12:44 AM EDT, Thu July 18, 2019
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Seahawks place four rookies on PUP list

Seahawks place four rookies on PUP list

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ The rookies for the Seattle Seahawks reported for training camp Wednesday, however, it appears as though a number of those rookies failed to pass their physical upon arriving. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the Hawks have placed four of their rookies on the Physically Unable to Perform List, with a fifth landing on the Non-Football Injury List. Seahawks today placed four rookies on the PUP list --- Marquise Blair, Ben Burr-Kirven, Demarcus Christmas and Phil Haynes. UDFA OL Demetrius Knox was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.— Bob...
7 hours ago
A team made up of Seahawks first round picks

A team made up of Seahawks first round picks

Photo by Otto Greule Jr/ I posted this on Twitter the other day and in my Seaside Joe newsletter. I’m posting it on Field Gulls now. It’s a starting offense and defense made up only of former Seahawks first rounders. I’m keeping it as I originally posted it, though maybe Jeff Bryant and Tony Woods should switch spots. I didn’t want to start Aaron Curry, so I borrowed a defensive end and placed him there. I don’t think a ton of this is highly debatable. There aren’t that many options to choose from as this goes back to the mid-70s and Seattle has eschewed many first round...
10 hours ago
Countdown to training camp: Russell Wilson lights up Lions

Countdown to training camp: Russell Wilson lights up Lions

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Today is Wednesday, July 17, meaning that today is the day the rookies for the Seattle Seahawks are to report to training camp, with veterans set to report just a week from today. Yes, just one more week until the Hawks will have their entire 90 man roster in house for camp, which means just eight days until they officially open training camp and get everybody on the practice field. It’s been a long offseason since the Hawks dropped the Wild Card game to the Dallas Cowboys, and a lot has changed. The opponent Seattle defeated in Week 17, the Arizona...
11 hours ago
The end of the offseason is in sight: Seahawks rookies report to camp

The end of the offseason is in sight: Seahawks rookies report to camp

It's been just over six months since the 2018 season of the Seattle Seahawks came to a grinding halt in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys. However, Hawks fans can now put those memories in the past because in a very short period of time there will be real news on which to report and fake football to watch. Cardinals’ rookies, including No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray, report to training camp today. Also reporting today: rookies for the Ravens and Seahawks, as well as the Broncos’ full squad. Here it goes....— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 17,...
14 hours ago
Almost 20 years ago, a Seahawks win led to an NFL rule change

Almost 20 years ago, a Seahawks win led to an NFL rule change

This week, we’re celebrating some of our favorite random plays and obscure moments in NFL history — those that WE will never forget, even if others have. Welcome to “Who Remembers?” Week at SB Nation NFL. This upcoming NFL season will mark the first time in league history that pass interference will be reviewable by replay officials. One of the catalysts for this is obviously what happened in the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. It’s hardly the first time a specific play or game (or set of plays or games) has prompted a rule change the...
15 hours ago
Century Links 7/17: Current Market Value Set for Jarran Reed

Century Links 7/17: Current Market Value Set for Jarran Reed

Photo by Otto Greule Jr/ Read! Sign up for the Seaside Joe newsletter!In addition to the great content you'll see on Field Gulls every day, sign up for a daily newsletter to come to your email every morning that will be a short and sweet post, thought, stat, quote, musing by Kenneth or one of his guests that requires little thought or commitment. Just a good way to bring a Seahawks companion to your morning of sippin' joe by the seaside. Can Seahawks DT Jarran Reed repeat breakout season in career year?Brock and Salk will count down the top 25 most intriguing Seahawks every weekday...
Jul 16, 2019
Seahawks DT Jarran Reed owes a thank you to Grady Jarrett of the Falcons

Seahawks DT Jarran Reed owes a thank you to Grady Jarrett of the Falcons

With the days until the Seattle Seahawks open training camp having reached single digits, the overwhelming majority of the offseason is in the books. Long gone are free agency, the draft and the offseason workout program. As such, this time of year there are basically three types of news that can come out regarding a player: a suspension, a contract extension or reports of some sort of offseason injury. Many Seahawks fans are hoping for one of these types of reports, an announcement of a contract extension, for one of a handful of players who are extension eligible. At the top of that list...
Jul 16, 2019
Run defense, Part II: The 2019 offseason

Run defense, Part II: The 2019 offseason

On Sunday, I posted part I of this piece looking at how the Seahawks run defense went from dominant to laying out a welcome mat to opposing running backs in 2018. Now a brief recap of what Pete Carroll has done this offseason to try and correct that. If you wanna know how bad they were, read part one. Now a position-by-position look at the changes starting at the most usual suspect on any defense when talking about the run: defensive tackle. When I asked Field Gulls writers to chime in about the run defense, one person wasn’t shy about calling Shamar Stephen one of the worst defensive...
Jul 16, 2019
Countdown to training camp: Chargers upend Seahawks

