Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Can Carpenter reach his potential?

My story today is the first of an occasional look this offseason at issues the Seattle Seahawks need to address once training camp begins.

Today’s story focuses on the offensive line, specifically the position battles at left and right guard.

The Seahawks are hopeful that James Carpenter can return from offseason knee surgery and wrestle away the starting job from Paul McQuistan at left guard. And at right guard, John Moffitt and J.R. Sweezy continue to battle for the starting job. Getting consistent play at both guard positions is one of the keys to the Seahawks solidifying the offensive line for the upcoming season.

Also, blog commenter Tyler Welch once again has put together a very useful Excel spreadsheet detailing this year’s 90-man roster, which you can check out here. Thanks again Tyler.

Avi Zaleon of the Beaumont Enterprise provides details on Seahawks safety Earl Thomas holding his annual football camp in his hometown of Orange, Texas, including a photo gallery.

Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. identifies Thomas as the player Seattle can least afford to lose besides the obvious choice of Russell Wilson.

Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal catches up with Russell Wilson at his passing academy in Madison.

Clare Farnsworth of focuses on the tight end position heading into training camp.

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham thinks quarterbacks will eventually get injured running the read option.

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports has an interesting report on the important of run/pass balance in the NFL.

Len Pasquarelli, filling in for Dan Pompei writing for the National Football Post, has several interesting nuggets in his Sunday Football Blitz.

Rob Rang of finishes his Finding the Fits series with a look at the Rams.

San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh remains intense while waiting for a foul ball with his glove at an Oakland As game.