Davis Hsu

  • joined Sep 01, 2010
  • last login Jul 16, 2012
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Danny lets me write about the Seahawks, the NFL, and the NFL Draft. I live in Kirkland- am a husband and dad, am a Husky and have a non-football day job.

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Seahawks draft thoughts, Part I: An overview

I put together some thoughts on the Draft and the state of things for the Seahawks, as it is probably better to do this than clog your twitter timeline. Let me start with some general thoughts in...

Seahawks outside free agency under PCJS

As NFL free agency has quickly moved into "Tier 3" territory, I thought it would be interesting to track the Free Agency history of this current regime.

Quick stab at the 2013 Seahawks defensive roster

Here's a quick pre-Draft, mid-free agency stab at what I think the defensive roster could end up looking like after final cut-downs.

Stop worrying about keeping the band together

I see fans worrying about 2015 because of the recent amazing acquisitions of Percy Harvin, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. Stop worrying.

Runaway Train

I am going to write an entire blog with no numbers.

Seahawks' 2013 offensive salary cap analysis

The Seahawks signed Percy Harvin to big money and aren't likely done in free agency. Where does that leave them in terms of the salary cap?

Percy Harvin's contract is 6-years, $67 million

Per PFT, we now have Salary Cap figures for Percy Harvin.

John Schneider 'trades up' in the 2013 NFL Draft

It is widely reported that the Seattle Seahawks gave up a 1st round pick in 2013, a 3rd round pick in 2014, and a 7th round pick in 2013 for the rights to Percy Harvin. How much does this signify...

NFL cap casualties mount; Hawks can wait till Aug

Also: Assessing which Seahawks may become cap casualties.

Hawks have 5th-most cap room in the NFC at $17.1M

The following chart is a snippet taken from OverTheCap.com, which is a really great resource for NFL fans.

The Seahawks & fantasy football free agents

I wanted to put together a quick blurb here as free agent season is shortly upon us -- and to start off, I'll say this: the Seahawks will likely be passing the ball more in 2013 than in 2012. Yay.

The Seahawks' roster by NFL Draft round

Seattle has 14 players on their roster that were chosen in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. By comparison, last season's NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers roster had 15 first round players.

Matt Flynn's contract: Trade, cut, or keep?

I get a lot of questions about Matt Flynn and his contract with the Seahawks, in terms of keeping him, trading him, or cutting him. Which is the best option?

Revisiting the Green Bay model of roster building

With the release of legendary cornerback/safety Charles Woodson by the Packers this morning, now is as good of a time as any to re-publish a great bit of research and insight by Davis Hsu, a...

Carroll's 'ideal QB' from the 2012 NFL Combine

Wanting a quick retrospective look at this current front office's search for a franchise caliber quarteback, I found it fascinating to go back and re-listen to some of Pete Carroll's comments on...

Quick thoughts on NFL Draft picks, trades, & FA

The 2013 NFL Draft & the Seahawks offseason: Quick thoughts on picks, trades, & free agency.

Seeds of the Seahawks' offense: Shanahan & Carroll


Mike Shanahan's name now embodies that potent combination of Bill Walsh's West Coast passing and Alex Gibbs' deep commitment to zone running, with the mesh point of those two concepts as the...

2013 NFL Draft Podcast I: Seahawks targets at OLB

Derek Stephens and I got together the week before the 49ers game to talk Seahawks linebacker targets in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Russell Wilson's rookie season: Under the surface


Yeah, the Seahawks have been 2-2 over the last four games, and have lost two disappointing games on the road, but I think before I researched this blog post, I hadn't realized how good Russell...

Pete Carroll's defensive priorities, part II


More on Pete Carroll's defensive tenets, and a few theories of my own on his priorities.

Pete Carroll's defensive priorities, part I


There has been a lot of talk recently about the Seahawks defense (1) not being elite, and (2) not getting off the field on 3rd down.

Seattle Seahawks age chart & notes


The Seahawks are set up to be good for a while - if they can solve their passing game issues. Check out the attached Seahawks Age Chart attached here, and some of my thoughts are here below...

I did it my way


Pete Carroll, the undersized UFC challenger, exhausted & bloody, hungrily catching his breath, sat on the stool. He was overmatched by a superior, experienced champion opponent.

A fictional 2013 Draft conversation


Here's how I imagine a conversation between Paul Allen and John Schneider about the upcoming 2013 Draft would go.

A quick early look at the Hawks' 2013 Draft, Pt1


Because it's always NFL Draft season in my world.

Taking the lid off of the Seahawks' offense


Sometime around the Dallas game, the Seahawks Roundtable on KJR 950 were jesting that Pete Carroll needs to "take the lid off the sippy cup" in terms of the offensive passing game (they were...

Seahawks Vs. Packers: Cleaning Up Penalties a Key

One major area that I thought a lot about in the week leading up to the Seahawks - Cowboys game was the penalty issue. The Seahawks were playing fairly clean in the preseason and Pete Carroll had...

Salary Cap Notes & 2013 Draft Implications

What a crazy few days! I have attached the salary cap for the Seahawks' defense, as it stands now, for 2012 and 2013. Once the TE Evan Moore deal goes through, I will publish the offense as well,...

Russell Wilson Play Charting: Evading Pressure & the Use of Play Action, Designed Rollouts


After two games and eleven drives, Russell Wilson has led the team to five touchdowns, one field goal, one interception, and four punts. 38 points is not too shabby either.

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