Countdown to training camp: Chargers upend Seahawks

Today is the midpoint of July, which is relevant because that means the second half of the month starts Tuesday, and the second half of the month is when the Seattle Seahawks open training camp. Here at Field Gulls we’ve been counting down to the opening of camp working backwards one game at a time starting with the loss in the Wild Card round of the playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys. The week prior to finishing the season with a loss at Dallas, the Arizona Cardinals attempted to bore everyone to sleep in a Week 17 matchup that saw both offenses play conservatively. That came just a...
Jul 16, 2019
Century Links 7/16: How Competitive can the Seahawks be in 2019?

Century Links 7/16: How Competitive can the Seahawks be in 2019?

Read! Sign up for the Seaside Joe newsletter!In addition to the great content you'll see on Field Gulls every day, sign up for a daily newsletter to come to your email every morning that will be a short and sweet post, thought, stat, quote, musing by Kenneth or one of his guests that requires little thought or commitment. Just a good way to bring a Seahawks companion to your morning of sippin' joe by the seaside. NFC West Preview: Can the Seahawks beat out the Rams for No. 1 in the division? - seattlepi.com Podcast Player - sports.MyNorthwest.com - Brock and SalkBROCK AND SALK Former WSU QB...
Jul 15, 2019
Last year it was rushing offense, but 2019’s offseason was all about the other side of the ball-carrier

Last year it was rushing offense, but 2019’s offseason was all about the other side of the ball-carrier

Pete Carroll has stressed the importance of the run game since his first day as head coach and lead voice on all personnel decisions with the Seattle Seahawks. Both on offense and defense. It’s not something that seemed all that unusual in 2010, but imagine a coach getting hired by an NFL team in 2019 and pounding home over and over again that his newfound franchise better find a newfound respect for running the football. Some how that now sounds more controversial than hiring Kliff Kingsbury to be your head coach. Over the course of only three offseasons, Carroll built the league’s...
Jul 15, 2019
How good is Wilson-Carson-Lockett compared to the rest of the league?

How good is Wilson-Carson-Lockett compared to the rest of the league?

Last Wednesday, NFL.com’s Ali Bhanpuri ranked the Seattle Seahawks’ offensive triplet of Russell Wilson, Chris Carson and Tyler Lockett as 10th-best in the NFL. Bhanpuri’s triplet system looked at the quarterback, running back and best pass catcher on each team. Running backs and pass catchers were ranked 1-32 and then assigned points that matched their placement. Quarterback, the most important position in the NFL, was graded by two different metrics: 1) Who Bhanpuri would want in 2019 for one game and 2) projected 2019 production. Quarterbacks were given more importance by...
Jul 15, 2019
DK Metcalf comps: The good, the bad and the ugly Part III

DK Metcalf comps: The good, the bad and the ugly Part III

Field Gulls readers first suffered through the receivers who had less than desirable careers in the NFL after displaying size and athleticism that are somewhat similar to DK Metcalf. Then they put up with the piece about those who were disappointing, but definitely a step ahead of those at the bottom. Well, in the words of Bruce Buffer, “It’s time.” Or, as fans of the song “In My Mind” might say, “This is what we’re waiting for.” Since I know all y’all are here for the hype, I’m going to keep this short and sweet and get right into the comps. One quick note about...
Jul 15, 2019
Countdown to training camp: Seahawks come up short against Rams a second time

Countdown to training camp: Seahawks come up short against Rams a second time

The middle of July has arrived, meaning the heat of summer is starting to wear on people, Hurricane Season is about to enter its most dangerous period and NFL training camps are just around the corner. Specifically, for fans of the Seattle Seahawks this means that the opening of camp is just ten days away, and so here at Field gulls we continue our countdown towards camp by working through the 2018 contests one at a time. So far the countdown has taken fans through The Wild Card loss to the Dallas Cowboys, The Week 17 win over the Arizona Cardinals on a last second field goal, The...
Jul 15, 2019
Century Links 7/15: How will K.J. Wright Impact Defense in 2019?

Century Links 7/15: How will K.J. Wright Impact Defense in 2019?

Read! Sign up for the Seaside Joe newsletter!In addition to the great content you'll see on Field Gulls every day, sign up for a daily newsletter to come to your email every morning that will be a short and sweet post, thought, stat, quote, musing by Kenneth or one of his guests that requires little thought or commitment. Just a good way to bring a Seahawks companion to your morning of sippin' joe by the seaside. 30 most important Seahawks in 2019: No. 11, linebacker K.J. WrightAfter suffering through an injury-riddled 2018 season, K.J. Wright will once again be a huge part of the Seattle...