Senior Bowl measurements & notes

January 31st, 2022 | Written by Rob Staton

The full list is available via the Senior Bowl twitter page.

I’ve noted some of the highlights below.

There are some key things to remember. The Seahawks are quite strict in their ‘types’. And while some of these rules have been relaxed recently (such as heigh/length with cornerbacks) they are still relatively consistent with others.

For example, the magic number for arm length with defensive linemen is 33-inches. Anything below that and it’s an issue. Offensive linemen with great length (+34 inches) are clear tackle prospects. When you’re in that 33-inch range, it’s considered not ideal to play the edge.

They like their running backs in the 220lbs range with explosive testing numbers. Quarterback hand-size is important. Anything less than 9′ is a problem — anything in the 10′ range is very good.

Ideally you want your tight ends to have plus length for blocking duties. Generally that means +33 inches. However, the bigger factor at the position is agility testing when it comes to the Seahawks.

I’ve added notes/reaction underneath each measurement…

Abraham Lucas (T)
Height: 6-6
Weight: 322
Arm Length: 34 5/8
Wingspan: 81 3/8
Hands: 10 3/8

Good tackle size/length. A very positive set of measurements for Abraham Lucas. Remember he ran a 4.30 short shuttle at SPARQ and he’s capable of running sub-5.00 in the forty. He could be set for a big week and eventually a home in round one.

Arnold Ebiketie (DE)
Height: 6-2
Weight: 250
Arm Length: 34
Wingspan: 82 1/8
Hands: 10 4/8

Nice length for Ebiketie and this will please teams. His speed and quickness off the edge is incredible so showing off plus arm length and size will be a terrific start to his draft season. He has legit first round potential.

Bernhard Raimann (T)
Height: 6-6
Weight: 304
Arm Length: 33
Wingspan: 80
Hands: 10 3/8

Ideally his arms would be longer. It will give teams a slight pause. There are starting tackles with 33-inch arms but you’d prefer them to be in that 34/35-inch range. The key thing for Raimann is he’s explosive and has been tested jumping in the 9-8 range in the broad, plus he’s been timed at 1.56 in the 10-yard split. So not ideal length but still plenty of momentum behind him.

Boye Mafe (DE)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 255
Arm Length: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 81 2/8
Hands: 9 6/8

Perfectly good size and length here for Mafe who could be on Seattle’s radar if they’re looking for another quick, highly athletic and explosive edge rusher at #41.

Brian Asamoah (LB)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 222
Arm Length: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 80
Hands: 9 6/8

Asamoah is a wonderfully put together, very athletic linebacker. These are solid ‘modern-day’ numbers for the position and his arm length stands-out in that it’ll help him work through traffic.

Brian Robinson Jr (RB)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 226
Arm Length: 32 1/8
Wingspan: 77 3/8
Hands: 9 6/8

He’s highly-cut and some teams won’t like that but he has the ideal weight for the position and we all saw how explosive he was for Alabama this season.

Cam Taylor-Britt (CB)
Height: 5-10
Weight: 200
Arm Length: 31 6/8
Wingspan: 76 1/8
Hands: 9 5/8

I expected him to be taller and longer but the reality is CTB plays with his hair on fire. He’s tough, physical and at times brutal. The Seahawks miss having a cornerback like this.

Cameron Thomas (DE)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 264
Arm Length: 33 1/8
Wingspan: 79 2/8
Hands: 10

He’s played inside and out but this is very much a more orthodox ‘edge’ set of measurements. Nothing special in terms of size/length so how he performs and combine testing will be key for Thomas.

Carson Strong (QB)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 226
Arm Length: 31 5/8
Wingspan: 76 5/8
Hands: 9 2/8

With the way he throws the football with incredible velocity, I expected bigger hands. I think he has the best arm talent in the draft but his total lack of mobility is an issue.

Chad Muma (LB)
Height: 6-2
Weight: 241
Arm Length: 32 3/8
Wingspan: 75 6/8
Hands: 10

The size to go with his playing style — all action, physical. He’s an impressive player who flies around the field and makes plays. Not ideal length but he does a good job in space.

Channing Tindall (LB)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 223
Arm Length: 32 3/8
Wingspan: 77 2/8
Hands: 10 2/8

He’s a little lighter than I thought he would be and doesn’t have great length but on tape Tindall is a joy — a true run-and-hit dynamo with great quickness and intensity. A future captain.

Charlie Kolar (TE)
Height: 6-6
Weight: 256
Arm Length: 34 4/8
Wingspan: 82 1/8
Hands: 10

Keep an eye on Kolar as a potential mid-round TE option with these numbers. He’s ideally suited to transitioning into an all-round TE.

Dameon Pierce (RB)
Height: 5-9
Weight: 220
Arm Length: 30 6/8
Wingspan: 74
Hands: 9 3/8

An ideal Seahawks frame to go with an ideal Seahawks running style. He is a Seahawk, basically, it’s just a case of whether they take him. I hope they do. He runs with violence, creates yards after contact and he sets the tone.

Damone Clark (LB)
Height: 6-2
Weight: 240
Arm Length: 32 7/8
Wingspan: 78 1/8
Hands: 9 7/8

He looks like a Greek God on tape and these measurements are not unexpected. Terrific looking athlete. Tape a little inconsistent but it’s easy to imagine him at the next level.

Daniel Faalele (T)
Height: 6-8
Weight: 387
Arm Length: 35 3/8
Wingspan: 86 2/8
Hands: 11

Crazy numbers that’ll have Twitter talking away but the next player to succeed with these measurements will be the first. He’s intriguing and part of me would be interested to see how he gets on as a mauling right tackle. Yet how is he going to handle leverage at this height and weight?

Darian Kinnard (T)
Height: 6-5
Weight: 324
Arm Length: 34 5/8
Wingspan: 83
Hands: 11 4/8

Terrific measurements for Kinnard who is a good right tackle prospect. Nothing flashy about his tape but as a mid-round right tackle, you can do a lot worse. Testing will determine how high he goes. This is an intriguing week for him against some quality DE’s.

Darrian Beavers (LB)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 252
Arm Length: 32 5/8
Wingspan: 81
Hands: 9 5/8

Lacks length if the intention is to play him off the edge but if he’s a linebacker you can work with this frame.

Desmond Ridder (QB)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 207
Arm Length: 32 7/8
Wingspan: 78 7/8
Hands: 10

Paper-thin frame shows up in the weight but 10′ inch hands are a big positive. I’m not sure he’s capable of adding weight, he kind of is what he is. And the accuracy issues (inconsistent) are the big problem. Still — he has some very pretty throws on tape. He has arm talent.

