Stories tagged: matt calkins
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
MLS’s new single-elimination playoff bracket took Cristian Roldan back to his childhood.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
On Friday, the Seahawks claimed Gordon off waivers after 27 other teams passed on him. They took a chance on a former Pro Bowler because they felt he would enhance …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
LAFC had the best regular-season record in Major League Soccer history. It had a supporters section you could hear from the other side of the skyline. It had Jerry West …
Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
The first two seasons – that was the soft opening. It might have been surprising, and it might have been successful, but it wasn’t the unveiling of the man’s true …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
If you missed out on the last solar eclipse, don’t worry about it. If you’re pessimistic about seeing Halley’s comet, fret not. On Wednesday morning, something far rarer occurred – …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
Matt Calkins: Gardner Minshew isn’t the Northwest’s first out-of-nowhere sports story, but he may be the best
Move over Movember, Meptember is in the spotlight now. Gardner Minshew and his signature mustache are captivating the nation the way they did the state of Washington a year ago.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
Matt Calkins: Seahawks fans should just enjoy the moment with Jadeveon Clowney, and not fret about the future
They don’t appear to be available yet, but I imagine at some point soon, the Seahawks are going to start selling Jadeveon Clowney jerseys.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Saturday night, America bore witness to the most shocking sports retirement since Michael Jordan’s first exit from the NBA. Coming off the best season of his career, Colts quarterback Andrew …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
A rapper’s Rolls-Royce parked in the VIP lot. Camera crews descending on a quarterback and a pop star. Music blaring. Kids cheering. This was an event fueled by star power.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Matt Calkins: ‘It’s not football anymore’ – Are NFL safety rules going too far? Some Seahawks believe so
While watching a game Saturday night, one of the most ferocious hitters in Seahawks history weighed in on his area of expertise.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Matt Calkins: Chris Petersen’s recruiting ability should have Washington fans stoked, opponents scared
Anytime Washington football coach Chris Petersen opens his mouth, there’s potential for headline news.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
Matt Calkins: For Seahawks’ D.J. Fluker, being big is old news; being counted upon each week doesn’t get old
When you’re talking to Seahawks guard D.J. Fluker, don’t worry so much about technical detail. Just enjoy the ride. Listen to him talk about how he couldn’t play Pop Warner …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
Few besides Dickson would call his 2018 campaign anything short of stellar. It wasn’t just the distance in which he would boom his kicks, it was the pitching-wedge-like control he’d …
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019
Matt Calkins: Contract extension for Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner was a matter of ‘when,’ not ‘if’
Late Friday the Seahawks made Wagner the NFL’s highest-paid linebacker at $18 million annually.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
If you don’t have a team, or particularly care about any teams, the NFL may have just come up with its best idea of the 21st century.
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019
Matt Calkins: Malik McDowell embarrassment shouldn’t stop Seahawks from taking gambles in the NFL draft
It’s critical that NFL front offices vet potential personnel meticulously to minimize risk. But that’s all they can do – minimize it.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019
Matt Calkins: Breaking down why Jaylen Nowell opted for a shot in NBA draft over another season with Huskies
If you look at the mock NBA drafts, Nowell is a late second-rounder at best. And the Huskies could be amazing next season.