8:28 AM EST, Wed February 20, 2019
17 hours ago
3 trends tell us what John Schneider will do with first Seahawks pick

3 trends tell us what John Schneider will do with first Seahawks pick

There are 3 trends to John Schneider’s drafting that will help you sniff out the reasonable mocks from the ludicrous. History tells us what the Seattle Seahawks’ general manager will do with his first pick. The 47-year-old, GM in the Pacific Northwest for nine years, has clear tendencies when Seattle gets on the clock for their first selection. Let’s look at what he’s done previously: 2010: Russell Okung, Left Tackle, Round 1 Pick 6 2011: James Carpenter, Left Guard, Round 1 Pick 25 2012: Bruce Irvin, EDGE/Strongside Linebacker, Round 1 Pick 15 2013: Christine Michael, Running...
19 hours ago
Salary Cap 101: The basics of salary and signing bonuses

Salary Cap 101: The basics of salary and signing bonuses

Free agency is just weeks away, and as of today teams are now able to apply the franchise tag to players who are set to become free agents next month. With that being the case, it’s a good time to go through a series looking at the salary cap in the NFL and how cap hits are computed so that when reports of huge contract numbers start rolling in for players, fans have a better understanding of exactly what they mean and what specifically to look for. Much of the information presented in this series will be nothing new for many readers, as this series is intended more to serve as an...
20 hours ago
A new Seahawks 7-Round Mock Draft

A new Seahawks 7-Round Mock Draft

Big boards are starting to smooth out and there are lots of areas of strength in this draft. The trades today should be a little bit more realistic. Scouting reports are still limited and dated and we don’t have good testing data. That will get better as we go. These are not intended as a prediction of what will happen, they are merely a vehicle to look at different players that the front office may be looking at. With that, I will probably change who I draft just about every time, just to take a little bit closer look at more players at different levels of the draft at different...
22 hours ago
Matching potential cuts at EDGE with the Seahawks

Matching potential cuts at EDGE with the Seahawks

This year’s crop of free agents will be joined by veterans deemed too costly by their current teams in the coming days and weeks. Which pass rushers expected to be released could Seattle target? With free agency opening on March 14, the group of pending free agents will begin to inflate in the coming days and weeks. A wave of players will soon flood the market, deemed too expensive by their current teams to stick around. At some positions, it will be a welcome influx of talent. Count EDGE among those positions which will need a boost, with the majority of the top end talent certain to...
23 hours ago
Century Links 2/19: How Good was Bobby Wagner in 2018?

Century Links 2/19: How Good was Bobby Wagner in 2018?

Read! WATCH: Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner’s best plays of 2018Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner led the team in tackles in 2018 with 138 combined - here's a look at his best plays of the season. What Seattle Seahawks should do with restricted free agent Tre MaddenThe Seattle Seahawks have to decide what type of contract to offer fullback Tre Madden, who was an instrumental part of their special teams. Ex-Colorado, Seahawks player T.J. Cunningham fatally shot in disputeFormer Colorado and Seahawks player Anthony "T.J." Cunningham died Monday after he was fatally shot in...
Feb 18, 2019
Why Seattle’s run defense could be Pete Carroll’s top offseason priority

Why Seattle’s run defense could be Pete Carroll’s top offseason priority

Pete Carroll likes to establish the run. In fact, one could argue that the 2017 season broke his football brain so much that he made an over-correction for the ages in 2018. How on earth can you justify a near 60-40 run-pass ratio on early downs? One can only hope that Carroll and Brian Schottenheimer make some minor tweaks so that this level of insane predictability can no longer be a thing. But that’s been discussed to death, so let’s look at the other side of the ball. If Carroll believes in establishing the run on offense, he has to think that the defense’s job should be to...
Feb 18, 2019
Odell Beckham trade speculation heats up

Odell Beckham trade speculation heats up

The New York Giants don’t have very many good players on offense right now, but that hasn’t stopped many from speculating that the team is more likely than not to trade receiver Odell Beckham, Jr in the first year of the five-year, $90 million extension they signed him to last fall. Yes, in the first year of that deal. It looks like a veeeeeery real possibility for the Giants to trade OBJ pic.twitter.com/UaDLgLe3Wr— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) February 18, 2019 There are rumors circulating that the New England Patriots had already attempted to make a trade for Beckham...
Feb 18, 2019
Survey says: Frank Clark will be franchise tagged

Survey says: Frank Clark will be franchise tagged

Three weeks from Monday the legal tampering period for free agency begins, however, starting Tuesday NFL teams may franchise tag one of their pending free agents. The debate among fans of the Seattle Seahawks regarding the potential contract for Frank Clark has raged for since even before he became extension eligible following the Hawks loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17 of the 2017 season. Now, after more than a year of speculation, Clark is just twenty three days away from potentially becoming a free agent. As noted on Friday, though, starting Tuesday the Seahawks have the...
Feb 18, 2019
Seahawks grab a LB in Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft

