Ricardo Lockette had a tear-filled reunion with Texas paramedics this week. You may remember seeing the then-Seattle Seahawks reserve receiver and special teams player being carted off the field at AT&T Stadium after suffering a terrible neck injury against the Cowboys. Paramedics from the Arlington (Texas) Fire department tended to Lockette and brought him to an area hospital.
Is there friction between the Seattle Seahawks offense and defense? Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman would say no. ESPN’s Seth Wickersham, however, wrote something quite different.
Wickersham detailed issues between Seattle’s offense and defense that started even before the controversial play call at the end of Super Bowl XLIX.
Not surprisingly, Sherman and Bennett didn’t think much of it. Per Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk, Sherman went on SiriusXM NFL Radio and called it “just a bunch of nonsense.” Bennett took to Twitter and was even more harsh. Wickersham, however, did not back down. We’d love to see his phone, too.
Sherman and Bennett could have done a little more to challenge the premise of the article.
Sherman was the subject of off-season trade talks. Those were not rumors. That was confirmed by team general manager John Schnieder in April.
As recently as December, Sherman challenged coach Pete Carroll on a play call. When challenged on it, he hearkened back to a loss in Sup
It is fairly obvious that Richard Sherman wanted the Seattle Seahawks to explore trade possibilities for him this offseason, but the All-Pro cornerback insists that is not a reflection on his relationship with his teammates and coaches.In a lengthy feature he wrote entitled “Why Richard Sherman can’t let go of Seattle’s Super Bowl Loss,” ESPN’s Seth Wickersham cited several current and former Seahawks players, coaches and staff members who spoke about the resentment Sherman has toward Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll. Sherman dismissed the story as “a bunch of nonsense.” A lot of sensitive locker room stuff was discussed in the article, so you can understand why most of Wickersham’s sources preferred to remain anonymous. However, it is highly unlikely that a reputable journalist would fabricate that much information, so it’s safe to assume most — if not all — of the information is rooted in truth.According to Wickersham’s piece, Sherman has told teammates and friends that he believes th
Sherman hasn’t let it go. It’s haunted Richard Sherman from the moment that the Seahawks chose to pass from the 1-yard line in Super Bowl XLIX, according to a new feature from ESPN’s Seth Wickersham. The news back in April that the Seahawks were open to the idea of trading Sherman, their vocal defensive leader, was surprising.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is denying a report that he and quarterback Russell Wilson aren’t seeing eye to eye, and that the differences between the two are emblematic of the friction between Seattle’s offense and defense. Sherman told SiriusXM NFL Radio that the story isn’t true. Can never put much gravity of things like that,” Sherman said.
The Seattle Seahawks have made the playoffs in each of Russell Wilson's five seasons and have even won a Super Bowl, but apparently, not everyone on the team is a fan of the 28-year-old quarterback. ESPN's Seth Wickersham reveals in a bombshell profile of Richard Sherman's growing divide with the team that Wilson has long been a "divisive" figure in the Seahawks locker room, namely among the team's defense. According to Wickersham, several defensive players believe Wilson gets special treatment from the coaching staff.
It’s been more than two years since the Seattle Seahawks lost to the New England Patriots after Russell Wilson threw an interception on the Patriots’ one-yard line.
Apparently, the Seahawks still aren’t over it.
Over at ESPN, reporter Seth Wickersham detailed a rift within the Seahawks’ roster, with Wilson and coach Pete Carroll on one side, and Richard Sherman and other defensive players on the other side.
According to Wickersham, Sherman still hasn’t moved on from what he believes was a terrible decision by Wilson and a failure by Carroll to hold Wilson responsible for it.
Really, all sides come out looking bad. Sherman, for one, seems like he needs to chill out. It was a bad throw, but it’s also time to move on. This kind of stuff isn’t helpful.
He’s famous in the building both for being a teammate you can go to with any personal problem and for pointing fingers.
