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Morning links: More love for Schneider, Carroll

Sorry, folks. I tried to post this earlier this morning, but we were having problems getting the blogs up and running.

It's a couple days old, but if you have not checked out this article on Seahawks general manager John Schneider by Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, it’s worth a read.

La Canfora outlines how Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have gone about revamping Seattle’s roster and attempting to change the culture of the organization after two struggling seasons in Seattle, highlighting a budding chemistry between Schneider and Carroll. We’ve written about this stuff here before, but it’s interesting to see Seattle continue to get rave reviews nationally.

Here’s an interesting quote from Schneider on his relationship with Carroll.

“We’ve had a blast getting to know each other,” Schneider said. “We spent so much time together, because our families weren’t here yet through the whole draft process. We share a lot of similar interests and philosophies. He’s a very trusting guy, and I think for me being a first-time general manager, he’s great for me because I’ve always been aggressive on the risk-taking side, and, ‘Let's roll,’ and he’s kind of even more that way.

“So now I have to be kind of the guy who’s like, ‘Whoa, let’s slow down a minute here. Let’s think this through.’ And we’ve had a blast, so much fun late at night, eating late meals watching tape and listening to music, talking about players and football philosophy and life philosophy.

“He really is a wealth of knowledge and a fun guy to be around, and, yeah, we had fun at the draft, to do some of the things where he was so excited, and this stuff was coming to fruition.”

New Seahawks running back LenDale White joined Fox Sports Petros & Money to talk about his new role with Seattle, saying he plans to compete for a starting job at running back in this audio link.

Rod Mar of offers some nice images of Seahawks players working out in the team’s offseason conditioning program.

Doug Farrar of Football Outsiders says the Seahawks still need a pass rusher in this post-draft analysis of the NFC West.

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is ranked 16th overall in this fantasy football ranking of NFL quarterbacks.

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, named the defensive Rookie of the Year in 2009, continues to plead his case that the banned substance he tested positive for, earning him a four-game suspension, was not a steroid. reports the Associated Press is reconsidering Cushing’s status as the defensive rookie of the year.

The Huddle Report hands out grades for this year’s mock draft, and it’s no surprise that Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News, considered one of the best in the business, sits atop the list for his five-year average of success.