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Chris Spencer the Gibbs center?

One of the most widespread myths regarding Seahawks players in recent years is, "Chris Spencer is not smart enough to make the proper line calls." Whether that came from Holmgren's early comments about not having anyone to fill Tobeck's leadership role (he was speaking to his clubhouse and vocal leadership) or from the generalization that the entire line's calls (and therefore their level of play) originate from the C and his ability to read the defense. Bad blocking from the line equals bad reads from C.

Spencer's struggles to stay on the field due to injuries has allowed such a rumor to follow him. Which is why it I would really enjoy seeing Gibbs pick Spencer to be the smartest player in the smartest line scheme the league has, just to watch sports-writers try to explain it.

 

Greg Johns, PI for the full story.

There were a lot of new things to see when the Seattle Seahawks opened their first mini-camp under Pete Carroll on Tuesday. But one old thing was very surprising.

Chris Spencer, who lost his starting job at center in the final weeks of the Jim Mora regime, was back in the middle of the Seahawks first-unit offensive line when the team ran through drills with new line coach Alex Gibbs.

There has been much conjecture whether Spencer would even be part of the Seahawks future with the new coaching staff making numerous changes already. But while much can still change between now and training camp in July, the former first-round draft choice appears again to be part of the plan.

While guard Rob Sims was traded to Detroit, Spencer remains with the team and has been flip-flopped back to his old spot, with Max Unger shifting back to right guard.
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