An interview with Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy

January 23rd, 2021 | Written by Rob Staton

With the Senior Bowl kicking off this week, I spoke to Jim Nagy about some of the players who might be on Seattle’s radar. He also offered some interesting names to watch. This is definitely worth your time so check it out above.

With the Seahawks needing to bolster their offensive line this year, the 2021 class appears to be loaded with options. It’s just a shame they have such limited draft capital to take advantage. I still think they need to be honest about the construction of this team and consider whether they’ve pooled their resources in the wrong areas. If not, it’s better to embrace it now and move on rather than compound the situation.

It certainly appears the 2021 draft could set up your O-line for years to come. The thought of having your pick of a deep group of highly talented and physical interior linemen — or making sure you get Javonte Williams — is appealing.

So much resource has been used on the linebacker and safety positions. Is it time to reverse that? Isn’t it time to ‘make the O-line great again’?

Big thanks to Jim for his time once again this year.

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314 Responses to “An interview with Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy”

  1. Sea Mode says:

    BOOM!

    I can’t believe he literally took the words out of my mouth on Eskridge! (“plays in fast forward”). Did you ask him if he’s been peeking at SDB from time to time… 😜 Thanks, Rob, that was so cool.

    And GREAT job on the editing in the video as well, with the player pics/clips inserted and with the simple zoom effects, etc. Really came out nice. A competent, enjoyable interview in a good-looking format. Homerun.

  2. Michael Hasslinger says:

    Josh Ball @56 please.

  3. cha says:

    Fantastic interview. The best one yet!

    Gimme that OL depth all day long!

  4. Mick says:

    Really nice stuff, Rob. I think it’s important to scout wisely. If we can get another steal like Alton Robinson or even Freddie Swain, it would be awesome. Or perhaps see if we can trade up with #55 and the 2022 4th round pick we got from the Jets.

  5. Wow… I was blown away with this interview… With both of you… And pictures of players are bingo…

    Hope this interview will be looked at least 5-10.000 times and it will atrack people to listen all the other interview you do…

  6. David B. says:

    Ben Cleveland looks promising, there is a pass-pro play versus Auburn where he doubles the nose with the center with one arm while swiveling his head and freeing up his other arm to help the tackle.
    He seems to get to the next level and looks ok pulling as well.
    I am curious what you think of Creed Humphrey (will likely go in Rnd 1.) and/or Josh Myers.
    What are the benefits to going guard over an experienced center?
    Are we going to do another year of Ethan Pocic?
    Would a quality center elevate Russell and his awareness?
    Great interview.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Re-watched Humphrey two weeks ago and I think he’s a top-45. Combo blocked better in the new games I watched. Was much more physical. He was always good at reaching to the second level. Myers highly athletic, consistent. Just a pro. Also top-45.

      I hope they upgrade at center. And if they bring Pocic back because he’s cheap I hope they draft or sign some serious competition.

      • Rlmer says:

        Do you think that bringing Britt back at a reasonable price would be an upgrade from Pocic? It isn’t youth but it would allow draft resources to be used elsewhere. Injuries always seem to happen on the OL so depth is important for now and the future – plus looking at the “depth” on the current roster is not at all encouraging,

  7. Brandon McManus who is player representative for Broncos on SC this year:

    Expect the Salary Cap to be higher than $175 Million as well. My guess is 188.

    • cha says:

      Very hard to imagine the nfl and Nflpa not coming up with some kind of relief measure to borrow from the massive future revenues coming to make 2021 not quite so painful.

      • Rob Staton says:

        I think they need to do that. They need to try and find a way to keep the cap at the same level it was in 2020.

      • hobro says:

        Florio has said a couple of times he expects it to be “in the range of $180 million.” I think there’s a strong argument to keep it at this year’s level, as Rob suggests, but a number of issues may constrain it.

        First, “plenty of owners … view it as an interest-free loan to players.”

        Second, some of the owners are cash constrained themselves and may not be able to afford to push it much higher.

        Third, there are probably some envious owners who would be happy to see successful teams like the Packers, Chiefs and Bills – all of which have negative effective cap space per OTC – brought down by a financial crunch. And the Pats and Cowboys, both with influential owners, will make out like bandits if the cap is kept at $180 million.

        https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/01/19/salary-cap-could-be-in-the-range-of-180-million/

        • cha says:

          I think that is just negotiating bluster. Billionaires are always the least-effected class when there is a crisis or economic downturn and that is true of the pandemic. Some would argue even moreso.

          And teams seeking to maintain their competitive edge? Another $20m isn’t going to tip the balance. Just make operating in this climate a half-step towards normalcy.

          The hope is they can come together and work something out that is best for everyone.

  8. HawkMock says:

    Nagy’s solid. Love how they’re inviting some injured guys this year to help them out. Great interview! He’s definitely still in tune with what the Seahawks need. Wish he was still with them. I feel like just injecting some of the few views he mentioned in the interview would go a long ways in improving the team. Again, great job. Hope you find a way to attend next year.

  9. Big Mike says:

    Very enjoyable interview Rob. Seems like a genuinely good guy and passionate about his job and the Senior Bowl. Sincerely hope you are able to get to Mobile a year from now.

  10. DriveByPoster says:

    Nice interview, Rob. Jim seems like a very good guy to keep on your contacts list!

  11. cha says:

    Rob just curious, how does the Senior Bowl work for the week of events? Can fans get in to see the workouts or are there limits? It can’t just be accredited members of the press and team officials only, but I never see anything resembling crowds of fans there.

    • Rob Staton says:

      They let a lot of media in during the week, pretty much anyone with a blog or a podcast can go.

      • cha says:

        Ok. I figured the way Jim talked it wouldn’t be an issue.

        But still curious.

        • Pugs1 says:

          I went in 06, lots of media access back in the day. We watched one on one drills on the field right next to the scouts and coaches. Don’t think they are allowing that anymore. The Hotel is a who’s who of NFL coaches and personnel. A buddy of mine talked to Dan Marino in the bar for about 15 minutes before knowing it was him.

  12. Nathan W. says:

    Love the shoutout for Levi Onwuzurike! Go Dawgs!

  13. Is it set that we are 56th and Steelers 55th pick or it will be determined later? Imo it could be very important because both thim have big need at RB, and could target one in second round.

  14. cha says:

    I think whatever the cap implications are, this year more than any others, the Seahawks need to loosen up their viewpoint on the salary cap and structure some deals a little more aggressively.

    Their aggression has been all over the place – outbidding the field for Greg Olsen and Ziggy Ansah, trading up in the draft for an injured pass rusher, paying huge capital for a pass rushing safety, etc. The results have not been great.

