Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Qwest Field goes solar

As Gary Chittim of King 5 TV news reports in this video above, the Seattle Seahawks will announce plans for a state-of-the-art solar energy field that will cover the roof of the Qwest Field convention center this morning at 11 a.m.

The effort by the Seahawks is part of a friendly competition around the league to create the greenest, cheapest and most efficient way to power stadiums.

According to this article from Data Points of the NFL Network, the Seahawks gave up the second-most plays overall in the league of 20 or more yards through the air. Some will blame poor cornerback play for that number, but also don’t discount rookie Earl Thomas’ inexperience in the back end.

Clark Judge of CBS Sports says the fact the Seahawks do not know who their quarterback will be this season makes Seattle one of 10 teams hardest hit by the lockout.

Sports Law expert Michael McCann writing for Sports Illustrated breaks down the possibilities after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit 2-1 ruling to continue the stay of the league’s lockout. A pretty good read.

Mike Freeman of CBS Sports says it’s time for the players to wave the white flag and get a deal done.

Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated writes that the players still have an ace up their sleeves – Judge David Doty. With the possibility of Doty awarding up to $2.8 billion in exemplary and punitive damages to the players, that money could sustain them if there’s no football in 2011.

Gil Brandt of the NFL Network ranks his top 100 players eligible for the 2012 draft. No surprises here that the top player is Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.