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Morning links: A simple plan

Art Thiel of provides some perspective on Seattle head coach Pete Carroll’s continued reclamation project of he Seahawks.

And while things make look ugly at times on the field, Thiel says that Carroll is sticking with the plan to go with young players and grow with, while still believing this team can win now.


“After a mediocre, injury-pickled team lucked into the playoffs at 7-9, they vowed to remake the roster with younger, stronger, faster, cheaper players, figuring that after a lockout-shortened year that brought in new payroll rules, older, weaker, slower and expensive wasn’t going to work.

“That they have done. What is undecided is whether the plan is a good one, at least for 2011.

“Unloading vets such as Matt Hasselbeck, Lofa Tatupu, Sean Locklear and Kelly Jennings, and giving pay cuts to vets such as Marcus Trufant and Aaron Curry, has helped create space under the salary cap to bring in prime-timers such as TE Zach Miller and WR Sidney Rice, and they still have more than $15 million to spend. The risk: Starting players who have little idea what they’re doing.”

Seattle coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider spun through 41 roster moves during their first cut-down together last year. Expect fewer moves during the next few days this season.

ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a closer look at Seattle’s roster moves.

Clare Farnsworth of does the same thing here.

More Sando: He provides a list of NFC West players eligible for the practice squad here.

Clark Judge of CBS Sports previews the Seahawks, predicting a 5-11 season and a last-place finish in the NFC West.

Pat Kirwan working for CBS Sports discusses the NFC West in the video below.