    Just for once I’d like to see the Seahawks be aggressive in the right places. Go get that top free agent at a key spot and forget about the position for the next 3 or 4 years. Structure it like a Frank Clark deal, a minimal hit the first year and then you have a decision to make 3 years in.

    • Big Mike says:

      If you want to go back a little further, you could add paying up for Joekel and Lacy to your list of fails as well cha.

      • Elmer says:

        Let’s see…

        How many draft busts were there in 2013? Have we signed all of them yet?

        I really need to forget Lacy.

      • Whit21 says:

        I think they payed more for bj finney and some of their many OL signings last year than they did for joekel..

  15. BobbyK says:

    I can’t be anything but mad and disappointed at the Adams trade. If they had their picks, they could legitimately move down from 23 a time or two and have some ammunition to get both Williams and Banks (with a trade up from 56 if need be) but still have more picks than they do now. But, no, we didn’t win the Super Bowl with Adams (or get further in the play-offs than last year) and now there’s no picks and much less cap space to work with considering his future extension. Such a bust and joke of a move. And for 2022.

    • Big Mike says:

      Not only didn’t get any further but actually didn’t get as far. Such a complete fail of a trade imo.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I just keep thinking about it like this…

      What would you rather have?

      Jamal Adams and no first round picks in 2021, 2022 or a third round pick in 2021

      Or…

      You have your draft picks and like you say — you get Javonte Williams (or Najee Harris, Travis Etienne or any other back you like in the first three rounds). You get someone like Alex Leatherwood to play LG and maybe eventually replace Duane Brown (there’s an idea…). Or you draft Aaron Banks to slot in at left guard. Or Creed Humphrey to play center. Or Josh Myers. Or Ben Cleveland. Or Alijah Vera-Tucker. Whichever they prefer.

      Either way, you can legitimately expect to come out of this class with two starting O-liners with huge potential to be long term solutions. Or you can get one and a running back.

      You save $9m in salary cap this year by not having Jamal Adams — which can go a long way towards another offensive lineman (if you only drafted one starter) or you could use it to improve the D-line or cornerback position. And you can create a low cap hit in 2021 because you’ve got tons of space from 2022 onwards to make everything else fit.

      You also sign one of Keanu Neal (PFF projected salary $5m) or Malik Hooker (PFF projected salary $2m prove it deal).

      You are literally talking about either having Jamal Adams and one other player at #56 or potentially 5-6 starters who could all be difference makers.

      That trade could only be justified for a quarterback, a 10-year left tackle or a pass rusher of the quality of a Bosa brother or Aaron Donald.

      It was used on a blitzing safety.

      Ring the Miami Dolphins right now and say… Jamal Adams for #18 and a third rounder this year and next. Make them say no.

      • Submanjoe says:

        The crazy answer is, I wish they’d have drafted differently in years past. Like Chubb, no Taylor trade etc, without going into depth, I’m sure you know what I mean. And then ideally Adams trade would’ve never happened and they’d have better more obvious players and still have picks going into this year and next.

        They picks they make scare me. It’s like they’re too smart for their own good. They zero in on players and take em logic and reality be damned.

        But to answer you really. I would like to see them develop young strong defensive and offensive lines, so draft picks would be very helpful for that.

      • Mick says:

        Ignoring that most likely Seattle won’t want to trade Adams, let’s assume we’re Miami. Why would they give up #18 and two third picks for Adams? They can draft a safety at 18 if they really want to. They can do a less costly deal for another safety. Adams is back from shoulder injury, we don’t know how that went through. And as good as he’s blitzed, his overall game does not justify the price.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Ignoring that most likely Seattle won’t want to trade Adams, let’s assume we’re Miami. Why would they give up #18 and two third picks for Adams?

          Why would the Seahawks give up two firsts, a third and a decent veteran?

          You can argue for/against on every trade proposal.

          Miami needs a safety and Adams is a perfect fit for the New England style defense Brian Flores uses. They have #3 to spend or trade down, so giving up #18 for a good player at a position of need makes sense. They are also starting what they hope is a window of opportunity to be competitive.

          And for what it’s worth — I would’ve given up #27 last year for Adams. I wouldn’t have ever dreamed it would cost two future firsts and a third though.

      • Bankhawk says:

        Rob, I was trying to come up with a question to encourage a compare and contrast look at Seahawk ‘blockbuster trades’ that have come off more bust than block at the end of the day, (ie ‘Percy Harvin vs Jamal Adams) but I’ m thinking your comments here sorta cover it.
        Still, if anybody wants to weigh in.. My take is that with JA. I very much dislike the trade, though I like the player. With Harvin, the player was rather problematic, but the trade was arguably less damaging to the team.
        Guess we could trot out the Jimmy Graham deal as well: after all, he cost us Max Unger and they never really got full value out of JG.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I like Jamal Adams as a player. If the Seahawks had simply signed him, or traded #27 for him a year ago, I would be happy with it.

          But with the team in it’s current state — the idea that he’s essentially cost us three players in a draft (if not more, given how often they trade down) plus he will cost us future players with his salary… it’s not worth it for a blitzing safety. Especially when this team has a lot of out-of-contract starters and needs in the trenches.

          The deal was a massive overpay.

          • Whit21 says:

            I dont think people appreciate the energy and play jamal brings.. the hawks have lacked a guy like adams since kam went out hurt.. even before his injury he lost a little from his first 5 years.. i agree the price payed and the cap problems didnt help.. but the energy he brings and overall play is worth having around albeit a cheaper cost would have been nicer since we would uave to pay him but, when has JS ever payed less than market value on a trade.. Hes always payes above value on almost all player trades because when they want a player. They get him…

            • Pugs1 says:

              Adams is a guy who in PC/JS talk “tilts the field” this is why IMO all the trade Adams talk is futile, and lots of people are setting themselves up to just be angry all over again. If a Adams trade does not go down I’m ready to look to the future and stop dwelling in the past.

              • Rob Staton says:

                You do realise it’s OK to have an opinion, grounded in reality, and not be ‘angry’ when that opinion isn’t acted upon?

                The discussion about trading Adams is rooted in what they probably should do. And it’s a totally fair and logical discussion to have.

                ‘He tilts the field’ isn’t an argument.

                And neither is discussing the pro’s and con’s of this ‘dwelling on the past’. You sound like you’re trying to police discussion and that’s not allowed here.

                • Pugs1 says:

                  That was not my intention at all. Sorry if it came off that way. All I’m saying is in my opinion I think Pete and John view Adams as a cornerstone player they plan on building around. I’m not saying they are right. I just don’t see them trading him. People have the right to express how they feel about Adams fit and the trade again I’m sorry if it came off as me stifling people’s opinions. I guess I was wondering aloud if people are going to be pissed off all over again if the don’t unload Him.

