NFL draft http://kplu.org en The newest Seahawks sacker: surprising first round draft pick Bruce Irvin http://kplu.org/post/newest-seahawks-sacker-surprising-first-round-draft-pick-bruce-irvin <p>He&#39;s everything the Seahawks said they wanted in their first round draft pick. West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin has speed and can deliver one heck of a sack. But he also comes with some baggage. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 4864 at http://kplu.org The newest Seahawks sacker: surprising first round draft pick Bruce Irvin Update: Seahawks make surprise pick in first round of draft http://kplu.org/post/update-seahawks-make-surprise-pick-first-round-draft <p>The Seahawks made a surprise choice for their first round pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.</p><p>They chose Bruce Irvin, a 6-3, 248-pound defensive end from West Virginia. He&#39;s fast - dazzling scouts with a 4.5-second time in the 40 yard dash. But he also has a troubled past. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 4858 at http://kplu.org Update: Seahawks make surprise pick in first round of draft Preview: With key players signed to new deals, what's next for the Seahawks? http://kplu.org/post/preview-key-players-signed-new-deals-whats-next-seahawks <p>With the signing of defensive end Red Bryant to a new, five-year contract this week, the Seahawks now have their two best free agent players locked up. Bryant&#39;s deal comes on the heels of star running back Marshawn Lynch signing a new contract with the team.&nbsp;</p><p>So, what&#39;s next for the Seahawks in the offseason, now that it appears they&#39;re out of the running for quarterback Peyton Manning? Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 4441 at http://kplu.org Preview: With key players signed to new deals, what's next for the Seahawks? Cost too great for Seahawks to go for Heisman winner http://kplu.org/post/cost-too-great-seahawks-go-heisman-winner <p>The NFL draft isn&#39;t until April, but a lot of Seahawks fans are talking about it this week. That&#39;s because Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III announced he&#39;s skipping his final college season to enter the draft.&nbsp;</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the Seahawks have a very slim chance of drafting Griffin, if they make a bunch of concessions to move up in the trade order. But he says it&#39;s not worth it. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3705 at http://kplu.org Cost too great for Seahawks to go for Heisman winner Preview: How much is a top quarterback pick worth to the Seahawks? http://kplu.org/post/preview-how-much-top-quarterback-pick-worth-seahawks <p>Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III announced this week he was skipping his senior year and entering the NFL draft. That got a lot of Seahawks fans wondering whether the team would make a play for him. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3692 at http://kplu.org Preview: How much is a top quarterback pick worth to the Seahawks? One for the record books: Aaron Curry a bust for Seahawks http://kplu.org/post/one-record-books-aaron-curry-bust-seahawks <p><em>&quot;The biggest draft bust in Seahawks history.&quot; </em></p><p>That&#39;s how KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel describes the team&#39;s trade this week of disappointing linebacker Aaron Curry to the Oakland Raiders. The Hawks got almost nothing in return.</p><p>Just two years ago, Curry was a top draft pick for the Seahawks. But he couldn&#39;t live up to the hype. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2897 at http://kplu.org One for the record books: Aaron Curry a bust for Seahawks Preview: Aaron Curry biggest draft bust in Seahawks history http://kplu.org/post/preview-aaron-curry-biggest-draft-bust-seahawks-history <p>He couldn&#39;t live up to the hype. The Seahawks have traded disappointing linebacker Aaron Curry to the Oakland Raiders for almost nothing in return. Just two years ago, the Hawks selected Curry as the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft.</p><p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:12:09 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2896 at http://kplu.org Preview: Aaron Curry biggest draft bust in Seahawks history No room for war room in NFL draft http://kplu.org/post/no-room-war-room-nfl-draft <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-966022.mp3</p><p><em>Editor&#39;s Note: In the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday, former Washington quarterback Jake Locker was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the No. 8 pick.</em> <em>The Seahawks chose James Carpenter, a tackle from Alabama, with the 25th overall pick.</em></p><p>If you watch any part of the NFL Draft over the next few days, chances are you&#39;ll hear the words &quot;war room&quot; to describe the place where team leaders huddle together to make their player selections.</p><p>The seemingly careless use of such a serious military term is a pet peeve of KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel. And he wants to start a campaign to abolish the use of the phrase in sports. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1288 at http://kplu.org No room for war room in NFL draft Lockout poses draft challenges for Seahawks-will they go for a QB? http://kplu.org/post/lockout-poses-draft-challenges-seahawks-will-they-go-qb <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964638.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964638.mp3</a></p><p>How can you have a successful draft during a lockout? That&#39;s what the Seahawks are trying to figure out ahead of the 2011 draft, which begins Thurs., April 28.</p><p>Even as the current players are locked out, the Hawks are trying to decide who to add to the team. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the big question is, will they go for a quarterback? Fri, 22 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1251 at http://kplu.org Lockout poses draft challenges for Seahawks-will they go for a QB? UW's Thomas and Locker: path to pros risky for both http://kplu.org/post/uws-thomas-and-lockerpath-pros-risky-both <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962176.mp3</p><p>Two of the University of Washington&#39;s most prominent athletes in recent years are planning to go pro. Point guard Isaiah Thomas recently announced he&#39;s leaving the UW a year early to enter the NBA draft. And quarterback Jake Locker is participating in the NFL draft this month.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says both athletes have taken risks in their paths to professional sports. Fri, 08 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1156 at http://kplu.org UW's Thomas and Locker: path to pros risky for both