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Friday cyber surfing: Schneider talks Hawks

Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, March 2:

What’s up with the Seahawks? General manager John Schneider did a 30-minute Q&A with 710 ESPN on Thursday and you can listen in here.

Here at Seahawks.com, we check-in with director of college scouting Scott Fitterer and defensive line coach Todd Wash after their return from the weeklong NFL Scouting Combine: “The Seahawks’ coaches and scouts aren’t just back from the NFL Scouting Combine, they’re back in the meetings that will help determine which player will be selected with the 12th pick in April’s NFL Draft. But the coaches now are better equipped to hold up their end of the conversation while offering input on which players are best suited to the way the Seahawks want to play – not just with that first-round pick, but those who will follow during the later rounds; and even the post-draft free agency period that last year delivered Doug Baldwin, Josh Portis, Jeron Johnson and Ricardo Lockette. ‘A lot of going to the Combine is, we get to put a name to a face,’ defensive line coach Todd Wash said during a break in the latest round of pre-draft meetings at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. ‘We’ve seen the guy on tape, but we get to meet him in-person and see what kind of character he has. We’ve gotten a lot of information from the scouts, but we get to start to formulate our own opinion on the guys. So it’s just an introduction to each player at the Combine.’ ”

Mike Sando at ESPN.com looks at on-the-mend players in the NFC West, including Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice: “Rice has undergone surgery on each shoulder. One surgery repaired damage suffered during training camp. The other repaired damage incurred during college. The hope is healthier shoulders will allow Rice to improve strength throughout his upper body.”

It’s been awhile since we’ve included an item on the possible landing spots for Peyton Manning, if/when the Colts release their iconic QB. But Elliott Harrison at NFL.com has one. Yes, it includes the Seahawks, but he also included this telling comment from Schneider: “The Seahawks aren’t into band-aids at this point. ‘I just know if you panic at the position, it can set the organization back. So we’re not going to do that,’ GM John Schneider said last week. There you go.”

Also at NFL.com, the NFL Playbook Staff suggests that the Seahawks should build around incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson.


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