The Seahawks have three players to consider extending in the next few weeks — or even months — and Pete Carroll sure made it sound like they plan to extend at least a couple of them.
In addition to his comments this week about wanting to re-sign Kam Chancellor, Carroll was effusive in praise of Jimmy Graham on Thursday — a sign that the Hawks do indeed plan to keep the star tight end beyond this coming season.
Graham made an amazing return from a torn patellar tendon last year to set team records in catches (65) and yards (923) by a tight end. He would have been the NFL comeback player of the year if not for Jordy Nelson’s stellar return from a torn ACL.
Two years after the Seahawks acquired Graham in a surprise blockbuster deal with New Orleans, the tight end finally has a full offseason with Russell Wilson. And Carroll is stoked about it.
Continue reading Sounds like Carroll would love to extend Graham, too
Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman both backed Russell Wilson in the wake of rift reports.
Bennett also shared more of his life philosophies (most of which make great sense).
Sherman came across as happy and ready to be a team player again.
Sherman’s attitude was one of several reasons Pete Carroll called it a “very successful offseason.”
Carroll said Jimmy Graham and Earl Thomas were the most impressive players this offseason.
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Whether the Seahawks trade Richard Sherman or not this year, the admission by Pete Carroll and John Schneider that the Hawks are fielding offers for the All-Pro is a sign that the Legion of Boom is at a crossroads.
Even if Earl Thomas comes back better than ever, Kam Chancellor gets his contract extension and Sherman avoids a trade, it is clear the end is approaching for the fabled unit. And, as it turns out, this is a great year to find heirs apparent in the draft.
Continue reading Great time to find some new Legionnaires
We would have wished Kam Chancellor a Happy 29th, but he blocked us on Twitter in 2015 amid his ridiculous holdout (because we called it what it was).
So, instead of saying “Happy Birthday” to the sensitive fellow, let’s use this occasion to address his future with the Seahawks.
Pete Carroll has made it clear they would like to re-sign the defense’s heartbeat. But the big questions: For how much and for how long?
Continue reading What should Hawks give Kam for 29th birthday?
At the NFL owners meetings this week, Pete Carroll and John Schneider gave us a better idea of where Seattle’s seven new veterans (not counting kickers) might fit.
We also learned that Marshawn Lynch is indeed contemplating a return and the Seahawks really have heard from teams (including the Patriots) gauging a trade for Richard Sherman.
On top of that, Carroll and Schneider addressed their backup quarterback situation, which is a little hazy in light of Trevone Boykin’s recent arrest — but won’t include Colin Kaepernick.
Let’s take a look at the key comments from Carroll and Schneider, by position, courtesy of Bob Condotta and John Boyle of Seahawks.com:
Continue reading Carroll, Schneider answer roster questions
The league owners meetings next week are in Phoenix, which is apropos considering a couple of the proposed rule changes come right out of a game last season between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seahawks.
In that game, Bobby Wagner did his best Kam Chancellor imitation, leaping over the line to block a field goal. The teams ended up playing the full 15-minute overtime and finishing in a tie — the first of two NFL ties last season.
That game provided a lot of impetus for the NFL competition committee’s proposal to ban leaping and cut overtime to 10 minutes.
Continue reading Seahawks at heart of key rule proposals
One of the things the Seahawks absolutely must do if they are going to become a Super Bowl team again — and stop their slow but steady slide — is get their heads straight.
The last two years, they have been distracted and dysfunctional. In 2015, it was Kam Chancellor’s holdout and the residual disappointment from the Super Bowl XLIX debacle. In 2016, injuries and frustration held the Hawks back — stopped two wins short of the Super Bowl again.
Chancellor addressed the team’s misdirected angst right after the blowout loss to Atlanta in the divisional playoff, and Doug Baldwin added to those comments Tuesday on 710 ESPN, saying the team basically had run out of steam by the time it faced the Falcons.
Continue reading Baldwin: Hawks had nothing left for final game in Atlanta