                  • Rob Staton says:

                    I suspect most people think like I do — that they probably won’t trade him again, that we’re somewhat resigned to that, but we still think they should do it.

                    I’m not going to be ‘angry’ if it doesn’t happen.

                    But if they re-sign him for $18-20m a year, I reserve the right to call it a dreadful use of resources.

      • Lewis says:

        > Jamal Adams for #18 and a third rounder this year and next. Make them say no.

        Sold!

  16. HawkMock says:

    Yeah, I mean, I don’t even think I’d be happy with it if it was only one 1st rounder and a later pick back. I even like Adams a lot for his energy and attitude out there, but just a huge overpay for the position.

    • Big Mike says:

      I hear you but at least if that’s what you got back you’d avoid the roughly 18 per you’re gonna have to pay him and replace that with cheap draft choices. No guarantees there, but considering he was the 45th ranked safety in the NFL you have to ask yourself how much is the drop off by say plugging Blair into the position?

    • Rob Staton says:

      Adams to Miami for #18 and a third.

      Maybe a pick next year.

      I wouldn’t hesitate.

    • GoHawksDani says:

      I’d be OK with #18 only too.

      And while it seems like a massive fail, you could view it as Hawks traded for Adams and a 4th with 2022 1st and a player, and they traded up in 2021 from #23 (or what would be their original draft position) to #18 with 2021 3rd. That’s not totally awful. Not great, but they shouldn’t lose a ton of face.

      From #18 they could trade down twice, making it into an early 2nd round pick and maybe two 3rd (an early-mid and a late) or a 3rd a 4th and a 5th.
      They could load up on OL in the second, draft DE/DT in the 3rd, a CB in 3rd/4th…
      They could pick up an RB in FA. Jones, Drake, Edwards, Conner, Gurley, Davis, Willson, Fournette FAs, they could re-sign Carson.
      So yeah… 1st + two 3rds would be amazing, but I’d be cool with a single mid 1st pick too.

      As for safety…Diggs is OK, and Blair, Neal can battle out for SS

  17. charlietheunicorn says:

    Here is the rub. Even if the Seahawks put together an outstanding offseason and somehow fix all the whole on offense and/or defense, they will be playing one of the hardest projected schedules in 2021. Something like 10 playoff teams from 2020…. they might go 9-7/10-6 and call that a win with the schedule. They won’t go 12-4 or 13-3…. from some quick paruing of the schedule.

    Within the NFCW, we expect the Rams, 49ers and Cardinals to all be modestly improved, either due to acquisitions of talent or return of injured players. The Rams and 49ers lost some coaching talent, so perhaps that holds them back slightly. Cardinals could really take a step forward with a solid defense (draft and FA) due to the offense already being really close to clicking.

    • cha says:

      It’s pretty early to be worried about the 2021 schedule.

      Indy, Chicago, and New Orleans all have major questions at quarterback. Maybe Washington too.

      • charlietheunicorn says:

        We routinely worry about 2022 and 2023 RW, we can worry about the 2021 schedule 😉

  18. Steve Nelsen says:

    Great interview, Rob. You are really in your strength when you are talking player evaluations and listening to you and Jim is such an insight to those of us who don’t have that evaluation skill.

  19. Hawks_Gui says:

    Lions are commited to Trade Stafford and they just hired Anthony Lynn as OC. So he’s out off seattle list

    • Chris says:

      I really hope Stafford doesn’t go to the Niners. I’ve always been a big fan of his, despite his lack of success in Detroit’s post-season games. I think the Lions have been snakebite since Barry Sanders retired, with some of the worst ownership and management in the league. With a fresh start, I expect Stafford to perform very well.

      • charlietheunicorn says:

        Patriots were the hot rumor this morning as to where Stafford might land. Very intriguing.

  20. Rob Staton says:

    Can I make a request guys?

    Can you share this video around please. If you visit any other forums or sites. Or if you’re on twitter.

    The podcasts get 3-4000 views but the interviews don’t match up. I want this one in particular to get some traction. It’s really the acid test for whether this series is worth doing.

    Any help much appreciated.

  21. Alaska Norm says:

    What a great interview. Really looking forward to this years senior bowl week. Jim’s energy about this years class makes me wish we had a few more picks. Hoping Jon has something up his sleeve to make that happen.

  22. Sea Mode says:

    If you are the 49ers, do you make a run at Stafford? Obviously you’d prefer a Watson heist, but it seems unlikely he gets traded. If they pull off some kind of Watson + Watt for Jimmy G + Nick Bosa + change, I’m gonna be sick. It would complete the cycle though of Houston gifting to NFCW teams…

    I think Indy makes the most sense for Stafford, since they have a competitive roster. New Orleans is gonna have to tear it down anyways. Patriots I guess would be a good fit as well; not sure what Belichick thinks of Stafford.

    I imagine the asking price is a R1 + change, or maybe a couple early day 2 picks and a good player. He’s due just $43 million over the next two years, and turns 33 on Super Bowl Sunday.

    • Russ and Stafford are same age. We want multiple first for Russ with some early ones. Is he that much better than Matthew that someone will get Stafford for midle first plus day 2 pick?

      • Sea Mode says:

        Yes, Russ is better. Also, the decision has practically been made in Detroit: there’s likely no going back at this point. So the Lions will be forced to take the best offer. Whether there will be a real bidding war, I don’t know. Whereas with Russ, unless he openly rebels, other teams would have to offer a price we couldn’t refuse, which would start with multiple R1 picks IMO.

  23. UkAlex6674 says:

    A 32yr old Carson Palmer was traded for a 1st and 2nd, and Stafford is a higher level QB in some eyes, so it it possible.

  24. Julian Langdon says:

    I’ve been picking my Mock Drafts very much on this assumption for a Jamal Adam trade (even adding a Cody Barton or Rasheem Greene sweetener to help get it over the line!), but adding in a Jarran Reed trade with a 2022 5th Round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars, for their 2021 2nd round pick at 45. They have two second round picks, cap space and need interior defensive line push.

    This would give the Seahawks 4 picks in the first 3 rounds. OL, RB, IDL and WR or TE?

    • Rob Staton says:

      You’re not getting #45 for Jarran Reed.

      • All I see is 12s says:

        I don’t understand the desire to trade Reed. He had a good season, especially after Dunlap unlocked him.
        Isn’t the trenches where we want our money to be spent? I would much rather pay a solid d-lineman who can rush the passer than pay the easier draftable positions like LB and safety.

