Seahawks GM John Schneider joined Mike Salk and Brock Huard on 710 ESPN Seattle this morning and gave a quick debrief on the end of the season, with a look forward to 2016.
-- John breaks down the Carolina loss a little bit. Talked about how the season ended "pumped him up" because the team came together enough to be a Super Bowl caliber team by the end of the year. Excited to have a re-set; feels like the Atlanta loss in 2012.
-- Schneider talks about offseason plans in regards to free agency and the draft. Said they get themselves involved in many players in free agency just to keep up with what the Joneses are doing. Said they walk away from 80% of these things, probably more.
-- Schneider mentioned several guys that people don't even know about much yet that he's excited about. Practice squad guys and game-day inactives.
-- Schneider addressed the question of whether or not the Seahawks underachieved a little bit this year.
-- John talked about how the team made adjustments throughout the year. Specifically referenced the protection issues early on.
-- Schneider said Jimmy Graham will be back next year. Dispelled the notion that he didn't fit in Seattle's offense. "He started going when our offense started going." He was part of the maturation process. He gets bracketed and doubled all the time. Amazing football player.
-- Marshawn Lynch is leaning toward retirement, per Schneider