OAKLAND CA - OCTOBER 31: Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a leaping catch over Jeremy Ware #23 of the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 31 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Here's a re-cap of some of the things we've been talking about at Field Gulls this week. Bringing you Seahawks' analysis even when the players are locked out. Boom.
The Seahawks' Playbook: Opening Drive in Week 17 Win over St. Louis, Part I - Field Gulls: The Seahawks, and Jeremy Bates in particular, got a lot of praise for their offensive game-planning in their pivotal Week 17 win over St. Louis last season. Their first drive was a good example of what you do when you cannot run the ball if your life depended on it - you use a mix of plays, misdirection, screens, bubbles, a moving pocket, and keep the defense honest by throwing the ball vertically.
The Seahawks' Playbook: Opening Drive in Week 17 Win Over St. Louis, Part II - Field Gulls: A continued look at the Seahawks first drive in their pivotal Week 17 win over St. Louis.
The Seahawks Playbook: Opening Drive in Week 17 Win Over St. Louis, Part III - Field Gulls: The Hawks now find themselves deep in the red zone and poised to capitalize. Let me set it up for you:
Seahawks on the Precipice: Golden Tate - Field Gulls
What second- and third-year players are set to wow for the Seattle Seahawks? Today: Golden Tate.
Seahawks on the Precipice: Deon Butler - Field Gulls: What second- and third-year Seahawks are set to contribute this season? Today: Deon Butler.
Tom Cable and Seahawk 'Jumbo' Sets, Part I - Field Gulls: Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders put together some interesting statistics recently about the prevalence and use of offensive linemen heavy sets. They charted teams' use of 6 and even 7 offensive linemen over the season came to the conclusion that Oakland used these "jumbo" sets the most of any team in the NFL. This is important to note for Hawks fans because it stands to reason Tom Cable will bring that methodology here to Seattle.
Seahawks Free Agency: The Quarterback Conundrum - Field Gulls: The question that is on the forefront of most Seahawk fans' minds is undoubtedly, "who will be our starting quarterback in 2011?" It is an impossible question to answer at the moment because the lockout has eliminated the ability to sign or trade players and the fans remain in limbo just like the players. The main options that have been talked about are Matt Hasselbeck, Charlie Whitehurst, Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton, and Carson Palmer.
Reviewing the Seahawks' 2011 Free Agency Situation - Field Gulls: The Seattle Seahawks, by my count (and I could be missing some guys here), currently have 23 unsigned free agents, both restricted and unrestricted.
The Knox Era VS. The Holmgren Era: Rushing - Field Gulls: In this piece we will compare the Seahawks' two most successful rushing attacks.
Seahawks' 4-3 Under Player Types: Safeties - Field Gulls: The safeties are very important players in the Seahawks' 4-3 Under defense. I attempt to explain why.
Seahawks Scouting: Terrelle Pryor - Field Gulls: For the sake of due diligence I wanted to include a few videos on Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor. He's been vaguely linked the Seahawks simply because the Seahawks are in need of a quarterback, and he'll be available in the supplemental draft, if and when that happens.