"You kind of want to see what you have in your draft picks. You’d like to be able to see what their strengths and weaknesses are as much as you can in those three days," Bevell said. "Then you’re looking at a bunch of tryout guys out there and the free agents we’ve signed. Sometimes you flip them out, sometimes it’s, ‘Whoa, we really liked how that guy looked. We want to give him a chance.’ You want to be able to see that with all the guys we have coming in."
Previously, CTE had been found in 18 of the 19 former NFL players whose brains were examined. The 15 new cases in the BU study mean that of the 34 brains of former NFL players that have been examined, 33 had the disease. Linemen made up 40 percent of those cases, supporting research that suggests repetitive head trauma occurring on every play -- not concussions associated with violent collisions -- may be the biggest risk.
The Hawks are #1 in points allowed through 3 weeks!!! I hope this isn't posted somewhere else. 13.0 points per game is amazing!!
*Russell Wilson was not handed the Seahawks starting job. I’m told in July he often was the only football person at the Seahawks facility, as he showed up every day at 6:30 a.m. to watch tape. Wilson has a little Peyton Manning in him. In fact, he consulted with Manning before the draft, as well as Eli Manning, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers. Wilson also visited with Colts quarterback coach Clyde Christensen, who previously coached Peyton Manning. Christensen shared Peyton’s notes with Wilson, and they were similar to the kind of notes Wilson takes. Wilson keeps a diary of every practice on an Excel worksheet.
"Honestly, this is what we had hoped to see," Carroll told reporters after the game. "He was very comfortable in the pocket. He had good protection for the most part. He took off when he needed to. He did that really well. He had run so much in the first two games, and I wanted to see if he would hold in there and read it out and he did exactly that. It was a nice job by him."