48 days till we play the Chargers! Seahawks mini camp update

We all know how much of an impact the Legion of Boom has on football games.

NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today what he’s been watching this week with regards to the Hawks 2013 season. Brett says Percy Harvin gives Russell Wilson the type of dynamic receiver that very few quarterbacks get the luxury to have. He also points out Doug Baldwin had a tough sophomore season after his breakout rookie campaign, but is hearing that he has been working really hard this offseason. Lets go!

Look for Pete Carroll contract extension talks to heat up

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Jones Hyde weighs in today on the news about GM John Schneider and his contract extension. Jonas goes on to say Pete Carroll will be next to hit a payday. With Carroll’s original 5-year deal running through 2014, it is a given that an extension will be done within the year to keep the tandem together. After the extension is done, the real work will only just be starting. Richard Sherman & Russell Wilson are nice picks by the way.

Seahawks championship offseason living up to the hype

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his Seattle Seahawks offseason analysis. With the rookie additions of players like Luke Willson, Jesse Williams, Christine Michael and Chris Harper, the Seahawks are adding even more depth to an already scary depth chart. The additions of Percy Harvin, Antoine Winfield, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril are moves that will put the Seahawks over the top.

Seahawks future: Marshawn Lynch’s role with the team

Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens brings us his rendition of how the RB back situation will play out in Seattle, specifically the future of Marshawn Lynch. The Seahawks still have Lynch on payroll for the next few seasons, and Brett says that the drafting of Christine Michael was no fluke, that the Hawks are preparing for life after Lynch. What nobody wants to see is the petered out version of a great back in his swan song, a la Shaun Alexander.

Legion of Boom: The Seahawks not so secret weapon

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with a piece about the Seahawks most prized possession: the Legion of Boom. From Kam to Earl, Browner to Sherm, these guys are the heart and soul of the Seahawks defense. Sure the offense has some nice weapons too, but the defense is what keeps the Hawks in games down the stretch. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Brandon Browner, and now featuring Antoine Winfield. Look out.

Defending the Seahawks 2013 NFL Draft: Running Back

Michael could be the future of Seattle. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jordin Ereth talks about Seattle’s 2nd round draft pick Christine Michael. There are a few ways to react to this pick. One way is to question it like every other analyst seems to do whenever Pete and John make a selection in the early rounds. Or, you could go with the seemingly more popular “I have faith in the front office, considering their track record in previous drafts.” Jordin, however, tries to get inside the genius of Pete and John.

Sizing up the Seattle Seahawks 2013 draft class

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens talks about Seattle’s 2013 NFL Draft class in comparison to the classes of other teams. I do not believe you can grade a draft class for at least 3 years. Before that you are grading the team on player potential and not production. There is a reason Mel Kiper works for ESPN and not an NFL franchise. Maybe later this offseason I will take a look at the 2010 Seahawks draft class, the first class of the Pete Carroll and John Schneider era.

Welcome to Seattle Ryan Seymour….Guard Vanderbilt

Seymour can play every position on the offensive line

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s seventh round pick, Ryan Seymour. Brett says most experts feel Seymour’s versatility could be a key for his hopes of making a crowded roster with Paul McQuistan, James Carpenter, John Moffitt and J.R. Sweezy all returning at the position. The Seahawks selected Seymour with the pick they received when they sent Barrett Ruud to the New Orleans Saints last year.

Welcome to Seattle Spencer Ware… Running back LSU

He's more than likely being drafted to compete with Michael Robinson.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s sixth round pick, Spencer Ware. Brett says most experts feel Ware is another running back the Seahawks have brought in who has a colorful history that includes suspensions. This one is drug related, not punching related, not gun related (Marshawn Lynch). Worst case scenario is that Spencer doesn’t make the team and Michael Robinson has a new fire lit under him.

Welcome to Seattle Luke Willson….Tight end Rice

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s fifth round pick, Luke Willson. Brett says most experts feel he offers upside but must commit to football and find a team willing to develops his skills. He had a heckuva pro day. 4.49-40, 38″ vertical, 23 bench, 4.24 short shuttle and 7.03 L drill. He’s an accomplished baseball player who spent time in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He grew up in Canada, and plays hockey too.

Welcome to Seattle Tharold Simon…Cornerback LSU

Tharold Simon could become an impact player at Seattle (Getty Images)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s fifth round pick, Tharold Simon. Brett says Simon could be the annual Seahawks diamond in the rough, and he loves this pick! Tharold might be the player who replaces Brandon Browner one day. He got in trouble with the law this week but by all accounts it will work itself out and not amount to anything major.

Welcome to Seattle Jesse Williams….Defensive tackle Alabama

Williams comes to Seattle from down under. (Marvin Gentry/USA Today Sports)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s third round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Williams is a defensive tackle who eats up blockers and stuffs the run. A nose tackle if you will. This is the player who fits the mold of a guy like Alan Branch who left during free agency in a way. I like this pick a lot. The Seahawks’ defense just got a lot tougher to run against.

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