On Football: Driving Organizational Change

The Seattle Seahawks have a relatively large offensive staff, though three of their coaching positions are dedicated to offensive line play. Who, among this staff, is in charge of not just looking at the X’s and O’s of the Seattle offense, but those of offenses league-wide? Does Brian Schottenheimer have a staff extensive enough to … Continue reading On Football: Driving Organizational Change

On Football: Overcoming Generational Genius

Following defeats at the hands of Napoleon in the War of the First Coalition from 1792-1795 and the War of the Fourth Coalition from 1806-1807, Prussia found itself in an intractable situation. No one in the Prussian military could match the brilliance of France’s emperor/commanding general, or the organization of La Grande Armée. Much like … Continue reading On Football: Overcoming Generational Genius

T*steful Historians: An Oral History of the Rashaad Penny Pick

With the 27th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Pete Carroll and John Schneider changed the course of their franchise. More importantly, they changed our lives. All of us -- you included! -- remember April 26th, 2018 like it was but a fortnight ago. A day of reckoning for the Seattle Seahawks and the Tasteful … Continue reading T*steful Historians: An Oral History of the Rashaad Penny Pick

Smart, Tough, Reliable: The Story of N’Keal Harry

Before coming to the United States, 21 year old N’Keal Harry spent the earliest part of his childhood on a small island in Saint Vincent, where the population was last estimated to be under 110,000. Like many other countries, the popularity of American football is nowhere near that of soccer and rugby. (Fun fact: you … Continue reading Smart, Tough, Reliable: The Story of N’Keal Harry

Russell Wilson is Seattle’s greatest gamble

I've been back and forth on the Russell Wilson extension ever since the numbers were announced last week. I'm glad that he ended up being the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, and the inclusion of a no-trade clause gives the appearance of a mutual commitment between the player and front office. Numbers from Over the … Continue reading Russell Wilson is Seattle’s greatest gamble