Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Unger anchors Hawks’ O-line

Dave Boling of The News Tribune talks with Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger about playing in the Pro Bowl last year in his native Hawaii.

Boling also talks with one of the franchise’s top centers to play the game, Rob Tobeck, about the guy anchoring the offensive line for the organization now in Unger.

“No. 1, the most important thing is he’s a smart player,” said Tobeck, now an owner/partner at Griffin MacLean Insurance Brokers in Bellevue. “Combine that with the fact that he’s athletic, he’s determined, he works hard — those are the qualities you want in an offensive lineman.”

Local receivers Greg Herd and Justin Veltung are working to stick on the back end of Seattle’s roster.

Here’s my story on Percy Harvin seeking a second opinion on his hip injury.

ESPN's Mike Sando discusses what O'Brien Schofield can offer for the Seahawks.

Clare Farnsworth of provides a run down of Saturday’s practice, which included more impressive plays from Golden Tate and Richard Sherman.

More Farnsworth: Doug Baldwin is another Seattle receiver playing well.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times provides a transcript from Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s conversation with reporters on Saturday.

Curtis Crabtree of KJR-AM says it’s going to difficult for Tharold Simon to make the final roster because he can’t get onto the practice field. Simon is on the PUP list with a lingering foot issue.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York writes that receiver Braylon Edwards says rookie Jets quarterback Geno Smith has Russell Wilson-like intangibles.

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports writes about the changing landscape of player-agent relationships. Kirwan said the slotting of rookie contracts could have players waiting until their second deal to hire an agent to navigate free agent waters.

Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post writes about the decline of the workhorse running back. Apparently Seattle didn’t get the memo.