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First Look ~ Coach Mike Solari and the Offensive Line

Hawks Playbook Podcast Episode 50

EPS 50 Podcast: First Look – Coach Mike Solari and the Offensive Line

Coach Solari brings over 30 years of experience to the job in his second stint with the team (2008-09’). Solari base scheme is based on traditional zone blocking principles as well as power and trapping concepts. He will work directly with OC Brian Shottenheimer who brings in an outside zone / Vertical passing game to improve a offensive line unit that ranked dead last in the NFL

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First Look 2018 Seahawks Draftable Players on Radar

Hawks Playbook Podcast Episode 49

EPS 49 Podcast: First Look 2018 Seahawks Draftable Players on Radar

Thanks for joining us again at the Hawks Playbook Podcast. In today’s episode, your Hosts Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers take a first look at the 2018 NFL Draft. While the draft is not until the Weekend of April 26th – 28th, we wanted to identify some players that the Seahawks would consider in the draft and give you some names to watch during the upcoming NFL Draft Combine held the 3rd week in February. In last week’s show, Bill and Keith looked at our own roster, and identified 7 areas that the Seahawks would need to address in the off-season via free agency or the draft. Those areas include: Edge Rusher; Strong Side Linebacker; Strong Safety; Corner; Blocking TE; feature Running Back and Right Tackle.

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EPS 48: First Look ~ Deep Roster Analysis

Hello Seattle Seahawks Fans and welcome to another addition of the Hawks Playbook Podcast. Join your Hosts Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers as they take a close look at the existing roster for the team and attempt to project both the strengths and the weaknesses prior to the free agency period of the long off-season. We will examine each position group for the team, from Quarterbacks to Cornerbacks and everything in between, and we end up identifying 7 positions that we believe the Seahawks will look to add starter level or key contributor upgrades via free agency and/or the NFL Draft.

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2018 First Look: Salary Cap and Team Free Agents

Hawks Playbook Podcast Episode 47

EPS 47: 2018 First Look: Salary Cap and Team Free Agents

Hello Seahawks Fans, welcome to the Hawks Playbook Podcast. In today’s episode, Bill and Keith take a first look at the current state of the salary cap for the team. The bottom line? How much money do we have to spend and how will that effect the roster in 2018? We start by using team cap totals provided by www.overthecap.com. They have been compiling salary cap information for all NFL teams for several years now and have proven to be mostly accurate in the cap info that they publish. Even if it’s within 10% accuracy, it will be good enough to get the conversation started for where the Seahawks stand to start the off-season.

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EPS 46: Coaching Carousal

Shottenheimer was hired to execute Pete Carroll’s philosophy and vision and sublimate his own interests, and continue to develop an offense around the dynamic Russell Wilson at quarterback. If what you were after was a young, unproven but up and coming innovative force as offensive coordinator, then you will be disappointed. Pete is going back to his tried and true philosophy of a rock-solid run game, and he trusts that Wilson is far enough along in his development to ensure that we will still have a dynamic passing attack.

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