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01/23/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seahawks continued postseason hires by moving Dave Canales from receivers coach to quarterbacks. Seattle’s coaching moves have been interesting. But is the Canales move a good one? Seahawks coach Pete Carroll rightfully chooses who is on his staff. Since Seattle lost to the Arizona Cardinals in the last game of the season, Carroll has […] Seahawks move Dave Canales to quarterbacks coach - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
01/23/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
If you missed the measurements (and some thoughts on Daniel Jeremiah’s top-50 list) be sure to click here. The best part of the Senior Bowl is the O-line vs D-line drills. It’s the one thing the NFL Network sticks with and you genuinely get a good look at how these players compete 1v1. I was […]
01/23/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The 2018 NFL Pro Bowl taking place this Sunday, Jan. 28, will feature some of this past season’s finest athletes. One thing to look forward to from last year is more veteran participation.Starting with the quarterback position, this year’s roster looks to deliver much more excitement than fans saw in the last Pro Bowl. What is not to like about Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers and Derek Carr squaring off against Drew Brees, Russell Wilson and Jared Goff?This year’s running back slate should be amazing and fun to watch, too. The Saints’ record-breaking duo will combine with this year’s league MVP on the NFC team.On the AFC side, we will see some of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ fan-favorite defenders joining the likes of Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Heyward and Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.To get us in the mood for some All-Star fun for this weekend’s Pro Bowl game, we have made the following 10 bold predictions.Teams combine for at least double last year’s point totalWith the cast
01/23/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
Firstly, these always seem to be different at the combine. For example, a year ago Adam Bisnowaty was measured as having 32 5/8 inch arms at the Senior Bowl. That was a red flag given his 6-6 height. At the combine, his arm length was measured at 33 7/8 inches. Quite a difference. So while […]
01/22/2018   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was interviewing for a job with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Bevell was let go by the Seahawks two weeks ago as head coach Pete Carroll has made numerous changes to his coaching staff since the start of the offseason. Bevell had spent the last seven seasons with Seattle as their offensive coordinator.
01/22/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
New Cardinals hire Steve Wilks will be bringing in some of new faces to the coaching staff. One of the biggest changes will be at defensive coordinator as he appears to be poised to bring his former Panthers colleague Al Holcomb to lead the defense. This means that former defensive coordinator James Bettcher will be on the way out, according to Mike Jurecki of ArizonaSports.com (Twitter link).Jurecki does make sure to note that Bettcher will “land on his feet” with another organization that he’s actively looking for other opportunities around the league. These next few weeks will be a quick change for Bettcher, who was in the final group to be considered for the Cardinals vacant head coaching job.Here’s more coaching stories to follow: While Wilks will be making multiple changes to the Cardinals coaching staff, that doesn’t mean that there’s going to be a complete overhaul. The new first-time head coach is likely to keep some members from Bruce Arians‘ staff on board for next season, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN
01/22/2018   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
It didn’t take long for Kris Richard to find a new job. The Cowboys have hired Richard as their defensive backs coach and defensive passing game coordinator, Gee Scott of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Richard became the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator when Dan Quinn left to become the Falcons’ head coach in 2015.
01/22/2018   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Seattle Seahawks have ''mutually parted ways'' with defensive assistant coach Travis Jones after five seasons with the team. The Seahawks announced the decision Monday. Jones served as Seattle's defensive line coach from 2013-16 and moved into a defensive assistant role with the team for the 2017 season.
01/22/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have "mutually parted ways" with defensive assistant coach Travis Jones after five seasons with the team. The Seahawks announced the decision Monday. Jones served as Seattle's defensive line coach from 2013-16 and moved into a defensive assistant role with the team for the 2017 season. Jones, 45, joined Seattle the year the Seahawks won the Super Bowl with the best defense in the NFL. Before joining the Seahawks, Jones spent five seasons as a coach with the New Orleans Saints. Clint Hurtt was Seattle's defensive line coach in 2017. Jones is the fifth member of Seattle's coaching staff from the 2017 season that will not be returning. ___ For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.
