Your morning links, my friends. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee and a cigarette or two. If you have an iPad and can read this on the can whilst drinking and smoking, then well done sir.
Kevin Kolb's franchise talent comes with one glaring bad habit - NFL - Sporting News: Respected former scout Russ Lande breaks down Kevin Kolb and rates him a 7.5 out of 9.
Kevin Kolb: Schaub-like or Feeley-ish? | ProFootballFocus.com: Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus takes a look at Kevin Kolb's numbers.
NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Brooks: Kolb no lock as franchise QB ": Bucky Brooks has some doubts about Kevin Kolb.
My five favorite undrafted free agent prospects - CBSSports.com: Rob Rang talks about his favorite undrafted free agent players. OT Willie Smith and RB Graig Cooper stand out to me.
Best of the Rest: Top 20 Undrafted Players: Russ Lande again with his list of top undrafted players. One player listed that I've never even heard of:. "Jerrard Tarrant, FS, Georgia Tech- Missed the 2009 season after being suspended for rape charges that were later dropped. Has legitimate cover skills and could force his way onto a roster and get playing time thanks to his athletic skills." Sounds like a Carroll player.
Finding the Fits -- Safety - CBSSports.com: Rob Rang on the best fit safeties out of this draft; on Mark LeGree: "LeGree, a free safety at Appalachian State, could be asked to play a hybrid safety in Pete Carroll's scheme as the Seahawks used the No. 14 overall pick last year on another free safety -- Earl Thomas -- and loved his playmaking skills as a rookie. LeGree, who intercepted 22 passes and was a three-time All-American at Appalachian State, has similar ball skills as Thomas and good speed. He could play the deep middle and free up Thomas to attack the line of scrimmage as the Steelers do with Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu. Like Keo, LeGree simply offered too much value in the fifth round (No. 156 overall) to fall further."
NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Reggie Bush still effective in right system ": Because Reggie Bush went to USC and because there's a chance the Saints may not want him around next year for $11Million, he could be unemployed soon. If that were the case, people would start connecting the dots and they'd end up in Seattle. Personally, I like Leon Washington and Justin Forsett so would argue Bush is unnecessary. Also, I don't think Carroll and him are on the best of terms after Pete threw him under the bus about the USC gift/money giving scandal.
One journey ends, another begins | National Football Post: Good piece on Mason Foster's journey to the NFL. Written by Mason Foster. It's part six of a series, so check it out.
Debating Seahawks' approach to NFL draft - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN: Sando piece on the Hawks' draft strategy where he discusses things with Matt Williamson and Ross Tucker.
Which veteran QB should the Miami Dolphins pursue? (Fan poll) – Mike Berardino – Sun-Sentinel: People besides Field Gulls do polls apparently. This one has Kyle Orton leading Carson Palmer the last time I checked. FWIW, Matt Hasselbeck got like 1% of the vote.
NFL.com news: In lockout with many losers, Burress might actually be a winner: Jason La Canfora discusses the Plaxico Burress question, and mentions the Seahawks as a candidate: "Getting out of New York would make sense, and a change of environs could be in order as it was for Vick. Teams such as the St. Louis Rams or Seattle Seahawks, in need of a receiver and with hopes of a division title, would make sense. Personally, I'd take a gamble on Burress -- and let's face it, any deal will be incentive-laden with lots of protections against any misdeeds -- before I'd spring for Moss or Owens."
NFL.com news: Raiders, Bears could be good destinations for Ochocinco: La Canfora again mentions the Hawks as a possible suitor for a older, FA WR: "Seahawks: Seattle, similarly, has taken chances on characters and has a need at wide receiver. Pete Carroll is not shy when it comes to taking on unique players, or guys who might scare other teams off. He considered signing Terrell Owens and Brandon Marshall a year ago."
Andrew Luck vs Matt Barkley " Seahawks Draft Blog: Rob takes a look at his top two QBs in next year's draft crop at the moment.