Seahawks grab a LB in Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft

If you’re doing a mock draft and you allow for trades, you’re just not doing it right if you don’t have the Seattle Seahawks trading down at least once. Hey, maybe this is the year it doesn’t happen, maybe John Schneider and Pete Carroll trade up! Anything is possible, but just because anything is possible doesn’t mean you shouldn’t account for the most likely outcome. The most likely outcome is that the Seahawks will trade down. But maybe your mock draft doesn’t account for trades. That’s the case in ESPN’s Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft, which has Seattle taking Florida...
Feb 18, 2019
Century Links 2/18: What Should Seattle Prioritize in Free Agency?

Century Links 2/18: What Should Seattle Prioritize in Free Agency?

Read! Free agent priorities for the Seahawks « Seahawks Draft Blog Seahawks Mount Rushmore: Who is in the 2019 edition?Seahawks Mount Rushmore: 2019 edition. Who are the most important members of the Seattle football team currently? Here is a guess. Indianapolis Colts free agency target: DE Frank ClarkThe Indianapolis Colts should target defensive end Frank Clark if he hits the free agent market. Moore: Franchise tag would be right choice for Seahawks with Frank ClarkNFL teams can start handing out franchise tags on Tuesday, and Jim Moore explains why the Seahawks should give one to Frank...
Feb 17, 2019
Russell Wilson’s got really good stats

Russell Wilson’s got really good stats

Russell Wilson is the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks and he’s got amazing stats. Like really good ones, I swear. Wilson, Joe Flacco, and Peyton Manning are the only quarterbacks in history to start 112 games in their first seven seasons; 16-game season, starting every possible game. Wilson has a considerably better passer rating than Manning over those first seven seasons, but we can acknowledge they they played in much different eras. But Wilson and Flacco aren’t separated by that many years and they’re much, much different even though they both won Super Bowls. Wilson’s...
Feb 17, 2019
How the Frank Clark contract talks are tied to the Russell Wilson contract talks

How the Frank Clark contract talks are tied to the Russell Wilson contract talks

In the next few weeks Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark will become a very wealthy young man, either after being franchised tagged, after signing a large contract extension with the Hawks or signing with another team in free agency. Regardless of which of those three options comes to pass, Clark is set to receive a substantial raise from either the Seahawks or another team in the coming weeks. One party that should be watching the Clark negotiations is the Russell Wilson camp. Obviously there has been substantial among observers and on social media regarding a contract extension...
Feb 17, 2019
Century Links 2/17: Could Seahawks Draft WR Early in 2019 NFL Draft?

Century Links 2/17: Could Seahawks Draft WR Early in 2019 NFL Draft?

Read! Mock draft: second round projection « Seahawks Draft Blog GoLocalPDX | Seahawks’ Draft Prospects – Wide ReceiversThis is the continuation of my series on who the Seattle Seahawks should target in the NFL Draft. I looked at some of the defensive line prospects last week, and now I am moving on to wide receivers. There is no way Seahawks will stay in the first round of the draftThe mock drafts are everywhere and will keep coming. Forget those that show the Seahawks drafting anyone in the first round. Uh uh. Ain't happening. Kam Chancellor: to the Seahawks boardroom or the...
Feb 16, 2019
The Drive: Tyrell Williams is a WR the Seahawks should pursue

The Drive: Tyrell Williams is a WR the Seahawks should pursue

Tyrell Williams is the quintessential sleeper free agent. He is days into his 27th year and therefore can be construed as being in his prime. Should they chose not to re-sign him, the Chargers will have reasons for not re-signing that do not indicate lack of performance by Williams. Keenan Allen was elected to the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018, and is under contract through 2020. Mike Williams was the seventh overall pick in 2017, performed roughly equally to Tyrell, and is under contract through 2020. It could said Mike surpassed or supplanted Tyrell down the stretch, but overall their...
Feb 16, 2019
Century Links 2/16: Which RB will Return in 2019?

Century Links 2/16: Which RB will Return in 2019?

Read! Columbia Basin Herald - Sports, Running back Chris Carson’s breakout season gives Seahawks stability in backfieldTNSIt wasn’t just the running backs who deserved the credit for a vastly improved Seahawks rushing attack in 2 Report: Former Seahawks QB Jim Zorn to coach in new XFLJim Zorn, a former Seahawks quarterback and QB coach who was an NFL head coach for two seasons, will join Vince McMahon's new XFL as a coach, according to NFL reporter Alex Marvez. 3 Late-Round Options to Spice Up Seahawks Backup Quarterback Competition - SeahawkMaven.ioDespite a dearth of draft picks, the...