Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Carroll unplugged

Good morning. Good to be back after a restful week off. Thanks again to Ryan for picking me up last week. A couple notes. The Seahawks will have an OTA on Tuesday and we will have a full report after the morning workout.

Also, you can check me out on twitter now, which I will try to regularly update.

Veteran TV news anchor Jean Enersen of KING 5 News recently conducted a one-on-one sit down with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll that aired over the weekend. Check out the full, uncut half hour interview in the video below courtesy of KING 5. Carroll answers questions on a wide range of topics, including how the Seahawks' gig came about, his expectations for the upcoming season and how things will be different in his return to the NFL.

According this report from Pro Football Weekly, the Seahawks continue to be impressed with receiver Mike Williams, and Reggie Williams lags way behind in the competition to earn a roster spot. The article quotes a Seahawks source saying Reggie Williams at this point is considered “just a guy.” I think Reggie still has a shot, but he needs to start playing better.

If you’re wondering why Seattle is moving toward leaner, quicker bodies coming off of the edge to create more of a pass rush, this report from Sport Illustrated’s Ross Tucker is worth a read. Tucker interviews Greg Cosell of NFL Films, who notes that one of the trends in the NFL right now is to create pressure with fewer and smaller people, something Jets head coach Rex Ryan has been effective at.

Former Seahawks' receiver Bobby Engram will host his third annual celebrity softball game this Saturday at Skyhawk Park in Olympia.

Clare Farnsworth of notes that the Seahawks recently celebrated their 36th year as a franchise.

Steve Wyche of the NFL Network ranks Seattle 20th overall in his NFL rankings

As a fellow southpaw, I had to link to this article by Peter Schrager of Fox Sports on left-handed quarterbacks' battling to earn respect in the NFL.

Denver head coach Josh McDaniels tells Peter King of Sports Illustrated that there's no nepotism involved in hiring his brother Ben McDaniels as his team's quarterback coach.