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Can the Seahawks improve their pass rush after losing Frank Clark?
Last season the Seahawks defensive line dropped to 26th in the NFL in terms of pass rush productivity, as measured by Pro Football Focus. Considering they were 1st and 3rd in their two Super Bowl seasons, it seems to measure up to how we felt about the defensive line in those seasons. Considering they lost Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Sheldon Richardson after the 2017 season, a drop was expected, but to get back to a top unit on the defensive line they're going to need to see improvements.&nbsp;<br><br>While it's tough to project an improvement with the loss of Frank Clark, there are a number of players on the roster who have finished in the top 100 in terms of pass rush productivity in past seasons. We talk about the players who need to maintain their past efforts, return to previous form or develop as young talent to get the Seahawks back among the top defensive lines in the NFL.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jul 18, 2019
Who will emerge as Russell Wilson's favorite targets in 2019?
Leading into the 2019 Seahawks season there are questions for at every position groups. One of the most intriguing questions is who will take over for Doug Baldwin as Russell Wilson's favorite target. The easy answer is Tyler Lockett, especially after his season last year. He hit double digits in terms of his touchdown numbers, but never felt like the same type of red zone threat that Baldwin proved to be so good at and there also wasn't a clear favorite for going to on third down. Who fills that gap in 2019 and which one of the rookies have the highest expectations to produce early on? Clinton Bonner joins Brandan Schulze to break down all of the questions we have at wide receiver and tight end going into the upcoming season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jul 12, 2019
Andrew Luck vs Russell Wilson, with Sam Gold of the Athletic
Former Field Gulls contributor now with the Athletic, Sam Gold joins the podcast this week to talk about his<a href=""> 22-minute film breakdown between Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson</a>. Comparing areas like accuracy, arm strength, vision, pocket awareness and more, Wilson edged out Luck in the overall analysis, which seems to have a lot of Colts fans fuming. Gold does say that Colts fans who have actually watched the video all the way through believe that his analysis on Lucks strengths and weaknesses is fair however. In the video, Gold is critical of Wilson's vision on the field as well as his pocket awareness, but his elite ranking in terms of his accuracy is really what put Wilson in a strong position ahead of Luck, even before considering Luck's injury history. Follow Sam on Twitter @SamuelRGold.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jun 26, 2019
From the podium: D.K. Metcalf is 'looking really, really special' according to his QB
The Seahawks mini camp wrapped up this past week and Russell Wilson took to the podium on Wednesday to talk about his plans to continue to work with receivers in the upcoming weeks and how he feels about D.K. Metcalf. Wilson says Metcalf has been "looking really, really special" and was among the group Wilson pointed to for guys to step up with the departure of Doug Baldwin. He also talks about rookie Gary Jennings and how he coached his YMCA basketball team "back in the day." Russ also talks about the offensive line and from the way he lists off the five starters, it sounds as though the line has already solidified, which is something we haven't seen from the Seahawks in a while.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jun 16, 2019
From the podium: Shaquille Griffin can't have average seasons as a #1 corner
The third week of OTAs has concluded and this week cornerback Shaquille Griffin took to the podium to talk about about how his mindset and his diet have changed since the end of last year.&nbsp; He also talks about some of the changes his twin brother Shaquem has made in the offseason after his rookie year and his potential new role with the team mirroring what he did in college as a pass rusher.&nbsp; With Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor all having moved on from the team, Griffin sees himself as the player to pass along a lot of the knowledge he picked up from his former teammates. Especially with Bradley McDougald out with a knee injury, he sees a leadership role for himself along the group of young defensive backs. Griffin has also had the opportunity to go up against rookie D.K. Metcalf in 7-on-7 drills during OTAs. Shaquille talks about some of the growth that he's seen from Metcalf in just the first few weeks of working together.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jun 08, 2019
From the podium: K.J. Wright talks about his return to Seattle, Wagner's contract, and 2019 rookies
