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Friday Round-Up: The John Schneider Show Premieres on Seattle Sports 710 AM

Seahawks General Manager John Schneider joins Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton of Seattle Sports 710 AM for a new weekly series diving deep into Seattle’s front office moves.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, February 17 — about your Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks GM John Schneider Kicks Off Weekly Show On Seattle Sports 710 AM

In a move surely to be appreciated by Seahawks fans in the Pacific-Northwest and beyond, General Manager John Schneider is providing team insight via his own show with the Seattle Sports 710 AM team. On Thursday, Seattle Sports co-hosts Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton joined the Seahawks GM for the debut of the John Schneider Show.

With Seattle's offseason getting underway, the co-hosts take their show on the road to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton to ask Schneider the tough questions live. In a more-relaxed setting, Wyman and Stelton balance humor and curiosity as they fire a range of questions at Schneider from roster moves to prospect evaluation. The weekly mini-series of the trio's conversations looking back at the 2022 season and forward will air every Thursday until draft day.

The episode begins with Schneider breaking down the draft process for the team, from the scouting process year-round leading up to making the call. Schneider recalls some funny draft stories, like taking New England Patriots Legend Julian Edelman for pizza during his time at Kent State.

"I took Julian Edelman to this little pizza place at Kent State," said Schneider. "I had him out in the rain returning punts from this dude who was like 260lbs, this punter. I'm exaggerating a little bit. I was at San Francisco for a preseason game when they opened Levi's Stadium, and this guy came walking up to me like 'Hey Mr. Schneider, you worked me out at Kent State.' I'm like I worked out Julian Edelman dude what are you talking about? He's like Well, no I was the punter.' Poor guy, I didn't take him for pizza. Holy smokes."

For the last 13 seasons, Canales has served a variety of offensive roles, beginning as receivers coach in 2010. From 2017 to this season, Canales has worked as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. After splitting his four-year tenure with Seattle as quality control and receivers coach, Idzik heads to Tampa to lead the wideout group. He'll follow in the footsteps of his father, former Seahawks vice president John Idzik Jr. who spent over a decade with the Buccaneers.

"That's a big deal for Dave," said Schneider. "It's a Catalina Wine Mixer man. It's cool for Dave and Brad Idzik is going to go with him to be the wide receivers coach down there. It's a cool deal for these guys. We're really happy for them."

As for quarterback Geno Smith, who is set to become a free agent in March if the two sides don't agree to a new deal before then, Schneider said they're working on that.

"Free agency doesn't start until the middle of March," said Schneider. "There's a huge period where we have time to work through things. Where are we with Geno, good talks so far. We're in it, just trying to figure out what's best. We'll do what's right."

"His number one attribute is ability to instill confidence in people," said Schneider. "Look at what he did at USC with all the young guys, and the roster turnover there. I just think he's got a unique way when he really buys into somebody to help them be extremely confident and be at the top-level of their performance."

Tune in every Thursday morning until Draft Day to hear more from Schneider on what Seattle is doing to improve after a 9-8 2022 season that included the team's 10th playoff berth in 13 seasons under Carroll and Schneider.

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