P%) was 52.31% to 47.69% in favor of the run, a […]

Week 1 (9/14): Packers at Seahawks

There’s a lot to love about the game tonight.  The NFL regular season is finally here — at last, the points matter! — the Seahawks will begin their very first season-long defense of a Super Bowl title, and did I mention that real football is finally back?  Because yay! The very worst reason I can […]

Preseason Week 4 (2014): Projecting the Final Roster

Now that the dress rehearsal for the first stringers is out of the way (preseason or no, 34-6 is ample reason for optimism), it’s time for the most important game of the preseason – for everyone else on the roster, at any rate.  Tonight, hundreds of jobs across the NFL will be won and lost […]

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 […]

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 […]

With the 40th pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…another trade, this time with the Lions.  In exchange for the 8th pick in the second round and the 6th pick in the fifth round (146th overall), Seattle receives the 13th pick in the second round (45th overall), the 11th pick in the fourth round (111th overall), and the 12th pick in the seventh round […]