01/22/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The 2017-2018 NFL season is nearing its end with only the Super Bowl left to play. Accordingly, the stamp has been put on the performances for most players, and now the debate is on: Who was the best, who was the worst, who was overlooked and who ended up being a letdown?Here’s a look at 15 of the NFL’s most underrated players in 2017:15. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans SaintsIt’s hard to believe Michael Thomas, who has more receptions in his first two seasons than any wide receiver in history, could be considered underrated or overlooked, but it’s become apparent that he is. Thomas finished third among receivers in receptions (104), sixth in yards (1,245), third in first downs (70) and second in PFF grades (93.0) but failed to earn an All-Pro nod and was left off the PFWA All-NFL Team. He was voted into his first Pro Bowl, but he deserves much more recognition.14. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis ColtsJack Doyle made his presence known in 2016, but he still wasn’t really on anyone’s radar outside of Indianapolis
01/21/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jacksonville linebacker Myles Jack put his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart as it sank in for him that the Jaguars had fallen just short — just like the Falcons and the Seahawks and the Rams and so many other Patriots opponents had before. "Close, man. We were almost there," he said after New England came back to beat Jacksonville 24-20 on Sunday for the franchise's 10th AFC championship. "On the one hand, we could have won the game. But on the other, Tom Brady is Tom Brady," Jack said. "We got Tom Bradyed again." Entering the game as a 9½-point underdog, the Jaguars opened a 20-10 lead early in the fourth quarter against the defending Super Bowl champions.
01/21/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
Here are the big name prospects who decided not to participate at the Senior Bowl this year: HB Sony Michel HB Nick Chubb LB Lorenzo Carter LB Rashaan Evans LB Josey Jewell OL Billy Price QB Mason Rudolph WR Anthony Miller DT Maurice Hurst WR Courtland Sutton LB Skai Moore OL Martinas Rankin DE Duke […]
01/21/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church was criticized for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, but he had one prominent defensive back coming to his defense.Church hit Gronkowski in the head, knocking him out with a head injury. Some observers felt that Church’s hit was dirty and intentional, but Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman felt that Church was simply trying to spare Gronkowski’s knee. Sherman has had to defend himself from accusations of dirtiness in the past, and he’s not one to shy away from controversy. It’s interesting hearing his perspective on a play that divides opinion such as this one.
01/21/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks experienced an inconsistent 2017 season that included a 9-7 record and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2011 leading to disappointment and thoughts if the Seahawks’ dominant during the Pete Carroll era is over. Seattle lost multiple starters to injuries throughout 2017, experienced poor play from their offensive line and run game, and relied too much on quarterback Russell Wilson to do everything. The franchise now have some tough decisions to make on some players with pending free agency status this off-season. Seattle’s cap room has been limited and they have quite a few big name players up for contract extensions. Here are some early predictions on what the Seahawks may decide with their 17 unrestricted and four restricted free agents: Unrestricted free agents: Defensive Tackle Sheldon Richardson: Richardson came to Seattle during a trade late last off-season from the New York Jets for wide recevier Jermaine Kearse and a second-round pick in this year’s draft. While his st
01/20/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are already seeing a lot of personnel turnover this offseason, but one of their next moves could be to bring back a familiar face.Veteran NFL insider Michael Lombardi of The Ringer reported Saturday that Seattle has “strong interest” in hiring Jim Zorn as their quarterbacks coach. Zorn, better known for his brief tenure as head coach of the Washington Redskins from 2008 to 2009, served as quarterbacks coach for the Seahawks from 2001 to 2007, including their Super Bowl appearance in 2005. During his playing career, he was also Seattle’s star quarterback from 1976 to 1984 and was one of the first inductees into the Seahawks Ring of Honor.We recently heard that the Seahawks may be adopting a big-time shift in their offensive strategy next season. Hiring a seasoned and familiar figure like Zorn could really help them in that regard.