        Also, Rob it is absolutely amazing that you were able to get an interview with Jim Nagy during this week. This is his busiest time of year and his attention is currently at a premium. It speaks miles to your credibility and reputation that you were able to get such a quality interview with him this week. Thank you for all you do

  25. Hawks_Gui says:

    Seattle Seahawks want to interview Bills’ QB coach Ken Dorsey for their OC job, per sources. Seahawks also have been speaking to Rams’ pass-game coordinator Shane Waldron and Saints’ QB coach Joe Lombardi about their OC job.

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1353367284841025539?s=19

  26. Adam Schefter

    Seattle Seahawks want to interview Bills’ QB coach Ken Dorsey for their OC job, per sources. Seahawks also have been speaking to Rams’ pass-game coordinator Shane Waldron and Saints’ QB coach Joe Lombardi about their OC job.

    • Robbie says:

      I’m liking this! Better than the early names listed.

      • Big Mike says:

        So any chance that what looked like it could be a rubber stamping of a bobo for Pete has changed to a legit search because Russ wouldn’t roll over and accept a Pete yes man?

        Just speculating/wondering………..

        • Rob Staton says:

          Let’s wait and see who actually takes the job

          • Big Mike says:

            So you’re saying there’s a chance it all may just for show and Pete’s still gonna put a yes man in place> Yeah, I can see that.

          • TomLPDX says:

            It is nice that they are talking to legit OC people now.

            • Rob Staton says:

              Are they legit OC people?

              I don’t know anything about Ken Dorsey or Shane Waldron.

              • TomLPDX says:

                Nor do I other and this is strictly my opinion, but new blood and thinking from outside the organization is not a bad thing.

                Dorsey is the QB coach for Josh Allen, who has grown tremendously this year. I count that as a positive for Dorsey.

                Waldron is the Rams passing game coordinator and the fact that they have been successful in spite of their QB is a positive.

                QB Coach Joe Lombardi (Saints) is also a solid choice.

                These three are up and comers from what I can tell and this job would be a promotion to OC for all of them.

        • Gohawks5151 says:

          Maybe the quitting of a former yes man combined with Russell’s feedback and national media attention was enough nudge Pete off his spot. Fowler did say this was going to be a legit search. If not this is the most exhaustive lie in football history.

  27. TomLPDX says:

    Always like to hear Jim Nagy talk about players. Well done, Rob!

    • Big Mike says:

      I’ll be polite and wish him well in his TV endeavors.

      • TomLPDX says:

        Good move, Big Mike! 🙂

        I hope he is better than some of those announcers that shouldn’t be announcing…I won’t name names but one is on right now.

        I can’t decide if I hate Brady more than Rodgers or vice versa.

  28. Trevor says:

    Brady is already the GoAT IMO but if he goes into GB and beats Rodgers to take the Bucs to an SB at 43 yrs old it is cemented.

  29. dand393 says:

    I used to hate Rodgers but after watching him on the Pat Mcafee bc show all year long I really like the way he is. He seems so down to earth and a normal guy. At least he’s not a complete douche bag like Russell Wilson. I mean I love having Wilson as my quarterback but he is so over the top

  30. cha says:

    Leonard Fournette!

  31. dand393 says:

    Is fournette a free agent next year wouldn’t mind him in Seattle

  32. Big Mike says:

    Sure is nice seeing a quality OC adjust his approach. By that I mean Rodgers was sacked twice on deeper drops, slower developing plays so what does Lefluer do? He switches over to quick passes both slants and wide stuff, rolls Rodgers a few times, etc.

  33. cha says:

    Barrett blitzing and in your face?

    OK. Let’s adjust, quick throwing to get the defense going sideline to sideline, and then after you’ve widened the field, pound the rock inside for some 5-7 yard runs.

    So frustrating. This is not that hard.

  34. Sea Mode says:

    How in the world do you let him get behind you there…? wow

  35. Sea Mode says:

    Savage, Mike…

    Mike Garafolo
    @MikeGarafolo
    · 2h

    #Packers CB Kevin King is active. Big for Green Bay.

    Mike Garafolo
    @MikeGarafolo
    ·5m

    Update: Big for Tampa Bay.

  36. Rob Staton says:

    Number of views for Jim Nagy talking in detail about the Senior Bowl prospects: 500

    Number of views for me complaining to Robbie about the OC situation: 4000

    I don’t get it.

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      I watch some youtubers who talk about that they can make a star wars review (positive) about things upcoming and they will get maybe 20% of the views of a similar star wars review (negative). People tend to gravitate to headlines and articles that trigger people….. instead of inspire people. It is a shame.

    • Robbie says:

      I’m kind of a big deal Rob! Clearly! 🤣🤣 no really it doesn’t make any sense! It’s a fantastic interview! Deserves more votes!!!

    • dcd2 says:

      I didn’t watch the OC video, but I’ve watched the Nagy video 3x. Clearly I can shed no light on the situation, other than people are more into their Hawks than some college guys that are very unlikely to be Hawks.

      As someone who enjoys the draft, combine and the entire process of building a roster, I absolutely loved the interview.

    • ElPasoHawk says:

      Rob, I don’t usually take the time to sit through your video’s and after watching this interview I must say I’ve been missing out. What an excellent interview. I hope we land Ladon Dickerson. Watched him play and he’s a beast, but hearing the analysis of his leadership and grit, I think he would solidify our line. What is the realistic time table for return for an O-Linemen with an ACL?

  37. charlietheunicorn says:

    Packers

    SMH

  38. Trevor says:

    Green Bay are such a soft team.

  39. charlietheunicorn says:

    Packers showing good heart. Brady trying too hard to take deep shots.

  40. Frank says:

    They really just zero blitzed Rodgers and gave Adams an inside release? The look on Brady’s face after that call 😬.

  41. Hoggs41 says:

    I could really see Jamal Williams as a possible free agent RB if Carson moves on. Really solid player. Possibly Kevin King as well.

  42. Big Mike says:

    Explain to me why Joe Buck mentioned it was off the receiver’s fingertips 2Xs but never once said the obvious, that it was a shit (over)throw by Brady. C’mon Joe, stop with the hero worship and call the damned game.

  43. Mike says:

    Friendly reminder that the Seahawks traded pick 18 in 2018, where the packers then took Jaime Alexander…. oh well at least we got rashaad penny at 27 instead😔

  44. Mike says:

    Jaire

  45. Paul Cook says:

    I’ve seen plays called and run in this game that I couldn’t even imagine the Hawks doing.

  46. Sea Mode says:

    Wow, why a field goal…?

  47. Trevor says:

    Brady back at the SB at age 43 wow.

  48. Matt says:

    Kevin King might never want to show his face in Wisconsin after this one. Thankfully he’s not playing soccer in South America. Poor kid…I know he’s hurt – don’t think I’ve ever seen a non-QB singlehandedly lose a game for his team.