The second week of OTAs is coming to a close and on the afternoon of May 29th, linebacker K.J. Wright took to the podium to offer his thoughts about being back in Seattle for his 9th season with Seattle, what it's like being the longest tenured Seahawks player and how he feels about being among only three players left from the 2013 squad that won the Super Bowl. Because he ended up hitting the free agent market, Wright talked about how he didn't expect to come back for 2019 and thought he'd be wearing a different color uniform.&nbsp;<br><br>Now that Russell Wilson is under contract, the main focus of the offseason appears to be how Bobby Wagner is due for a new deal now that he's going into the final year of his contract. K.J. was asked whether he has any advice for Wagner going into his negotiations, as well as how Wagner's participation in OTAs is viewed by other players in the locker room. Ultimately, Wright feels as though Bobby will certainly get a deal done this offseason.<br><br>The Seahawks picked up two new linebackers through the draft and Wright offers his perspective on just how well they're picking up on the transition from college to the pros. He also talks about some of his offseason plans for humanitarian work in Africa as well as a new podcast he's doing with former Seahawks linebacker Mike Morgan.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 31, 2019
Field Gulls: Ziggy Ansah signed by the Seahawks - Jeremy Reisman of Pride of Detroit talks about what Seattle fans can expect
With the Seahawks in need of a veteran pass rushing presence after the departure of Frank Clark, the Seahawks turn to one of their favorite places the last couple seasons - the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Ziggy Ansah was the fifth pick overall that season and is coming off a year where he was franchise tagged by the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately injuries sidelined him for much of the season, and as Jeremy Reisman of Pride of Detroit explains, it was a common theme for Ansah over the past three seasons. But if Ansah can return to his Pro Bowl form in 2015, it could remind Seahawks fans of another outstanding pass rusher that they were able to pull away from the Lions ahead of Seattle's Super Bowl season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 10, 2019
Seahawks Draft Show: The 2019 Seattle Seahawks Draft Class
The Seattle Seahawks 2019 Draft class has been finalized and the team comes away with 11 draft picks after having only four selections a week ago. John Schneider made a record number of trades and even traded up on a couple occasions including a move up into the second round to pick up a wide receiver who was initially expected to be one of the first off the board in the entire draft.Rob Staton and Brandan Schulze run through the selections from the Seahawks draft and talk about what will be one of the biggest criticisms of the draft and how the team may have a plan for addressing additional needs along the defensive line. Rob talks about how Seattle could even consider going after Jadeveon Clowney, with the rumors that the Houston Texans may have been looking to get into a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.A report came out during the draft that Doug Baldwin may have played his last snap in the NFL and is considering retirement. Rob talks about how that could have played a role in the Seahawks grabbing two receivers with their first five picks. The slide down the draft board for D.K. Metcalf was a long one and when the Seahawks selected him at the end of round two, the emotion came out in his phone call with Schneider and Pete Carroll. Tune in to hear discussions around each one of the Seahawks selections: L.J. Collier, Marquise Blair, D.K. Metcalf, Cody Barton, Gary Jennings, Phil Haynes, Ugo Amadi, Ben Burr-Kirven, Travis Homer, Memarcus Christmas and (announced live as we were recording the podcast) John Ursua.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 28, 2019
Seahawks Draft Show: Reaction to L.J. Collier of TCU and Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft
Just a week ago, the Seattle Seahawks only had four picks going into the 2019 NFL Draft. With the trade of Frank Clark to Kansas City and two trades down from the 21st pick overall and the 30th pick in the first round, Seattle now has a total of nine picks and their first round selection was TCU defensive end L.J. Collier. Collier is a player who had been previously discussed on the show, particularly because the Seahawks seemed to show so much interest in the pass rusher for the Horned Frogs. They had scouts at the Senior Bowl, they met with Collier at the combine, Seattle was on hand for the TCU Pro Day and the team invited him to the VMAC for a Top 30 visit.On the show, Rob Staton and Brandan Schulze go over the moves Seattle made in the first round and talk about the type of player they are getting with Collier. Rob says, "Be happy about this pick! L.J. Collier: great prospect, well worth a late first round pick, great choice by the Seahawks."He compares Collier's pressure percentage stats in 2018 to a couple picks who went ahead of him like Brian Burns and Montez Sweat, but says Collier comes without some of the main concerns that allowed those two players two drop out of the top 10.Brian Baldinger recently <a href="">broke down some of Collier's tape</a> on Twitter. "You ain't doing your homework on Collier, you're lazy. You're looking at stupid, underwear stats in Indianapolis. This guy's a football player.Where do the Seahawks go next? The guys look at some of the options at the top of the second round and look ahead to the fourth round at some of the positions they could now consider as the team holds four picks in the fourth round and two more picks in the fifth round.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 26, 2019
Field Gulls: Frank Clark traded to the Chiefs!
