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Seattle Seahawks Free Agency Tracker

Well so far the Seahawks haven’t done a whole lot in free agency. They have re-signed Michael Bennett. The Seahawks have also signed WR Taylor Price, who hasn’t play in two year due to injuries.

The Seattle Seahawks have lost many veteran players that were big parts in the Super Bowl 48 win. This list includes, Golden Tate, Walter Thurmond and Clinton McDonald. They have also cut Chris Clemons, Red Bryant and Sidney Rice.

Despite these losses the Seahawks are in great shape for next season. John Schneider and Pete Carroll have a plan that will work out in the end.

Here are three of the players that are still on the market that the Seahawks have shown interest in. If the Seahawks can get all three of these players, then that would be spectacular.

Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers:
The Seahawks had Finley in for a visit last week. It sounds like they are going to sign him, but need to wait for medical clearance first. Finley had spinal surgery this past year after suffering a near career ending injury. If signed by the Seahawks, he would provide a big red zone target for Russell Wilson. Zach Miller and Jermichael Finley would provide the Seahawks with a very good tight end duo.

Henry Melton, DT, Chicago Bears:
Melton visited the Seahawks on Saturday and sources said that on Saturday night they were in deep contract negations. He eventually left and went to his next visit which is in Dallas. They have a scheduled meeting on Monday. Dallas doesn’t have as much cap room as Seattle, so the Seahawks have the advantage in that area. Dallas is Henry Melton’s home town, so that might be appealing to him. Melton would replace Clinton McDonald and most likely be an upgrade. He was a pro bowl player in 2012, but tore his ACL last year.

Jared Allen, DE, Minnesota Vikings:
Jared Allen visited Seattle today, but was said to have gone back home without a contract. He is also scheduled to be meeting with Dallas this week. Seattle seems to be a perfect landing spot for Allen. If Jared Allen signed with Seattle, he would instantly be a fan favorite. Seattle has been interested in Allen since the trade deadline, when they were said to have inquired about Allen and were thinking about trading for him. Jared Allen would replace the loss of Chris Clemons and would probably end up being a bit of an upgrade.

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12 Predictions for Super Bowl XLVIII

1. Doug Baldwin makes a clutch catch to convert on a third and long.
2. Percy Harvin returns a kick for a Touchdown.
3. Marshawn Lynch scores 2 TD’s.
4. Walter Thurmond intercepts a pass.
5. The 12th Man out numbers the Broncos fans at the Super Bowl.
6. Richard Sherman shuts down Demaryius Thomas.
7. The Seahawks D-line shuts down Moreno.
8. Golden Tate is the Seahawks leading reciever with 80 yards.
9. KJ Wright shuts down Julius Thomas.
10. Russell Wilson struggles in the first half, but finds some rhythm in the second half.
11. Golden Tate has a big punt return in the 4th quarter.
12. And finally… Seattle wins. 24 to 17.

Media Day

Well I won’t be at Media Day, but many more reporters from all over the world will be. There will be 17 Seahawks players that have there own podium to answer all sorts of questions. Marshawn Lynch won’t have a podium and is questionable to even show up. Do you think he needs to talk at Media Day? I don’t think so. The NFL can’t force him to do something he doesn’t want to do. Lynch is a team player and never has made his success in Seattle about himself. I encourage you to read Michael Silver’s article titled “Marshawn Lynch’s quiet power behind Seahawks’ Super run.” Here is the link: http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story/0ap2000000318651/article/marshawn-lynchs-quiet-power-behind-seahawks-super-run

Here is my prediction for the Seahawks that will have there own podium to speak on tomorrow:

Offense: Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Russell Okung, Max Unger, Michael Robinson, Zach Miller, Derrick Coleman

Defense: Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Mebane, Red Bryant

Soak all of this Super Bowl fun in. It’s great to see the Seattle Seahawks achieve so much this season! Maybe one day I will be one of the reporters at Media Day. Go Hawks!

O’Brien Schofield- An Unsung Hero

The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl! That sounds so good. It has been a complete team effort the whole entire season and it has been great to see the Seahawks players make it so far. One particular player that I want you to take note of is outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield.

Schofield has played a big part in the Seattle Seahawks season. O’Brien went to school at the University of Wisconsin and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL draft. Schofield became a starter for the Cardinals in the 2012 season. But, to the Seahawks surprise he was released by the Arizona Cardinals on July 25, 2013. The Seahawks knew the talent that Schofield had and didn’t waste any time; they claimed him off waivers on July 27, 2013.

In preseason he impressed many with his athleticism when rushing the quarterback. A point of emphasis for the Seahawks in the offseason was improving the defensive line. More specifically, the Seahawks needed a better pass rush. Schofield was exactly what the Seattle Seahawks were looking for.

