Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, June 27:
Adam Rank at NFL.com ranks his Top 6 quarterbacks who deserve to win a Super Bowl, and guess who checks in at No. 4? That’s right, Matt Hasselbeck. Says Rank: “Mentioning Hasselbeck on a list like this cannot be done without pointing out that some people feel the Seahawks were robbed in Super Bowl XL. Wherever you fall on that subject … we can agree that Hasselbeck has been one of the best quarterbacks to not get that elusive ring.”
Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. takes a look at Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry, who was the fourth pick overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Says Williamson: “If a team uses such a high draft pick on a linebacker, the return has to be much greater than what Curry has provided thus far. Seattle needs Curry to be great. Curry is immensely talented. He has the size, strength, speed and explosiveness to excel at any linebacker position in any scheme. But he is a strong-side linebacker in Seattle’s system – not a featured role.”
For the give-us-this-day-our-daily-labor-update item, Mike Freeman at CBSSports.com offers four scenarios of the situation following last week’s talk and entering this week’s talks. After hearing the latest from NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith, one player said: “It sounds like this damn thing could be close to being over.” Counters Freeman: “Whether the damn lockout is really almost damn well over, no damn body knows for sure.”
Here at Seahawks.com we conclude our Rookie Spotlight video series with GM John Schneider taking a look at first-round draft choice James Carpenter, Schneider calls the selection “a very important pick for us.” We also have a look – in words – at Peter McLoughlin’s first nine months on the job as team president.