Hawks Playbook Podcast Episode 50 First Look: Coach Mike Solari and Offensive Line

            Open: Thanks for joining Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers on the Hawks Playbook Podcast.  We have reached Episode 50, and in just two weeks, we will have been publishing our shows for a full year without missing a single episode.  To Celebrate, we will have a fun Question and Answer show for our One Year Anniversary show.  Please submit your questions…. both football related and non-football related on our twitter feeds and we will make sure to include them!

As for this episode, we focus on Coach Mike Solari and the offensive line, as well as tight ends and running backs. What can Seahawks fans expect from the new scheme? Will our current players fit or will the team have to look to free agency and the draft to infuse those units with enough new talent to lift itself up from being ranked near the bottom of the league?

Featured Segment One: The Coach, The Scheme and The Players

  • Coach Solari brings over 30 years of experience to the job in his second stint with the team (2008-09’). Solari base scheme is based on traditional zone blocking principles as well as power and trapping concepts. He will work directly with OC Brian Shottenheimer who brings in an outside zone / Vertical passing game to improve a offensive line unit that ranked dead last in the NFL
  • The team has been working and continue to work to evaluate current players. Identify their strengths and weaknesses and how that would translate into the new scheme.
  • Once our own players are evaluated, the team will look to free agency and the draft to identify players the team could bring in to infuse talent into the team. As previously identified, we need help all across the offensive line, at tight end as well as running back.
  • Bill and Keith identify several possible free agent targets across those three units as well as rookie talent the team could look at in the draft.

Close:  Thanks so much for listening to the podcast. Next weeks show will feature a look at Ken Norton’s Defensive unit and its players under contract, and again, we will look at potential free agents and players available in the upcoming draft to make the unit feared once again.

Go Hawks!!