Devonte Wyatt (DT)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 307
Arm Length: 33
Wingspan: 78
Hands: 9 7/8

Big sigh of relief that Wyatt — who is extremely explosive, super-fast and a potential interior game-wrecker — has 33 inch arms. He would be a tremendous addition for Seattle. He will run in the 4.8’s. His tape is outstanding. They need someone like this. He could easily go in the top-25.

Greg Dulcich (TE)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 248
Arm Length: 33 7/8
Wingspan: 81 2/8
Hands: 9 7/8

Keep an eye on Dulcich. Ticks a lot of boxes for Seattle. Nice combination of size and length — he was a playmaker for UCLA. He has drawn comparisons to Luke Willson but I think he has a lot more upside.

Logan Hall (DE/DT)
Height: 6-6
Weight: 278
Arm Length: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 80 2/8
Hands: 9 5/8

Good size for a player with legit inside/out potential and could be a high-ish first round pick. He has tremendous power and quickness. Quality prospect.

Haskell Garrett (DT)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 298
Arm Length: 32 3/8
Wingspan: 78
Hands: 9 7/8

Sadly, a player we can probably cross off the list with that arm length.

Isaiah Likely (TE)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 241
Arm Length: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 78
Hands: 10

Arm length and size makes him an unlikely fit but we need to wait for agility testing.

Jake Ferguson (TE)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 244
Arm Length: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 77 3/8
Hands: 9 3/8

I’m peeved about this because I had high hopes for Ferguson and Ruckert in terms of length. Still — I know Ferguson has good agility testing so don’t rule him out yet. The Seahawks invest a lot in the agility testing at TE.

Jeremy Ruckert (TE)
Height: 6-5
Weight: 250
Arm Length: 32 6/8
Wingspan: 79 2/8
Hands: 10 1/8

Not great arm length but let’s see his short shuttle and three cone at the combine.

Jermaine Johnson (DE)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 259
Arm Length: 34 3/8
Wingspan: 82 7/8
Hands: 9 5/8

Tremendous size and length. Legit first round talent. For me a complete pass rusher who can have an early impact in the league.

Travis Jones (DT)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 326
Arm Length: 34
Wingspan: 82 6/8
Hands: 10 2/8

Extremely powerful nose tackle who drives on contact and forces blockers into the backfield. He flashed some quickness on two swim moves vs Clemson — highlighting he can be more than just a big space-eater and bull-rusher.

Jerome Ford (RB)
Height: 5-10
Weight: 209
Arm Length: 30 7/8
Wingspan: 74 3/8
Hands: 8 5/8

Too small for Seattle, unless it’s at the end of the draft.

John Ridgeway (DT)
Height: 6-5
Weight: 327
Arm Length: 33 5/8
Wingspan: 81 3/8
Hands: 10 2/8

Bigger than I expected here — with a great combo of size and length. He had a good 2021 season. Nothing flashy but could be a very consistent next-level starter on early downs.

JoJo Domann (LB)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 226
Arm Length: 30 2/8
Wingspan: 74 3/8
Hands: 9 3/8

An ideal match for the Patriots, not so much for the Seahawks. Kyle Van Noy type.

Kenny Pickett (QB)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 217
Arm Length: 30 5/8
Wingspan: 72 6/8
Hands: Did not measure

He’s said to have 8 1/4 inch hands. Not measuring more or less confirms it. It will be a problem for a lot of teams. It has been noted he has a double-jointed thumb on his throwing hand but he still has to wear gloves every game.

Kingsley Enagbare (DE)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 261
Arm Length: 35
Wingspan: 83 5/8
Hands: 10 2/8

Great size and length. He could be one to watch for Seattle depending on testing. His tape is reasonable — he lacks the quickness and burst of some others. This is a good opportunity for him in Mobile to show the difference isn’t that big between him and the other rushers. He’s a day-two prospect for me.

Luke Goedeke (T)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 318
Arm Length: 33 1/8
Wingspan: 80 3/8
Hands: 9 5/8

I think he ends up at guard and these numbers more or less confirm that. His tape was reasonably good at right tackle for Central Michigan.

Malik Willis (QB)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 220
Arm Length: 31 6/8
Wingspan: 77 3/8
Hands: 9 4/8

About what was expected. Willis has dynamic athleticism and arm talent but his throwing technique is all over the place and it will lead to turnovers.

Myjai Sanders (DE)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 242
Arm Length: 33 2/8
Wingspan: 79 4/8
Hands: 9 4/8

He’s long and lean. I was hoping for a bit more length. Still, he’s apparently a good tester and could be on Seattle’s radar in round two.

Marquise Hayes (G)
Height: 6-5
Weight: 318
Arm Length: 35 4/8
Wingspan: 83 4/8
Hands: 8 6/8

Fantastic length for a guard. The Seahawks love this type of profile (and his playing style) so keep his name on your radar.

Perrion Winfrey (DT)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 303
Arm Length: 35 4/8
Wingspan: 85 5/8
Hands: 10 2/8

His play is incredibly inconsistent but he shows in flashes. These numbers make you sit up and take notice. Wow. That is some great interior size and length. Now can he have a consistent week of practise and elevate his stock?

Phidarian Mathis (DT)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 313
Arm Length: 34 5/8
Wingspan: 83 4/8
Hands: 10 3/8

Fantastic length for a player who absolutely dominated at times for Alabama. A player who grabbed 2021 by the scruff of the neck and could’ve elevated himself into round two as a consequence. Quick, aggressive, explosive, ideally sized, great length. Love Mathis. One for Seattle potentially. A prospect you can’t help but admire.

Rachaad White (RB)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Arm Length: 31
Wingspan: 75 5/8
Hands: 9 4/8

Maybe a bit light for Seattle but explosive testing is key.

Roger McCreary (CB)
Height: 5-10
Weight: 189
Arm Length: 29 2/8
Wingspan: 70 5/8
Hands: 8 7/8

No surprise here — he was always known as small and lacking length. For me he is a mid-rounder and was overrated by the national media.

Sam Howell (QB)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 221
Arm Length: 31 1/8
Wingspan: 75 5/8
Hands: 9 1/8

He looked small on tape and nothing here changes that. I think he’s a poor-man’s Baker Mayfield. He ran QB draws all the time at UNC and that won’t work in the NFL.

Tariq Woolen (CB)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Arm Length: 33 4/8
Wingspan: 79
Hands: 8 5/8

A player who could go in round one. He’s said to be a candidate to tear up the combine. With these measurements, the sky’s the limit.

Trevor Penning (T)
Height: 6-6
Weight: 330
Arm Length: 34 6/8
Wingspan: 83 5/8
Hands: 10 2/8

Great size. No drama here. This is what was expected from a player who could easily be a top-10 pick.

