Seahawks GM talks QBs, breaks coach news on John Schneider Display

The Seahawks normal manager brought a minimal news with him to the debut edition of The John Schneider Clearly show on Seattle Sports, while it’s bittersweet for his crew.

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Joining Wyman and Bob dwell at Seahawks headquarters in Renton, Schneider shared that departing quarterbacks mentor Dave Canales will be using a different member of Seattle’s coaching staff members with him when he starts his new gig as Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator.

“It’s awesome for Dave, and Brad Idzik is heading to go with him to be the broad receiver mentor down there,” Schneider explained. “It’s a great offer for individuals for these men and we’re definitely satisfied for them.”

Idzik has been on Seahawks head mentor Pete Carroll’s staff given that 2019, paying the last two seasons as assistant vast receivers coach. Going to Tampa Bay is a homecoming for him of types – his father John Idzik Jr. (himself a previous Seahawks vice president of soccer administration and afterwards Jets GM) was with the Buccaneers in both equally coaching and entrance business office roles from 1993 to 2004.

Information of Canales likely to the Bucs was to start with described Wednesday, and he verified the move in a tweet Thursday early morning.

Schneider is content for the duo but knows it means Seattle now has perform to do to fill their places.

“Now we’re in a position… ‘OK, now we gotta shift this way, we gotta pivot this way,’” Schneider said.

Seahawks’ standing with Geno

As you may possibly assume, quarterback Geno Smith was an crucial matter on the display. Smith is coming off a shocking Professional Bowl period that received him NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors in his initially opportunity to be a complete-time starter considering the fact that 2014, but he’s set to be a free agent and is in line for a huge payday whether or not that is from the Seahawks (including as a franchise tag applicant) or yet another crew.

Exactly where do items now stand in between Seattle and Smith?

“Good talks so much,” Schneider explained. “We’re in it. We’re just hoping to figure out what’s best, and we’ll do what is correct.”

There’s a major dilemma now pursuing the information of Canales’ departure, which is no matter if Smith – or his backup in 2022, fellow pending absolutely free agent Drew Lock – will search to follow their QB mentor to Tampa Bay.

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Schneider understands that speculation but pointed out that with absolutely free company not setting up right up until March 15, the Seahawks have lots of time where by only they are permitted to negotiate with Smith and Lock.

“Obviously, Dave has a wonderful romantic relationship with Drew and Geno,” he claimed. “Shoot, he did a wonderful work doing the job with Geno (and) keeping immediately after apply with Drew… These men would work their tails off for a great hour, hour and a fifty percent soon after follow. They’d be out there in the dark throwing the ball, performing on footwork and ball carriage and all the things. … (But) absolutely free company does not start right up until the center of March so there’s a enormous interval listed here exactly where we have time to get the job done by items.”

The 1st John Schneider Exhibit also highlighted lots of insight into the inner workings of the Seahawks front business office, primarily as it pertains to the forthcoming NFL Draft. You can listen to the full interview in the podcast participant down below or video clip near the top of this article. There will be 9 extra weekly editions of The John Schneider Display leading up the draft – which includes April 27, the day of the to start with spherical of the draft – airing dwell at 4 p.m. every Thursday during Seattle Sports’ Wyman and Bob.

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