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What is Seattle’s greatest remaining need? " Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks are running out of needs to address. They have a left tackle. They have an offensive MVP with star quality. They have a defense that now includes pass rush + linebackers + secondary. Only one big question mark remains, and it’s a biggie.

John Simon (DE, Ohio State) vs Illinois " Seahawks Draft Blog
Nobody else is talking about this guy and I’m shocked. Stunned. I ranked Simon at #14 on my 2013 watch-list. For all 2013 prospect videos, click here or select the ‘Game tape’ tab on the menu bar.

Matt Flynn arrives for first Seahawks OTA with competitors nipping at his heels | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn may be the Seattle Seahawks' current clubhouse leader when it comes to contract size, but that is by no means an indicator of his future security as a starter for his new team. When Flynn, a free agent after spending four seasons as Aaron Rodgers' reserve, signed a three-year, $26 million on March 18 with Seattle, it set him on a path less certain than some with similar contracts around the league.

2011 Pass Rushing Productivity: Defensive Backs |
Numbers. They can jump out at you and make an immediate impact. When you see that Roman Harper ended the year with 7.5 sacks, you can’t help but think wow. After all, defensive backs aren’t meant to produce that many sacks.

2011 Run Stop Percentages: Cornerbacks |
There’s more to playing cornerback than just covering receivers. Granted that’s the most important skill they possess, but playing corner comes with other responsibilities too. It’s these responsibilities that we’re turning our attention to now as we look at which cornerbacks made the biggest impact in the run game using our "Run Stop Percentage" Signature Stat for the spot. That means not just looking at who made how many tackles, but sifting out only those that came against the run. Then we decipher whether or not those tackles constituted defensive stops and relating all of that to how much they were on the field for rushing plays.

Chris Owusu will give NFL a shot with 49ers | National Football Post
Has familiarity with Jim Harbaugh

Breaking down Graham and the red zone slant | National Football Post
Matched up vs. the TE? Technique will give you a chance.

Know Thy Enemy: NFC West Draft Analysis - NFL, Seattle Seahawks Blog
With the 2012 NFL Draft now in the rear view mirror, it is time to take a look at next season. Take my word that the NFC West will be a competitive division next year, shedding itself of the reputation as the weakest group of teams in the NFL.

Robert Turbin RB - Utah State, NFL, Seattle Seahawks Blog, NFL Draft
The Seattle Seahawks drafted by positional need for a change and came away with some serious steals. Many experts are picking apart the Seahawks 2012 draft. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Just like their 4th round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seahawks are used to flying under the radar only to surprise and shock people.

Who be the QB? That is Seahawks' biggest question | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Tarvaris Jackson took the first snap Friday.

Pete Carroll updates status of Seahawks injuries - Blog -
Following the Seahawks non-OTA workout Friday morning, head coach Pete Carroll spoke to the media and updated the injury situation regarding the veterans returning from last season. A number of players were absent from the workout, most notably wide receivers Mike Williams and Sidney Rice.

Brock and Salk Blue 42 - Podcasts -
What can Pete Carroll see in some young players that other coaches might not be able to? How did Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson look during Friday's non-OTA workout? Why might Deon Butler have a hard time seeing the field this season? How good can the Seahawks' offensive line be?

Cold Hard Facts - Podcasts -
John Clayton says Russell Wilson can develop into "a very good backup" but likely doesn't have a high enough ceiling to be as good as Drew Brees, a quarterback of similar stature. Clayton also discusses the Seahawks' selections of Bruce Irvin and Robert Turbin as well as the death of Junior Seau.

Kevin Calabro Show - Podcasts -
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll shares what he has seen from quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn during the team's workouts this week. Carroll also discusses the role defensive end Bruce Irvin will have on the defense, his thoughts on draft picks Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner and the team's hopes for receiver Ricardo Lockette.

Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson accepts competition - Seahawks News -
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson says he's up to the challenge of trying to hold on to his job as the Seattle Seahawks starter.

Seahawks' Gus Bradley is head coach material - Blog -
Pete Carroll retained two assistant coaches when he was hired by the Seahawks before the 2010 season.