Trey McBride (TE)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 249
Arm Length: 32 5/8
Wingspan: 78
Hands: 10 1/8

Length isn’t ideal but he’ll probably be long gone by the time Seattle thinks about drafting a tight end.

ZaQuandre White (RB)
Height: 5-11
Weight: 212
Arm Length: 30 6/8
Wingspan: 74
Hands: 9 1/8

I really like his cuts and his tape is fun — but this isn’t necessarily the profile of a Seahawks runner.

Zachary Carter (DE)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 287
Arm Length: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 81
Hands: 10 3/8

There’s something there with Carter. He has talent. Can he impress this week? He might be a later rounder but don’t write him off.

Max Mitchell (T)
Height: 6-6
Weight: 299
Arm Length: 33 5/8
Wingspan: 80 6/8
Hands: 9 5/8

His tape against Texas is seriously impressive. He’s a controlled, talented blocker who does the little things well across the board. The concern will be his size — he’ll need to add weight to stick at tackle.

Kerby Joseph (S)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Arm Length: 33 1/4
Wingspan: 79 5/8
Hands: 10 1/2

Long, rangy safety who can sit high and sprint to the sideline but also has the physical nature needed to play further upfield. His arm-length is a difference maker — he’s adept at breaking up passes and he had five interceptions in 2021.

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172 Responses to “Senior Bowl measurements & notes”

  1. Mike says:

    Kenny Pickett declined to get his hands measured? Seems like he might as well get it over with.

    • Peter says:

      Feels like if “too short,” Wilson and Murray can overcome being a bunch of inches smaller than ideal to play, first round hopeful Pickett should het his grandmothers sewing kit out and measure his hands with a tailors tape and not wait for magic exercises to make him have QB sized hands.

    • Palatypus says:

      They must have been covered in mayonaise.

    • Sea Mode says:

      Said something like he’s working with trainers on the double joint and will get measured at the Combine.

      • Peter says:

        See: magic exercises.

        Unless he has debilitating arthritis typically double jointed folx can still lay their hand flat or however they get measured.

  2. cha says:

    Abraham Lucas
    Wingspan: 81 3/8

    Arnold Ebiketie
    Wingspan: 82 1/8

    Are these correct?

    How can Ebiketie have 5/8 shorter arms and 1/8 longer hands than Lucas and yet have a 6/8 longer wingspan?

  3. Mike says:

    Daniel Faalele (T)
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 387
    Arm Length: 35 3/8
    Wingspan: 86 2/8
    Hands: 11

    Wow that’s quite a set of measurements 😂

    • Seattle Person says:

      I’ve quite a lot of people connecting him to the Seahawks. I just don’t think he’s a fit. He big and pretty good in run block but I think he’s going to struggle. We’ll see how he does during 1v1s.

      • Seattle Person says:

        I’ve seen*

      • Peter says:

        He’s a fun story but same I’m not seeing it with Seattle.

        • Group Captain Mandrake says:

          Seattle already has one really tall OL of the future with leverage problems.

          • Seattle Person says:

            At least Stone is known to be athletic and work well on the run. Seems to fit a outside zone scheme.

            • Group Captain Mandrake says:

              Even more of a reason they don’t need another one. I thought I read that Stone was better against the pass than the run.

              • Seattle Person says:

                He is. He is projected to be more of a LT than RT. I meant to say he’s better on the move. He’s nimble.

      • MychestisBeastmode says:

        Not a scout, and just watched his tape against Ohio State. He dominated virtually every play, run or pass. His feet do not look like liability and has surprising agility given size. His frame and arm like are dominant. Looks like Velcro if and when he lays his hands on a defender via counters, bull, and speed rush. The arm length is so impressive it seems to mitigate “leverage” issues (not Rob’s words but used by other scouts I’ve read); which did not appear to be weakness during his matchup with whoever the buckeyes threw at him. He simply makes these opposing giant freaks of nature look like JV sized players. He imposes his will. It’s only one game, but I’m hooked. Go get him Seahawks!

        https://youtu.be/9KOeRIXhNDg

        • Rob Staton says:

          Well, I’ve watched him, and his feet are cumbersome and he has great difficulty moving off the spot. George Karlaftis ran around him on a couple of plays like he was a statue — all he could do was hold and cling on for dear life. That worried me greatly. Any kind of speed rush is going to be a serious problem IMO.

          • MychestisBeastmode says:

            You’re proving why one data point does not carry much weight.

            I think I know your answer to this, but if he’s there in the 2nd round, would you consider taking him or pass? Thanks!

            • Rob Staton says:

              Why am I proving why one data point doesn’t carry much weight?

              I’ve not said anything about data. I’ve merely commented on his play.

              • MychestisBeastmode says:

                Miscommunication. I meant I was putting too much weight into one data point. Not pointed at you.

      • Mr drucker in hooterville says:

        True. PC prefers basketball players.

  4. Peter says:

    DE’s and DT’s looking good so far.

    Love that pierce is the magic weight.

    • Seattle Person says:

      This seems like a draft to load up on the Dline. This group, TEs, LBs seems to be really deep in talent.

  5. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Boye Mafe – 33 3/8″ arm length is pretty good, but I’m a little surprised they aren’t over 34″. His arms look that long.

    Also a little surprised (disappointed) by Bernhard Raimann’s arm length

    • Peter says:

      Same. Looked longer to me. Glad a ton of players aren’t falling short with goofy measurements you sometimes get.

  6. Peter says:

    Hoping mcreary would have longer arms but that might be changing under PC as a disqualifier..

  7. Rob Staton says:

    I’ve added notes to all of the measurements listed above

  8. Peter says:

    Wyatt and Hall probable first rounders and my mind is set on their quality, therefore Winfrey and Mathis have me very intrigued for this.

    • Seattle Person says:

      My draft crus his completely on Mathis at this point. Wyatt and Hall are going to test really I think. Mathis at least is going to test ok or average so we might have a shot in the early 2nd. His hands and his length. He seems like a natural fit at 3T.

  9. BobbyK says:

    Nothing to see here. We have Jamal Adams.

  10. How many of Jim Nagy’s senior bowl players has John Schneider drafted? Seems like a bunch. It I remember correctly that resource of John Schneider’s seems to be relied on a bit too heavily and the results of it have been underwhelming.

