Friday, July 31, 2015

2015 Training Camp News & Notes: July 31st Edition (Opening Practice)




OFF THE CUFF
So many more questions than last year
It was striking how much there was to get caught up on this year compared to last year or the year before. Sure, there was a right tackle battle between Justin Britt and Michael Bowie last year, and Kevin Williams was a new face, but most of the depth chart was pretty predictable. I spent almost three-quarters of the practice trying to get on top of the depth chart at almost every position on the roster. Which linebacker spot was Eric Pinkins playing? Who are the top three receivers? What do the nickel packages look like? I will cover all that and more in these notes, but I have a lot more work to do tomorrow and Sunday. This feels far more like a new team than the 2014 squad.

Russell Wilson Signs, What Happens Next?




It happened y,all! Russell Wilson has agreed to a new deal with the Seattle Seahawks that will keep him here the next five years, including the upcoming season. The deal, reported to be a 4 year extension for $87.6M, with a $30M signing bonus and $61M in guaranteed money, is very close to what the Seahawks have been willing to do all along. Let's talk about how this unfolded, and what this means for Bobby Wagner and others on the roster.

Final Camp Countdown: Quarterbacks, Tackles & Tight Ends



Training camp is here! I have talked about every position group and player on the roster except for three. Today, I cover quarterbacks, tackles, and tight ends. This will make for a good time capsule as the podcast was recorded before Russell Wilson signed his deal.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Must Read: Sports Illustrated Article On Pete Carroll's Mindset Heading Into This Season



It's not often that I create a post just to point at someone else's article, but this one is worth making sure as many folks see it as possible. Greg Bishop does a wonderful job getting to the core of who Carroll is and unearthing some nuggets of wisdom along the way.

READ IT NOW

Additionally, here is the TED talk on grit from Angela Lee Duckworth that Carroll references in the article:

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Seahawks Training Camp Countdown Day 2: Pass Rushers & Run Stuffers




Each day I will cover two position groups as we march toward day one of Seahawks training camp. It is time to talk about pass rushers and the big boys who will stuff the run.

Monday, July 27, 2015

PODCAST: Hawk Blogger Camp Countdown Day 1: WRs, Guards & Centers


It's training camp week! I'll be rolling each day with a pair of positional previews, and kick it off this week with a look at the ultra-competitive WR, C and OG positions.

Programming note: I'm trying a new podcast provider, so please excuse some bumps along the way.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Harvard Study Predicts a Seahawks vs Dolphins (??) Super Bowl


If you love advanced football analysis and believe economists can help forecast football futures (see fivethirtyeight.com), then I have a must-read for you. Kurt Bullard has published a prediction for the upcoming season with odds for all the NFL teams based on a series of indexes. Seattle and Green Bay are extremely close, but the surprise is Miami coming in on top of the AFC. Read it all here...
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Seahawks Training Camp Tips and Tricks, Plus Position Battles







I offer my most precious training camp tips and secrets that will help you get the most out of your training camp visit. I also discuss most of the position groups from offensive line to tight ends to pass rushers and more. Follow me on Periscope and join one of my broadcasts live to ask me questions and say hello!









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