Stories tagged: matt calkins
UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020
Matt Calkins: Mariners’ Braden Bishop in ‘a really tough spot’ about whether to play as coronavirus hits family
SEATTLE – You don’t have to preach to Mariners center fielder Braden Bishop about the contagious nature of the novel coronavirus. His younger brother Hunter contracting it was all the …
UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020
Matt Calkins: Adding QB Kevin Thomson is big for Huskies, but let’s not anoint him the starter just yet
SEATTLE – Wednesday was a big deal, but this isn’t a done deal. The Huskies’ quarterback competition should still be fierce.
UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020
Matt Calkins: With earlier return from coronavirus shutdown, Sounders and MLS can capture casual fans’ interest
SEATTLE – I have a feeling a lot of football, baseball and basketball fans are about to say something they haven’t said: “I can’t wait for Major League Soccer.”
UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020
After a rookie season that displayed limited promise amid limited snaps, L.J. Collier, the Seahawks’ 2019 first-round draft pick, plans to change skeptics’ minds. “I’m champing on the bit to …
Fri., May 22, 2020
Matt Calkins: Seahawks great Walter Jones’ mission to ‘rep Seattle’ put on hold during coronavirus shutdown
Walter Jones picked the wrong time to have his kitchen and bathroom renovated. Or at least it seemed that way.
UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020
Bruce Irvin is used to shouldering lofty expectations. That’s part of the burden that comes with being a first-round draft pick, as the defensive end was for Seattle back in …
UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2020
Matt Calkins: Just like us, Sounders’ Stefan Frei, Cristian Roldan play waiting game during coronavirus pandemic
Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan lives on a hill and sprints up it regularly. Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei goes with the treadmill in his house.
UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020
Matt Calkins: Arizona plan? 80 games? It doesn’t matter. The real news is that it looks like baseball will return in 2020.
If you can think of seven more glorious words than this, drinks are on me: It sounds like baseball is coming back.
UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020
Matt Calkins: Seahawks say they took the ‘best player on the board’ with pick of Jordyn Brooks in NFL draft. But for now, it’s a head-scratcher.
Perhaps the most futile exercise in sports writing is trying to grade a draft pick immediately after it is made. Bleacher Report once did that with the Seahawks in 2012 …
Tue., April 14, 2020
I didn’t know Tarvaris Jackson. I didn’t get to chat with him in the locker room. Didn’t get to see him play much in person. Didn’t have the opportunity to …
UPDATED: Sun., April 12, 2020
Matt Calkins: Russell Wilson and Ciara’s meal donation headlines Seattle athletes donating to Food Lifeline during coronavirus crisis
You’ve probably seen pictures of the endless lines. You’ve likely heard stories of the hourslong wait times. Food banks have never been so swamped nationally, and the demand is only …
UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020
Matt Calkins: Hall of Famer Steve Largent enjoys Seahawks’ appreciation, and a little Seattle anonymity
One silver lining to having no sports is that you don’t need an excuse to call someone. Memory lane is bumper-to-bumper right now, and people want to hear from the …
UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020
Matt Calkins: With Isaiah Stewart and likely Jaden McDaniels NBA-bound, Washington should be done with one-and-done players
It was as surprising as San Diego sunshine, but it happened Wednesday. Huskies big man Isaiah Stewart declared for the NBA draft, and the best player to suit up for …
UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020
Matt Calkins: Do social distancing and playing sports in Seattle go together during the coronavirus outbreak?
There were more parking spaces available than usual Tuesday at Interbay Golf Center in Seattle, but that didn’t mean the first tee wasn’t full. Every few minutes, the starter called …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
Matt Calkins: If Sounders manage to win CONCACAF Champions League, casual Seattle sports fans should take notice
I think we can agree that the average American understands a soccer schedule about as well as a grade-schooler does a calculus theorem.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
The Astros’ cheating scandal was as disgraceful as it was disgusting and will forever taint the careers of those involved.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
Few will dispute that Carroll is the most successful coach in the organization’s history. And given his consistency, it’s hard to argue that he isn’t one of the best coaches …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
Matt Calkins: The Seahawks were held back by their depleted defense this season. Here’s how they can fix that.
Coaching football generally requires a comprehension of complexities that exceed those of other sports. The schemes, the formations, the details, the adjustments – they’re pretty much unrivaled when you compare …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
The comforting response, if you’re a Washington State football fan, is to tell yourself that it was time – that the Mike Leach era had peaked and a change is …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
Matt Calkins: Controversy aside, Jadeveon Clowney is a defensive force – and he’s been crucial to the Seahawks’ run
When Clowney is healthy, he has had more impact on the Seahawks’ success than anybody not named Russell Wilson.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020
With Marshawn Lynch re-signing with the Seahawks, these past nine days have been among the wilder ones in franchise history. But they also confirmed something – that nobody intrigues Seattle …
Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
Matt Calkins: Pete Carroll doesn’t throw players under the bus, and maybe that’s why Marshawn Lynch is back
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll plays the long game when it comes to player punishment. “We’re not going to spank the guys publicly,” he said.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
Matt Calkins: It’s up to coach-in-waiting Jimmy Lake to keep the Huskies’ successful recruiting train on the tracks
That ranking, regardless of what the coach-in-waiting may say, had to be a beautiful sight for Huskies fans. To see 247Sports dub Washington’s recruiting class as the 14th-best in the …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Not sure if this was insane, devastating or entirely predictable. I suppose it’s all three, really.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
Matt Calkins: NFL playoff-seeding system just fine, even if commish-in-waiting K.J. Wright disagrees
Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright thinks the most spectacular play in franchise history never should have happened. He feels Marshawn Lynch’s “Beast Quake” run in the first round of the 2010 …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Matt Calkins: Three games ago, the Seahawks’ defense decided it was time to be great … mission accomplished
There was no victory celebration for the Seahawks’ defense three games ago when Seattle beat Tampa Bay 40-34 in overtime. At that point, though, the defenders decided it was time …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
When debating NFL awards candidates, don’t forget about the Seattle Seahawks’ coach and general manager.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
This franchise has built a reputation for edging out victories under coach Pete Carroll for the better part of this decade. It is well-documented that quarterback Russell Wilson’s 21 fourth-quarter …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Matt Calkins: Jacob Eason’s choice – declare for the NFL draft or lead Washington to a potentially historic season
Nine months from today, Jacob Eason will likely be in an NFL training camp as a newly minted millionaire. With that platinum arm, the Huskies quarterback will probably be competing …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
If the newest MLS Cup was a living, conscious being, it would have felt neglected Tuesday. The trophy had just found a new home with the Sounders after they beat …