Training Camp Battles – 2013 Edition

Tomorrow, the VMAC will come alive once again. The echo of screeching whistles, crashing pads, and hip-hop music will fill the air as training camp opens the gates to 2013 NFL season. The team enters camp with perhaps the most stacked roster in their history. For the first time in the Pete Carroll/John Schneider regime, […]

Wilson Nominated for ESPY Award

Our very own Russell Wilson has been nominated for an ESPY award for "Best Breakthrough Athlete" for 2012.  Voting ends at 9 p.m. EST tonight, July 17. Get to it, 12th Man.  As an added bit of motivation, let me add that Colin Kaepernick is also up for the award in the same category.  The […]

American Football Themed Casino Games

For American football fans, fall can’t come too soon as they await the start of yet another football season. With rosters tentatively set and coaching staffs formed, fans simply can’t wait to see how the teams do as they hit the gridiron for another action packed season. With time to pass until that, football fans […]

Pete Carroll: Tarvaris “Tremendously Tough”

With the Hawks bringing back former starting QB Tarvaris Jackson yesterday on a 1-year deal, Pete Carroll wasted no time in singing the veteran's praises:  “We’re a little better than we were in those days,” Carroll said. “So we bring Tarvaris back with the thought that he’ll make this a really competitive situation. He’ll compete […]

2013 Draft – Seahawks Sign 9 Undrafted Free Agents

The post-draft rush to sign undrafted free seems to have died down for the night, so here are the nine UFAs the Seahawks have picked up so far: G Jordon Roussous, Bowling Green OT Alvin Bailey, Arkansas RB Dominique Whaley, Oklahoma WR Matt Austin, Utah State DE Kenneth Boatright, Illinois LB Ramon Buchanan, Miami LB […]

2013 Draft – Seattle’s Picks in the Last Two Rounds

I had to go run some errands during the sixth and seventh rounds, so here's the guys the Seahawks picked up while I was out and about: Round Six, 16th Pick (194th Overall): RB Spencer Ware, LSU Another high school QB who converted to another position in college, Ware had a pretty good career at […]

2013 Draft – With the 194th pick, the Seahawks select…

…runningback Spencer Ware from LSU. At 5'10" and 228lbs, Ware is your definition of a "thumper". What he lacks in speed and quickness, he makes up in size and strength. He is different from Christine Michael and Robert Turbin in that he openly looks to make contact with defenders, racking up his yards after contact […]

2013 Draft – With the 158th pick, the Seahawks select…

…tight end Luke Willson from Rice University.  Willson didn't attend the combine and ended his last college season with an injured ankle, but in what has become a common refrain Schneider and Carroll-run drafts he has great size (6'5", 251 lbs) and speed (~4.5 second forty).  He excels as both a receiver and a blocker, […]

2013 Draft – Seahawks Trade Up to Take DT

Just prior to taking Simon at 138, the Seahawks traded off some of their war chest of draft picks to acquire the 137th pick from the Lions.  In exchange for a fifth (165th) and a sixth round pick (199th), Seattle received the opportunity to acquire defensive tackle Jesse Williams from Alabama. Williams is a big, […]

2013 Draft – With the 138th pick, the Seahawks select…

…cornerback Tharold Simon from LSU.  Aside from helping me prove my theory that parents don't know what a real human name looks like anymore (maybe it's just because I live in Eugene, but my kids have classmates with names like Badger, Cessna, etc.), Simon is the sort of big-bodied defensive back Carroll loves to stock […]

2013 Draft – With the 123rd overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…wide receiver Chris Harper from Kansas State.  Harper is a high school QB who converted to WR in college and didn't put up big numbers in Kansas State's run-heavy attack, but nevertheless was the team's leading receiver in his junior and senior years.  He's got the size (6'1", 229 lbs) and enough speed (4.5 second […]

2013 Draft – Fourth Through Seventh Rounds

During Carroll and Schneider's tenure, the last four rounds have been a goldmine for the Seahawks, and today will likely be no exception.  Headed into day three, the team has no less than ten picks remaining — one in the fourth round, three in the fifth, two in the sixth, and four in the eventh, […]

And with the 87th Pick, the Seahawks Take…

….Jordan Hill, defensive tackle, Penn State.  Hold your Sandusky jokes. This guy looks like Brandon Mebane, and plays like him, too – Hill stands at 6'1", weighs 303 pounds, has 33 1/2-inch arms, and is only 22 years old.  Talk about upside? This guy has it. Taken from the Penn State Athletics' website:  Jordan Hill […]

2013 Draft – With the 62nd overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…running back Christine Michael from Texas A&M.  Michael had some injury problems his last two seasons in college, but he's a strong, bruising runner who makes defenders pay every time they try to take him on.  He pushes hard for extra yards (important, since he isn't shifty enough to make many tacklers miss), he's strong […]

2013 Draft – Seahawks Trade 56th Overall Pick

As per usual, Schneider and Carroll insist on making us wait in the second round.  The Seahawks have just traded down with the Ravens.  In exchange for the 56th overall pick, the Seahawks received the 62nd (last in the second round), 165th (32nd in fifth round), and 199th picks (31st in sixth round) picks in […]