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Quick Sketches of 2012 NFL Draft RBs

I love this class of running backs. It's quite deep at the top. The depth, the atrophied love for backs by fans and GMs alike serve up a nice opportunity for really good value, should the draft...

Flynn Visit Thursday

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And so the "not interested, never was interested, not interested now, still not interested" lack of interest culminates in a visit. Browns reportedly not interested? Why? No idea. If the market's been bearish on Flynn and Seattle was open to him but with a hard ceiling, and he's come down under that ceiling, then that would be pretty damn cool, whether Seattle signs him or not.

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Matt Flynn on Tape Part II

If you saw the game, this GB-DET matchup, saw the highlights, or heard the news that put Flynn's name in the QB prospect discussion for needy teams from, "Don't forget Matt Flynn," to, "If you're...

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Matt Flynn on Tape Part I

Scouting Matt Flynn.

2011 ANLS All-WPA NFC Defensive Team

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Dominated by the NFC West. A good read. WPA is used, as pointed out, as a measure of 2011 impact. If you subscribe to the idea that the best players make the best plays, and that great play and fewer mistakes tend to go hand in hand, then you'll not find issue with this. There of course are exceptions, but greatness+hateness tend to surface those issues. For instance everyone knew that Shawne Merriman was below average at everything besides pass rushing. If you subscribe to the idea that highlight-fixation clouds a much more complex tangle of great plays and similarly-impactful, hidden mistakes, then you'll likely find issue with any individual statistical measure outside of QB. EPA is not used, as the purpose is accolades of 2011 accomplishment, not 2012 outlook on impact.

5-Tech Type DE John Graves May Have Been Signed

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This tweet looks to be from just some kind of Virginia Tech fan. But Kam Chancellor re-tweeted it. Says John Graves was signed by Seattle on Wednesday. Practice squad maybe? Danny highlighted Graves as a 5-tech style DE he liked, as a UDFA after the draft. Apparently Houston took a shot on him in training camp. This is far from a confirmation, and seeing it not reported anywhere else gives cause for suspicion, but I'm bringing it to our collective attention to keep an eye on.

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The Fourth Quarter Part II

Seattle would get the ball back twice more, but the first, at 2:34 remaining, is your last chance drive. That they got another chance shouldn't be recognized in evaluating this drive. Here's the...

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The Fourth Quarter Part I

Feeling....uhm...ahem...bitter? OK so if this is the first time the Seahawks led you from affirmed nonbeliever, through the sickly garden of skepticism to wonder, to wanting to believe, worrying...

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Rationalizing Your Playoff Thoughts

Feeling.......conflicted?

OT - Hazards of Confidence

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Couldn't help but share this tremendous article that explores epistemology and our tendency to stick to our compelling biases in the face of counter-evidence. Since this community is largely as into epistemology and the like as I am, particularly when it comes to the twin tools of football analysis (scouting & stats), I think many of you will enjoy it. Teaser for an upcoming book and one of the best things I've read all year.

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So Were Receivers Really Not Open Downfield?

TB Edit: An excellent discussion of a point Greg Cosell brought up weeks ago on the Seahawks offense. This is something I planned to look at myself, particularly once enough All-22 tape is...

Real-life Weekend at Bernie's!!!

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Also currently being re-enacted by the Seattle Seahawks 2011 offense.

More Draft Picks for Pats

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In New England's Thursday night win over Jacksonville, Ryan Mallett played like the first overall pick in the draft, not a third-rounder. He was quick-minded with the football and accurate on every level. He put the ball in the end zone and looked like a 10-year veteran running the two-minute drill. Mallett clearly showed to everyone he was not a third-round talent. According to my sources, he has been a great person and teammate in New England. Mallett was by far the best rookie quarterback and will get a huge amount of work this week in Tampa. Mallett is involved in a steep competition for the backup job in New England as current No. 2 Brian Hoyer also played really well. The third-year pro has the look of a bona fide NFL starter. Micheal Lombardi's take. Video highlights in the link.