  49. Big Mike says:

    Well this makes it very easy to root for either KC or Buffalo in the SB

    Love how they pimp Brady after he threw 2 picks. Their defense is more responsible for the win

    • BruceN says:

      3 picks… he showed once again, if you get pressure and hit him a few times he will make mistakes.

      • Rohan Raman says:

        Personally, I would say only one of those picks was on Brady. The other was Mike Evans forgetting how to catch and Fournette not doing his job in pass pro.

        • BruceN says:

          The one throw to Evans was too high honestly. So I would say 2 were on him. Fournette ran well but his hands were made of stone in the passing game. Overall, fun game to watch and a pleasure to watch creative play calling by both sides.

    • Mick says:

      I’m with you on that, the rush of the Bucs was awesome, definitely better than Rams.

  50. charlietheunicorn says:

    Welp.

    There will be a ton of hand wringing in Packers land.
    Started with the draft of a QB and ends with a home loss in the NFC Championship game.

    • Mick says:

      I’d say Packers weren’t any better than the Seahawks: poor offensive line, poor game calling (why don’t you go for 4th there is just crazy), poor QB plays (why don’t you run there is just crazy). It sucks to feel we could have achieved more. Ah, and if Russ would throw 3 ints he would be roasted for being carried to the SuperBowl by his team.

      • Big Mike says:

        If Bukteari isn’t hurt the GB o-line plays a lot better

        • McZ says:

          TBs DL is really, really good. Shaq Barrett is a terror off the edge. And I fear the prospect of Pocic facing this pair of DTs.

          If St.Brown would have catched that perfectly thrown 2-point-conv, they would have gone for the TD. But, with a low probability to not only dunk on 4th and short, but also another conversion was clearly too far-fetched.

          They had TB at 3rd and 10, and it was a lazy PI penalty on an overthrown pass costing them the game.

          The run game was taken away frlm the pack early in the fame and slowly became a fumble mess. Dillon then hammered some yards through TBs run coverage, IMO, a beast mode style play. It became better and better in the second half.

  51. Frank says:

    Nobody has benefited as much bye questionable calls from the referees as Brady thru the years. Feel horrible for the Pack to have them Call the game constantly, up until a crucial game deciding play. Rodgers made a huge mental laps not rushing for the TD. If Brady pulls this off, I think he surpasses Jordan as the Goats of Goats.

    • Sea Mode says:

      Not going to dispute your point about the calls for Brady in general, but IMO that was an easy call at the end, even in a “let ’em play” type game. King had a fist full of jersey/undershirt for half of the route. A little hand fighting and grabbing you can let slide (and they sure did all game), but you can’t not call that.

    • 12th chuck says:

      I agree, what a disappointment

  52. Sea Mode says:

    Looks like they were watching the first game and have decided to continue dropping a bunch of passes today…

  53. Sea Mode says:

    Wow, that hurts…

  54. AlaskaHawk says:

    KC has the jitters now. They will have to play better to beat Buffalo.

  55. DC says:

    DOWN DOWN PACKERS!!!!
    I love it!
    I’m rooting for Allen to get his first ring. Failing that Brady might as well get his 17th ring before Rodgers or Mahomes top Russell Wilson with a second ring.

  56. Paul Cook says:

    I’ve got that feeling that the Chiefs winning the SB is all but an inevitability.

  57. OP_Chillin says:

    Mahomes is just unbelievable. Free rushers and he still gets two chunk completions

    • Big Mike says:

      Clearly has a chance to be the GOAT. Kid is unreal. It’s so obvious the game moves so much slower to him than anyone else.

      • Paul Cook says:

        He’s the best all round QB I’ve ever seen. He can make every throw. He’s more than elusive enough. His mind is always alert under pressure and able to pull rabbits out of the hat. He’s already as cool as can be in big games. He’s humble enough to keep learning.

        This game could become a blow out pretty soon.

  58. Whit21 says:

    I think greenbays offense looked pretty close to he hawks against the bucs.. not sure how i feel about that type of offense..

  59. Gohawks5151 says:

    Call Kafka back again. This is a clinic on offense. The moment too big for Buffalo so far

  60. Rohan Raman says:

    Man, Dayo Odeyingbo down with a torn ACL.

    Rob, is he a possible UDFA gem for the Seahawks?

  61. Rob Staton says:

    Joe Lombardi is going to the LA Chargers…

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1353511545389641728

    So there’s another one the Seahawks talked to and is going somewhere else.

    I have to say… it’s getting a bit concerning now.

  62. dand393 says:

    Hey rob do you think if the jets traded for Watson that might make Miami more inclined to try and trade for Wilson since they already know Josh Allen is a star and jets with Watson means they got a star so they might think we have to go and get one or we’re going to be left in the dust

  63. Matt says:

    Florio now floating A-Rod being traded this offseason. Could be a wild offseason.

  64. One question for all of you that are unhappy with Seahawks results from 2015-2020…(i dont agree with you but you have all right to not be suttisfied and i am not saying there arent reasons to feel that way).. And looks like people with my opinion are minority…

    Can you name 3 NFC teams you would be happy with… Or if not 3 then at least one…

    • Rob Staton says:

      I hate it when people frame the debate like this.

      It’s not about being ‘unhappy with the results’.

      It’s the poor decisions, execution and approach that has prevented them from achieving more. Stuff they’ve done that was easily avoidable. That’s the whole point.

    • OP_Chillin says:

      Eagles are the only NFC team that has won a SB in that timeframe, so I’d start with them. Packers have made a few NFCCG since then, so I’d go with them next. Niners and Rams made the SB in that period, they’d come next. Might as well throw in the Bucs now they’ve made the SB. I’d say the Saints too as they made the NFCCG and had a couple of playoff byes in there too.

    • Matt says:

      Weird year for the NFC – to answer your question:

      49ers – they have everything but the QB and they will aggressively address that this year.
      Packers – Bad game today but their QB and OL are tough to beat. Love LaFleur.

      Teams that I think are equivalent from an outlook standpoint (to SEA):

      Arizona – Young QB w/ superstar talent.
      WFT – Elite front 4. Can sell out for a QB.
      Rams – 2 best defensive players in the world. Great offensive coach.

    • Tony says:

      Id rather be Rams, 9ers. I dont trust GB, rodgers has carried them mostly. But SF, LA have done it with average to bad qbs. Both have absolute monster talent every where else and coaches that cover there diffencies. Both also gameplan incredibly well and are agressive in building there teams. If they nab a qb, both will be topps in nfc.

  65. OP_Chillin says:

    Rob, I haven’t looked at Seahawks stuff for a bit and I’m reading this twitter thread between you, Brian, and Jeff and I don’t get what’s going on. People are saying OCs don’t want this job because of RW?

