This is not an endorsement for Amazon. Just letting the faithful know that Pete Carroll has his first book out for pre-order as a Seahawk. It's currently #30,828 on the best-seller list. Also available in audiobook form, which is awesome if it is read by Pete... or Leonard Nimoy.
Drunk and retarded. Sounds like me!
6-3, 266, L-L-L-L-Leo.
I found out I can rush better from a three-point stance than a two-point stance. It's like that rattlesnake. In the three-point stance, the snake is curled up and if you blink, you're bit.Aaron Curry, from a John Clayton article analyzing his rookie season and forecasting his sophomore season.
During meetings and practice Tuesday, Coach Pete Carroll kept referring to one aspect of the game that’s "a really, really big deal for us." Two-minute drill? Third-down defense? The field goal unit? None of the above. Try the kickoff coverage team. "It’s such a cool part of football," Carroll told his players on Tuesday morning, when the kickoff unit was introduced and installed for the first time this offseason. "It shows who we are and sets the tone for the rest of the game." It’s the kickoff team’s potential impact that gets Carroll so pumped up. Carroll and special teams coordinator Brian Schneider discussed how much of a difference a strong kickoff coverage unit makes on the tenor of a game — and then emphasized how they want the Seahawks kickoff unit to be the type that goes "all out, crazy as ever." "There’s not one guy in this room who can’t wait to see the kickoff team go wild," Carroll said. "There’s nobody in here who doesn’t want that." And just how much does Carroll value the effect of a potent kickoff unit? During his nine seasons at USC, Carroll’s teams won 65 pre-game coin tosses, with the head coach electing to defer and kick off to start the game 100 percent of the time. "Our standard isn’t normal," Carroll told the entire team. "We’ve got to practice being great in this phase because it will be huge for us this season."Pete's philosophy on Special Teams, via Malcomson. I love this.
Dexter Davis. The seventh-round choice from Arizona State has linebacker size (6-1, 244), but was listed as a defensive end after being selected in the April draft. Today, however, he worked with the linebackers during practice and then stayed out after the 95-minute session to get extra work with defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and starting strong-side ‘backer Aaron Curry. "We’re just trying to find a place where we can evaluate him more," Bradley said. Dexter had been working at the pass-rushing "Leo" end spot, but the team already has Chris Clemons, Nick Reed and Ricky Foley filling that position. By moving to linebacker, Dexter is getting third-unit reps behind Curry and Anthony Heygood. "He has shown some flashes, and we know he can rush," Bradley said of Davis, who had 31 sacks in 50 starts at ASU. "So if he can play that (strong-side) linebacker spot for us – he’s athletic enough – that would give him another role in addition to being a nickel rusher."In case you were wondering if Seattle was serious about its 3-4 scheme. Via Farnsworth.
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This made me laugh. Not sure the 'Hawks are laughing, however.
Because Dukeshire in John's article reminded me of it. Steve Raible puttin' it down.