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Seattle Seahawks Draft LB Bobby Wagner from Utah State with 47th Pick in 2012 NFL Draft
May 3rd, 2012 at 1:10 PM
On Day two of the NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks traded down four spots to pick No. 47 in a trade with the NY Jets that also included additional picks in the 5th and 7th rounds. Hawks management chose linebacker Bobby Wagner, who, after missing the NFL combine due to...

Seattle Seahawks Pick Defensive Pass Rusher Bruce Irvin in First Round of 2012 NFL Draft
April 26th, 2012 at 7:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Seattle Seahawks selected West Virginia Mountaineers defensive end Bruce Irvin today in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Irvin at 6’2” 245 pounds, is known for aggressive bull rushing against larger offensive tackles. Known for quickness off the snap, he most likely will be used immediately at...

For Seattle Seahawks—Linebacker Position Should Be Top Priority in NFL Draft
April 6th, 2012 at 5:05 AM
While the Seahawks may have shored things up along the defensive line this off-season, they've since sprung a major leak at the linebacker position. ***PHOTO1*** With the loss of David Hawthorne to the New Orleans Saints, Seattle has suddenly become very thin at linebacker. Hawthorne signed a five year deal with New...

Seattle Seahawks Free Agent Watch: Linebacker David Hawthorne Agrees to Join the New Orleans Saints
April 3rd, 2012 at 9:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** David Hawthorne, Seattle’s middle linebacker and leading tackler for the past three seasons has agreed to terms on a five-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.   The 26-year old athlete made the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and for the past three seasons ‘The Heater’ registered over...

Order Released—Seattle Seahawks Hold 3 of Top 75 Picks in 2012 NFL Draft
March 29th, 2012 at 10:45 AM
***PHOTO1*** After what has already been an eventful off-season for Seattle, Seahawks fans have even more to get excited about following the release of the league’s official draft-order earlier this week. Seattle holds three picks in the top 75, including the 12th overall in 2012. They won't, though, have a fifth-round...

Seattle Seahawks 101 Inside Blitz: Staff Commentary
March 26th, 2012 at 11:29 AM
***PHOTO1*** What grade would you give the Seahawks so far in free agent signings? Sims: The Seahawks earn an A in my book; they made an attempt to get Peyton Manning even though it was a long shot and when he denied us they picked up the second hottest quarterback in free...

Seattle Seahawks Draft Watch: Boston College Linebacker Luke Kuechly
March 22nd, 2012 at 8:59 PM
The Seattle Seahawks could choose 6’3” 242lb linebacker Luke Kuechly first next month in the rapidly approaching NFL draft. The Dick Butkus Award winner is football savvy, with superior instincts and skills and may be the best athlete available when Seahawks general manager John Schneider is granted 10-minutes to make...

Free Agent Mario Williams Ideal for Seattle Seahawks’ Defensive Scheme
March 13th, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Throwing big money at top-tier free agents in the NFL is all too often a costly gamble that fails to pay the desired dividends. For this reason, the predominating school of thought has long been that champions are built through the Draft, not the free agent market. That said, some...

Seattle Seahawks 101 Inside Blitz: Staff Commentary
March 10th, 2012 at 7:00 PM
EDITORS NOTE: Seahawks101.com would like to welcome its newest writer and longtime Seahawks fan Shannon Sims to the team during this edition of Seahawks 101 Inside Blitz. Scott Heyamoto: If Peyton Manning does become a Seahawk, how comfortable are you giving him total control of the offense? Mike Callaham: Absolutely. Manning's not...

Seattle Seahawks: Prospects—Dontari Poe and Luke Kuechly—Impress Seattle Scouts at NFL Combine
March 1st, 2012 at 2:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Seattle Seahawks' scouting department returned from Indianapolis after getting up close and personal with some of the top draft prospects at this years' NFL Combine. Seattle is expected to be a major player in April when the Seahawks will have an opportunity to grab one of a handful of...

Seattle Seahawks Free Agent Linebacker Leroy Hill Arrested Again for Marijuana Possession
February 29th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Off the field trouble has plagued Seattle Seahawks free agent linebacker Leroy Hill once again. According to the News Tribune, Hill and his girlfriend were arrested in Atlanta for marijuana possession on Saturday morning. Hill has been arrested three times in the past three years.  ***PHOTO1*** In 2009, Hill was arrested in...

Seattle Seahawks: Breaking Down Pete Carroll’s Hybrid Defense
February 28th, 2012 at 11:18 AM
There's been considerable debate and confusion—both on the Internet and in the media—over the unusual defensive scheme head coach Pete Carroll has installed in Seattle, and understandably so. Much of the debate has been centered around just what scheme it is exactly that the Seahawks were running. This is because,...

Alabama Crimson Tides’ Courtney Upshaw Could Be a Seattle Seahawk in April
February 1st, 2012 at 9:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** University of Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw, one of the nation's most feared pass rushers could become a part of the Seattle Seahawks in April. A finalist for the Butkis Award, the first team All-American has all the tools necessary to meet head coach Pete Carroll’s need to improve the Seattle...

Seattle Seahawks May Pick Tar Heels Outside Linebacker Zack Brown First in NFL April Draft
January 18th, 2012 at 1:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** Could the Seattle Seahawks use another first round draft pick on a linebacker from the Atlantic Coast Conference? Some mock draft boards have predicted the Seahawks may select senior outside linebacker Zach Brown out of the University of North Carolina with its first round pick.   Seahawks fans remember all too...

Will Husky Coach Steve Sarkisian Hire Away Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coaching Staff?
January 1st, 2012 at 10:06 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the housecleaning by University of Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian of defensive coordinator Nick Holt, linebackers coach Mike Cox, and secondary coach Jeff Mills on Saturday, there is plenty of speculation about whether or not Seahawks defensive backs coach Rocky Seto and linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. will become...

Seattle Seahawks Front Seven is Key to Its Menacing Defense
December 18th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Seattle is 6-7 today, entering Chicago's Soldier Field, winning four of its last five games. Much of its second half success is due to a veteran defensive front seven with 33 years of combined NFL experience. When the Season began, many in the media found it difficult to find a Seahawks...