Tuesday, May 31, 2005

INSIDE DISH:

- from FOXSports.com

Tim Ruskell, the Seahawks new president of football operations, has made a habit of finding backup quarterbacks in the third round of the draft. It happened in Tampa in 2003, when the Buccaneers selected Chris Simms. It also happened in Atlanta last year, when the Falcons took Matt Schaub. This year, it was David Greene for the Seahawks. But don't expect coach Mike Holmgren to be satisfied with a rookie, no matter how good he might look in minicamps and training camp. The veteran free-agent cupboard is pretty bare right now, but the Seahawks will continue to shop for a backup to Matt Hasselbeck for two reasons. First, injuries forced Hasselbeck to miss two games last season and Trent Dilfer (now with the Browns) stepped in to win both. Also, the Seahawks beat Simms and Schaub last season.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Rebuilding Together

Members of the Seattle Seahawks along with Rebuilding Together (an organization established to assist families in need) have grouped together to rebuild and refurbish the home of someone in an unfortunate predicament. Tina, a single mom with 7 children, was who they chose to assist.

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County Remodelors along with the Seahawks’ Marcus Trufant, Jason Willis, Marcus Tubbs and Sean Locklear grouped together to dive into the project. They assisted in replacing the roof, replacing appliances, and so on.

“Giving of our time by extending a hand to help other's realize their own potential through volunteer service in our communities and schools is important. I volunteer because of a personal interest in the activity, the feeling of being needed, and I encourage and motivate others to volunteer."
- Marcus Trufant

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Seahawks in NFL Europe Week 7 Update

- from the official site of the Seattle Seahawks

CB B.J. Tucker (Amsterdam Admirals) :

Started and had one interception, his third of the year, and three passes defensed in Amsterdam’s 30-24 loss at Hamburg.

Season: Seven starts, 18 tackles (15 solo), three interceptions, six passes defensed and six special teams tackles. Named NFL Europe’s Defensive Player of the Week 1.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Koren Robinson

Koren Robinson has decided to finally come clean and go clean. After a season-ending suspension from play, Robinson has gone through rehabilitation of his own to get through his substance abuse problems. During 2002, Robinson was able to rack up 78 passes for 1,240 yards. Due to his personal problems, this was not the case for 2004. The Seahawks have made some safe moves during the last draft to avoid any further complications.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

MINICAMP MAYHEM:

- from FOXSports.com

Jerramy Stevens was the only tight end on the field when the Seahawks closed their first minicamp because incumbent starter Itula Mili decided not to participate in the "voluntary" portion, and promising No. 3 tight end Ryan Hannam needed arthroscopic surgery to correct a problem that was causing swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. Mili not only looked heavy during the three-day mandatory camp, but he was. He reportedly checked in at 290 pounds. Stevens, meanwhile, has dropped 12 pounds. Even more important, Stevens rarely dropped a pass while making plays in the passing game. . . .

Speaking of injuries, the inactivity of tackles Cedric Woodard (ankle) and Rashad Moore (shoulder), end Bryce Fisher (foot), cornerback Marcus Trufant (shoulder) and free safety Ken Hamlin (shoulder), who are rehabbing from surgeries, made it difficult to gage just how much the Seahawks have improved a defense that ranked No. 26 in the league last season. The secondary was so thin that rookie Junior Rosegreen, who was in as a free-agent tryout, worked with the No. 1 unit. He made the most of his opportunity, and the club signed Rosegreen.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Maurice Kelly


The Seahawks have hired former safety Maurice Kelly as Director of Player Development. Kelly was part of the Seahawks during 2000 and 2001, where he took on the position of safety. He recorded 26 tackles (19 solo) and one pass defensed during his time as a member of the team.

Now his duties with the franchise will consist of being an intermediary between the players and the front office. Along with this, Kelly will assist players into the change between playing in the majors and moving on after retirement.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

HARD TRUTH:

- from FOXSports.com

The Seahawks will miss Chad Brown more than you might expect a team could miss a soon-to-be 35-year-old linebacker. Sure, they signed Jamie Sharper to fill Brown's spot on the strong side, and Sharper is five years younger and has been ridiculously productive and durable in missing only one start in eight NFL seasons. But who replaces Brown as a pass-rusher in the nickel? That's the role the Seahawks wanted Brown to fill, at a greatly reduced salary ($1 million plus sack incentives, compared to the $4.2 million he was scheduled to make). The Seahawks will regret that they didn't sweeten the deal so Brown would have stayed.