Monday, August 5, 2013

Every BBQ is better with Rice

As the Filipinos say, everything is better with rice, well I think some Swiss fans wholeheartedly agree: It's in the PI.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Hawks Sign Early Doucet

As a little receiver injury insurance, the Hawks signed Early Doucet today formerly of the Arizona Cardinals. Doucet, like Rice and Harvin has been injury prone in his career but can be pretty productive when healthy.  

I'm not sure if he will make the final 53, but at least will add some experienced depth in the preseason. 

While his numbers last year look pretty lame on paper, consider that the Cards QBs were not exactly gunslingers. 

Richard Sherman Used to Work at Deja Vu?

He doesn't even need the pole!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Loose Hips, Sink Ships

Beyonce looking swell in her jersey

When I contemplate hips, Beyonce's come to mind way before Percy Harvin's, but in Seattle these days, Percy's seem to be trending.

The has an informative video detailing Harvin's injury:  More Than You Wanted to Know About the Labrum

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Report: Hawks Sign Braylon Edwards

I guess the WR position is not as settled as I thought. This should make things interesting. Who knows how much he has left in the tank, especially after being hurt so much over the last few years.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Position Analysis: WR

Roster spots available: 5 or 6 (most likely 5).

Locks: Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate.

Looking Good: Ben Obomanu, Ricardo Lockette.

Longer Odds: Deon Butler, Chris Durham, Antonio Bryant, et. al.

While the competition to win the starting position across from Sidney Rice intensifies, the roster spots are more nailed down than one would think. I don't see Butler, Bryant or Durham making the team unless they keep a sixth receiver or someone gets hurt.

Tate appears committed this season to becoming a professional instead of relying upon his pure athleticism. He worked out with Larry Fitzgerald in the off-season which should have taught him a thing or two about being a pro.

Lockette is hard to overlook because of his speed and size. He maybe raw, but he is making plays in camp. Hopefully these efforts will translate during exhibition games.

Obomanu is steady. He may have limited upside but he can be counted on. QBs know where to find him. He plays special teams.

These three receivers all bring different qualities to the position. Maybe they will work well in a rotation?

Overall, if Rice is healthy and Baldwin does what he did last year, the team will be ahead of where they were in 2011. Mike Williams didn't give the Hawks much last year opposite Rice, so hopefully someone will step up to provide the offense with another weapon.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Breaking News: Sea Gal Granny Panty Update

I wrote last summer that the Sea Gal uniforms were sorely in need of an update. happened. Good bye Granny Panties, hello new look Sea Gals! Welcome to the 1990s!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

5 Things to Watch for in Training Camp

Welcome to Camp Carroll 3.0. Here are a few things I am interested in this summer:

1) Who will play quarterback this season? This one is obvious but also the most important. If the team is going to take another step forward this year, better QB play is essential–especially in the last 4 minutes of each half.

2) The competition at receiver. Consistent and improved play for the WRs is also important for overall offensive growth. Yes the Seahawks want to be a running offense, but this is a passing league, so a running game alone is not enough. Who will emerge across from Sidney Rice? Will Rice's shoulders hold up? Will the Hawks actually utilize one or bath of their tight ends in the passing game? Will Doug Baldwin have a sophomore slump? Will Golden Tate finally figure it out? Can Ricardo Lockette demonstrate the tools to play regularly?

3) Will the O–line contine to develop? This unit made huge strides from game 1 to game 16 last year. Will the contine to get better? Will Moffitt be ready to go at RG? Can Okung stay healthy? Who will start at LG...Duece Lutui, McQuistan, or someone else? Will Carpenter play this year? And Where?

4) Who replaces the Heater? Can Bobby Wagner step right in at Mike? Will KJ Wright end up switching to the middle? What about Barrett Ruud, does he have anything left in the tank? Will the Hawks play more 5-2 this year, and if so, who will be the two LBs on the field?

5) Who will be the biggest surprise to make the team? Every year someone off the street proves that they should have been drafted. Will the Hawks be able to find this year's Doug Baldwin or Brandon Browner? Has the team gotten deeper so that rookies will make less of an impact?