In the regular season, Schofield started 2 games and has had 1 very nice sack against Cam Newton. But, his real impact has come on special teams. Having someone as athletic and skilled as Schofield is important to have on the special teams unit, and is a reason why the Seattle Seahawks are such a complete team.

Schofield is also one of the more positive people I have heard on the team. On Seahawks.com they have a program called “All Access” where you can hear the players before and during the game. Schofield is a regular on the show, talking before the game, showing that he has the positive energy and passion that Pete Carroll wants.

In my opinion he could start on any other team, but this season the Seahawks have been fortunate to have someone like O’Brien to provide the excellent depth. Unfortunately, with the amazing talent on this Seahawks team, Schofield was inactive against the 49ers. As we inch closer to the Super Bowl, Seahawks fans can count on Schofield working his butt off in order to make it on the field. And, if that isn’t meant to be, we can still count on him to be on the sideline giving his team energy by his positive attitude and his passion for the game. I wish O’Brien Schofield the best, and I hope that he continues to play in a Seattle Seahawks uniform for many years to come. Go Hawks!

12 Thoughts on Last Night’s Game

1. Doug Baldwin is clutch and above average.
2. Steven Hauschka is both smart and productive.
3. Kam Chancellor had yet another HUGE hit on Vernon Davis.
4. Cliff Avril = strip sack.
5. Michael Bennett has mastered the skill of being in the right place at the right time.
6. Lynch showed that he can out run defenders while stumbling.
7. L.O.B. Sherman, Thomas, Chancellor, Maxwell, Thurmond and Lane all played fantastic.
8. Ricardo Lockette is a beast on special teams.
9. Alvin Bailey provided an excellent block to break Lynch free for his TD.
10. How about Warren Moon’s shriek when Malcom Smith got his big time interception
11. Richard Sherman somehow always makes a play when a play needs to be made.
12. Coach Pete Carroll and John Schneider have put together one heck of a team.

Go Hawks!!!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Part 2

Seahawks fans also have something to feel good about on the defensive side of the ball. Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman are arguably the top two defensive players in the NFL. Either one of these players could receive the Defensive Player of the Year Award.

The Seahawks organization made a great decision when they drafted Thomas as the 14th pick in the 2010 draft. Expectations from Seahawks fans came from comparisons to Ed Reed, the fact that he attended the University of Texas, and was rated as the number 2 safety in the draft. He exceeded expectations and has given Seahawks fans something to cheer about. Thomas will continue to fly around the field making spectacular plays and will keep making the Seahawks defense a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks.

Richard Sherman has a very loud mouth, but he backs up every word and has had a spectacular year. This season he leads the Seahawks, and also the NFL, with 8 interceptions. The Seahawks got a bargain when they selected Sherman in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. Richard Sherman has quickly become a fan favorite and a villain to other teams. Richard Sherman leads the exciting brand of football that the Seahawks defense plays, and will continue to lead the Seahawks for many more years.

Both of these players are very smart, confident and, at times, cocky. But, in every game this year they have backed up all their talk. They have achieved greatness already in their young careers. Thomas and Sherman keep improving every single game, and if they continue to compete and stay healthy, then by the time they are done playing they will be known as the best ever at their positions.

NFC West Champs!!!

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Walter Thurmond III

Walter Thurmond III came into the league when he was drafted in the fifth round in the 2010 NFL draft. He is a cornerback who went to the University of Oregon. Some fans know him because of his flashy outfits that he wears to games and has on during post-game interviews. Others know him because of the many injuries that he has battled. Or maybe you have heard of Thurmond because of the 4 game suspension he is serving right now, due to substance abuse. But, Seahawks fans need to turn their attention to Thurmond and realize how talented he is.

Thurmond has dealt with injuries throughout his Seahawks tenure, but this season he has come and played like a pro bowl player. Unfortunately he was suspended 4 games, but will be back for the Seahawks last regular season game. He is still young at age 26 and we should be forgiving of his mistake. He has quickly become a fan favorite, and his contribution in the Legion of Boom has not gone unnoticed. Even with Browner out, Thurmond played at a high level against the Minnesota Vikings and scored a TD after intercepting a pass in the second half. He has come up in big games and made plays in pass coverage and also has providing excellent tackling when defending the run.

It is quite impressive that he is playing at such a high level considering the injuries that he has had to come back from. In Oregon he had torn three ligaments in his knee and then once he got to Seattle he was put on injured reserve with a broken fibula and high ankle sprain. But, he didn’t give up and the Seahawks organization stuck with him. You can see right away from a post-game interview with Thurmond is that he is a very confident individual, but also a polite and classy person.

Once the Seahawks get Thurmond back from his suspension he is going to be ready to go. Having Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane playing at a high level, Thurmond will be able to step right back and excel at the nickel spot. Watch out for him as we enter the playoffs, he will come back with a chip on his shoulder and play at a high level. Go Hawks!

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