    • Big Mike says:

      In my opinion if they’re saying that they’re mistaken. It would be a case of not wanting Pete Carroll dictating to them.

      • Big Mike says:

        I mean logically speaking if you’re a guy that’s never been an OC and you have a chance to be the guy calling plays for a top 10 QB, why wouldn’t you want to?……….unless you won’t be given the freedom to do just that.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Brian implied that, yes.

      Then people called him out and I got the sense he didn’t enjoy that.

      I don’t think it was his finest hour. But it’s twitter and the human race shouldn’t spend as much time on Twitter as they do.

      • Ryan says:

        Is it possible OCs see that the inside reality (that Russ misses a lot of guys his OC schemed open or simply cannot do some of things they’d like to do as an OC) doesn’t rise up to the outside perception of Russ (that he’s “elite” and any problems with the offense are either (a) because the OL gives him “zero time” to throw or (b) because we’re holding him back?

        I could see not wanting to be the fall guy (like Bevell, and to a lesser extent Schotty) when the results don’t match the expectations.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I can certainly imagine there are coaches who would prefer to work with a more conventional quarterback, yes.

          But let’s be real here. Wilson isn’t perfect but he’s also one of the best players in the NFL over the last decade. He’s shown what he’s capable of time and time again. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

          And the opportunity to work with one of the best quarterbacks in the league is hardly a turn off. Unlike having to deal with a 69-year-old Head Coach who wants to dictate the style of offense, constantly talks about winning 17-14 and is a self-confessed meddler.

  66. Pran says:

    Mahomes, Tyreek, Kelce….it’s just not fair.

  67. BruceN says:

    Watching KC’s offense and scheme it feels like our offense is a high school varsity offense in comparison.

  68. Big Mike says:

    Whatever KC is favored by in the Super Bowl, I’ll take them and give the points.

    • Rob Staton says:

      They might win 3-4 SB’s in a row at this rate.

      • Big Mike says:

        Agree. Green Bay in ’65, ’66 and ’67 are the only team to win 3 straight NFL championships (no Super Bowl vs. the AFL yet in ’65). I just told my Mrs. they have a shot at doing that.

        • charlietheunicorn says:

          *Patriots

          • Big Mike says:

            What about them? They never won 3 in a row. Nor did Dallas in the 90s. Look it up. I’m not wrong about this.

            • charlietheunicorn says:

              2001 – 2004 won 3 SB in 4 years. The Cows had 3 in 4 years as well. As for the Packers, they won 5 NFL/SBs between 1961-1967. This is where I see the Chiefs landing right now barring a major injury.

              Either way, these deomanstrate complete dominance and excellence that the Chiefs could still yet achieve. I’m just glad to see some new blood in the SBs, QB Mahomes + HC Reid is an unbelievable combination.

              • Big Mike says:

                I’m fully aware of the 5 in 7 years by the Packers and 3 in 4 by the Cowpukes and the Patriots. You’re right, dominant stretches (especially the 60s Packers). However………………my original point was 3 straight.

      • Paul Cook says:

        It’s possible, injuries permitting.

        Josh Allen is a true warrior, though. The real deal.

      • BruceN says:

        Very likely. As long as they keep that talented core together with Mahomes and Andy Reid in control they have to be the favorite for the next few years.

  69. charlietheunicorn says:

    Chiefs are looking as good as they have throughout the season. Finally getting back on their mark and dominating on offense like we all know they can. Should be a good SB…… both teams might score 40+….

  70. Paul Cook says:

    I kind of like Buffalo being pissed off and ornery as hell. They’ll be back. That’s what it’s telling me.

    • OP_Chillin says:

      I’m not so sure about that. I think 2020 Allen is 2017 Wentz but we shall see.

      • Paul Cook says:

        I don’t see it like that. Josh Allen…I’m going long on him.

        As a Bear fan living in Chicago in the 80’s, we lost the NFC championship to our nemesis the 49ers. The Bears were pissed off and ornery as hell at the end of the loss. Every fan who really knew the team knew it was SB or bust going into training camp the next year.

        The next year they killed it.

        Could be the case with Buffalo next year. We’ll see.

      • TomLPDX says:

        Think Bills 2020 = Seahawks 2012. They’ll be back.

        Two great games today. The cream rose to the top. Should be a great superbowl…and I’m not calling a winner!

        • OP_Chillin says:

          I don’t see that… the 2012 Seahawks had the most talented defense in the league that year coming into their own. The Bills don’t have a #1 unit on either side of the ball, let alone one with historically great potential.

          • Whit21 says:

            I can see Allen coming back.. He didnt handle their pressure very well.. taking HUGE sacks backing up and not throwing it away.. He got flustered by the looks of it.. I think he can bounce back.. Its just a matter of the Bills getting more talent and trend upwards..

      • Gohawks5151 says:

        I’m always hesitant to say people will be back. Even with Seattle. Sometimes this is your shot. Wentz is exactly the most recent case I can think of for teams getting ahead of themselves

      • Henry Taylor says:

        A big boost for them is that, unlike the 2017 Eagles, they’ll be retaining their OC. Plus I think McDermott has built a tough winning culture, whilst I think Pederson was always overrated.

        They may also never make a superbowl as long as Mahomes is healthy.

    • Jamho3 says:

      Buff pissed off and ornery. Respect that.

      Buff will be back? IDK about that by any means. Their coaching staff was a huge part of their success.

      The roster overall is fantastic but let’s see how they hold up over time. Lots of teams fire and fall back w/o ever mustering consistent excellence.

  71. charlietheunicorn says:

    The Super Bowl favored team is 35-19 straight up in the prior 54 Super Bowls. (64% of the time)
    Chiefs are currently 3.5 favorites.

    The Super Bowl over/under total opened at 57 at Caesars Sportsbook.
    I would take the over, that is only a 30 to 27 type of game and I think both teams will put up some points.

  72. SAVAGE says:

    Hey rob any thoughts on kylin hill? Thanks!

  73. Next year we could face Saints and Packers without Brees and Rodgers. Our schedule looks mucher better if that happens.

  74. Sea Mode says:

    I do wonder, though, if Russ might have been in favor of Lombardi, being he’s tried to emulate Brees his whole career.

    • Jamho3 says:

      Personally IDK what Russ thinks he probably has tastes similar to ours. As it is, I do believe that the way the search is being conducted shows us that the Seahawks are casting a wide net and that the candidates seem to be ones that match some objective standards.

      Run game guys, with NFL experience to win soon etc.

      So far so good. Too bad about Doug Pederson though incredible asset for us to have but it’s easy to see that it makes more sense for him to collect his $5m salary and then go back as a HC rather than be left of up to the vagaries of SEA’s team success.

      GO HAWKS!