    Obviously that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value, that it shouldn’t be covered by you and that John shouldn’t draft players who played in the Senior Bowl. A lot of good and great Seahawks have played in the Senior Bowl (https://www.si.com/nfl/seahawks/gm-report/recent-history-suggests-seahawks-prioritize-senior-bowl-prospects) But love of guys like Collier cause of their Senior Bowl performance & praise from Jim Nagy has me side eyeing over reliance in it.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Nobody made Schneider and Carroll trade Frank Clark, get cute on draft day and have to reach for Collier — a player who didn’t fit their typical testing profile.

      That was all on them.

      JN also spoke glowingly about Creed Humphrey a year ago.

      It’s up to the Seahawks to make right decisions. There’s no need to diminish JN’s opinion or the Senior Bowl.

  11. Nano says:

    Thanks, Rob. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Take care of yourself, we need you.

    When I watch Pierce, I see Frank Gore. It’s almost uncanny. Gore was probably a bit more sudden, but Pierce is probably a bit more physical (at least when Gore was coming out of college).

  12. Grayson says:

    Hey Rob and SDB community,

    Thought I’d drop this here for some more senior bowl info. Starts around 37:20. Jim discusses the OU players that will be attending. Couple Seahawks referenced including a bit about Marquis Hayes having interest comparable to Damien Lewis and a Bobby Wagner misevaluation.

    https://youtu.be/dAGrxB4Mp6s

  13. no frickin clue says:

    Thanks Rob for all of these details, and hope you are close to fully recovered.

    Also: you cannot spell ‘Boye Mafe’ without the letters B, A, M and F.

    So he has that in his favor too.

    • Rob Staton says:

      🙂

      I’m still testing positive and feeling flat. Desperate to get outside, go to the gym, hug my kids etc.

    • Big Mike says:

      BAMF……..nice!

      • Mr drucker in hooterville says:

        Newbie here. What is BAMF?

        • Peter says:

          Ahem..

          BAMF:

          Bad ass mother f—-r

          See: Kam Chancelor, Marshawn Lynch.

          According to the Rob Staton football dictionary: noun. A player who exudes immense grit. A willingness to play til every whistle is blown. A player whose body language, playing style, and overall skill can shut down a play before it starts or spark a violent offensive series unto themselves. Often personified by the best player at their position though not always. In all instances a BAMF is a player that the opposing team will do anything possible to avoid. In the presence of a BAMF opposing players can be seen shrinking into a teeny tiny little ball to avoid a tackle, dropping easy passes for fear of getting blown up, or simply perform the “hold the door open for you,” style arm tackle as they know they have no real chance to stop such a player.

          Currently Seattle has no BAMF’ers.

          If you have 1-2 minutes of free time type into youtube: Cam britt taylor and watch one minute of his highlights. You’ll see a prime example of a BAMF as he very legally and as safe as it can be in football, ruins players and absolutely gets after it as a CB.

  14. Hoggs41 says:

    Great to see Pearce at 220. Everything I saw before had him around 210. He absolutely screams Seahawks. Do you take him at 41? Does he last into the third?

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think after the combine he’ll be a second rounder. But he might be there in the third.

      • MychestisBeastmode says:

        I truly hope he’s there in the 3rd. A 2nd rounder on and our top pick on a RB feels rich given the other areas need – emphasize trenches.

        • Peter says:

          I’m already digging around for other RB’s. Since I’m with you on picking the best trench player they can get and Pierce seems like a riser.

          Really *enjoy* that in one of the lamest years for RB I can remember, Seattle needs one that is consistent in the worst way.

  15. cha says:

    Dick Fain
    @dickfain
    · 1h
    “You never want to count anybody’s pockets, but if you have all this money and your goal is to win, then you have to take a little bit less to eat so everybody can eat. We saw how Brady did it and look at him now.”

    -@KJ_WRIGHT34 with us talking about Russell Wilson’s contract

    Uh afraid you’re barking up the wrong tree there KJ

    • Matt says:

      Rob and I are going at it with Softy about this.

      At the very least, these people are so horrifically ignorant with basic data analysis, it’s incredible. So if the Seahawks found a way to make RW’s cap hit down to 13.2%…they can’t win. But if they get it to 13.1%…they can win.

      Just appalling stupidity.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I am having a fairly lengthy twitter exchange with Softy, his radio co-host, about this subject now:

      https://twitter.com/robstaton/status/1488305824694951939

      • Matt says:

        You’re a better person than me, Rob. First of all, this arbitrary analysis about QB cap hit and SB winners…SB winners *are* outliers. A much more interesting dialogue would be “what does cap spending and allocation look like for the last 4 teams in the playoffs?”

        At least in that sample, you’re getting a better data set.

      • Matt says:

        Oh and Rob…don’t forget – Jamal Adam’s Cap Hit doesn’t matter; only RW’s does. His money is different than everybody else’s.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I did think… why isn’t this put on to Adams, Wagner and anyone else earning well above average contracts?

          If Wilson should take a $10-15m a year cut, to essentially be about the 25th best paid QB in the NFL, why should Adams and co. be expected to be the top paid?

          After all, every little helps, right?

          • Matt says:

            You know why, Rob? Because dumb people need a simple explanation – that’s why.

            These are the same people that think “if we run 30 times in a game, we win.”

          • Matt says:

            And you have perfectly illustrated the hole in his argument…is this about more money? Or is this about a superstition that the QB can only make $X? Again…in Softy and Fain’s logic, if RW is at 13.2% – we can’t win. If he’s at 13.1% – we can.

            • Rob Staton says:

              Yep. Plus the argument falls down by the fact that so many QB’s who are well paid succeed, they just can’t all win the SB every year. Some don’t win it through sheer insane misfortune too (ask Brees, Rodgers). And this year, the Rams are paying well over 20% for ‘two’ quarterbacks — one of which plays for the Lions.

              We all need to be guided by context here

              • Peter says:

                Softy needs to look at roster construction. Just glanced at Rams vs. Hawks. Their top six players =107 million. Ours=109. The difference:

                Rams:

                Stafford
                Donald
                Ramsey
                Woods
                Kupp
                Floyd

                Ours:
                Wilson
                Adams
                Lockett
                Wagner….these four make up the bulk of that 109 million then
                Jackson
                Myers

                Adams is hurt a lot and not a wins above replacement level player. And Wagner is slowing way down. Meanwhile the rams are spending a little less on six near stars ( when woods is healthy.) Pay russel less….so what, you’d still be dropping within 5 million into Wagner/Adams as the rams are paying aaron “best DT of his generation” donald and Ramsey.

                • Peter says:

                  Double check: with 7 million not five million.

                • McZ says:

                  The Rams cap management is just superb, even without the bad idea of adding void years as the Seahawks do (8m in 2022).

                  They have Stafford for 23m in 2022, and will eat up the cap of Ramsey and Floyd in that timeframe. Donald is a constant expense.

