Thursday cyber surfing: A look at the Seahawks … in 2015?

Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, May 24:

Forget the 2012 season, at they’re taking a look at how the NFL will stack up in 2015. The feature includes input from Trent Dilfer, Mel Kiper, Gary Horton and Matt Williams, but because it’s an Insiders offer registration and a fee is required. But here’s what they say about the Seahawks, who are sitting at No. 21 in the first power rankings for the 2015 season: “Roster: Pete Carroll has turned this roster over more than any other team in the NFL trying to find the right mix of players. As a result, they are at the top of the NFL in terms of youth, which bodes well for the future. They have a solid nucleus to build around along the offensive line with LT Russell Okung, OG John Moffitt and C Max Unger. On defense, they have young talent sprinkled in on all three levels. Their depth is also very promising. This looks like a team that could be good for a while. – Horton

Quarterback: The Seahawks’ QB situation could be effectively described as “hopeful.” If Flynn is what he showed in brief opportunities in Green Bay, Seattle is a contender because the roster is well-constructed elsewhere. If he isn’t, then do you hope Russell Wilson is the answer? – Dilfer

Draft: They’re fuzzy on board value, but Seattle has hit on picks, including some late-round steals such as CB Richard Sherman and SS Kam Chancellor. They’ll be motivated to make sure surprise pick DE Bruce Irvin becomes a star in this system. – Kiper

Front office: Led by Carroll and GM John Schneider, this is an aggressive group unafraid to make player moves and turn over this roster. This group will do whatever it takes to improve its personnel. – Horton

Coaching: The turnover in the team roster has been mirrored in the coaching staff during in the first years of Carroll’s tenure. But they now seem to be more comfortable under offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, as he starts the second year. There is a little more stability on defense, with which Carroll is deeply involved, and he seems to trust coordinator Gus Bradley. Still, this is not a place where you can rest on your laurels because Carroll will always be willing to make changes and shake things up. – Horton”

Also at, Mike Sando looks at the numbers just-acquired tight end Kellen Winslow was able to put up in Tampa: “Kellen Winslow put together another solid stat line for Tampa Bay last season with 75 receptions, the fourth time in six seasons he had hit that mark. Winslow, acquired by the Seahawks on Monday, would shatter single-season team records for tight ends if he approached those numbers in 2012.”

Here at, we take a quick look at Winslow’s first practice with the Seahawks: “Kellen Winslow’s first practice as a Seahawk began with a hearty welcome from offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as the tight end who was acquired Monday in a trade with the Buccaneers joined his new team for today’s OTA session. Before it was over, Winslow had even caught a couple of passes in the windblown one-hour, 45-minute practice along the shores of Lake Washington at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.”

We also check in with cornerback Donny Lisowski, a product of Seattle’s O’Dea High School who was signed after a tryout during the team’s rookie minicamp: “Donny Lisowski has had several pinch-me moments in his brief stay with the Seahawks. Like finding himself in the same locker room and meeting room with veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant, a player Lisowski tried to pattern his game after while attending Seattle’s O’Dea High School. ‘I’ve always watched the Seahawks, since I was a little kid,’ Lisowski said Wednesday after the team’s OTA practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. ‘I’ve watched some of the players (in this locker room) to learn how to do my press technique.’ Right on cue, Trufant walked by. Cracking a huge smile, Lisowski offered, ‘That’s exactly who I watched. And now I’m sitting next to him in meetings learning great technique and trying to get better every day. It’s awesome.’ ”

Brian McIntyre at has coach Pete Carroll’s explanation of why the Seahawks won’t be on “Hard Knocks,” comments taken from Carroll’s appearance with Gas and Elise on 950 KJR: “ ‘It came up awhile back. They put out their feelers on this deal. This is something that I’m just not interested in and John (Schneider) isn’t either and we both see eye-to-eye on that one. So when it came up again here, it was real clear that we didn’t want to do that. I think we’d be a great candidate for it. I think they’d have fun watching us and all that, and we’d put on a good little show for ’em, but that’s not what we’re here to do. We’re here to put together a great team and win football games. We’re not here to entertain somebody on a TV show; we’re here to win games on Sundays. So, that just doesn’t fit into the mentality and the philosophy. It’s an exciting, fun show, and it’s fun to watch other guys. They ain’t gonna see us, that’s all.’ ”

In this video report, 710 ESPN’s Brock Huard says the Seahawks’ QB job is Matt Flynn’s to lose: “Russell Wilson has been front and center the last month, from being drafted in the third round to forcing his way into the team’s quarterback competition after his impressive showing during a rookie minicamp. For anyone forgetting about the other quarterback the Seahawks added over the offseason, Brock Huard has this to say: Matt Flynn is still the favorite to be Seattle’s starting quarterback.”

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