The Seattle Seahawks stayed put on the first day of the draft and selected Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks. Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog comes back on the show to react to the pick. With so many needs on the team, it's difficult for fans to accept that the Seahawks have now used their top draft asset as the biggest needs for the team remain the biggest needs.
We've got Rob Staton back on the podcast for one last show before the draft. Prior to the show, we listened in to the press conference with Pete Carroll and John Schneider and discuss some of our takeaways regarding the ongoing situation with Jadeveon Clowney, the state of the Seahawks pass rush, and how the focus on the offensive line in free agency. Considering the lack of immediate contributors at the defensive end spot, it may be better for the Seahawks to look toward the defensive interior or consider weapons for Russell Wilson either at receiver or at running back. Rob talks about how Jonathan Taylor can't help but talk about the Seahawks even when he's asked about other NFL teams.
At the Seahawks Draft Blog, there's a draft board that is loaded with potential Seahawks draft picks that Rob believes should be on Pete and John's radar when it comes to the different rounds. Sure, there may be some surprises, but if you study up on that list, it's likely you'll become familiar with players who Seattle ultimately selects this Thursday through Saturday.
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This show starts off by recapping the Seahawks news from the past two weeks, including the sad news of former Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson passing away this week. In free agency news, Seattle continues to add to the offensive line by bringing back Mike Iupati. What does this mean for the team in terms of how they approach the 2020 draft and which players are going to be competing for which positions?
With the draft beginning next week, we discuss the similarities and differences from previous drafts. Even though there are some glaring needs on defense, the team could continue to look for weapons to surround Russell Wilson with early on in the draft. With the offseason being very different this year, it could also change the way teams may want to think about their rookie players going into next season.
The Seahawks recently posted a video on the tight ends position room where Greg Olsen was introduced to the current group of Seattle tight ends. To say that he'll bring a higher level of maturity to the group is an understatement and we have the clips as evidence. We also clue Luke Willson into why a grizzly bear would obviously win a fight with a gorilla.
Adam has ranked the 2020 class of quarterbacks and has decided that only two rise to the level of providing a team with a quarterback who gives a team a legitimate shot at the playoffs.
In the second half of the show we dive into some clips from the Mysterious Universe podcast that explores some of the origins of Pete Carroll's coaching philosophy. If you want to check out their full podcast, you can tune in around the 1:12:25 mark of their show. We also discuss a listener email that talks about just how lucky the team would be to find a pass rusher who can provide an immediate impact late in the first round or into the second round of the draft.
Closing out the show, we talk about an Air Force program that combines two of the most terrifying terms to come from sci-fi films into a single program that should sound alarm bells for anyone familiar with the Terminator and Star Trek series. Kam Chancellor is snubbed from a list of All-Decade team snubs. A politician in Washington State has decided to give up politics to serve the public in another way and science and medicine tells us all why it was better for humanity that the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl this year.
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Times are tough for some of the 2020 NFL Draft prospects. Particularly those prospects who would have been able to shine in front of NFL scouts at the various team Pro Days across the country. While there are quite a few players to feel sympathy for, there is a subset of players for which Rob Staton has no sympathy. Rob talks about a few players who had an opportunity to compete at the NFL Combine and chose not to ultimately missed out on what ended up being their last chance to display their athleticism.
One Seahawks free agent has been significantly impacted by his inability to meet with teams and get looked over by medical staff is Jadeveon Clowney. Considering the Seahawks biggest need has been to add to the defensive line, they've done little to add high impact talent to a group that finished at the bottom of the NFL in so many categories. Is Clowney, the coronavirus, or the Seahawks to blame for this?
Getting back into Seahawks prospects, we take a look at players who can rush the passer as we learn who underwhelmed Rob is when considering several options Seattle has throughout the draft. While the options at pass rush may be limited at the end of the first round, finding a player on the offensive line may be more promising. We discuss Rob's latest mock draft and his thoughts on some of the biggest names.
Closing out the show, we explore a position that is relatively low when you consider positions of need for Seattle. But the Seahawks always seem to find a way to surprise us when it comes to the draft. When it comes down to the kind of players Rob wants, there's a certain type of mentality he feels is missing and would like to see Seattle address through the draft.
Check out Rob Staton's YouTube Channel for all of his latest offseason interviews and don't forget you have until April 14th to go to tinypiecesofseahawksstuff.com to type ‘Go Hawks' below our Russell Wilson card with a tiny piece of Seahawks jersey.
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The Seahawks made a couple moves in the last week of free agency and freeing up some salary cap space with the release of Ed Dickson and the announcement that Tedric Thompson would be released soon. With those two moves announced on the same day, Seahawks fans were anticipating bigger news. Instead, we learn that Jadeveon Clowney's public asking price has now dropped below the $20 million mark. At the very least, hopefully it means there is some resolution on the issue soon.
With some down time ahead of the NFL Draft later this month, we take a look back at the 2019 free agency period and the situation that led the Seahawks to trade Frank Clark and if that's a move that John Schneider would like to have back or if he would need to do all over again. What ultimately came of the draft picks that were exchanged with the Kansas City Chiefs? Though Ziggy Ansah was the biggest miss of the previous offseason, the risk may still have been worth the reward although we take a look at some of the other moves that ultimately could have been accomplished with the cap space that was dedicated for Ansah.
The Athletic kicked off the offseason lists by running through the top players in NFL history to wear each jersey number and several Seahawks veterans made the list and there were many other honorable mentions. The conversation led to a discovery by Adam on how to use former Seahawks nose tackle Joe Nash in Tecmo Bowl to blow up every play up the middle or even plays where the quarterback was under center.
In the second half of the show we talk about our latest giveaway. Members of the Flock can go to tinypiecesofseahawksstuff.com and type ‘Go Hawks' in the comments for a random drawing of a Russell Wilson card with a tiny piece of Seahawks jersey. We also talk about some NFL news as well as a running back who is Adam's current draft crush. Do better calls go out to Jeep thieves as well as NFL owners. Finally, Adam finds a fellow advocate for alternative lawn care in sports media as the reporter earns a Better at Life nod alongside a long-time listener.
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