01/19/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week "I have represented the United States of America in two Olympics and have done so successfully. Both USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee have been very quick to capitalize on and celebrate my success. But did they reach out when I came forward? No." - Olympic gold medalist Aly RaismanFormer USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was supposed to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty in November to seven charges of molestation. Instead, presiding Judge Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has postponed the sentencing hearing to sometime next week to allow the more than 120 victims (and counting) who have stepped forward to read their statements.Among Nassar's victims are Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney – all members of the 2012 gold medal-winning Olympic team – and Simone Biles, who stepped forward on Monday in a letter posted on Twitter. What was said in that Michigan courtroom was nothing sho
01/17/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Although Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll recently said Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is “going to have a hard time playing football again” after suffering a serious neck injury that caused numbness in his arms, Avril hopes to continue his career, as he explained to Steve Wyche of NFL.com. “I believe so,” Avril said when asked if he will return to the NFL. “Right now it’s all about recovery. I had surgery. I’m in the process of recovering. It’s a long process, a long journey. When I get to the end of that, then I’ll figure out what’s next.“I mean, it’s something I love to do. It’s what I’ve been doing forever and, just as a competitor, I want to show that I can come back if it’s possible, you know?” Avril said. “You do see all the injuries. You see the game from a different perspective when you’re on the sideline. And those thoughts do definitely pop into my head of ‘should I come back or not?’ But again, right now it’s all about recovery.”The 31-year-old Avril has previously indicated that he’d prefer t
01/16/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
There’s this saying out there in the legal profession: don’t say anything more than you have to when it comes to talking to the authorities. After all, everything you say can be used against you in a court of law.It’s possible that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was too high off marijuana Sunday evening to remember this cardinal rule. While being arrested for an alleged DUI in the state of Washington, Lane apparently told cops that he was “more high than anything else.”This absurd information comes via TMZ Sports, and it’s pretty darn ridiculous.“Cops also say they could smell weed coming from Lane’s 2006 Dodge Charger … and Lane admitted to smoking 3 hours before getting pulled over,” the report noted. “The arresting officer explained that he could in fact be arrested for being under the influence of weed … and even addresses Lane’s tweets about the incident, admitting he still probably doesn’t understand.”Marijuana is legal in the state of Washington for recreational use. In no way does that mean i
01/16/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
In a move that should come as no surprise given that the Seahawks hired a new defensive coordinator in Ken Norton Jr. on Monday, Seattle has fired ex-DC Kris Richard, the club announced today. The Seahawks also parted ways with assistant head coach/linebackers Michael Barrow.Reports last week indicated that Seattle was prepared to move on from Richard, with head coach Pete Carrollreportedly suggesting Richard should develop further as a coach elsewhere. Richard is clearly held in high regard throughout the NFL, as he garnered a head coaching interview with the Colts earlier this month. Indianapolis is closing in on Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as its next head coach, so Richard won’t have a viable opportunity with the Colts going forward.Richard could conceivably receive further interest as a head coach from other clubs, but it seems unlikely that teams will add a new candidate to their respective searches at this late stage. More likely, Richard will have the chance to resurface as a defensi
01/15/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
While Giants interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo interviewed for the position, there is an upside for him in current Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur likely accepting the team’s offer to be their next head coach. With Shurmur on board, the veteran defensive coordinator is a more likely option to stay in the role he began the 2017 season in, opines Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com.Back in 2008, Spagnuolo hired Shurmur as his offensive coordinator when he got the Rams head coaching job. The two also have history in the Andy Reid‘s coaching tree back when the now Chiefs head coach hired both coaches out of the college ranks.Spagnuolo does have a track record of defensive success, and while this past season was more trying, the Giants unit was one of the best in football just two years ago. Based on the coaches’ history with one another, it appears that Spagnuolo has a good shot to retain his job. But if Shurmur does decide to go in a different direction, Dunleavy throws at names like Ohio State linebackers coach
01/15/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are making some major changes to their coaching staff this offseason, and they could be bringing back a familiar face to fill one of their biggest roles.With the Seahawks expected to part ways with defensive coordinator Kris Richard, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that Pete Carroll will look to hire Ken Norton Jr., who served as the linebackers coach in Seattle from 2010 to 2014. Norton recently accepted a job as the assistant head coach and linebackers coach of the San Francisco 49ers, but Garafolo was told his deal includes an out that would allow him to become the defensive coordinator in Seattle.Norton was the DC of the Oakland Raiders from 2015 until he was fired this past season, and there was talk at the time that two of the team’s star players boycotted practice to show their displeasure with Norton’s dismissal. Norton has been very popular with players on the teams he has worked for, and that is likely one reason Carroll wants to bring him back as the Seahawks look to rebui
01/15/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane seems to believe he was wrongly charged with driving under the influence.Lane was arrested early Sunday and charged with a DUI, but on Twitter Monday, he warned followers not to believe everything they heard — and claimed that his blood-alcohol content was below Washington’s legal limit. At the time of his arrest, there was no word from police on what Lane’s BAC actually was. The guess is there’s more to this story that we have yet to hear from either Lane or the police themselves.
