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May 4, 2008 11:44 AM

Three days of rookie minicamp concludes

Posted by Danny O'Neil

The Seahawks just finished their final workout of the three days in which rookies are allowed to practice with the team. The only change in the practice roll call was P.K. Sam, who was not on the field, and Anthony Russo, who was back on the field. Corey Williams was still hurt, and defensive tackle Howard Green was watching with a baseball cap instead of a helmet after he went down the first day.

The group of those doing rehab work instead of practice remained unchanged: Mike Green, Will Herring, Chris Spencer, Walter Jones, Deion Branch, Marcus Tubbs, Patrick Kerney and Rocky Bernard.

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Posted by bigmaq

12:12 PM, May 04, 2008


From your Saturday article: "They changed mechanics on the offensive line, firing line coach Bill Laveroni and hiring Mike Solari to tighten the nuts and bolts of a unit that repeatedly misfired in short-yardage situations in 2007."

I know that Kirkland's Koolaid is very seductive, but, please explain to me how a coach's abilities can decline so dramatically in two years. Wasn't it Laveroni who "coached" up arguably one of the top NFL O lines in the '05 SB Hawks?

Spare us the "talking points" from Kirkland. They did not win the NFL's PR award for nothing. After you get the "sheets" do you do any editing or is it just "cut and paste".

Posted by M.

12:42 PM, May 04, 2008


It would seem that Hutchinson's departure revealed Laveroni's coaching skills for what they really are: wanting. The guy lucked into coaching a line with fantastic personnel who were successful despite his coaching, not because of it. When he had to put together a line using players who still needed some work, Laveroni wasn't up to the challenge. Solari, from the sound of things, is.

Posted by AZ Hawk

4:39 PM, May 04, 2008

I agree with M. A coach's ability isn't very important with 3 Pro Bowlers and a 12 year veteran on the line. The Hawks drafted Spencer, Sims, Willis, etc. and I haven't seen any of them take off (with all due respect to the 3). Hopefully they'll now get the coaching they need to capitalize on their athletic ability.

bigmaq - are you still drinking the Laveroni Koolaid?

Posted by Jeremy Brown

6:38 PM, May 04, 2008


Your comments about the superbowl bound team of 05. Yes Laveroni coached those guys to a win but with Hutch and Jones on the line he didn't have to do much coaching. If there was ever a question of whether or not the line was performing on the right side, well...holmgren would just run it to the left. Now we have new guys and a much better line coach. Also we have another pro bowler to finally take Hutchinson's place. You want real discussions with lots of trash talk too? come to it is always fun to talk some trash too.


Posted by jeremy brown

6:40 PM, May 04, 2008

A winning season is what I meant to write at the beginning. Typo's they kill us all sometimes....

Posted by commoncent$

11:22 AM, May 05, 2008

Anybody know how good this Howard Green He is a massive body and you can never have enough massive bodies at DT? Think we can keep 6/7 DT's? I'm all for it, b/c over the last couple of years we've seen what can happen when you have shortage of DT's. To make the room, take away a DB and LB.

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