8:17 PM EDT, Mon April 06, 2020
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It’s official: 2020 NFL Draft will be ‘fully virtual’

It’s official: 2020 NFL Draft will be ‘fully virtual’

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ In an unsurprising but still somewhat surreal announcement, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has forced the NFL to hold this month’s draft in a virtual environment. League commissioner Roger Goodell relayed the news to teams in a memo sent out on Monday. “We have reviewed this matter in the past few days with both the competition committee and CEC,” Goodell said, “and this will confirm that clubs will conduct their draft operations remotely, with club personnel separately located in their homes.” “Clubs have been advised to prepare to conduct the...
7 hours ago
Four Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll named to 2010s All-Decade Team

Four Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll named to 2010s All-Decade Team

Photo by Elsa/ The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 2010s All-Decade team on Monday morning. The Seattle Seahawks, one of the defining teams of the decade, saw four players named to the team. On offense, Marshawn Lynch joined Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore as the tailbacks, while Darren Sproles earned the nod as the flex player. Peterson was the only running back to be a unanimous selection. Lynch was a two-time All-Pro over the course of the decade, powering a Seattle offense to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances. On defense, where the Seahawks’ impact will be...
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Possible RB options for the Seahawks on all 3 days of the draft

Possible RB options for the Seahawks on all 3 days of the draft

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ As usual, it will be anyone’s best guess as to which direction the Seahawks will go at the top of this year’s draft. Either side of the line of scrimmage could logically be addressed, likely after their annual trade down. However, one spot we can say with a reasonable level of certainty will be addressed is running back. It’s a position they’ve selected 10 times in 10 years, and this year it is a need—not a massive need, but a need nonetheless. A tailback on day one or two likely means Chris Carson isn’t an extension candidate; day three should be...
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Century Links 4/6: Will Seahawks Draft a QB this year?

Century Links 4/6: Will Seahawks Draft a QB this year?

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Read! Sunday notes & an interview with Cesar Ruiz « Seahawks Draft Blog Commentary: Less than ideal conditions could favor Carroll, Seahawks in NFL Draft | Q13 FOX NewsWe’re now less than three weeks from what could be the craziest NFL Draft in league history. For the teams themselves, potentially a logistical nightmare beyond anyone’s imagination. Which gives the Seahawks one key advantage. Seahawks: 3 quarterbacks who could backup Russell Wilson in 2020The Seahawks still have just one quarterback on the roster, Russell Wilson. Wilson is great but he needs...
Apr 5, 2020
Seahawks all but guaranteed to attempt to find another DK Metcalf

Seahawks all but guaranteed to attempt to find another DK Metcalf

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Last year, the second round of the NFL draft became a firesale on high-profile wide receivers. The Seattle Seahawks selected DK Metcalf at the tail-end of round two, and potentially got the best of the bunch. The 2019 #NFLDraft had a crazy run on WR’s (8 selected within 17 picks)#51 AJ Brown#56 Mecole Hardman#57 JJ Arcega-Whiteside#59 Parris Campbell#62 Andy Isabella#64 DK Metcalf#66 Diontae Johnson#67 Jalen HurdCould a similar run on WR’s happen in 2020?— Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) March 9, 2020 Here’s how the ridiculous run on receivers shaped...
Apr 5, 2020
Century Links 4/5: Trying to Make Sense of Seahawks Offseason

Century Links 4/5: Trying to Make Sense of Seahawks Offseason

Photo by Rob Carr/ Read! A new mock draft & more on the Clowney saga « Seahawks Draft Blog Making Sense of Seahawks' Right Tackle ChoicesAt the time of the signing, Seattle looked to have found a bargain in Brandon Shell. But now that Germain Ifedi's price tag has been revealed, will the organization have any buyer's remorse? Should Seahawks buck the 'don't pay running backs' trend with Carson?NFL teams are hesitant to pay running backs big money due to the nature of the position. Do the Seahawks go against that trend with Chris Carson? Seahawks reportedly facing stiff competition from...
Apr 4, 2020
Report: The Browns enter the pursuit of Jadeveon Clowney

Report: The Browns enter the pursuit of Jadeveon Clowney

Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Jadeveon Clowney’s free agency saga continues on, and as our own John P. Gilbert wrote on Saturday, it could be unresolved for the foreseeable future. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, however, reported Saturday afternoon that a new team had entered the pursuit of Clowney—the Cleveland Browns. From @SportsCenter earlier: Cleveland Browns have shown interest in Jadeveon Clowney, and some people around league believe Cleveland got closer with Clowney than other suitors, though nothing ultimately happened from recent talks. Seattle's offer...
Apr 4, 2020
Germain Ifedi just cost the Seahawks a draft pick

