By sports.mynorthwest.com staff
The Seahawks are commanding more and more attention around the NFL these days, and considering the additions of Percy Harvin, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, it only makes sense.
ESPN football analyst John Clayton and ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando joined 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard and King 5’s Chris Egan for an NFL roundtable Monday morning, and the two NFL experts said the Seahawks were the buzz of last week’s owners meetings.
“What you see is respect going around,” Clayton said of the Seahawks. “Pete Carroll has established himself as one of the top coaches, certainly (because of) the way he’s turned the franchise around. And then there’s also what John Schneider’s been able to do with him in getting the talent. … This could be as big a buzz this franchise has had maybe ever.”
Sando said media from all over the country were interested in what Carroll had to say about building a team.
“It was really interesting for me to see national people coming up, or people from other markets, coming up to Pete Carroll, (asking) ‘Hey, what’s the key to finding big corners? The read option — is that here to stay? What was the key to finding Russell Wilson?
“You kinda see when you have some success and you have a little bit of different blueprint, people are asking how Seattle is doing things that are specific to Seattle.”
The pair also discuss what to expect of Harvin, Bennett’s reported rotator cuff injury, where Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis will land, and which teams have had the best and worst offseasons.