All time Seahawks' fan favorite Nick Reed and current Seahawk Max Unger sat down with the BP&J show (a few weeks ago) to talk the lockout, the upcoming season, and a few other things. Since we all love Nick Reed so much it's actually a pretty good interview and you get to hear from him how things went down after he was cut from the Hawks and picked up by the Bears.
As for Unger, his section is also pretty interersting. Though the interview is pretty basic, they did touch on the drafting of James Carpenter and John Moffitt, and it was pretty interesting to hear Unger's reaction to that. His thoughts on the drafting of two o-linemen with the Hawks' first two picks:
"Interesting, you know we have a lot of free agent guys and their status is kind of up in the air. A lot of the older guys, their contracts had ran up, and they (the Seahawks' front office) weren't sure, with the free agency up in the air, with the lockout still on, what was going to happen. So the only way to truly solidify the line was to go out and draft guys.
I spoke to Coach Cable afterwords and he said, you know, "you got some help on the line, I drafted two guys" and that's pretty much it. The draft is kind of tricky when you've become a veteran guy because you've played with guys so long and they're bringing in guys to take their spots, it's just different."
From this quote it sure sounds a lot like Unger is Cable's guy. Though it's been debated it does seem more likely now that the starting center position will be Unger's to lose. Obviously a lot can happen before the season - free agent signings, trades, etc, and Tom Cable isn't even allowed to contact guys like Chris Spencer if he's still in their plans, but as it stands now it looks like Unger will be snapping the ball to whoever it is we have playing QB.
They then moved on to the lockout, and how it has cut into the offseason programs and the negative effect it can potential create for the Hawks. Unger replied:
"I don't think anyone has even thought that far ahead yet. We wouldn't have even gotten into the meat of our offseason program at this point yet. We maybe would have had a mini-camp, maybe some OTAs (coming up). I'm hearing anything from, 'we'll have a full season with preseason' to 'a shortened season' to 'no season.' The reality of it is that nobody knows anything. You can listen to who said this, what this guy said on the internet, this forum said this, - if you pay attention to that it's pretty much going to ruin your life.
Everyone has been pretty much saying the same thing - 'stay in shape, take care of your body.' But you can't be ready in the sense of being in 'football' shape right now, if we're six months out of reporting. You know, you're just going to kill yourself. It's sort of just a weird limbo that's we're in."
Check out the rest of the interview at the link I provided above.