                  That’s how to do it.

                  And, btw… when we bang upon the current cap situation… we have no CBs and no LT on the roster. It will melt away, quickly. And we will see, if there are top FAs wanting to come to the career cemetery. I highly doubt it.

                  • Peter says:

                    This team is so devoid of talent for the future that for the furst deaft in a long time I’m keeping a super open mind about prospects. Because I truly believe there are about five players on the team where there play is such that I wouldn’t bother looking for their replacement.

                    FA’s. Pete apparently said simething to the effect of not making big splashes which i took to mean he gets no one is coming here.

    • Denver Hawker says:

      Says the guy who would not take less to stay.

      I once thought this way, and see it more obvious when teams make it with a rookie deal QB (which of course isn’t sustainable).

      However, the Rams are paying over $45MM for QBs this year. There’s really not as much correlation as people want to believe.

      • Matt says:

        The funny part…it’s a really interesting discussion if we are talking about the 4 teams in the conference championship. It’s just overly simplistic when analyzing an outlier, which is what a SB would qualify as.

        • Denver Hawker says:

          I think it’s just one of those areas where analytics people lose it.

          ‘Value’ is relative on many levels.

          • Matt says:

            That’s kind of the irony here – analytics people would chuckle at such analysis. And I get everyone wants a clean explanation for why we suck; it’s just funny that RW’s $35M is the issue, not the $100M that was wasted on minimal impact. You see according to Softy, $110M would since our woes, if that extra $10M came exclusively from RW.

            It’s just weird. It’s almost like saying you can’t win a SB with a left handed QB unless their name is Steve or Ken.

        • Peter says:

          Matt

          Very interesting thought experiment about the last four teams.

          Love data and am thinking about going back through 2000 to see what tge contract status for the ten highrst paid players per superbowl winner then the last four.

          I think it will be illuminating to me at least as to where the money value for players is.

          All in all i like(d) kj as a player but if we’re talking winning why not look at a metric that is already decided. Tenure of coaches. If pete brings us to the promised land he’ll be the true original in this since i already know expensive qb’s have won more than rookies with Brady being the contract outlier (yet still more of his rings are post a rookie contract thus less expensive, not cheap)

          • Matt says:

            100%. It is significantly more meaningful to analyze 4 teams than it is 1.

            All that said…each game is different. Did KC lose because of Mahomes salary? Or because he had a bad half and Reid made some bad calls?

            • Matt says:

              Bottom line…it all comes down to 1 game and there are so many variables that it’s near impossible to come up with a formula for this stuff.

            • Peter says:

              Did the rams win because they paid the most in qbs?

              I totally get what you are saying with variables.

              • Big Mike says:

                I thought Softy was better than this

                • BobbyK says:

                  He thinks the Seahawks will win the Super Bowl if there was simply more money available for more guys like Mayowa. Nevermind drafting Creed Humphrey last year could have made the team better. That doesn’t count.

                  • Matt says:

                    There is this weird thought process with this fanbase that ultimately, RW salary is responsible for bad FA signings and drafts. Of course…getting RW performance for much less would be amazing. But again, is this about money available? Or is this a superstition about QB pay needing to be X%?

                    There are so many variables that come into play that it is near impossible to come up with a clean formula. If these people want a simple explanation – your highly paid players need to earn their salary and your lesser paid players need outperform theirs. Ultimately, everything goes out the window when 1 game determines the SB winner.

    • 12th chuck says:

      Unfortunately, it all comes down to the fact, as a team the seahawks aren’t getting the worth from what they are paying out on ALL the top paid players. Is it all on Wilson? nope,

    • CHaquesFan says:

      I think part of the whole “high-paid QBs can’t win thing” is that a great QB can cover up so many of a team’s shortcomings that get exposed in the playoffs. Ultimately the team’s downfall is bad personnel acquisition through drafting and FA.

  16. Hawk Finn says:

    Isaiah Likely (TE)
    “Arm length and size makes him an unlikely fit but we need to wait for agility testing.”

    Very cheeky, Mr. Staton. 😁

  17. TomLPDX says:

    And now for something completely different.

    Listening to Robin Trower – Bridge of Sighs.

    A little bit of sympathy! Oh wait…never mind.

    • Big Mike says:

      Nice Tom!! I’m a HUGE fan. Have seen him 6 times.
      Yeah I know it was a tool for your point but it’s nice to run into a Trower fan
      And sadly, no I didn’t see him when Dewar was his singer.

  18. RIP Sonics says:

    Perrion Winfrey, Abraham Lucas, and Dameon Pierce in a draft and I would be ecstatic. They all seem to be perfect fits for what we were missing on last years roster.
    Inside rusher with freaky potential, underrated tackle with elite size and local roots, and the most creative runner I have seen in college football. Luckily limited snaps and exposure may allow the Hawks to be within in striking distance of all 3 at a good value. Fingers crossed…
    Stoked for this senior bowl. I fear they all may rise quickly drills at the Senior Bowl and combine testing.

  19. Seattle Person says:

    I would like a chance at all three.

    I doubt Lucas is there at 41. A player with his profile and strengths — some team is going to draft him in the first thinking he’s going to be a LT of the future. He is a really good RT right now and LT would not be out of the question with some development. All of the OTs that are fringe 1st/2nd rounders will ultimately end in the first I’m afraid.

    Perrion Winfrey is still extremely raw. He does have freakish ability but I like Phildarian Mathis more. Mathis does everything better and still is a pretty good athlete with length. Winfrey looks like Tarzan but will he play like Jane?

    Dameon Pierce, I’m afraid he goes in the 2nd round like Rob mentioned. If it comes down to Mathis or a good OT, I’m not taking Pierce. Bummer to lose him but he probably goes higher than what we can afford. If he’s there in the early 3rd and then we do need to consider him. I’ll be willing to do a 3rd for him but also don’t want to give up a good LB. That position is deep though.

  20. Forrest says:

    It’s not going to go like this:

    “With the 41st pick in the NFL draft the Seattle Seahawks select..”

    It’s going to sound more like:

    “The Seattle Seahawks have traded the 41st pick to the…”

    I’m guessing it will be the Minnesota Vikings. Book it!

    • Mick says:

      A trade with the Vikings means down 2 spots. It could work in our advantage if we have several options open.

      Rob, I wanted to ask you, would you consider G or CB with our first pick, or keep it DE/DT or T (I’m assuming Pierce won’t be there for us)? Unfortunately C doesn’t seem to be an option.

  21. ElPasoHawk says:

    Rob, hope you are over the hump with Covid and your family is well. Do you think there will be better value at OT, DT, DE, or LB at pick 41? I really want the Hawks to address IL or DL, but if the value is LB I wouldn’t be surprised if they picked another LB.

