Happy Fathers Day. Just a heads up, I’ll be on furlough next week, so Dave Boling will be ably filling in to keep things going here, including any breaking news that occurs.
Doug Farrar and Rob Rang talked to Seahawks general manager John Schneider about Chris Clemons in the duo’s weekly Chalk Talk segment on KJR-AM every Saturday, which you can listen to here. The segment begins about 27 minutes in. Here’s what Schneider had to say about the contract negotiations.
Schneider: What I can share with you guys is that we've had dialogue with Chris and his agent," Schneider said. "It's all been positive. You know, he elected not to come to the camp, that's his prerogative. He's got a year left on his contract, he's very talented, he's a very important part of what we're doing. And we'll try to do what's in the best interest of the organization. I think the fans recognize that he's an important part of what we do on defense, and the 12th Man has really helped his game, too, in terms of being filled out at the stadium and allowing him to jump off the ball.
"Obviously we'd like to extend a number of different guys. We have several unrestricted free agents coming up that we'd like to start working on and he's a priority."
Brian McIntyre of NFL.com writes that he would not be surprised if the Seahawks upped their offer to $7 million a year, which is what they are paying Red Bryant.
Seattle fullback Michael Robinson talks with rookie Robert Turbin and tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. in his latest Real Robinson report. Check out the video below.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald says that while the three-man quarterback competition puts Seattle at a disadvantage because of the limited reps, he believes it’s the best decision for the team to find a long-term solution at QB.
ESPN’s Mike Sando reports that analyst Ron Jaworski has Matt Flynn ranked No. 27 among his projected starters in 2012.
More Farrar: He talks about the limited prep work rookie quarterbacks like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson can get done while being away from the facility for six weeks until training camp begins. Wilson says he plans on staying in Seattle for the majority of the time leading up to training camp.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the league will offer “All-22” video football of all games as part of its NFL Rewind package for $69.99 this year. The new video footage is a similar type of video that the coaches use, and allows you to better see secondary coverage and line play.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post discusses the best route concept to beat a Cover 4 defense, the pin route.
Pat McManamon of Fox Sports Ohio writes that Browns president Mike Holmgren plans to be more accessible this season after taking heat from the Cleveland media and the fans for talking to Seattle-area radio stations before talking to them, along with the team’s handling of Colt McCoy’s concussion late last season.