The Kansas City Chiefs trade for the Seattle Seahawks former 2015 second-round draft pick Frank Clark, sending the <a href="">29th overall pick to Seattle </a>along with a second round selection in 2020. In addition, the Seahawks swap picks with the Chiefs in the third round this year.&nbsp; Clark gets <a href="">a big contract as part of the deal</a>. Adam Emmert and Brandan Schulze react to the deal that gives Clark more than $63 million guaranteed and $105 million over 5 years.<br>Considering the amount of money that Clark received from Kansas City and the compensation the Seahawks get, it's tough to be upset about the move. It makes a lot of sense for Seattle considering they were set to go into Thursday's draft with just four picks, plus they have Bobby Wagner and Jarran Reed on deck for contracts. <br>Clark also <a href="">had some interesting comments</a> on the way out the door that he shared with ESPN's Josina Anderson. Adam and Brandan talk about how money equates respect in the NFL and how Clark appears to feel disrespected that the Seahawks weren't willing to pay him this amount to stay in Seattle.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 23, 2019
SPECIAL: 2019 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft
SB Nation pulled all of its top NFL bloggers together to help create a mock draft and predict what might happen at the 2019 NFL Draft. Listen to hear where college football’s top stars could end up!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 23, 2019
Seahawks Draft Show: National mock drafts have intriguing names pegged to Seattle
It's Mock Draft Monday for the Seahawks Draft Show, and this week Brandan Schulze and Rob Staton take a look at a few of the mock drafts from some of the national draft experts and sports networks. <br><br>The first one looks at NFL Network's <a href="">third mock draft by Daniel Jeremiah</a> who has Seattle staying put with the 21st overall pick and selecting Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons. Rob and Brandan talk about the philosophy behind taking a player who will likely be sitting out all of 2019, but how it allows them to get long-term value for a player who would have otherwise gone in the first 10 picks.<br><br>Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. recently went back and forth with <a href="">picks in their mock draft</a>, and McShay had Russell Wilson's new contract in mind with his selection of Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford to Seattle. Rob believes Ford may be the top offensive linemen in the draft and has the mentality that Seattle looks for at that spot.<br><br>Neither of those two mock drafts has the Seahawks trading down, which Brandan and Rob both agree is the most likely outcome for Seattle considering how the team currently only has four picks over the three days.&nbsp; <a href="">R.J. White of CBS Sports recognized this</a> and has Seattle set to make trades with the Chiefs, Ravens and Jets on draft day to turn their four picks into seven. This particular draft also recognizes the team's needs, by taking a defensive back, defensive lineman and wide receiver with the Seahawks first three picks.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 22, 2019
Seahawks Draft Show: Focusing on the top prospects who visited Seattle
<br>Each NFL team is allowed 30 official visits from players outside the local area. Historically, some of these players have ultimately become members of the Seahawks. But they may also provide us with an idea of where the team is at least focusing in the draft. Brandan Schulze and Rob Staton take a look at 16 of the players reported to have visited the VMAC leading up to to the NFL Draft, which will be held April 25-27.<br><br>One thing that jumps out is the number of defensive backs who have made official visits. Could Pete Carroll be looking to replace Earl Thomas or is there another motive for Seattle for looking at this particular group of defensive backs? Rob also talks about what the Seahawks look for in their first overall pick. Superior athleticism has something that is generally focused on, but there are traits that made a lot of these picks stand out to the team.<br><br>On offense, the players discussed are:<ul><li>Parris Campbell, WR — Ohio State</li><li>N’Keal Harry, WR — Arizona State</li><li>Jace Sternberger, TE — Texas A&amp;M</li><li>Darwin Thompson, RB — Utah State</li></ul><br>On defense:<ul><li>Corrion Ballard, S — Utah</li><li>Sean Bunting, CB - Central Michigan</li><li>Chancey Gardner-Johnson, FS — Florida</li><li>Darnell Savage, S — Maryland</li><li>Derrek Thomas, CB — Baylor</li><li>Juan Thornhill, S — Virginia</li><li>Kaden Elliss, LB — Idaho&nbsp;</li><li>Dre Greenlaw, LB — Arkansas</li><li>LJ Collier, DE — TCU</li><li>Rashan Gary, DE — Michigan</li><li>Jeffery Simmons, DL — Mississippi State</li><li>D’Andre Walker, EDGE — Georgia</li></ul><br>Get the<a href=""> full list of player visits tracked</a>, from pro day visits, combine meetings and local workouts on Field Gulls.<br><br>Subscribe to the Field Gulls Podcast via: <br><a href=";xs=1&amp;">Apple Podcasts</a> | <a href="">Google Podcasts</a> | <a href="">Spotify</a> |<a href="">Overcast</a> | <a href="">Pocket Casts</a> | <a href="">Stitcher</a> | <a href="">Castbox</a> | <a href="">Subscribe on Android</a> | <a href="">PlayerFM </a>| <a href="">RSS </a><br><br> Support the show with a recurring monthly donation: <br><a href=""> </a><br><br> One-time donations: <br>PayPal: <br>Venmo: @hawkra <br><a href="$hawkra">Cash App </a><br><br> Seahawks Draft Show Music by Donell Mase<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 18, 2019
