Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Carroll and Schneider hunting for diamonds in the rough

The first day of player availability begins this morning here at the NFL Scouting Combine.

On deck for Seattle will be general manager John Schneider this afternoon at 1 p.m. local time. Head coach Pete Carroll is tentatively scheduled to talk tomorrow afternoon.

My story today sets the table for this week, as the Seahawks look for a couple key parts in the draft and free agency to augment a roster ready for another deep playoff run.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes about the league’s implementation of a second aptitude test, and wonders if it measures the important things – like toughness and how committed is the player to winning.

Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times says the Seahawks short to-do list includes improving the team’s pass rush.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that Carroll and Schneider’s unique relationship has allowed the duo to find diamonds in the rough like Richard Sherman at the combine.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald offers a blow by blow report on the Twitter beef between Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis yesterday.

ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that Seattle’s defense got the most bang for its buck in 2012, with a little more than $40 million in cap allotment accounted for a defense that ranked No. 7 overall in the league.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland reviews his best bets for the 2012 NFLseason, now that the dust has settled.