  22. Rob Staton says:

    A heads up — I will be on 710 ESPN on Wednesday with Jake & Stacy to talk some Senior Bowl & Seahawks off-season

  23. swedenhawk says:

    was just checking out the shrine game measurements, and there are a number of OL prospects with a terrific combination of size and length. Ryan Vandemark, Matt Waletzko, Vederian Lowe, Obinna Eze, the list goes on.

    • Rob4q says:

      Check out Florida OT Jean Delance with his 36″ arms!!!

      Texas Tech OC Dawson Deaton has short arms but will be available later in the draft and could be an option…good pass blocker and smart, but run blocking needs work. 6’6″ 305 so good sized other than the arms.

      Perdue RB/FB Zander Horvath is a freak! 6’1″ 232…would love to see the Seahawks add a FB like him! Give Russ that backfield protector and outlet when things break down. Defense will think twice about sending a CB on a blitz into him, haha!

  24. Tomas says:

    The always worthy Joe Fann will be appearing every Tuesday at 8am on 710 AM. Though it’s with Salk, I believe we can count on Joe to hold his own.

    Looking forward to your appearance tomorrow, Rob.

  25. Rob4q says:

    Rob, hope you are feeling better!

    Have you looked at either of these LB’s at all:

    Leo Chenal, Wisconsin – 6’2″ 255 lb thumper and I’ve read some interesting things about him, like he is a fantastic blitzer and has a really high football IQ. Might not fit what the Seahawks need, but he is a different type of player. There are a few analyst’s who believe he will be an impact player in the NFL…

    Jeremiah Gemmel, UNC – Small at 6’1″ 225 but fits today’s NFL LB more, was the leader of the UNC defense and is just a playmaking machine! Can cover a lot of ground and is a really smart player.

    • McZ says:

      Another LB prospect who flies under the radar is Troy Anderson, Montana State. That dude is a RB convert, and he will let it fly at Senior Bowl.

  26. Tomas says:

    Joe Fann not holding back talking about poor record of Hawks’ drafting and trades, including Adams miss. Rams trade strategy worked for them because they acquired the right players. Brief appearance, but refreshing to hear true insight on the Mike Salk show.

    • cha says:

      I’m not willing to say the light is coming on for Salk, but he’s inched closer to truth in the last couple weeks from what I’ve read.

      He’s consistently talked about the pass rush needing to be better.

      He’s slowed his roll on this whole “RW is the problem/needs to quit complaining and play Pete’s Way” shtick.

      And he’s done (in my eyes) the “tell us Pete Carroll is the problem without saying out loud Pete Carroll is the problem” thing lately:

      -He’s pointed out that the way playoff teams like the Niners and Titans play, with tough, physical defense with a commitment to running the ball is Pete Carroll’s vision for his team but they haven’t acquired the pieces to run that

      -He’s also pointed out that the Seahawks have star players on their roster now but haven’t correctly utilized them

      Some progress…

      • Julian L says:

        I might suggest that this new Mike Salk enlightenment is because he’s not interviewing Pete Carroll every week. Perhaps a gig in season, that his job might rely on?

        • cha says:

          Probably the other way around.

          I’m hearing him actually get in the neighborhood of making sense without also hearing him fawn over coach.

          The Monday mornings where the Seahawks blew it and Salk come on talking somewhat tough about the performance, then doing a 180 the minute PC gets the headphones on was sickening.

          That said, he doesn’t need Pete around to spew nonsense. I’ll never forget this fall when he intimated to Brock that RW was taking steroids because his finger was recovering so quickly. “I’m not accusing Russ, buuuuttt…”

  27. Tomas says:

    I should have written “Rams’ trade and free agent strategy.

  28. Blitzy the Clown says:

    The Lincoln Riley effect begins

    ESPN Exclusive: Star quarterback Caleb Williams (@CALEBcsw) tells ESPN that he’s transferring to USC. He’s expected in class there today. Full story: https://t.co/MQYn063zDR— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 1, 2022

  29. Palatypus says:

    Okay, the GOAT has retired, apparently officially. (Instagram?)

    So another team needs a quarterback.

  30. Sea Mode says:

    😂

    New York Jets
    @nyjets
    · 1h

    this better be real

    also,

    https://twitter.com/KingJosiah54/status/1488538254999572480

  31. cha says:

    Washington is going to pursue a QB this offseason per Breer

    We’ve got another team for you that’ll be all the way into the 2022 quarterback derby.

    The Washington Football Team is preparing to take a big swing at a quarterback this offseason, per team sources. The team has just one quarterback, veteran Taylor Heinicke, under contract for next year, more than $40 million of cap space to work with and the 11th pick in the draft to potentially dangle in a trade.

    Last year, Washington threw its hat into the ring on Matthew Stafford, initially offering the 21st pick and a third-rounder for him, then upping its offer (talks stalled when the Lions asked for players in return) before the Rams got more aggressive.

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2022/01/31/maqb-washington-football-team-veteran-quarterback-free-agency

    It would be the height of irony given their franchise’s missteps to go get Deshaun Watson.

    • Henry Taylor says:

      Of all the teams, this is the one that has to stay away from him. Surely?

    • TomLPDX says:

      Watson just makes too much sense to pass up. Riverboat Ron (I’m a Rivera fan) can guide him back to the right path.

    • MychestisBeastmode says:

      Winning has a way of glossing over seemingly glaring problems like those of Deshaun Watson. And yes, the Mt.Olympus of irony.

  32. JimQ says:

    RE: LB’s in the coming draft.
    Did anyone else watch the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl game this year? It seems odd to me that this player isn’t found on any big boards or -anywhere- in the rankings. After watching the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl game (Utah St vs: Oregon St), I was excited to look into this guy – a DE/LB that was the games defensive MVP, after he had 5-TFL’s & 3-Sacks in this game. He “dominated” & now, he’s nowhere to be found in the various media rankings. (??) If this was a “character issue” I could understand that, but there is no evidence of that online that I can find, so maybe he’s just completely “overlooked”? There are many LB’s in the rankings in the 200-500+ range, most LB’s in these ranges were backups with much lesser stats, injury concerns, etc. and yet Heninger isn’t even listed anywhere?

    LB-Nick Heninger, Utah St. (unranked?) 6-2/235, (DE/LB – often functions as a designated pass rusher.)
    2021: 75-tkls, 21.5-TFL, 9-sacks, 5-PD, 5-FF, 2-QBH, 1-FR. His 21.5-TFL’s is #3 in FBS. (#2 is LB-Devin Lloyd from Utah with 22.) Being unranked with these excellent #’s is very odd to me.