Field Gulls: Russell Wilson is the Seattle Seahawks quarterback through 2023
Russell Wilson is now under contract through the 2023 season after agreeing to a $140 million four-year extension. Wilson was the first to <a href="">announce the deal from his bed</a> in the middle of the night after setting the deadline for negotiations at midnight of April 15th. Brandan Schulze and Adam Emmert break down at how the timing of the deal benefits the Seahawks, especially with it being a four-year extension.<br><br>With a deal now done, it makes it enjoyable to go back and listen to some of the nonsense that fans had to endure leading up to the deadline. The show explores the comments from Jack Del Rio that he wouldn't be surprised if Wilson was playing somewhere else in 2019, commentary about how the Seahawks 2019 quarterback would come from this year's draft, and (maybe the most fun) about how Andy Benoit would rather see a team pay $18 million to Jacoby Brissett than by $25 million to Russell Wilson. <br><br>There was also a lot of commentary leading to the deadline surrounding the idea that Russell Wilson wanted out of Seattle and how his new salary had the potential to be a percentage of the salary cap. Neither of those story lines ultimately played out and Russell Wilson's new <a href="">no trade clause</a> seems to negate the idea that Wilson desperately wanted out of Seattle.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 16, 2019
Seahawks Draft Show: SB Nation NFL Writers' Mock, Pick 21
With the Seattle Seahawks only having four picks entering the draft on April 25th, the most likely course will be to see Seattle trade down from the 21st pick overall. However, John Schneider said recently he "could see a very good player being there for us at 21." With that in mind, Michael STUFR Edwards joins Brandan Schulze on the podcast to reveal who the Seahawks should pick with the 21st overall selection in the draft.<br><br>Leading up to the Seahawks pick, we go over the first 20 picks of the SB Nation NFL Writers' Mock Draft. Michael talks about the potential players who would be a great fit in Seattle that the team would want to stay put for if they fall in the draft, and profile Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery as a player he thinks John Schneider would like to go ahead and take in that spot.<br><br>Rob Staton from Seahawks Draft Blog then joins the show in the second segment to offer his thoughts on Tillery and some different directions the team could go in after a scenario where they likely trade down from their current spot. Based on some of the players they've brought in to the VMAC for a visit and players they've spoken to at the combine, wide receiver and defensive back appear to be a couple of the other likely areas they could choose.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 15, 2019
Seahawks Draft Show: Options with Frank Clark and impacts on the 2019 Draft
Dallas Cowboys pass rusher Demarcus Lawrence recently signed a contract worth upwards of $100 million. With Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark on the franchise tag, he is in position for a similar type of contract. What does that mean for the Seahawks going into the draft? Brandan Schulze and Rob Staton discuss the range of options the team has over the next couple weeks. From paying Clark now, making a trade ahead of the draft, or allowing him to play 2019 under the franchise tag before making a decision next season, there are benefits and challenges with any of the scenarios under consideration.<br><br>With Russell Wilson wanting a contract signed by April 15th, it does take away the ability for the Seahawks front office to see if one of the top quarterbacks in the draft could fall to them in the first round. Is that a strategic move by Wilson's team, or something that shouldn't even be a concern considering just how few picks Seattle has at the moment? Regardless, Rob believes the Seahawks may end up calling Wilson's bluff on the mid-April deadline and we won't see a deal until later on. If negotiations continue through the month, drafting a quarterback late in the first round or early in the second round would be one way to have some insurance at that spot.<br><br>Yesterday we explored a three-round mock draft and seven possible picks for the Seahawks in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. In this show we explore some of the draft prospects who also have upside on special teams. With Tyler Lockett going into his fifth season and among the top returners in Seahawks history for punt and kickoff returns, Seattle could be considering some other options. We discuss four players coming up in the draft as well as a second-year player who had tremendous potential as a returner coming out of college last year.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 09, 2019