Jameson Konz now playing Leo DE for #Seahawks in this morning's practice.

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I love this team's creativity and initiative. No idea whether this will work, but super exciting, isn't it? Imagine....

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We do OK with the whole intellectual elitism thing

Did you know Google offers search tools, including an aggregation of your search results' reading level? Reading level Results by reading level for field gulls: Basic 38% Intermediate 32% ...

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Satiate Your Football Arguing Lusts!

Editors Note: I just re-read this and realized how remiss I've been in not posting it to the front page. Here's my attempt at recompense.  Field Gulls, I feel your pain. You'd snort fine-granulated...

A closer look at drafting K.J. Wright

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A better case is made. For picking Wright. For the FO's judgment, particularly when it comes to matters of when & how to trade down. I've become more skeptical of their acumen in that, but these kind of anecdotes keep coming out to suggest otherwise.

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Two telling clips about Darrell Bevell

First read Danny's piece, and then if you are a glutton for verbose punishment, come back for this one.  It's long and takes too long to get to the point.  And I don't have time to edit it, or even...

Maybe Mallett's Mobility Needs Further Consideration

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Sando from coach breakfast: Darrell Bevell's hiring away from the Minnesota Vikings indicated, on the surface, that the Seahawks might not value mobility as much from their quarterbacks. Coach Pete Carroll said otherwise over breakfast during the recent NFL owners meeting. He said Bevell and new assistant head coach/offensive line Tom Cable "totally believe in the moving of the quarterback as a complement to the running game and play-action passing game." That was likewise a point of emphasis under previous coordinator Jeremy Bates. Cable's hiring means the Seahawks will target bigger interior offensive linemen in the draft, a departure from how former offensive line coach Alex Gibbs approached the position. That brings the coaching and personnel mindsets into better alignment.

More Kolb Smoke

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I'm going to link to Danny O'Neil's tip on this, which links to Don Banks' article. Because I reached it that way, read Danny's take first, and still found myself feeling the way Don Banks did. Now I didn't hear the tone, or the alleged sense of carefully choosing words, and I am not a fan of Don Banks' opinions. I just hope someone outbids us. We have evidence that we've inquired strongly on guys before, and walked away when the price didn't come down. Even on this guy. I hope we don't do it.

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Why is it so hard to get excited about Kevin Kolb?

  That's the question I'll really be asking if Seattle trades for him.  For now, I'm just taking a quick look, noting that not only are most Seahawk fans less than ambivalent about the premise, but...

TE Chris Baker Released

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#Seahawks have released TE Chris Baker, according to @caplannfl.

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Schneider: Between Thompson & Wolf

Danny O'Neil gave us some good partial transcript of a session John Schneider did with the media at the combine.  Sure makes it seem like they won't be making an offer to Chris Spencer, and Unger...

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Community Scouting Report: Drake Nevis

Watching every snap for LSU-Alabama and LSU-Auburn gave some very good perspective on not just those schools' three DT prospects but also the talent gap between the prospects headed for the top 5...

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Community Scouting Report: 1st Round Defensive Line

This is an overview of the nature and idiosyncrasies of the the top of the DL draft class, and a reflection on the state and needs of Seattle's defensive line.  Tried to paint a greater picture in...

Brandon Mebane may be tough to keep

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Not a surprise. I don't expect him to get franchised. Thanks to Haynesworth, or I guess Snyder, tagging a DT is a lot more expensive this year.

Raheem Brock bets Robert Mathis for sacks

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Apparently Brock & Chris Clemons are dropping $100k each against Robert Mathis & Dwight Freeney to see which pair has the most sacks by year's end: Coo so bet is on!2games left!RT @RobertMathis98: @RaheemBrock RT:Me&clemons gonna put up 100k each! So total will be 400k in the pot. Ok u know how #Free do O'Tkls whn he #!@%*#ed! #BetGOOD!

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