01/15/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was arrested early Sunday for driving under the influence.While little information was initially available about Lane’s arrest, he was booked at roughly 5:30 a.m. local time, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN. The 27-year-old was released four hours later.There was no information immediately available about specifics of the arrest, including his blood-alcohol level.Lane had a somewhat tumultuous season on the field. He played in 13 games and racked up 18 tackles, but there was little else to write home about. It was widely expected that the Seahawks would cut Lane this offseason to save some money. An incident like this will probably just serve to expedite his departure.
01/15/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was arrested early Sunday morning for driving under the influence. Lane was arrested just outside of Seattle and booked into jail before being released around four hours later, ESPN’s Brady Henderson reported Monday.At this time, there are no other details to report.Lane has spent his entire career with the Seahawks. He was selected by Seattle in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of NW State (LA). He has appeared in 70 games, starting 21, including six games this past season. He was originally shipped to Houston in exchange for left tackle Duane Brown but ultimately remained in Seattle after he failed a physical.The cornerback signed a four-year contract with the Seahawks in 2016 worth $23 million and is due to make $7.25 million in 2018.
01/13/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly looking into some extreme measures to get the most out of Russell Wilson in 2018, not to mention their dismal offensive line.After firing offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable, the Seahawks have some big decisions to make on the offensive side of the ball. One of the moves the team is reportedly considering is a shift to a college-style offense that intentionally takes advantage of Wilson’s abilities as a runner.“There’s talk in league circles that the Seahawks are considering the implementation of a college-style offense, one that takes full advantage of quarterback Russell Wilson‘s mobility,” wrote Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.On one hand, this makes perfect sense. Especially considering that, in recent years, Seattle’s offensive line has been about as effective as wet cardboard when it comes to traditional pass protection. Utilizing Wilson’s mobility in a similar way to how San Francisco did with Colin Kaepernick in his early years c
01/13/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
There are big changes in store for the Seattle Seahawks this offseason, and one major one could involve their offensive scheme. lol Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reported Saturday that there is some talk in league circles that the Seahawks could embrace a college-style offense to emphasize quarterback Russell Wilson’s strengths.That would likely involve putting an emphasis on Wilson’s mobility and ability to make plays with his legs, as opposed to relying on such things as a last resort when plays break down.That could also be an explanation for why the Seahawks are reportedly eyeing Philadelphia quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as a potential offensive coordinator, as the Eagles do have some college-style wrinkles to their offense. Big changes appear to be in store for the Seahawks staff, and not just on the offensive side. We could see a very different team in 2018.
01/11/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seahawks will look to speak with Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer about their offensive coordinator vacancy, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.  Schottenheimer previously served as the OC of the Rams and Jets. In 2016, he become the Colts’ QBs coach and guided Andrew Luck to one of his best career seasons. Despite dealing with multiple injuries in that season, Luck finished out with a career-high 63.5% completion percentage 7.8 yards per throw.If hired by the Seahawks, Schottenheimer will be tasked with getting better production out of the team’s Swiss cheese offensive line finding a way to re-ignite the running game. Last year, the Seahawks placed 15th in total offense but were just 23rd in total rushing yards.
01/11/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
When the Seattle Seahawks moved on from offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell earlier this week, it seemed to indicate head coach Pete Carroll was looking for a different scheme on that side of the ball.Based on this most recent piece of information, that’s most definitely the case. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks are reportedly interested in former New York Jets and then-St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. This is somewhat out of left field.Schottenheimer, 44, has worked each of the past two seasons as the Indianapolis Colts’ quarterbacks coach, helping Jacoby Brissett progress under center this past season. But he has a much-maligned history as an offensive coordinator in the NFL.As the Jets’ offensive coordinator from 2006-2011, Schottenheimer led four offenses that finished in the bottom third in the league in total yards. Then, in the same role for the Rams from 2012-14, he led that unit to bottom-10 rankings each season.This isn’t exactly the type of track recor