ESPN’s Mike Sando debates whether or not the Seattle Seahawks plan on bringing back Matt Hasselbeck.
“Re-signing Hasselbeck makes sense on a few levels. Hasselbeck knows Bevell's offense. The Seahawks are recommitting to the ground game and remaking their offensive line, which would benefit Hasselbeck. Carroll and Hasselbeck got along well last season. Seattle remains in rebuilding mode, making it tougher to justify trading significant 2012 draft capital for an unproven quarterback such as Kolb.
"There are also reasons to consider moving on. Carroll wants to emphasize the running game. Schneider was with Green Bay when the team turned away from Brett Favre without apology."
Andy Benoit tells us what the film revealed about the Seattle Seahawks season on the New York Times Fifth Down blog.
Wes Bunting of the National Football Post questions the Seattle Seahawks selection of James Carpenter over Derek Sherrod in the first round.
Bunting: “Overall, I do agree that Gabe Carimi wouldn’t have been an ideal fit for the Seahawks zone scheme. However, despite not having the same type of “nasty” to his game as Carpenter, I thought Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod would have been the better option for the Seahawks, even on the right side.”
Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post confirms what we already had heard last week, writing that Carpenter was a draft-day riser.
Here’s an unofficial list of free agents if the league reverts back to 2010 guidelines under the old CBA.
Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall apologizes and clarifies his controversial comments about Osama bin Laden.
And yes, the 2012 mock drafts already are out.
Peter Schrager of Fox Sports predicts the Seahawks will have the No. 1 overall pick, winning the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.
Andrew Perloff of Sports Illustrated has Seattle head coach Pete Carroll reuniting with USC QB Matt Barkley at No. 5 overall.