Germain Ifedi just cost the Seahawks a draft pick

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ That makes two Seattle Seahawks who have vastly undershot their original market expectations. Germain Ifedi’s deal with the Chicago bears is a couple bucks north of the NFL league minimum. Germain Ifedi’s one-year deal with the Bears if for the veteran salary benefit: $137,500 to sign, a $910,000 base salary with a cap number of $887,500. A wise value add for the Bears for a 25-year old that has started 60 games already.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 4, 2020 There’s been some rumblings - and this contract would certainly seem to support the...
Apr 4, 2020
How long the Jadeveon Clowney free agency saga might drag on for Seahawks

How long the Jadeveon Clowney free agency saga might drag on for Seahawks

Photo by Rob Leiter/ Monday I took a look at how the Seattle Seahawks would likely free up cap space if they needed it in order to sign a free agent defensive lineman like Jadeveon Clowney or Everson Griffen. Now, however, the question becomes how long the saga between Clowney and the Seahawks will last, and while many fans may not like the answer, the simple truth is things are probably far from over. With Clowney having undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia after the season concluded, it seems likely that any team that would be willing to sign him to a monster contract would...
Apr 4, 2020
Century Links 4/4: What DK Metcalf is Doing During Quarantine

Century Links 4/4: What DK Metcalf is Doing During Quarantine

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Read! Seahawks Star DK Metcalf Showing Off Culinary Chops, Hosting Own Cooking ShowAlready known for his ability to sizzle opposing defenders, Metcalf will show off his versatility by trading in his football helmet for a chef hat and host his own live streamed cooking show. Friday Round-Up: ‘Reliable Russ’ Highlighted Via The CheckdownThe Checkdown posted a graphic via Instagram highlighting Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as one of 23 players to play every offensive snap last season. Seattle Seahawks LB K.J. Wright brought to tears by...
Apr 3, 2020
Kam Chancellor appreciation thread

Kam Chancellor appreciation thread

Today is Kam Chancellor’s 32nd birthday, and I figured the best way to celebrate the man who delivered much of the “BOOM” in Legion of Boom is to showcase some of his legendary highlights. On Twitter I shared his underrated but decidedly violent bodyslam of Cleveland Browns running back Montario Hardesty. This was from that wretched 2011 game that ended 6-3 Cleveland, but this hit was a preview of greater things to come from both Kam and the Seahawks defense as a whole. This play was from one of the worst Seahawks games in franchise history, but I'll be damned if it isn't one of my...
Apr 3, 2020
Details on Phillip Dorsett’s Seattle Seahawks contract

Details on Phillip Dorsett’s Seattle Seahawks contract

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports With the #3 wide receiver spot very much up for grabs, the Seattle Seahawks signed former first-round pick Phillip Dorsett to a one-year deal. Dorsett was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts and was later traded to the New England Patriots, where he won a Super Bowl just two seasons ago. With New England letting an overwhelming majority of its free agents walk, the Seahawks were able to benefit by not only getting Dorsett, but signing him on what is a very cheap deal (per ESPN’s Brady Henderson). Phillip Dorsett's one-year deal with the Seahawks is worth...
Apr 3, 2020
The Quinton Dunbar trade raises questions about Tre Flowers

The Quinton Dunbar trade raises questions about Tre Flowers

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports John Schneider wasn’t happy with the Seattle Seahawks secondary last season, and thus far he’s responded this offseason by waiving safety Tedric Thompson and trading for cornerback Quinton Dunbar. Dunbar plays predominantly on the outside (with some nickel snaps), so the odds of him being brought over to compete for that nickel position are slim. Shaquill Griffin has firmly established himself as the team’s #1 cornerback, so by process of elimination that means there are questions to be asked about Tre Flowers. Flowers’ second season was either...
Apr 3, 2020
Century Links 4/3: Jadeveon Clowney Still Unsigned

Century Links 4/3: Jadeveon Clowney Still Unsigned

Photo by Rob Leiter/ Read! Seahawks still playing the game with Clowney « Seahawks Draft Blog Seahawks Mailbag: High Expectations, What Day Is This? And MoreYou had Seahawks questions; we have answers. Thursday Round-Up: Pro Football Hall Of Fame Highlights Steve Hutchinson’s College CareerSeahawks Legend and member of the Class of 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Steve Hutchinson is highlighted on their website for his impressive college career at Michigan. An interview with LSU’s Damien Lewis « Seahawks Draft Blog Will the Seahawks select a Washington Husky for 3rd year in a...
Apr 2, 2020
Russell Wilson made a request this offseason, and the Seahawks have ignored it

Russell Wilson made a request this offseason, and the Seahawks have ignored it

Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Russell Wilson is a generous leader. He visits children’s hospitals, donates a million meals to Seattle food banks to help with Coronavirus efforts, buys Amazon stock for his linemen. So when Wilson made one, teensy request this offseason, it shouldn’t be that hard for the Seahawks to respond in kind, right? Specifically, Wilson wanted superstars. I think we need a couple more. I think we need a couple more. Jadeveon (Clowney) is a big-time guy that we would love to get back on our football team. He was so good in the locker room. He...