Seahawks Draft Show: Mock Draft Monday
With less than three weeks to go until the 2019 NFL Draft, Brandan Schulze and Rob Staton will be exploring different Seattle Seahawks mock draft scenarios every Monday.&nbsp; With only three Mondays leading up to April 25, this week's show kicks off with the likely scenario of trading back to acquire additional picks. Rob's <a href="">seven-round mock draft for the Seahawks</a> also covers the first 103 picks so we can see which players the Seahawks could be missing out on based on who they select.<br><br>The first trade with Kansas City gives Seattle an additional third- and sixth-round pick, and a trade back with the Cardinals gives the Seahawks an additional selection in the fourth. Those moves would give Seattle seven picks to work with and a full day to make a decision on the first pick of the second round.&nbsp;<br><br>The first pick goes to Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry, who is reported to be coming to the Seahawks facility for an official visit.<br><br>Tune is as Rob goes into depth on the reasoning behind the first three picks, including defensive end Charles Omenihu of Texas and safety Marvell Tell of USC. Defensive tackle Armon Watts of Arkansas, tight end Kaden Smith of Stanford, defensive tackle Greg Gaines of Washington and cornerback Derreck Thomas of Baylor round out the list of picks.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 08, 2019
Field Gulls: Russell Wilson's April 15 contract date is likely a goal and not a deadline
On Tuesday, the news broke that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has <a href="">set a deadline of April 15th</a> to complete contract negotiations. But can it really be considered a deadline? If Wilson isn't planning to sit out offseason workouts or hold out into training camp, then the mid-April date should be considered more of a goal than an actual deadline. Adam Emmert and Brandan Schulze are optimistic about the idea that it is a true deadline and a deal gets done, but will it do anything to stop continued speculation about all the other teams Russ would rather play for?<br><br>Left tackle Duane Brown says he would like to see Wilson and the Seahawks throw the ball more in 2019. If the Seahawks wanted a more balanced offense, then they would need to shift back toward the pass after going run heavy in 2018. With so much talk about if it's better to pass or run, we settle on the simple fact that it's better to win than to lose. Apart from the final game of the season, the run heavy approach led to more winning than losing.<br><br>Doug Baldwin has another surgery set for April, but despite a relatively productive season for a receiver over 30 years old, there is a question about whether Wilson's favorite target could be back in 2019. We discuss a receiver from the Mike Holmgren coaching era who played into his mid-30s who has a similar type of game. Max Unger has decided to retire, so maybe now is a good time to dig into which team really won the trade between the Seahawks and Saints.<br><br>In the "Do Better" segment, the guys discuss the site of the NFL Draft as well as the Alliance of American Football and how many players we can expect to see in the NFL next season. Better at Life honors go to an AAF legend and to our rival Arizona Cardinals for the entertainment value their franchise provides as they are seemingly unable to manage the situation they find themselves in going into the draft.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 06, 2019
Seahawks Draft Show: Trading down leads Seattle to the strength of the 2019 Draft
With the 2019 NFL Draft less than four weeks away, Brandan Schulze and Rob Staton will regularly be looking at the draft from the Seahawks perspective over the next few weeks. On this week's show we're talking about the tiers of players for the first three rounds and how the strength of the draft favors the Seahawks trading back for more picks in the second and third rounds. <br><br>During the NFL owner's meetings at the end of March, Pete Carroll mentioned that the team looks at pressure percentages when considering pass rush ability. Rob offers up some of the top players entering the draft this year who Seattle could be considering. The player who ranked highest in that statistic was Josh Allen, a player the Seahawks met with at the combine. Allen will likely be long gone by the time Seattle is on the clock.<br><br>Considering the Seahawks have met with Allen as well as Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Rob and Brandan explore a few of the reasons why the Seahawks are meeting with players who are likely to go in the top half of the first round. It's easy to jump to the conclusion that Seattle could be open to trading a player like Frank Clark, but there are more likely options to consider.