Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Hawks lean on play-action

Good morning. First off, I want to give Dave Boling a shout out for handling blog duties last week while I was on furlough.

Also, I will be filling in for Dave Grosby this afternoon, joining host Bob Stelton on ESPN 710 Seattle from noon to 3 p.m. I think we will be talking Seahawks, among other things, so tune in if you have time this afternoon.

Mike Ridley of Football Outsiders notes that the Seahawks used play-action 35 percent of the time, No. 2 in the league behind Washington (42 percent).

It will be interesting to see how much this number changes in 2013, particularly with the addition of Percy Harvin. We could see the Seahawks go with more of a quick passing game to get the ball into the hands of playmakers like Harvin, Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin using three or five-step drop, instead of the deep drops on play action fakes.

The Real Robinson Report checks in with some outtakes from the Seahawks offseason program.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle reviews the linebacker position for the Seahawks, with the team shifting to an emphasis on youth and speed at the position group.

ESPN’s John Clayton talks with Russell Wilson about his offseason plans in this audio link.

Tom Robinson of The Virginian-Pilot also has a short Q&A with Wilson.

ESPN’s Mike Sando places Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson No. 3 on his projected top 10 list of quarterbacks in 2016. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post ranks the top 20 receivers for fantasy football. Seattle’s Percy Harvin is No.8 on the list.

Oakland punter Chris Kluwe argues for the inclusion of specialists like former Raiders punter Ray Guy into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a guest writer for Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column at Sports Illustrated. It’s an entertaining read.