Here’s my story from Thursday’s workout, focusing on new tight end Kellen Winslow.
The Seahawks would like to create a more dynamic passing attack to keep defenses honest in defending Marshawn Lynch and Seattle’s powerful run game.
Seattle averaged just 20.1 points of game last season, 23rd overall in the league. If they could raise that number to the 24 to 25 points a contest with the way the defense plays, the Seahawks could get to the nine or 10-win mark.
Seattle ran two tight end sets nearly 40 percent of the time last year, so Winslow will get his opportunities if he can stay healthy.
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“He’s a wide receiver in a tight end’s body,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s got all of that ability and route-running like I mentioned, but more than that, he makes plays. As well as – the thing that I love about the guy the most – is that he’s a great competitor. He just loves to play the game, and we can’t have enough of that around here.”
Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times writes that the move to bring Winslow in is a sign that the Seahawks’ roster is maturing to the point that they can add players with specific skill sets to help the team.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports offers this report on Winslow taking his considerable skills to Seattle.
Percy Allen of the Seattle Times writes that he thought Matt Flynn had a good day in the Seahawks’ three-way battle for the starting quarterback job. I thought Flynn was just okay, but it’s always good to have a new set of eyes out there watching the action.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com has more on the quarterback competition on his daily practice report.
Grant Cohn of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat takes a look at how the Seahawks match up against San Francisco heading into the 2012 season. He predicts the two teams will split, with both Seattle and San Francisco winning at home.
Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post writes that Vegas placed the over/under on the Seahawks winning seven games in 2012.
ESPN’s Herm Edwards, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether or not San Francisco is the favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Bayless doesn’t think San Francisco will win the NFC West, picking Seattle to leap the Niners and win the division.
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