<br><br>Rob points to the fact that so many of the top players from the 2013 draft have come through Seattle in recent years, it could be that John Schneider has discovered they didn't do enough to scout those top players at the time. Brandan mentions a recent interview with former Seahawks quarterback Jake Heaps and how the team likes to act as if it has a top pick in the event they find themselves with a top 10 pick in the future.<br><br>Subscribe to the Field Gulls Podcast via:<br><a href=";xs=1&amp;">Apple Podcasts</a> | <a href="">Google Podcasts</a> | <a href="">Spotify</a> |<a href="">Overcast</a> | <a href="">Pocket Casts</a> | <a href="">Stitcher</a> | <a href="">Castbox</a> | <a href="">Subscribe on Android</a> | <a href="">PlayerFM </a>| <a href="">RSS</a> <br><br>Support the show with a recurring monthly donation:<br><a href=""></a> <br><br>One-time donations:<br>Venmo @hawkra<br><a href="">PayPal</a><br><a href="$hawkra">Cash App&nbsp;</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 01, 2019
Field Gulls: 2019 Free Agency, Seahawks address needs at linebacker, guard and kicker
Just a few days into free agency and the Seahawks have addressed two major areas of need with the offensive line and their kicker. Seattle has signed D.J. Fluker to a two year deal and brought in former Cardinals and 49ers guard Mike Iupati to fill in behind J.R. Sweezy who left for Arizona. Adam Emmert and Brandan Schulze discuss how losing Sweezy means Seattle misses an opportunity to maintain continuity on the line, but the team philosophy remains in place to have an offensive line particularly skilled at run blocking.&nbsp; On special teams, they bring back Jason Myers, who lost out on the job in the 2018 preseason. Now he's signed to a four-year deal with the Seahawks. <br><br>What is the need Seattle should focus on now that the initial wave of free agents have been signed. The Seahawks could still use another pass rusher whether they look to fill that spot through free agency or the draft. Their top player at that position went have sounding satisfied to play under the franchise tag a week ago, to a player who reportedly will hold out if a new contract isn't in place by training camp.<br><br>With the departure of Earl Thomas, there have now been a few Pro Bowl caliber players to leave the team with very little to show for it. Should it bother Seahawks fans that these players are leaving at the end of their contracts rather than being traded the season before so they can get more immediate value in the draft rather than waiting for potential compensatory picks? Looking around the division, one team particularly active in free agency is the San Francisco 49ers. The guys take a look at some of their biggest moves and talk about where they might have some concerns in terms of cap space as they look down the road. <br><br>The final segment of the show looks at what Area 29 meant to the Seahawks and even though his final moments in uniform will go down in infamy, it's still possible fans will see that number up in the rafters at CenturyLink in the future.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Mar 16, 2019
Field Gulls: How much is too much to pay Russell Wilson?
The show kicks off this week with the news that the Seattle Seahawks are bringing back cornerback Akeem King <a href="">on a one-year deal</a> to return to the team in 2019. Earlier this week, the Seahawks announced they're <a href="">placing the franchise tag</a> on defensive end Frank Clark. <br><br>By using the non-exclusive franchise tag, Brandan Schulze and Adam Emmert discuss how a team could potentially offer Clark a contract and if the Seahawks choose not to match then they could receive two first round picks as compensation. Does that explain why Seattle was reportedly <a href="">meeting with prospects like Kyler Murray</a> and Josh Allen at the combine?<br><br>In the second segment, we tackle the question, "How much money is too much to pay Russell Wilson when it comes to his next contract?" Plus, if you're going to pay top dollar for a quarterback, what are some other areas the general manager has control over that he needs to operate at a high level to continue to succeed?&nbsp; With the notion floating around that the Seahawks should <a href="">consider trading Russell Wilson</a>, let's remember the last time the Seahawks had a long stretch in search of a franchise quarterback. It was the worst era of Seahawks football in franchise history.<br><br>We close the show with a look at some of the news with our division rivals. <a href="">Eric Weddle signs on with the Rams</a> after being cut by the Ravens. In the Do Better segment, Adam points out a writer who says the Seahawks will regress in 2019 despite offering no real evidence apart from suggesting opponents will start to slow down the Seattle run game. Brandan takes issue with the nonsense surrounding Kyler Murray, particular the report that he <a href="">inflated his height</a> at the combine. Better at Life honors this week go to SpaceX for a recent launch and to an outstanding course taught at Cal State Long Beach.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Mar 09, 2019