  75. Chiefs starting OL for the Super Bowl:

    LT Remmers (0 LT snaps since ’16)
    LG Allegretti (7th rounder)
    C Reiter (7th rounder)
    RG Wisniewski (cut by PIT in Nov.)
    RT Wiley (a UDFA guard)

    • Rob Staton says:

      It’s a good job they have Mahomes, Hill, Kelce and the most creative offensive mind in the NFL

    • GoHawksDani says:

      I really hope these guys can step up big, and Reid will figure out some creative ways to protect Mahomes. I hope KC wins…not a fan of Brady (as a person, don’t have much against him as a QB), and I like Mahomes (as a person he seem grounded, and a cool dude, and as a QB he’s the complete package)

  76. How would you feel about Kevin king as a seahawk for next few years?

    He had awfull day yeaterday, but in Petes scheme maybe he can be much better…

    And do you think he will be cheaper than Shaquill?

  77. clbradley17 says:

    Thanks so much for this interview Rob. Great ?s and Nagy is the most generous guy to do this right before the Senior Bowl. He had another really good interview a few days ago with Jake & Stacy of ESPN Seattle, talked a lot about the Senior Bowl + the Seahawks and JS. He said JS is the most accessible GM he’s ever been around and made it a great place to work in the front office.

    Please continue the interviews Rob, and if you can get Tony Pauline and Lance Zierlein after the Senior Bowl that would be great to hear who they observed excelling during the practices and game. Any more with players get us an insight into who we may draft like Lewis from last year. We all enjoy hearing you interview anyone from draft experts to draftees to Seahawks announcers like Dave Wyman or Brock if possible – anyone else you can get for a few minutes and ?s is fantastic and greatly appreciated.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I love doing the interviews — and I’m very, very prepared to continue doing them.

      There’ll definitely be my now annual conversation with Tony and I’m happy to work to get further interviews with players, media members and other NFL personalities.

      However — I also need to know people want this content. I know some of you really enjoy the pieces — but the numbers are so low compared to the podcasts. Or, for that matter, compared to the player interviews a year ago. I’m not sure why. Especially the podcast — why 4000 people are willing to listen to me moan about the Seahawks but only 700 want to listen to one of the best in the business in Jim Nagy is beyond me.

      • cha says:

        Are you able to track post clicks?

        Do they match the ratio when you do a prospect piece vs when you moan about the Seahawks?

      • Sea Mode says:

        If it’s any consolation, the clip about Eskridge you posted in your tweet has north of 6k views.

        Maybe that’s an idea moving forward? Keep publishing different clips of the interview on Twitter. Maybe Seahawks fans who aren’t necessarily draftniks will feel they can listen in to a 2 min. video and see if they want to then click and watch the full 17 min.

        Or maybe just embed the whole YouTube video directly in the Tweet if you think it’s just that extra click that people are too lazy to make to jump off their Twitter feed over to YouTube? I know in my own case, that I don’t like to jump around on the phone as much unless I’m really interested in the content.

        I’ll admit I have no real idea about how to best do this, just brainstorming as to why 6k would see that clip but only 700 the YT video. I’m also thinking that if you were to tag the player(s) he talks about in each clip you might get more re-tweets (from Jim, who likes to promote the players there; from the players themselves and their fans; from other draft sites, etc.) It probably wouldn’t even spoil the hook you set up in the Tweet, since most people don’t know his name yet anyway.

      • icb12 says:

        I’m no expert, but my suggestion

        Make sure you include “seahawks” in all your video titles as appropriate. You’ll get more hits. More people search for Seahawks info than Dayo Odeyingbo or Alim McNeil. I think this is pretty readily apparent from the view discrepancies. Even the Milton Williams video got more hits than others; and I suspect it has to do with the fact that it said “seahawks” in the title, and not because it’s a better interview than Dayo or NC State.
        Ditto Jim Nagy. Obviously the Schotty vid has the most hits because that was the biggest news, it tied together with national media.

        Shorter is better. Under 66 characters for google search display. Under 70 so Youtube doesn’t give you the ellipsis. Most of your video titles show the ellipsis. We can’t even SEE the full title on youtube until we open it.

        I’d give each video series a more consistent name. So the podcast series would have it’s own, and the interview series would have it’s own etc etc. Once you get it, then be consistent with the naming system. Consider adding the number when you come up with appropriate series names. It’s statistically proven that viewers like numbers in titles.

        IE: Seahawks NFL Draft Prospects: Interview 1, Milton Williams (That’s 59 Characters, Calls out the NFL Draft, and the seahawks)

        I follow a fair amount of youtube channels from hunting, fishing chanells to biking and skiing. This seems to be the biggest difference I can see. Simply the titles. Be short, sweet, consistent and playy off on the seahawks aspect.

        I think it’s reasonable to expect the podcast series to get more hits anyway, simply because it’s more relevant to most fans. Plenty of fans that don’t necessarily follow the offseason.

        Also when I view the page source, it appears you are not tagging your youtube videos with keywords. i’d recommend tagging them. tag them with Seahawks Draft Blog, NFL Draft, Senior Bowl, etc etc.
        Every little bit will help.

        • Sea Mode says:

          Calls himself “no expert”. Proceeds to give expert advice… 😀

          I know the thumbnail game is also a huge part of view count on YouTube. Your videos with Seahawks’ players on the thumbnail are inherently much more attractive to click on than the one with just the Senior Bowl logo.

          Maybe at least an image of Jim Nagy in Senior Bowl gear would have been better. Or him overlayed on top of the logo if that’s not too hard.

      • all i see is 12s says:

        Rob, I suspect that many are just a little burnt out after the season. I mean, this season was equally frustrating and exhausting. Some might just need a break. Also, after the GB loss last year, I think everyone was super excited for FA and the draft as we had more $ and picks than we had in quite some time. As you well-documented, it was all a big let-down and the results were the doomed season we just witnessed. Now we have no cap room, minimal picks and a seeming power or identity struggle between Russ and PC. I think many are just willing to turn off for a bit and tune in later to see how it turns out.

        Not me though. I love the interviews and all the content you bless us with. Thank you again.

      • Ryan says:

        I assume it has to do with the state of the team this year compared to previous years. In earlier years, I was super excited about our R1 pick, should we trade down, can we move up, that stuff. But I’m not that into the draft this year, looking at various prospects, because we don’t have a 1st round pick and only one pick in the first three rounds. I just can’t get excited about draft season this year, because they’re not going to become Seahawks.

        That said, the future direction of the team really seems to hang in the balance. What to do with Jamal, and our offensive coordinator, and Russ, and Pete and John… that is stuff that seems really interesting right now, and will probably affect our future more than pick #55 and #124 will.

