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Smart analytical look at all things Seahawks. Each week we pick a topic to research and then get together for an entirely unscripted conversation. For us there is no offseason. Bill and Keith haven't missed a weekly show in 3 years.

Seahawks Playbook Podcast Bill Alvstad

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Smart analytical look at all things Seahawks. Each week we pick a topic to research and then get together for an entirely unscripted conversation. For us there is no offseason. Bill and Keith haven't missed a weekly show in 3 years.

    Training Camp Week 2 Update

    Training Camp Week 2 Update

    Seattle Seahawks fans, welcome back for the latest edition of the Seahawks Playbook Podcast. Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers are back this week to get you all caught up as we talk Seahawks football! In this week's show, the conversation centers around the Seahawks secondary unit. With the recent addition of Jamal Adams, and the newly released from the commissioners exempt list, Quinton Dunbar, the dynamics of the secondary have drastically changed in the last couple of weeks. How will it all come together and just how good can the defense be in 2020?


    Make sure you subscribe to the show so you don't miss out on our weekly show. Bill and Keith do not take any weeks off during the year, so every week, we are right back here to give you your Seahawks fix!


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Training Camp Week 1

    Training Camp Week 1

    Seattle Seahawks fans, welcome to the latest edition of the Seahawks Playbook Podcast. Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers are back this week to take a look inside the first official week of the 2020 Seahawks training camp. While it was seemingly a mostly uneventful time for players this past week, the team did emerge covid-19 free right out of the gate. Safety protocols dictate that the players and coaches pass through a 5 day daily testing period without testing positive before being allowed to begin team activities at the Virginia Mason Team Headquarters. The team can now begin testing every other day as long as it maintains a 5% positivity rate on its tests. It can also begin team meetings and on the field workouts without pads. Good news all around for a team locked out of its facilities since last winter.


    In today's show, Bill and Keith get you all caught up on this week's team news as well as discuss what Pete Carroll had to say at his opening training camp press conference. Finally, we explore two players on offense and two on defense that we are most excited to see in action during camp. So come on in and let yourself get distracted for nearly 1-1/2 hours of Seahawk talk!


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Training Camp Preview Featuring Jamal Adams Trade Discussion

    Training Camp Preview Featuring Jamal Adams Trade Discussion

    Seahawks fans, welcome back to another edition of the Seahawks Playbook Podcast! We finally made it to Training Camp week! It has been such a long off-season, so thank you so much for sticking with us each week to bring you the best Seattle Seahawks content that we can. This weekend also brought us the biggest blockbuster trade in the NFL this season when the Seahawks gave up two 1st round picks, a 3rd and Bradley McDougald for the New York Jets safety Jamal Adams! Wow!! Seattle also receives back a 2022 4th round pick in the mega deal. This deal had been speculated on for a while now since Adams came out and included Seattle on a list of teams he would like to be traded to....but the actual timing of the trade and the trade compensation blew everyone out of the water. Setting aside the compensation to New york, Seattle is recieving a true difference maker on the defensive side of the ball, and will become a foundational piece in Pete Carroll's defense for years to come. Adams has two years remaining on his rookie deal including his 5th year option, then Seattle will have to find a way to make him the richest paid safety in the NFL to keep him.


    As you can see from the title of the show, the primary reason we are here today is to get us ready for training camp. It's been a long time coming, and with the safety protocols in place, it is going to take a while before we actually see players on the field running through drills, but at least players are beginning to arrive into team facilities. They will go through a series of Covid-19 tests and then finally be allowed to gather together for the first time during the 2020 season. Players will spend the next three weeks easing into actual football on the field until about three weeks from now, they will be able to have contact in practices. Until then, it's going to be a steady diet of meetings, walk-throughs and drills.


    Keith and Bill will continue to be here each and every week to bring you the latest news and analysis throughout training camp as we get you ready for the regular season.


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    A Look Around the NFL with Special Guest Dayna O'Gorman

    A Look Around the NFL with Special Guest Dayna O'Gorman

    Welcome back to the show Seahawks fans! The Seahawks Playbook Podcast is joined this week with special guest, Our Turf Football's Senior Sports Writer Dayna O'Gorman. Dayna covers both the AFC West and NFC West teams at Our Turf and we are pleased to have her return to the show for the third time. Dayna brings great insight outside of our Seattle Seahawk bubble, but she's also a huge Seahawks fan, so of course, there is plenty of conversation about your favorite team during the second half of this weeks show.


    Please remember to come back next week and Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers will provide you a Training Camp Preview Show on the eve of the 2020 Seattle Seahawks campaign.


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Best & Worst Case Scenarios for the 2020 Seahawks

    Best & Worst Case Scenarios for the 2020 Seahawks

    Welcome back to the show Seahawks fans! Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers are back to talk Seahawk football, and this week we forecast our best and worst case win/loss scenarios for the team in 2020. If everything goes right and it all comes together, can the team exceed expectations and get back to another Superbowl? If the Wheels come completely off the bus, how far can the team fall? Let's dig in and find out those answers and more!


    Make sure you return for a special guest episode next week. Dayna O'Gorman of Our Turf Football joins us for a look around the NFL episode. Of course, we will also spend a large portion of the show on your own Seattle Seahawks.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    2020 Breakout Players on Defense

    2020 Breakout Players on Defense

    Thanks for returning for another edition of the Seahawks Playbook Podcast. This week your Host's Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers return to discuss their lists of 2020 Breakout Players on defense. Each of us brought in our list of five players plus two additional rookies and we there's a great conversation around that. Up front before we get started with the main topic we dive into the new Patrick Mahomes contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs and what it means for QB contracts into the future.


    Make sure you return next week as we begin to get ready for the upcoming season by taking a look at the best and worst case scenario's for the Seattle Seahawks 2020 season. What if everything goes right? What if the wheels come off? Find out where we think the team will end up by the end of the year and beyond.


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    • 1 hr 30 min

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