Trevone Boykin’s arrest does not bode well for his future with the Seahawks, and you can bet the team is stepping up its scouting for a new backup quarterback.
Boykin showed some promise as an undrafted guy last year, and it’s possible the Hawks had been comfortable adding only a rookie for camp — until Boykin reportedly showed the very poor judgment of getting into a car with a drunken driver who ended up hurting eight people.
The Seahawks won’t necessarily release Boykin now, but their history shows they don’t keep legally troubled backup players for long. And the fact that this is Boykin’s second arrest in two years — including a bust while he was at TCU — could mean the Hawks decide to move on.
Continue reading Bye-bye, Boykin?
Doug Baldwin told 710 ESPN that he has not talked to the Seahawks about a new deal yet.
Tom Cable said it’s way too early to make any judgments on the offensive line.
Justin Britt said he is losing hair over all of the position switches but just wants to be “one of the five.”
Bob Condotta gave a rundown of all of the offensive linemen.
Cable said Pro Football Focus, which called Germain Ifedi the worst first-round pick in the 2016 draft, will “eat their words” after seeing him play.
Cable stated the obvious: The Hawks will be deep at running back.
Darrell Bevell talked about the team’s running backs and more with John Clayton.
Asked about Michael Bennett and Kam Chancellor, Pete Carroll said, “Really, the guys who are under contract can’t be the first-priority guys right now, in any order. We are really digging in, trying to keep our team together. And that will always be the way we go about it. We love Kam and Mike … and we are going to do all we can to make sure they can stay with us.”
Hiring Doug Hendrickson shows Bennett’s Lynch-like strategy.
Carroll said Jimmy Graham might not be ready until the end of training camp. That shadows our thought that the Seahawks will take it slow with him.
John Schneider talked about Marshawn Lynch and other topics.
Lynch is headed to Egypt for American Football Without Barriers — a group co-created by former Seahawk Breno Giacomini.
The offensive line is a major point of emphasis this offseason, although Carroll and Schneider don’t seem to concerned.
Russell Okung says, “It’s very possible that I could stay here. But I know my value, and I’m not going to settle for anything less than that.”
The Kam Chancellor Watch has begun. John Clayton doesn’t think he would net more than a fourth-rounder. Hawk Blogger, meanwhile, posited 10 specific trade ideas.
The Seahawks are not in the Super Bowl, but that didn’t prevent Conan O’Brien from inviting Marshawn Lynch for more fun and games.
Lynch was in a better mood for that than he was when TMZ asked him if he was coming back to the Seahawks in 2016.
No surprise: Linemen dominate a long list of Seattle mock drafts put together by Bob Condotta.
Rob Staton broke down Todd McShay’s mock draft and looked at other options at No. 26.
The Seahawks had a lot of fun at the Pro Bowl — their first in three years.
Rob Staton posits a seven-round mock draft for the Seahawks, which nets a couple of linemen and a pass rusher.
Bob Condotta takes a look at the Seahawks’ linebacker situation entering the offseason.
Hawk Blogger presents five alternative free-agent D-tackles as Brandon Mebane and Ahtyba Rubin prepare to hit the market.
Derrick Coleman apparently was smoking synthetic weed when he had his car accident in October.
Kam Chancellor is out of the Pro Bowl — appropriate considering he didn’t merit it anyway.
Condotta explains why the Seahawks surely wouldn’t ask a retiring Marshawn Lynch to return bonus money.
Dave Boling points out that Carolina has used Seattle’s blueprint to get to the Super Bowl — a good sign for the Seahawks heading forward.
News flash: Seahawks fans hate Cam Newton.
Anyone hoping Marshawn Lynch will be back before the season finale in Arizona had better rethink that idea. In fact, it appears the Seahawks might be lucky to have Lynch back for the playoffs.
Pete Carroll said Monday he doesn’t know whether Lynch, who had abdominal surgery Nov. 25, will return before the playoffs.
“He went through a big surgery. He’s got a lot to get through, and he’s got to get past that, whatever impact that’s had,” Carroll said. “He’s got to get back into shape and get going. … He hasn’t been able to go yet very hard. He’s going to have to work through that and get himself going again and come back and show that he’s back and ready to go.”
Asked about the timeframe, Carroll said, “I don’t know. We won’t know until the work starts happening.”
Continue reading Lynch appears out for final three games
Paul Richardson’s return to practice is the big news this week, but the Seahawks probably are more concerned with the possible returns of a few other injured players they have missed recently.
Garry Gilliam, Jordan Hill, Derrick Coleman and Marcus Burley are all expected to practice this week and play in Dallas. Gilliam missed stretches of the game vs. the 49ers last week due to an ankle injury. Hill (quadriceps) and Coleman (car accident) have missed the past two games, and Burley (broken thumb) has been out for three.
Pete Carroll also said he expects Demarcus Dobbs, who has missed three of the past four games, to make it back to practice.
“You can see there’s a number of guys that are going to be battling to get back out there,” Carroll said. “It’ll be great to see if we can pull that together, and it’ll make the practice feel much more competitive. We’ll see what that means for game day. I don’t know yet.”
The biggest question probably is at center, where Patrick Lewis didn’t even make it through one start before Drew Nowak had to be reinserted and Lemuel Jeanpierre re-signed. Not that it matters who plays that spot.
Continue reading Hawks are getting healthier, but they can’t get any better at center
Pete Carroll debunked today’s rumor that he might return to USC: “That’s not happening. We’re in good shape here.”
Carroll talked about the defensive breakdown vs. Carolina and losing again despite winning the turnover battle.
Carroll also said, “We should be 6-0 and we should be rolling right now.’’
The coaches are the culprits in these collapses.
The Seahawks have gotten good pressure on quarterbacks the past two games.
Meanwhile, they are the worst red-zone offense in the NFL.
The Seahawks will reinstate Derrick Coleman, although it might not be this week.
49ers coach Jim Tomsula is satisfied with the condition of Levi’s Stadium turf.
Sounds like a Seahawks fan tried to give the Panthers a taste of what it feels like to be playing in the early morning. Not cool.
The Panthers always come along at a critical point for the Seahawks.
Even former Seahawk Kevin Norwood — now a Panther — thinks this game is pivotal.
Dave Boling thinks the Seahawks will use Carolina as a springboard again.
Tight ends are still a problem for Seattle — and Greg Olsen is coming to town.
Rob Rang has three key matchups, including Olsen vs. Kam Chancellor and Kevin Pierre-Louis.
Almost a year ago, the Seahawks were in the exact position they are in now — struggling to find themselves as they prepared to face the Carolina Panthers.
The Seahawks have many of the same problems they had last year at this time: Their defense has had trouble against tight ends as Greg Olsen comes to town; their interception total is uncommonly low; Bobby Wagner is hurt; Marshawn Lynch is a story; the offense is in transition; and Derrick Coleman won’t play again.
Continue reading Different year but same opponent and problems