Thursday, March 29, 2012

The National Media Does Not Watch Seahawk Games

If there was ever a doubt that Seattle is Southern Alaska to the National Football media, this video is proof. It is clear that Michael Lombardi and Brian Baldinger have no clue. After our favorite local writer, Danny O'Neil spends a few minutes giving his learned opinion, these two shit-birds embarrass themselves with their lack of knowledge. 

For the record:

  1. Drafting Tannehill with the #12, when we just signed Flynn, really?
  2. Sidney Rice had shoulder surgery, not hip surgery
  3. Mike Williams has not been fat for a few years, his ankle is the bigger issue
  4. John Moffitt does not go by Josh
  5. Brandon Browner made the pro-bowl last year and Richard Sherman could have if he played the entire year. With Walter Thurmond and Byron Maxwell, this could be one of the deeper positions on the team.

A pair of boobs.

A nicer pair of boobs

Monday, March 26, 2012

Seattle Not Awarded Compensatory Draft Picks

Because the Seahawks were buyers last summer during the free agency period, they were not awarded any extra draft picks in this April's Draft.

Some notable signings: WR Sidney Rice, OL Robert Gallery, QB Tarvaris Jackson, DL Alan Branch, DE Jimmy Wilkerson and TE Zach Miller.

15 teams gained extra picks. Here is the complete list.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

March Mock Draft Tracker

I charted 25 mock drafts from the NFL's experts this week. Here are who they think the Hawks will select with the 12th overall pick:

  • Melvin Ingram, LB - 24%
  • Luke Kuechly, LB - 19%
  • David DeCastro, G - 19%
  • Nick Perry, DE - 19%
  • Whitney Mercilus, DE - 14%
  • Quinton Coples, DE - 5%

Of course, re-signing David Hawthorne would drastically change these predictions.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Matt Flynn Highlight Reel

Not a Bad Week

Over the last 7 days the Seahawks have re-signed:

  • Red Bryant, DE (#47 on the top 100 FAs)
  • Michael Robinson, FB
  • Heath Farwell, LB
  • Paul McQuistan, G/T

They have also acquired through Free Agency:

  • Jason Jones, DT (#12 on the top 100 FAs)
  • Matt Flynn, QB (#17 on the top 100 FAs)

They lost:

  • John Carlson, TE
  • Charlie Whitehurst, QB
  • Robert Gallery, G (cut)

All in all an excellent week. Top Seahawk free agents have been re-signed and the need for upgrades at QB and D-Line have been addressed.

I hope that Linebacker will be addressed next. How about Kamerion Wimbley at OLB? He is 28 and a beast. There is still enough room under the cap. Hopefully either Hill or Hawthorne will be back, my guess is Hill as he will be a lot cheaper. I could happily live with Wimbley-Wright-Hill as our three backers! I could also see the Hawks drafting a LB in the first round.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Free Agent Tracker

Here is a link to the Top 100 Free Agents and where they have signed. Let's hope to see the Hawks on the list a few more times!

Top Free Agents—Linebackers

1) Curtis Lofton
2) Stephen Tulloch
3) Dan Connor
4) London Fletcher
5) David Hawthorne
6) Clark Haggans
7) Mike Peterson
8) Brendon Ayanbadejo
9) Jameel McClain
10) Jarret Johnson
11) Andra Davis
12) Kirk Morrison
13) Reggie Torbor
14) Antwan Applewhite
15) Omar Gaither
16) Jordan Senn
17) Brandon Johnson
18) Manny Lawson
19) Keith Brooking
20) Bradie James
21) Mario Haggan
22) Joe Mays
23) Wesley Woodyard
24) Bobby Carpenter
25) Isaiah Ekejiuba
26) Erik Walden
27) Tim Dobbins
28) Kevin Bentley
29) Ernie Sims
30) Philip Wheeler
31) Demorrio Williams
32) Ikaika Alama-Francis
33) Marvin Mitchell
34) Xavier Adibi
35) E.J. Henderson

49) Heath Farwell (SEA)
50) Leroy Hill (SEA)
51) Matt McCoy (SEA)
52) David Vobora (SEA)

I was surprised to see all the Hawks (except Hawthorne) lumped together around 50. Maybe the national media has never see a Seattle game, so they didn't know where to put our guys.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Is QB Matt Leinart Plan C?

Leinart was just released by the Texas today. If the Seahawks can't land the big fish (Manning or Flynn) they will need a veteran in camp for depth.

Then again, if the Titans sign Manning, Seattle could always sign Mr. Hasselback again. Ack!

Let's hope we won't have to resort to either option.

Top Free Agents—Defensive Ends

1) Mario Williams —the cream of the crop. Would look great in Seahawk Blue.
2) John Abraham —old, 34 when the season starts.
3) Vonnie Holliday —really old, gets free coffee from McDonalds.
4) Kroy Biermann
5) Cory Redding —no thanks. Been there, done that.
6) Israel Idonije
7) Victor Adeyanju
8) Frostee Rucker —played for Pete at USC.
9) Derrick Harvey
10) Jason Hunter
11) Tim Bulman
12) Jamaal Anderson
13) Tyler Brayton
14) Jeremy Mincey
15) Matt Roth
16) Wallace Gilberry
17) Kendall Langford
18) Phillip Merling
19) Igor Olshansky
20) Mark Anderson
21) Andre Carter
22) Shaun Ellis
23) Eric Moore
24) Jeff Charleston
25) Turk McBride
26) Dave Tollefson
27) Jarvis Moss
28) Trevor Scott
29) Victor Abiamiri
30) Juqua Parker
31) Raheem Brock —age caught up with him last year...and the law too.
32) Anthony Hargrove —wouldn't mind having him back in the rotation.
33) Jovan Haye
34) Dave Ball
35) William Hayes

I am not terribly impressed with this list other than Mario Williams, of course. Media speculation is that Williams will be sign with Atlanta to replace John Abraham. I think the Seahawks will be in the mix. I hope that if they lose out on Williams then they look to the draft as the rest of this list is underwhelming at best.

Free Agency Eve

I am a little disappointed the Hawks have not signed Red Bryant before Free Agency starts. 18 hours remain to get a deal done. Though I am not hearing anything that a deal is close. Hopefully teams will not view Bryant as a high priority guy because of his statistics and the Seahawks will be able to get something done in the next few days. This happened with Brandon Mebane last summer.

I would have like to see one of out starting linebackers signed as well, but the team may wait until they gauge the market before making offers to Hawthorne and Hill. I think Seattle is going to lose Hawthorne and retain Hill at a discount (as long as they throw in a supply of blunts).

Free Agency Priorities:

1) Quarterback. Whether the team signs Matt Flynn or not, they need someone to challenge Jackson and add depth.
2) Defensive End. Seattle needs someone to complement Chris Clemons to help the pass rush.
3) Linebacker. Assuming the loss of Hawthorne or Hill, one of these two will need to be replaced. I could see the Hawks replacing a LB through the draft. KJ wright is proof that you don't have to use a first round pick to find a productive linebacker.