    • Qoolio says:

      I’d second him as a lesser-known name to watch for later rounds, though I’m not sure if he will be seen as a LB or a DE. As a Beaver fan watching the game, I was getting a bit annoyed at how he always seemed to pop up (especially in the backfield) when Oregon State needed to get into a groove.

      Another name on my list is Troy Andersen from my alma mater, Montana State (true, our best pro player has been a kicker). He didn’t have a great game against NDSU in the FCS championship, but I thought he had a great season and showed good awareness and leadership overseeing a solid defense. I wonder what he could have done if he hadn’t played RB, FB, and QB earlier in college.

      Troy Andersen, Montana State, LB
      6-3/242
      Hand Size: 9 3/8 inches
      Arm Length: 32 1/8 inches
      Wingspan: 77 5/8 inches

  33. Julian L says:

    I know it does not add up to much, but the measurables for Cam Taylor Britt and Greg Dulcich, align very nicely with the measurables of Earl Thomas and George Kittle respectively at the same point in their careers!

    A favourite Stat for me for Tight Ends is Av Yards per Reception. I think anything over 15 at college level shows the player has the juice to get downfield for first downs. Greg Dulcich is comfortable past this measure in his last 2 seasons on 68 total receptions. I like him.

    Much is made of the point, the next Defensive Co Ordinator needs to have a good idea of how to use Jamal Adams effectively. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suggest that perhaps Jamal Adams might be most effectively used only on passing downs at the line of scrummage, where he can have a free role to blitz regularly or cover shallow routes from Tight Ends. I’m not sure his body is up to coming downhill on run defence anymore? It’d be a brave (but perhaps correct) co ordinator to leave Jamal Adams off the field for up to 60% of the time?

  34. Palatypus says:

    Just did a quick mock with Tampa Bay now that Brady is gone.

    What a difference a day makes.

    27.Sam Howell QB North Carolina (Because Brady’s gone. Fell right into my lap.)

    60. Jalen Wydermyer TE Texas A&M (Since Gronk is probably gone too.)

    91. Alec Lindstrom OC Boston College (Ryan Jensen, Alex Cappa and Aaron Stinnie are on expiring contracts.)

    130. Dameon Pierce RB Florida (Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones II and Giovani Bernard are all on expiring contracts.)

    169. Brian Robinson Jr. RB Alabama (Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones II and Giovani Bernard are all on expiring contracts.)

    247. Kyler McMichael CB North Carolina (Lots of injuries. Highest on the board.)

    259. Bamidele Olaseni OT Utah (6’8 and 330. Roll the dice.)

  35. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    https://www.denverpost.com/2022/02/01/broncos-ownership-team-for-sale/

    Broncos are officially on the market for a new owner. Super jealous. I’m sure that Vulcan will monitor this sale very closely. Hopefully, we’re not too far away from an ownership group dedicated to championships…

    • Jordan says:

      May I ask what you don’t like about Vulcan?

      The Seahawks have been a highly successful franchise for the better part of two decades now. Surpassed by the Patriots and on par with the likes of the Steelers and Ravens over that period of time. World class facilities, pay the bills, stay out of the way of football people making football decisions and don’t appear to meddle.

      it could be so much worse.

      • Rob Staton says:

        Jordan, clearly his issue is with the modern day version of Vulcan which has lost its leader and remains a complete mystery to everyone. Nobody knows what its intentions are, how long it intends on retaining this team or the Trailblazers, whether it is fit for purpose in its current guise.

        Concerns are completely justified at this point.

    • pepoandart says:

      While there are many many concerns and questions regarding Vulcan and Jody Allen, it is fair to also acknowledge it could be worse. Neither the Seahawks or Blazers have had budget cuts or issues and by the sounds of it both organizations are willing to spend in order to contend. The real issue is how Vulcan evaluates and hold people within both franchises accountable. If they are willing to make the tough choices and replace people when it is warranted (which there are good arguments for that with the Seahawks and they have done so with the Blazers) as well as spend the money necessary I see no issue with Vulcan handing the team for as long as necessary. We do need to remember, for every Paul Allen there are McNairs, Kahns and Jones and if/when the team is sold there is a chance we end up with bad owner. So while its fair to question ownership on their lack of accountability, I would also caution people to be careful what they wish for.

      • Rob Staton says:

        There are not good arguments for that with the Seahawks.

        To me all you’ve done here is given an extremely favourable benefit of the doubt.

        Great, they aren’t the McNair’s or Khan’s.

        That is not the standard I hold prospective owners to.

        We don’t need your caution thanks to pass judgement or have concerns.

  36. HOUSE says:

    Just saw tweets saying John Schneider is out observing the TE/OL at the Senior Bowl. No real surprise… I just want time to speed up a bit

    • Palatypus says:

      NFL Network will be showing today’s practice at 8PM. I would be there right now if not for an appointment with my Podiatrist.

  37. Henry Taylor says:

    Watched a bit of Logan Hall. Pretty exciting player, didn’t read the bit in your blurb about him being a highish first rounder. Shame as I agree he’ll be out of reach.

    • Peter says:

      A lot if players Rob has been talking up I’m not watching because I think they’ll rise up out of the team range.

    • Julian L says:

      I’m not so sure. Unless he test off the charts there maybe a bit of a tweener concern about him, especially as a first pick, he’s about 20kg lighter than both Armstead and Bucknor coming out. Don’t get me wrong I like him and would be a great pick for the Seahawks, but he may be in our range, maybe with an early day two trade?
      Keep on watching him.

  38. Sea Mode says:

    Well looky here…

    Patrick K. Flowers
    @PatrickKFlowers
    · 1h

    With the Chicago Bears undergoing an overhaul of the front office and coaching staff, long-time coach Sean Desai is out.

    • Sea Mode says:

      Is this purely a drill to check quickness off the snap and hand placement? Honest question cause I don’t really see where the defender is supposed to go. Or are they just supposed to “engage”.

      Bad hand placement from Raimann, right? Out there giving out hugs…?

    • Julian L says:

      It’s worth noting Raimann has the same length arms as Rashawn Slater, Pro Bowler in his rookie season.

      Small sample size, ha ha, but I think Ebiketie looked to put in more effort than Mafé in these clips.

  39. Sea Mode says:

    Oh, snap. Brian Flores going nuclear.

    https://twitter.com/alexweprin/status/1488613314200494080

    I imagine the owners all get off with a slap of the wrist, if that. But does this do anything to maybe scratch either the Giants (Dolphins, Broncos) off of Russ’ potential list?

