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Morning links: The Carlisle way

Seattle Seahawks strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle brings a unique approach to his job. In my story today, the former offensive lineman focuses on improving movement of his players on the field.

“If you think about the game of football, you shut your eyes and the ball is snapped, what do you see 22 guys doing? They’re all moving,” he said. “And so if you want to train guys to play football, it’s not about sitting in machines. It’s about moving. And so the weight room then becomes a facilitator to movement.”

Carlisle has more time on his hands because of the lockout, but he’s working on refining his system and says he’ll be ready to get the players up and running quickly once the lockout ends.

Former Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander is inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Alexander tells Brad Radice of Ch. 42 sports that he’s in great shape, and if the Washington Redskins showed interest, with his family residing in the D.C. area, he would listen. Check out the video below.

Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin talks with KJR’s Dave Mahler in this audio link. McLoughlin said the Seahawks are studying the possibility of replace the FieldTurf at Qwest Field with grass, but that it appears unlikely. McLoughlin also said there’s a possibility the team will wear throwback uniforms in 2012, and that the league uniforms will be designed by Nike beginning in 2012.

Former Seahawk defensive end Lawrence Jackson, now in Detroit, offers some interesting perspective on his time in Seattle in this interview.

Russ Lande of the Sporting News continues his free agent quarterback evaluation with a review of Carson Palmer.

Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post evaluates the draft picks of the NFC West. Like most draft experts, he liked Gabe Carimi and Derek Sherrod better than James Carpenter.

Former Seahawk Deion Branch is among the top 15 receivers with the least amount of drops in 2010, according to Pro Football Focus.

NFL owners gather for their spring meetings in Indianapolis.