“He’s always looking at what other people are doing,” says a former assistant coach who has had many talks with him. “H
The Seattle Seahawks hosted Colin Kaepernick Wednesday, and the meeting between the two parties went well. Now new information is coming out on this front, most notably that Kaepernick “wants to be a Seahawk” and that he has no issues at all being a backup to Russell Wilson. Much has been written about why Seattle makes perfect sense as the landing spot for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. We tend to agree.Given Wilson’s pedigree and command of the team’s offense, there would be absolutely no way a quarterback controversy would exist. But given the fact the Seahawks don’t have anyone of any substance behind Wilson, adding a player of Kaepernick’s pedigree who is also a similar quarterback in terms of style is a logical move.The Seahawks also hosted free agent Austin Davis and have reportedly considered Robert Griffin III. However, at this time it seems like only a matter of time before Kaepernick puts pen to paper to sign a short-term deal that puts him in an NFL locker room for the 201
A lengthy feature story that was published this week indicated Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is not well-liked among his teammates, and Michael Bennett wants to make it clear that the article does not speak for him.In speaking with several current and former Seahawks players, coaches and staffers, ESPN’s Seth Wickersham was given the impression that some of Wilson’s teammates hold “resentment” toward him and privately root for the quarterback to fail. Bennett called Wickershame’s story “trash” and said he considers Wilson a close friend. The story was mostly about Richard Sherman and how he still has not gotten over the way the Seahawks lost in Super Bowl XLIX, but you could argue Wilson was cast in the worst light. Here’s one particularly harsh excerpt:It seems to go beyond the normal jealousy aimed at most star quarterbacks. Teammates privately seem to want him exposed, but ask them why, or on what grounds, and their reasons vary. A man who vowed to live in transparency — Wil
Richard Sherman is still with the Seattle Seahawks during OTAs despite the flurry of trade rumors that surrounded him and the Seahawks this offseason. Both Seahawks GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll at various points in the offseason admitted the team was listening to trade offers for the 29-year-old cornerback, but ultimately, no deal went through. On the surface, it seems bizarre for the Seahawks to even consider trading an All-Pro corner like Sherman, who for years has been the face of one of the NFL's best defenses.
More than two years later, we’re still debating Russell Wilson’s goal-line interception that cost the Seattle Seahawks a win in Super Bowl XLIX. It seems like the Seahawks are still dealing with the fallout, too. When the Seahawks were very public about entertaining trade talks with cornerback Richard Sherman, it was unusual.
Richard Sherman had hoped the Seattle Seahawks would find a way to trade him earlier this offseason, and the reason for that could have a lot to do with the relationship he has with his head coach and quarterback.In a lengthy feature that is worth reading in its entirety, ESPN’s Seth Wickersham did some deep diving into what has gone wrong between Sherman and the Seahawks over the past few years. Simply put, it seems as though Sherman has not been able to move past Seattle’s heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.As one former Seahawks assistant coach put it, Sherman has made it “personal” that the team has not won multiple championships. The All-Pro cornerback feels that Seattle’s defense has set a high standard that the offense and coaching staff have not lived up to.“He’s always looking at what other people are doing,” the former assistant told Wickersham. “He’s made it personal. It’s your fault we’re not winning. It wears guys thin.”Like many others, Sh
The Cardinals played one of the two tie games in the NFL last season, a 6-6 spellbinder against the Seahawks that saw both teams miss field goals that could have ended the game during a 15-minute overtime period. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that the effort left him with a “tired football team” that had to limit their practice time leading into a loss to the Panthers the next week. This week’s rule change that cuts overtime to 10 minutes, which could leave more in the tank if teams find themselves in a similar situation.
Colin Kaepernick’s visit with the Seattle Seahawks apparently went pretty well.USA Today’s Tom Pelissero says Kaepernick’s visit at Seattle’s headquarters on Wednesday lasted late into the day, which seemed to be the plan. All indications have been that the Seahawks’ interest in Kaepernick is serious. A report from last week said the Seahawks’ interest in him was “legit.” Bringing him in for a lengthy visit confirms that.Kaepernick has been a free agent since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March. After causing a massive controversy by kneeling for the national anthem last season, Kaepernick indicated he plans to stand in the upcoming year.
Bruce Arians says the Cardinals couldn’t practice in the days after a grueling tie with the Seahawks in October. The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks played 15 minutes of overtime in October, but couldn’t break their 6-6 tie. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians would’ve preferred if it took 10 minutes to reach that conclusion.
Controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who drew global attention last season for kneeling during the US national anthem in a protest move, visited Wednesday with the Seattle Seahawks, according to multiple reports. The former San Francisco 49ers signal caller has waited nearly three months on the free agent market for interest from an NFL team in the wake of his not standing for the traditional pre-game playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before NFL contests. The NFL's cable television network and ESPN reported the Seahawks were working out Kaepernick but unlikely to sign any quarterback on Wednesday as a backup to starter Russell Wilson, who sparked Seattle to the 2014 Super Bowl crown and a return to the NFL title game the following year.
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick will work out with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. The NFL Network reported Wednesday that Kaepernick is one of several signal-callers the Seahawks are scouting as they search for a back-up for incumbent starter Russell Wilson.
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick will take his first visit since hitting free agency in March. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Kaepernick will visit with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. This can’t be considered too much of a surprise. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had indicated that the team was interested in him earlier in the month (more on that here).
Kaepernick, a divisive figure stemming from his National Anthem protest last season, has not drawn any real interest on the free agent market since he opted out of his contract earlier in the offseason. That’s despite the fact that he accounted for 18 touchdowns compared to four interceptions in 11 starts for the 49ers last season.