Field Gulls: Russell Wilson is the latest offseason trade target, free agent upgrades for the Seahawks
For three consecutive seasons now, Seahawks fans have been bombarded with trade talks that didn't happen.&nbsp; In 2017, it was Richard Sherman who the Seahawks were looking for multiple draft picks to move on from. Last year, it was a foregone conclusion that Earl Thomas would be on the Cowboys roster by the kickoff of the regular season.&nbsp; Brandan Schulze and Adam Emmert comment on the <a href="">recent report by Colin Cowherd</a> on this week's episode of the Field Gulls Podcast and discuss the inclusion of Russell Wilson as the latest member of the team to be targeted by rumors in the national media. <br><br>In hindsight, considering the injuries to Sherman and Thomas, it may have been best for the Seahawks to take what they could get for their aging defensive stars. The latest rumor that Wilson may be destined for New York to take over for Eli Manning is at a completely different level. <br><br>Continuing the theme of terrible trade ideas, Reggie Wayne <a href="">suggested on the NFL Network</a> that trading Frank Clark for Antonio Brown would somehow make sense. A <a href="">recent article on Field Gulls</a> shows how Frank Clark's value is a lot closer to the level of Khalil Mack. Not even close to the value the Steelers could expect to get for Brown at this point. With a franchise tag appearing likely, one question worth discussing is if Seahawks fans would be satisfied to get two first round picks if another team offers Clark a deal under a non-exclusive tag.<br><br>Free agency is on the horizon and the guys take a look at some players who could be possible upgrades and which Seahawks players are among the <a href="">top 100 available free agents</a> according to PFT. If K.J. Wright and Earl Thomas are on their way out in free agency, which players could they target to help fill their shoes in 2019. D.J. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy are set to hit free agency. Which one of those players gets paid more? Getting a new kicker may be one of the most important positions to fill, but Seattle hasn't shown any willingness to spend big in free agency.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Feb 22, 2019
Field Gulls: Super Bowl reactions, a new Seahawks Hall of Famer, and still waiting for Wilson to re-sign
Before the Super Bowl, the NFL held their annual ceremony to honor some of the biggest moments and best players from the 2018 season. Sadly there was a big upset when Saquon Barkley won the rookie of the year award over Michael Dickson, but Seahawks fans could be happy to see one of the biggest awards of the night go to Seattle - the award for the best touchdown celebration. <br><br>Shaquem Griffin accepted the 2018 NFL Game Changer Award and had a very nice <a href="">two-minute speech</a> that is worth a listen. Brandan and Adam also talk about the latest group of Hall of Fame players, including Kevin Mawae who was drafted by Seattle in 1994 and played with the Seahawks four years before going to the Jets. <br><br>As we wait for the Seahawks 2019 free agents to get signed, Frank Clark sounds like he's ready to get a deal signed. According to a recent report, the Seahawks still haven't talked to Russell Wilson about a contract extension. Does that need to happen now when there are other players who should be a priority? The guys talk about the players Seattle will want to focus on besides Clark.<br><br>The Rams lost the Super Bowl last weekend. For some Seahawks fans it was a tough decision for which team they disliked the least. We explain why this was the outcome we were hoping for and it was also the easiest outcome to cope with. Pete Carroll seemed to have an idea of how he wanted to attack the Rams if Seattle faced them a third time, but were the Patriots tactics what he had in mind?<br><br>After six years of podcasting, the guys explain some of the quirks of the show for anyone who may be tuning in for the first time. Lastly, to close out the show, we discuss why Trey Wingo and North Korea both need to do better. We also honor the best commercial of the Super Bowl and a member of British royalty. <br><br>Subscribe to the Field Gulls Podcast via:<a href=";xs=1&amp;">Apple Podcasts</a> | <a href="">Google Podcasts</a> | <a href="">Spotify</a> |<a href="">Overcast</a> | <a href="">Pocket Casts</a> | <a href="">Stitcher</a> | <a href="">Castbox</a> | <a href="">Subscribe on Android</a> | <a href="">PlayerFM </a>| <a href="">RSS</a> <br><br>Support the show with a recurring monthly donation:<a href=""></a> One-time donations:Venmo @hawkra<a href="">PayPal</a><a href="$hawkra">Cash App&nbsp;</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Feb 09, 2019
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