    • Henry Taylor says:

      Come to Seattle as DC? Turn this Defence around into a winner. Replace PC in 2023. Win Super Bowls. Get to say I told you so…

      • cha says:

        He’s radioactive now. He won’t coach in 2022.

        • Henry Taylor says:

          You’re probably right, my thinking was DC could be a low enough profile to get away with it.

          I guess owners around the league will want to bury it.

        • Sea Mode says:

          He knows it, too:

          Mike Giardi
          @MikeGiardi
          ·42m

          Statement from Brian Flores: “God has gifted me with a special talent to coach the game of football, but the need for change is bigger than my personal goals. In making the decision to file the class action complaint, I understand that I may be risking coaching the game I love.”

        • Seattle Person says:

          Not just 2022. Once you go against the Shield, it’s hard to come back from it. Time for change though!

        • ShowMeYourHawk says:

          You know, I’d typically agree. However, the one thing you could previously credit Pete with was making odd choices, for gain or ill. It’s not the “Yes Man” we all figure he’ll opt for, but Pete certainly has an eye for talent. Recently, unfortunately, he’s mired himself with “loyal, in-network” coaches. I think it’s be inspired for him to call up Flores and offer him DC and an Asst HC position.

          Likely? No. But….. maybe?

          • TomLPDX says:

            I wouldn’t be surprised if he did that. Flores is going to be majorly distracted for the next few years though.

      • Sea Mode says:

        I just skimmed through the document out of curiosity. It is not just about Flores recently, but the systemic racism over the course of the entire NFL from its conception, even making this comparison (which IMO is quite striking considering the labor of players is compensated quite better than that of slaves plantation…):

        4. In certain critical ways, the NFL is racially segregated and is managed much like
        a plantation. Its 32 owners—none of whom are Black—profit substantially from the labor of
        NFL players, 70% of whom are Black. The owners watch the games from atop NFL stadiums in
        their luxury boxes, while their majority-Black workforce put their bodies on the line every
        Sunday, taking vicious hits and suffering debilitating injuries to their bodies and their brains
        while the NFL and its owners reap billions of dollars.

        Kaepernick is in there, along with PC’s comments about him being “a starter in this league”.

        Kris Richard is in there, after getting 5 interviews and no offers despite his experience and qualification.

        Bieniemy is in there:

        207. Without question, Mr. Bieniemy has the pedigree, track record and reputation to
        make him a sought-after Head Coach. However, despite being interviewed for approximately 20
        vacant positions over the last five years, no team has extended Mr. Bieniemy an offer.

        208. During this time, numerous white candidates who are clearly less qualified have
        taken over the Head Coach duties for numerous NFL teams.

        There are literally pictures of all the owners (0/32 Black), GMs (6/32 Black) and head coaches (1/32 Black) in an attempt to make a visual point.

        Quotes from Goodell on George Floyd and ignoring racism in the NFL accused of being lip-service when economically convenient to appease the changing public perception.

        I would think that coming from a coach beloved by many players, this is going to be quite the topic of discussion.

        • pdway says:

          wow….

          have to say crossed my mind that hiring Flores would be a Pete Carroll thing to do…but maybe you guys are right that he is too radioactive for now. would be a ballsy move though – and popular w the players.

        • jed says:

          I wonder if his lawyers added a section about how the NFL just paid $1 billion settlement because they used race to determine concussion settlements.

          I hope Flores gets his $$ cause he’s not working in the NFL again. There are probably a pile of college schools that wiped him off the potential hire list too.

          • MychestisBeastmode says:

            It’s a class action. Technically not “his” money but rather money for any parties deemed affected by the claims made in the lawsuit – which could be any black or minority person coaching in the NFL (emphasize could be – as the scope of involvement and who qualifies for payout in case of favorable ruling are TBD, but certainly not only Flores).

    • Big Mike says:

      If Dan Snyder hasn’t had more than a slap on the wrist for what I guarantee is a serial sexual harrasment work environment, I’ll believe this gets big when I see it. Owners take care of each other first and foremost.

      • TomLPDX says:

        I’m not a lawyer but a class-action suit brings the whole court system into play, especially if it is about discrimination. These owners are playing with fire.

        • cha says:

          Michael Silver
          @MikeSilver
          ·
          35m
          I used to work for
          @nflnetwork
          . Let me tell you something that is almost certainly true in the wake of this Flores lawsuit: Assholes are puckered so tightly in that office–& in the league office–that higher-ups will barely be able to function. Watch how timidly they cover this.

        • Big Mike says:

          And I’m no lawyer either Tom and well could be wrong. Just basing my opinion on what we’ve seen out of these guys over the years e. g. Jerruh forbidding his players to kneel.

          • TomLPDX says:

            It’s going to be interesting to say the least! This feels different, but that’s just me. Get your popcorn ready!

            • Sea Mode says:

              NFL already fired back calling the whole thing “without merit”.

              Giants responded that Flores was in it “until the 11th hour”.

              Broncos shot back with this: https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1488651420727398408

              On the one hand, hard to break through any of that establishment and actually prove any of the concrete allegations in front of a court.

              On the other hand, some fall into labelling just about anything as motivated by racism.

              • Big Mike says:

                Exactly the responses most of us would’ve expected.

              • MychestisBeastmode says:

                Giants already lost and that “11th hour” comment will certainly play in the courtroom. Can’t be in it until the 11th hour when people outside of the organization knew of intent to hire Dabbol 3 days earlier. They’re adding to Flores’ case. The other comments are neutral imo and to be expected.

  40. Sea Mode says:

    JJ asserting dominance. I also love the casual little “scoot” out of the way by Zappe… 🤣

    https://twitter.com/JimNagy_SB/status/1488639224970633224

  41. Ashish says:

    https://sports.mynorthwest.com/1565236/clayton-russell-wilson-pro-bowl-invite-seahawks-reminder/

    We also need to clean up media staff to improve. No offense to old people but anyone above 60 should enjoy retirement life starting with Pete, Clayton

    • cha says:

      RW getting selected as a Pro Bowl alternate shows the Seahawks are on the right track? Love it.

      I guess that also means the Bears were on the right track 2 or 3 seasons ago when Mitchell Trubisky was also selected as a Pro Bowl alternate when….Jared Goff wasn’t available.

      That dog won’t hunt, monsignor.

  42. Trevor says:

    FSU Edge Jermaine Johnson is one to keep an eye on. I think Rob likes his potential as well. Anxious to see how he tests.

  43. Seattle Person says:

    This is one of the many concerns with Daniel Faalele. Extremely big but he’s going to struggle. Myjai Sanders who is 140 lbs lighter puts him on his ass with a spin move…

    https://twitter.com/bobbyskinner_/status/1488583790452695041?s=21

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