It’s important to note that nothing is imminent here. It seems to be nothing more than a routine visit. Should Kaepernick sign with Seattle, he would act as Russell Wilson’s primary backup.
Much has been made about quarterback Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned, but that could come to an end in relatively short order.After an entire offseason of speculation about potentially being blackballed by all 32 NFL teams because of his national anthem protest last year, Kaepernick is finally going to take a visit.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Kaepernick and at least one other veteran will be in Washington on Wednesday meeting with Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. In order to make the visit, Kaepernick had to depart from the East Coast on Tuesday night. Earlier this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the situation surrounding Kaepernick and insisted he wasn’t being blackballed. Rather, Goodell said, it’s just a product of business in the NFL and rampant speculation courtesy of the media and fans.“It’s the same thing I said before, which is each team makes individual decisions about how they can improve their team. And if they see an opportunity to improve their team
The suggested link between embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the Seattle Seahawks will finally come to fruition soon.
With the Seahawks looking for an adequate backup behind Russell Wilson, Kaepernick had to come up at some point or another thanks to the similarities in their games.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Kaepernick will be one of the names the Seahawks work out: It’s about time, right?
Kaepernick took a hit in the minds of some thanks to his protests of the national anthem last year, while others simply point out he’s heading for the dreaded age of 30 and might not be worth the investment from a football standpoint anymore.
Either way, Kaepernick played quite well last season with the San Francisco 49ers despite the wasteland of talent around him. He’s been linked to the Seahawks for weeks, with coach Pete Carroll even admitting the team was looking at him, as we noted.
As for the distraction side of things, as we covered, leaders in Seattle aren’t concerned.
Amara Darboh officially signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, meaning the team has now signed seven of its 11 2017 draft picks.
Former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died at age 48.
TMZ confirmed with the Orlando Police Department that Kennedy has passed away, though the cause of his death is unknown. An investigation is ongoing, but police said there is “nothing suspicious” about Kennedy’s death.
Kennedy played his college ball at Miami and was drafted by the Seahawks with the No. 3 overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft. He went on to enjoy a fantastic career, making the NFC Pro Bowl roster in eight of his 11 NFL seasons. In 2012, Kennedy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He had his No. 96 jersey retired by the Seahawks that same year.
In some tragic and extremely shocking news around the football world, former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy has passed away at the age of 48.TMZ Sports was the first to report this sad news, indicating that the Orlando Police Department has confirmed Kennedy’s passing.“We spoke to Orlando PD who confirmed Kennedy’s passing … but they added ‘there is nothing suspicious’ about his death,” the report read.Kennedy, an eight-time Pro Bowler with the Seahawks, was the No. 3 overall pick back in 1990 after starring for the Miami Hurricanes. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame back in 2012.According to TMZ Sports, Kennedy’s family is on its way to Florida following this tragic news. There’s no information out right now regarding the cause of death. We will surely provide updates when they become available.Our thoughts are with Kennedy’s family, the Seahawks and the entire NFL community.
The writer who inspired Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett to boycott a local Seattle newspaper has issued an apology.Over the weekend, Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times published a feature that praised Bennett for the work he does in the community but criticized him for his “incredibly childish” behavior at times. As an example, Calkins cited the incident last postseason in which Bennett went ballistic on a reporter after a loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The reporter, Bill Wixey of Q13 Fox, is a cancer survivor. Bennnett was unaware of that when he angrily asked him what kind of adversity he had ever endured.Here’s what Calkins wrote about the incident:He called him a “non-playing (expletive)” and asked what kind of adversity he’d been through, implying that there was no way it could be on par with an NFL player. Well, that reporter survived cancer, which Bennett obviously didn’t know. But the fact that he never apologized or even acknowledged it reeks of immaturity.”On Monday, Calkins lear
It looks like the Seattle Times is going to have a difficult time getting quotes from Michael Bennett or any of his teammates in the near future because the Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman has just started a boycott against the newspaper after calling him immature in an article published over the weekend.
Bennett responded to the newspaper and author on social media, voicing his displeasure about the article, which was entitled: “Seahawks’ Michael Bennett does great things, but why the immaturity?” In the article, the author, Matt Calkins, praises Bennett for his community service, charitable donations and play on the field, but rips him for his attitude toward the media.
“His aspirations are incredibly noble,” Calkins wrote. “But sometimes his behavior is incredibly childish.”
This isn’t the first time a Seahawks player has clashed with the media. Last December, cornerback Richard Sherman threatened to ruin a reporter’s career.
