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Seahawks Saturday: The Field Gulls Week in Review

Allow me to take you on a whirlwind tour of the goings-on of the last seven days in the NFL.

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Another week in the books in the NFL world and oh mama it was a good one.  And just like your hangover or the neighbor doing yard work far too early, the Field Gulls Week in Review is here for another Saturday!

Home Cookin’

Field Gulls pumps out some of the best Seahawks stuff on the internet and I’ll be damned if it didn’t continue this week, let’s look at some highlights.

Two good articles from Kenny this week, one discussing where Chris Clemons may fit in the Seahawks defense, which can be found here.  The second was a really interesting comparison between Jason Peters and Garry Gilliam and you can read that puppy right here!

A fun discussion piece this week from Lucas Oster which you can, and should, read riiiiiiight here.

3000 NFL Mock Draft returned with a bang this week as Kenny and Rob talk Rob’s latest mock and Rob goes in depth on his new formula calculating offensive lineman’s athleticism in terms of how they fit with Seattle’s ideals.  Really interesting stuff on that episode, give it a listen!

Lastly, Kenny, Danny and many others are joined this week by Joe McAtee of Turf Show Times on Real in the Field (Gulls).  Joe’s a great guest as always and if you love self deprecating Rams fans than you will love this episode!

Seahawks Stuff

The preseason schedule was announced this week and shock followed throughout Seattle as the Seahawks are set to play just TWO AFC West teams this August.  Whaaaaaat!??! The Hawks open the preseason on the road in Kansas City before coming home for two games against the Vikings and Cowboys, then make their way down to Oakland for their annual week four game against the Raiders.

Doug Baldwin was on KJR-AM this week and, after being asked about his contract situation, told the host "I’m not too concerned about it."  Baldwin is no longer the Seahawks highest paid receiver following Jermaine Kearse’s new deal with the team, but that could change as soon as this summer when the team and Baldwin presumably will open talks.

Rawls rehab watch!  In an interview with KCPQ-TV Rawls said that he "Plans on being ready for camp," per the team’s website.

Crappy Quarterback Corner

Shortly after this article was published last weekend, reports started surfacing that the 49ers and Broncos were close to a deal involving Colin Kaepernick, with just his contract to be sorted out.  Well, seven days has past and he’s still a 49er, with the deal reportedly being held up over five million dollars.  Who knew playing hardball was so easy with Mark Sanchez sitting atop your depth chart?

Robert Griffin said some pretty cheesy clichés in his introductory press conference, including "No pressure, no diamonds".  A walking, talking Instagram hashtag.

Not to be undone, Johnny Manziel got his birthday in roman numerals tattooed on his hand?

D-D-D-D-Defense, Turn and Face the Quarterback We’re Playing Man, Just Gunna Have to Run a Different Scheme

The Denver Broncos signed former Texan Jared Crick to a two-year deal worth four million dollars on Wednesday.  Crick, who started 31 games over the past two seasons, will help to fill the void left by Malik Jackson and his lifetime of money.

Oakland continued its terrific offseason this week, bringing back Aldon Smith on a two-year contract worth up to 19.5 million dollars.  Smith will be eligible to apply for reinstatement in mid-November and his salary will be prorated to the games he’s eligible to play in.  With strong leadership in his life from Ken Norton Jr and a clear statement of belief from the Raiders organization, I think and hope this is the last we’ve seen of the troubled side of Aldon Smith.

Still in Oakland, the Raiders signed former Bengal Reggie Nelson to a two-year contract worth up to twelve million dollars.  Nelson led the NFL in interceptions last season and earned a Pro-Bowl selection as a result.  Don’t look now, but the Raiders may be a playoff team in 2016.

No but Really, ‘Skill’ Position Is a Stretch.

Trent Richardson told the Baltimore Sun this week that he expects to sign with the Ravens before the team’s offseason workouts begin on April 18th.  A deal has been held up while Richardson works to get down to the weight the Ravens want him at, but it looks as though he has hit or is close to hitting that goal.

After not playing for four seasons prior to 2015, Tim Hightower has earned himself another contract in New Orleans.  A promising running back in 2011, his career was derailed by a torn ACL and complications stemming from the surgery to repair his knee.  However, after a strong December from Hightower, it appears as if his career is back on track.

One week after signing wide receiver Brandon LaFell, the Bengals worked out a couple former promising receivers this week.  Hakeem Nicks and (not Big) Mike Williams both worked out for the team on Tuesday as they try to stick on a roster.  Nicks spent last season in Indianapolis catching just nine balls, while Williams was out of the league completely.

The Rest

After being asked to take a pay cut, Jets left tackle D’Brickshaw Ferguson has called it a career.  He expressed his interest to one day be a general manager in the league and wanted to get on with his life while he was still healthy.  The retirement also puts the Jets firmly in the left tackle market heading into this month’s draft.  A controversial statement to some however, as the team still has Breno Giacomini on the roster.  Holding penalty.  Personal foul.  Damn it.

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis signed a one-year extension with the team this week.  The extension takes him through 2017 and the news brought word from Lewis that Bengals owner Mike Brown asks him if he’s going to quit every offseason.  That sure is something.

The NFL and Twitter announced this week that the social media website will be streaming ten Thursday Night Football games this fall.  That’s right, you can now listen to Phil Simms and criticize him in the same place.  Quick knowledge nugget for all you knowledge fans – Kyle Shanahan and Chris Simms have each others initials tattooed on one another.  Will Johnny Manziel’s next tattoo be Dwayne Bowe’s initials?  I say yes.

The NFL handed down some suspensions on Friday, issuing four game bans to Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins, Jags cornerback Aaron Colvin and Packers corner Demetri Goodson.  Also suspended was Titans wide receiver Andrew Turzilli.  All four of the suspensions were due to performance-enhancing substances.

Former Jaguars and Raiders center Stefan Wisniewski signed a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles this week.  Wisniewski is expected to play guard for Philadelphia as they have Jason Kelce still in place at center.

Recommendation Station

You may know him as Taco from The League, where he played stoner/brother/Marshawn Lynch’s boss, but Jon Lajoie is also a very talented musician.  He released his debut folk album under the name Wolfie’s Just Fine this Friday and by god it’s awesome.  Seriously.

As for a podcast, I’m doubling down on 3000 NFL Mock Draft this week.  The last segment when Rob and Kenny talk Rob’s 6-8 lineman the Hawks will target in this year’s draft is great stuff.

Sticking with books by Gary Myers, Coaching Confidential is an easy and interesting read.  Myers is a fantastic story teller and I highly recommend this book to every NFL fan!

That’s it in the NFL world for this week, hope you enjoyed the catch up!  Talk to you next week and Go Hawks!