Sunday, June 29, 2008

Good News From Kirkland

by: Michael Steffes

One of the weekly articles that I often link to on Saturday's or Sundays is PFW's "Whispers". The compile little nuggets from reporters and team insiders and release them in this article. Well... this week they have two very positive reports on the Seahawks. First....

  • We hear the Seahawks are encouraged by the progress being made by former first-round DT Marcus Tubbs, who has been sidelined the last two years by season-ending knee surgeries. Word is Tubbs is expected to be fully ready to participate in training camp
I don't think many of us are expecting anything from big ole Marcus, but we all know what an asset he would be if he could be part of what is starting to look like an exceptional rotation at DT. There were a lot of positive reports before we found out he had his knee scoped...again, so lets hope these ones are for real. I am sure, even if he is healthy, the team will be cautious with him in camp. Nobody wants to see him get hurt without playing a down again.

The Second blurb is....
  • Our Seahawks sources tell us the team couldn’t be happier these days with second-year OG Mansfield Wrotto, who was cited by coaches as the most improved player in the team’s offseason program. OTA observers said new O-line coach Mike Solari spent a lot of time working with Wrotto on his pulling technique and making blocks on linebackers.
Two things need to be said about this. Darrell who? And news like this makes me believe that this team has the makings of a young, athletic line perfectly suited to the zone blocking scheme that Mora has used to run all over defenses in the past. And this time around he will have a QB who can pass too. Ahhh the offense is on the upswing again. END