A few programming notes. I’ll be taking next week off to burn some vacation time, but don’t worry. Ryan Divish will be filling in to keep you informed and entertained beginning on Monday.
The Seahawks will take the next 10 days off, and then get after it again starting on June 7. I’ll have a full report a day later from the team’s OTA workout.
Also, Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will be appearing on the NFL Network from team headquarters on this afternoon’s NFL Total Access, which begins at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.
For the second year Fox Sports’ Adam Schein ranks every organization in the NFL, taking into consideration things like the team’s owner, front office, head coach, coaching staff, the quarterback and intangibles,. This year Schein ranked the Seattle Seahawks 20th overall.
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Here’s what he had to say:
“The Seahawks facility is beautiful, and the fan support is excellent. And I believe in the new brass with GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll. But if Charlie Whitehurst is the answer at QB, I’d love to know the question.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com reports that safety Lawyer Milloy has been working with the first unit this week.
Rod Mar of Seahawks.com offers these pictures from this week’s OTAs.
The folks at Helmet2helmet.net hosted a 30-minute chat with general manager John Schneider.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post continues his Inside the Playbook series with a look at Tom Brady and Randy Moss attacking the Cover 2 defense.
Les Carpenter of Yahoo Sports profiles Cleveland president Mike Holmgren’s move back to the executive chair. Carpenter covered the Seahawks for the Seattle Times when Holmgren was with the team.
You’ve probably seen this already, but rookie receiver Golden Tate does his best impersonation of Taylor Swift in the video below. The video was taped while Tate was in Los Angeles with several other rookies shooting photos for their rookie cards.
Tate was a little sheepish last week in answering questions about his singing abilities.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports picks Marcus Trufant as the most overrated Seahawk and Brandon Mebane as the most underrated player for Seattle in this list for all 32 teams in the league.
More Prisco: Apparently Prisco is not sipping the Peter King Kool-Aid, as he ranks Seattle 25th overall in his first NFL power rankings of the year.
Sport Illustrated’s Michael McCann offers an interesting piece on the battle between the NFL Network and cable companies that could affect your viewing this season.