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Wednesday Round-Up: NFL schedule coming at 5 p.m. PT; John Schneider talks Terrelle Pryor
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, April 23 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
The Schedule Is Coming
The 2014 NFL Schedule is set to be released at 5 p.m. PT right here on Seahawks.com. You can also watch live coverage of the release in a special three-hour broadcast on NFL Network, previewing the League's key matchups for the upcoming season.
Specific dates and times for Seahawks preseason games were announced yesterday, and Seattle will visit the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m., host the San Diego Chargers on Friday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., host the Chicago Bears on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., and visit the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. All Seahawks preseason games can be seen on Q13 FOX.
On the team's matchup with division rival San Francisco, NFL analyst Elliot Harrison says, "Looking at the 2014 matchups, it's not overly difficult to pick the best game on the docket. Seahawks-49ers has become the NFL's version of Game of Thrones, and with the freshest entry in the series being one of the better NFC Championship Games in recent memory, the premier rivalry in pro football has to be No. 1."
Speaking of Harrison, he's already outlined the Top 14 games of 2014 in anticipation of today's schedule release, and it's no surprise the Seahawks headline his list of "must-see TV."
John Schneider Talks Terrelle Pryor
Seahawks general manager John Schneider joined SiriusXM Blitz to talk about the team's recent move to acquire quarterback Terrelle Pryor from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a 2014 seventh-round draft pick. The audio from Schneider's Tuesday conversation and a few select quotes are laid out for you below.
(On why the team traded for Pryor...) "The easiest explanation for that is we can't expect our players to be out competing in the offseason and having a championship offseason if we're not doing the same. There's absolutely no room for complacency in any department, whether that's our video department or our equipment guys, our research and development guys, anything like that, any of those departments. When we we're talking about acquisitions, we're pushing the envelope any way we can and we're always trying to improve competition at every position and we saw this as an opportunity to do that. This is a rare athlete - size, speed, 6-foot-5-and-a-half, 4.36 (40-yard dash), we're just excited about the guys upside and the type of athlete he is. We knew that if he was released there was no way we were going to have an opportunity to claim him."
(On if Pryor could potentially play RB/WR/TE for the Seahawks...) "If there was ever an athlete that would be able to play a 'slash' role, if you will, it would be this kind of player. But that may be a little bit of fantasy football at this time of year. He's a quarterback, has been a quarterback, but we haven't gotten into that. Like I said, he's a very talented athlete and we can't wait to kind of put our hands on him and have our staff spend some time with him."
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth chats with Seahawks strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle about the progress of the team's offseason program, which got underway this week at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Today is a day off for the players.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times believes recently-acquired quarterback Terrelle Pryor has the talent to be the Seahawks' latest reclamation project.
Bryan Fischer of NFL.com lays out the 30 prospects who will be in attendance at next month's NFL Draft.
Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com shares three thoughts on the Seahawks' recent addition of quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
And Henderson also recaps a Tuesday conversation with Seahawks tight end Zach Miller on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Bob and Groz" and does the same with wide receiver Doug Baldwin's appearance on "Wyman, Mike & Moore." The podcasts of both are embedded for you below.
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