  78. cha says:

    Adam Schefter
    @AdamSchefter
    Former Chargers’ OC Shane Steichen is arriving today in Philadelphia, where he is expected to become the Eagles’ new offensive coordinator, per source.
    5:24 AM · Jan 25, 2021

    • Hawks_Gui says:

      Kirby wilson, here we go

    • icb12 says:

      All part of the plan man.
      Constant leaks to the twitterverse on this coach or that… all to make it seem like “hey look Russ.. we are really trying here. Look at all these names”. Meanwhile, inside Pete is just stalling for time till all these guys have jobs and then he can hire his old college buddies and say “we didn’t have any other choice, everyone else got jobs already!”

      It’s seriously reminds me of watching my children clean up their toys. Stalling, stalling, stallling. Every minute or so they will toss one in the toy bin and make sure I hear it go in, trying to make me think they are actually cleaning, when in fact they are simply stalling until it’s way past bedtime and dad will clean up the toys for them.

      Unfortunately for my kids, Mom runs the show and toys left on the floor get tossed in another bin entirely.
      Unfortunately for Seahawks fans, Pete Carrol runs the show and yes men are the flavor of the season.

  79. GB defense made intentional offside after 2 min warning, to save one of their TO, right? Could Arians reject penalty? And what would happen if GB made penalty again he rejected again etc…

  80. BruceN says:

    LaFleur is getting heat for pulling a PC. What was he thinking? In the big moment he went for safe, or he thought.

  81. Big Mike says:

    Kicking a fg on 4th down with 2 mins left when you have the top red zone offense in the league and need a TD is like passing the ball from the 1 when you have one of the best goal line RBs in the league.

    • Ashish says:

      I didn’t get that call at all. GB still would have to stop and make touch down. I was the one who praised GB how to made plays in red zone against Rams. A quick snap and throw to Adams who was in motion defense rusher has no chance to make a play. That was a missed opportunity

  82. Paul Cook says:

    It was a serious brain fart. I mean, look at the possible *reasonable* outcomes.

    –You don’t make the TD your D has the team pinned deep and you’re still a TD/2 pt conversion away from tying and possibly winning the game

    –You make the TD you’re either tied or down by one and only a defensive stop and FG away from winning the game

    –You kick a FG you’re still a TD away from winning and Brady has much better field position after the kickoff and a first down or so away from losing the game

    It was just a bad call.

  83. Hoggs41 says:

    When it comes to the OC search do people think we are getting rejected? Waiting for someone who is still playing? Or just not sure who they want to hire at this time?

  84. Volume12 says:

    Bucky Brooks bringing up stuff that pops out on tape when I watch Micah Parsons and why I don’t think he’s a top 12 pick. He can’t cover. Can’t process. And IMO that goes back to what Bucky said. Has immaturity/football character issues and concerned the light never comes on for him.

    He’s an EDGE for me. But where & how?

    • Scot04 says:

      Amazing LB with great range and speed. Everything i saw looked like a potential game changer. Easily best LB in the class who could also be used to rush of the edge. If I could trade Adams for him and a 2021 3rd I would. Money saved. Plus he takes Wrights position at strong side. No 18m on Adams or 8-10M on Wright. Extend Dunlap & Reed. Use save money on OL.

    • John_s says:

      Basically another Aaron Curry (i don’t know if Aaron had maturity issues. He was heralded as a can’t miss, but Curry did mention that once he got paid he lost some of the passion).

    • JimQ says:

      I’ve been deep diving on EDGE/LEO types in the coming draft, looking for a “sneaky” later round Seahawk pick if they still have pass rushing needs after their 1-st couple of picks. One, I’ve come across is:

      EDGE-Elerson Smith, No. Iowa; 6-7/245, He is currently moving up in the draft as a FAST riser. but likely still a day-3 draft pick. IF nothing else, this guy has great height, room to add weight & ++length & seems to be
      ++ disruptive, it would appear that he has ++ physical traits & just requires beefing up a little & some pro coaching to DEVELOP into a beast at EDGE. He’ll likely drop to day 3 due to level of competition concerns.

      PER: https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/05/elerson-g-smith/
      2020 stats include 63 tackles, 14.0-Sacks, (#3 in FCS), 5-FF’s (#1 in FCS), 21.5-TFL’s, 14-QBH”s, 4-PBU’s, plus 2-blocked kicks on Special Teams —-> Anyone know anything about this small school FCS EDGE player? Might he be a valid round 5/6/7 pick as a “developmental” DE/LEO?

      • Volume12 says:

        Haven’t seen him. 1 guy I like as someone who can slide inside as a 3-tech is Chauncey Golston from Iowa.

  85. cha says:

    Oh I’m so, so salty…

    PFF
    @PFF
    Frank Clark: 22 total pressures in the playoffs over the last two seasons

    T-1st w/ Nick Bosa

  86. Mac says:

    Rob, for your YouTube it’s best to have two channels, a SDB channel and a Rob channel. If certain words are put on YouTube(COVID 19, guidelines/safety protocols etc) YouTube will throttle organic reach to combat the possibility on COVID disinformation. Even when it doesn’t make sense.

    It is a pain but YouTube values watch time over everything else. I’d recommend slicing the main interviews into clips before posting the full interview. It is really bizarre that people aren’t watching the interviews, I watch them all, the regular draft media is quite dead at the moment, which should yield more organic outreach.

    I’m just curious why the initial views are so low, it’s bizarre

  87. Sea Mode says:

    Well, that’s one more OC opening filled.

    Ian Rapoport
    @RapSheet
    ·28m

    From The Aftermath: The #Colts promoted QB coach Marcus Brady to OC, another step in a cool journey that began in the CFL and will continue in Indy. He excelled with Philip Rivers this year.

  88. Per source, the Seahawks put in a request to interview Bills QBs coach Ken Dorsey for their offensive coordinator job. They aren’t the first. Dorsey’s name has been a popular one.

    • Sea Mode says:

      I’m willing to hold out the faint hope that the Seahawks did indeed have a name they were focused on from a team still in the playoffs and the rest are just fallback plans and covering the bases.

      One can always hope, I guess…

      • pdway says:

        To me the simplest explanation is also the most likely – i.e. that they are casting a wider net than in prior searches – which is a good thing. And maybe they were slower than others to pull the trigger on Lombardi or Steichen, because of this, and that caused them to lose out.

        In the end, I suppose the result is all that matters.

  89. Rob Staton says:

    I’ve just a 10 minute broadcast interview for Cleveland.com previewing the Senior Bowl, talking about the draft and the Browns.

    Keep an eye out for it

  90. Volume12 says:

    Good stuff on the interview w/ Nagy Rob. One of those guys I could listen to all day.