As I sit here on this average Seattle spring day I can’t help but think about what tomorrow will bring. Hopefully not average. Pete Carroll and Co. Need to hit this draft out of the park if we are going to be playing in January.
Tonight when I go to bed I will have visions of OT’s dancing in my head. Let’s face it, Walter Jones is done he hasn’t retired yet but it’s just a formality at this point. Assuming that the 2 big DT’s and Eric Berry are gone at 6 I like Trent Williams or Russell Okung here. I would be shocked and upset if Bryan Bulagais chosen by the Seahawks. Don’t get me wrong he is very talented but he has short little arms that are more guard than Tackle. His extraordinary athleticism will make him a T in the league but he will be a right T not a left.
Pick 14 is where it could get a little exciting. There is a very good chance some teams in the 20′s will be looking to trade down to get a player who has fallen further then expected. Seattle would make a great trading partner with them. Already picking at 6 the Seahawks can afford to trade down and acquire more picks in later rounds and/or in next years draft. Besides, at 14 I don’t see a lot of value for the Seahawks. The players that are going to be valued at 14 arent going to be areas of great need and a team with serious holes to fill does not have the luxury of drafting “best available”.
I will be driving to my parents house in Spokane Valley tomorrow and watching the draft with my dad. Weather you are going to the Draft Party in Bellevue, a local sports bar, or watching it at home enjoy the moment it will be a big moment for Pete Carroll, John Schnieder, the rest of the Seahawks team and all of us. I’m very excited, hope you are too. Have a good one!
As some of you may have watched the NFL Network had its show to release the NFL schedule. Do we really need a show for that? Why can’t I just get an App? When the Schedule is released I want to know three things; Are there any Prime Time games? How many 10 AM PT games? And when is the Bye week.
No, there are not any Prime Time games for the second year in a row. Is this a surprise? No, the Seahawks haven’t been playing well enough to earn them and as a team in the Pacific Northwest you have to earn ever ounce of respect you get. Some may have thought that Pete Carroll would have brought a Monday Night or Sunday Night game but he’ll need some wins to do that.
There are 3 10 AM PT kickoffs. That’s not bad. I like it even more when I notice two of the games are back to back with the bye week in between meaning Carroll can come out of week 3 and have the players switch to an earlier schedule to start week four. That game is @Rams, one of the only places the Seahawks have won the last couple years, so they should, even being not fully adjusted to the new schedule, be able to pull out a win against a terrible football team. Then they have the bye week, we will get to that a little later. During the bye week have the players come in on Thursday giving them a long weekend and then continue on with the adjusted schedule including a special 7 AM simulated game warm up followed by team drill on Sunday. Maybe then they can be sharp in Chicago and pay them back for last year’s tough loss at Qwest. Then in week 16 the Seahawks travel to Tampa for the third and final 10 AM start of their season.
I absolutely hate having a bye week so early in the season. Yes, it helps you fix things that are broken before it gets too late but its a long time for the players to make it to the end of the season especially if playoffs come into the picture. I like a bye week of 7, 8, or 9.
According to the LA Times ESPN has signed long-time, extremely annoying correspondent Chris Berman to a contract extension. Why is this an issue on North West Pro Sports? Simply put, I can’t stand the guy. He single hardly ruins my sports watching experience during the MLB HR Derby, all the various NFL shows he participates in and possibly the Olympics.
When I try to watch the Home Run Derby, I know but hey its better then the Dunk Contest but that’s for another day, I have to put my TV on mute. As I sit on my sofa listening to him say “Back, Back, Back” in his contrived raspy voice it makes me want to go back into my bedroom closet, grab my baseball bat and smash my TV. Knowing this will not affect him in any way and will ruin ALL my sports shows has me reaching for that little button on my remote instead and thinking, it must have been a Chris Berman who was the driving force behind this creation.
“NFL Countdown”, “ NFL Primetime” does anyone watch these shows? They must, maybe I should ask weather anyone watches them without using the Berman button (as its referred to in my house)? At least he is no longer the host of NFL Live. Now I know what you are thinking, but a person can only watch the same episode of “Around The League” so many times.
Now Disney is going to bid on the Olympics? The 2010 Winter Olympics’ were botched by NBC and its West Coast tape delays. Now ESPN could have Berman in a Bob Costas type roll. Not that I watch that part of the Olympics but I feel sorry for the athletes that will be interviewed by him.
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