On this date: Scott Fitterer hired as scout

Scott Fitterer

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 28:

2001: Scott Fitterer is named an area scout. He was promoted to director of college scouting in 2010. In his current role, Fitterer has been involved in the NFL Drafts that have reshaped the Seahawks’ roster — beginning with the selections of All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas, Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung, split end Golden Tate and strong safety Kam Chancellor in 2010; All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and linebackers K.J. Wright and Malcolm Smith in 2011; and quarterback Russell Wilson, middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, defensive end Bruce Irvin and guard J.R. Sweezy in 2012.


On this date: Scott Fitterer named director of college scouting

Scott Fitterer

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 14:

2010: Scott Fitterer is promoted to director of college scouting. Fitterer joined the Seahawks in 2001 as an area scout and served five seasons as western region director of college scouting before being named to his current position.


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On this date: Fitterer hired

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 28:

2001: Scott Fitterer is named an area scout. He was promoted to director of college scouting in 2010.


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Ramsden promoted, Brunner hired

One is moving up, the other in, as the Seahawks announced a reshaping of their training staff and the addition of Todd Brunner to their college scouting staff today.

Moving up is Sam Ramsden, the team’s associate and then head trainer since 1999. Ramsden has been promoted to director of player health and performance. He will coordinate the operations of the training and strength and conditioning staffs.

With Ramsden’s new role, Donald Rich has been named associate head trainer, with David Stricklin moving into the No. 2 spot that Rich had held. Also, Michael Tankovich has been hired as a physical therapist.

Brunner will scout the northeast region, replacing Charlie Jackson on the staff of director of college scouting Scott Fitterer. Brunner brings 17 years of experience, as he previously scouted for the 49ers (2001-11), Browns (1999-2000) and Eagles (1994-97). His father, John, was a longtime coach in the NFL and college.


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On this date: Fitterer promoted

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 14:

2010: Scott Fitterer is promoted to director of college scouting. Fitterer joined the Seahawks in 2001 as an area scout and served five seasons as western region director of college scouting before being named to his current position.


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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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