We’ve heard about players refusing to speak to their local media outlets and sometimes it lasts for a few weeks or a few months or for even years. But in the case of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, he’s threatening not to speak to the Seattle Times for the rest of his career.
It all stems from a column written by Matt Calkins. Overall, the column titled “Seahawks’ Michael Bennett does great things, but why the immaturity?”, was mostly positive of Bennett citing his charity work, his play on the field and his personality. But at the end Calkins called out Bennett’s behavior at the end of the Seahawks’ playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons:
I was 10 feet away from Bennett after that playoff loss to the Falcons when he ripped into a reporter for asking a fair question about the pass rush. He called him a “non-playing (expletive)” and asked what kind of adversity he’d been through, implying that there was no way it could be on par with an NFL player.
Well, that reporter sur
Michael Bennett is unhappy with a story that was written about him in a local Seattle newspaper last week, and the Seahawks defensive end is trying to blacklist the media outlet because of it.In a feature story published on Saturday, Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times praised Bennett for being “passionate and colorful” but criticized him for not finding mature ways to express himself.“Bennett has to make a choice on who he really wants to be,” Calkins concluded. “He clearly knows the power of his platform, but I’m not sure he is taking full advantage of it. … I love the man’s message. It’s just that, sometimes, I wonder about the messenger.”The article also included plenty of high praise for the work Bennett does in the community and his “incredibly noble” aspirations. But his behavior being described as “incredibly childish” at times is apparently what stuck out the most to the two-time Pro Bowler. Calkins replied that it is unfortunate Bennett feels that way, noting that he has a
NFL OTA’s (organized team activities) are beginning on Monday, officially marking the beginning of the 2017-2018 football season. The Seattle Seahawks enter 2017 with high hopes and an abundance of talent, but several question marks as well. The biggest question once again revolves around an offensive line that must improve. Though the Seahawks did sign two free agent linemen (Oday Aboushi and Luke Joeckel) as well as draft a quality lineman in Ethan Pocic, their opening game starting line is far from set. There are several different possible combinations of linemen that seem promising, but here are my predicted starters for the Seahawks offensive line in 2017.
Left Tackle: George Fant. The Seahawks definitely still believe Fant can develop into a quality left tackle. He began starting at left tackle week seven against New Orleans, and showed flashes of promise, despite grading out as one of the three worst tackles in the league according to Pro Football Focus. He has above average athleticism, having playe
The Seattle Seahawks lost a lot in their running game without Marshawn Lynch in 2016, and coach Pete Carroll is pledging to change that next season.Carroll told ESPN 710’s “Brock and Salk” earlier in the week that he thinks the lack of running game hurt the Seahawks both offensively and defensively, and that the team will reverse course in 2017.“We definitely will,” Carroll said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “We lost 100-something runs last year. And that was basically the story. That was basically the tale of why everything came about as it did. The defense had to do some more stuff. We had to throw the ball more. We had to pass protect more and all of that because the running game got knocked up.“With the quarterback being a mess and the running-back situation, everybody being banged up, we were just unable to find it. So I think we’ll come roaring right back at it.”The Seahawks were 20th in the NFL with 403 rushing attempts in 2016, a significant drop from years past. They have a new name a
The Seattle Seahawks struggled to get anything of substance going on the ground last season. Dealing with ineffectiveness and injury at running back, Pete Carroll’s squad ranked 25th on the ground after finishing in the top three the previous season.
This primarily had to do with Marshawn Lynch’s brief retirement and continued injury issues relating to second-year back Thomas Rawls.
Heading into the team’s off-season program, Seattle is now looking to focus on the ground game once again.
“We definitely will,” Carroll said, via ESPN when asked if Seattle will focus more on the ground game in 2017. “We lost 100-something runs last year. And that was basically the story. That was basically the tale of why everything came about as it did. The defense had to do some more stuff. We had to throw the ball more. We had to pass protect more and all of that because the running game got knocked up.”
Adding former Pro Bowler Eddie Lacy to the mix will surely help here. Seattle also has a healthy Rawls return
Eddie Lacy has clauses in his contract with the Seattle Seahawks that allow him to cash in if he keeps his weight below a certain number. So far, so good.Monday was the first day Lacy was eligible for a weight-related bonus. His contract stated that if he showed up to workouts on May 15 weighing under 255 pounds, he could collect an extra $55,000. Apparently the veteran running back did just that. Between the weight bonus and all the money he made at his garage sale earlier in the month, Lacy is having a great offseason.It’s sad that it has come to this, but Lacy has struggled to remain in shape throughout his NFL career. There were reports that he weighed as much as 267 pounds during his free agent visits back in March, so the former Green Bay Packer has obviously been working hard. The Seahawks are hoping the financial incentives in Lacy’s contract will be enough to inspire him to stay on that track.