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08:03 AM ET 04.08 | Among a handful of young and savvy GMs, John Schneider may lead the pack. [Schneider] might be the most aggressive general manager in the NFL, and, in my estimation, no one has done a better job evaluating talent and manipulating the draft, trades and free agency since he took over the Seahawks in 2010. This past month was no different. I realize full well that dominating in March by no means ensures success come September. But when you consider how strong Seattle was before the 2013 league year began, then look at what Schneider has done the past four-plus weeks, how can you not express optimism about the short- and long-term future of the Seahawks?

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April 8, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Apparently Schneider is agreessive about not getting his pic taken as the interns posted a pic of Seattle HC Pete Carroll instead of the GM.

April 8, 2013  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Apparently Schneider is agreessive about not getting his pic taken as the interns posted a pic of Seattle HC Pete Carroll instead of the GM.

No wonder they work so well together (Carroll & Schneider) they're twins.

April 8, 2013  09:17 AM ET

John Schneider is so bright, Pete Carroll winces just looking at him

April 8, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Seattle is making some good moves...if that QB of theirs improves, they are going to be tough to deal with this season.

I still have them 2nd in the West behind what the 49ers were and have done this offseason.

April 8, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

John Schneider is so bright, Pete Carroll winces just looking at him

He needs to pick up a pair of shades like yours then.

April 8, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Seattle is making some good moves...if that QB of theirs improves, they are going to be tough to deal with this season.I still have them 2nd in the West behind what the 49ers were and have done this offseason.

I agree!!! I have Seattle finishing in 2nd behind the Niners this year, but not by far!!!! If the Rams improve this year, the NFC West will be the toughest division, in the National Conference!!!

April 8, 2013  10:34 AM ET

Maybe Pete and John are going to be two of the "4 who come out"? The article is about Schneider, and the picture is of his "significant other"?

April 8, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

No wonder they work so well together (Carroll & Schneider) they're twins.

Clones.

April 8, 2013  11:20 AM ET

John Schneider is not brilliant, he is a copycat. Since he took over for Seattle he has done one simple thing and that has been to mirror whatever the San Francisco 49ers do.

The one thing he does that I'd like to see the 49ers do a little more often is draft West Coast or Pac-12 talent.

April 8, 2013  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

John Schneider is not brilliant, he is a copycat. Since he took over for Seattle he has done one simple thing and that has been to mirror whatever the San Francisco 49ers do. The one thing he does that I'd like to see the 49ers do a little more often is draft West Coast or Pac-12 talent.

Schneider and Carroll are NOT mirroring the 9ers. The 9ers are trying to keep up with Seattle's innovative judging and acquisition of talent.

April 8, 2013  11:48 AM ET

Every year a team or two seems to "come out of nowhere". Two years ago the 49ers, last year Seattle. Good organizations that build quietly and then burst into the playoffs the year they get the last player or players that puts them over the top. Who will it be this year?

April 8, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Schneider and Carroll are NOT mirroring the 9ers. The 9ers are trying to keep up with Seattle's innovative judging and acquisition of talent.

Actually Schneider is copycating his former boss Ted Thompson from here in Green Bay. Hopefully he doesn't end up a better judge of talent (for selfish reasons), but the Niners have passed us up at least for now, and the Seahawks do look good on paper and are making us Packer fans at least a little nervous right now. We'll see though. The draft is coming up and they do still have to play the games. Nobody's ever won a Super Bowl in April. But they are looking promising for you guys in Seattle.

April 8, 2013  01:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Actually Schneider is copycating his former boss Ted Thompson from here in Green Bay. Hopefully he doesn't end up a better judge of talent (for selfish reasons), but the Niners have passed us up at least for now, and the Seahawks do look good on paper and are making us Packer fans at least a little nervous right now. We'll see though. The draft is coming up and they do still have to play the games. Nobody's ever won a Super Bowl in April. But they are looking promising for you guys in Seattle.

GM Thompson is a bright man. I am glad our gm is following his ways...hopefully (and finally) to a ring.

April 8, 2013  02:17 PM ET
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Every year a team or two seems to "come out of nowhere". Two years ago the 49ers, last year Seattle. Good organizations that build quietly and then burst into the playoffs the year they get the last player or players that puts them over the top. Who will it be this year?

Based on that, I would say Indy and Pittsburgh.

April 8, 2013  02:41 PM ET
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Based on that, I would say Indy and Pittsburgh.

Nah, it's gotta be somebody completely off the radar at season start. Indy was a playoff team last year and Pittsburgh is a perennial. Think Jaguars, Dolphins, Raiders...some team that nobody picks to win more than 4-6 games during the season.

April 8, 2013  03:36 PM ET

Here's a surprise then...Cowboys. Can't stand them but something makes me think they will surpass the modest expectations most give them.

April 8, 2013  03:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Nah, it's gotta be somebody completely off the radar at season start. Indy was a playoff team last year and Pittsburgh is a perennial. Think Jaguars, Dolphins, Raiders...some team that nobody picks to win more than 4-6 games during the season.

But you said "good organizations." None of those qualify.

The Vikings are a team that beat expectations and made the playoffs last year. But, I wouldn't credit them with having a good organization. Just a good, make that great, running back.

April 8, 2013  03:57 PM ET
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But you said "good organizations." None of those qualify.The Vikings are a team that beat expectations and made the playoffs last year. But, I wouldn't credit them with having a good organization. Just a good, make that great, running back.

Yup, you're right, none of those qualify. Guess that's why they stay off the radar every year. I'm thinking this year it's the Rams. I think Indy fields a better team but finishes with a worse record. Pittsburgh and Cincy battle for the division as Flacco returns to normal in the same way Eli did after his 2 hot SB runs.

April 8, 2013  04:54 PM ET

First They have to win Something!!!

 
April 8, 2013  05:17 PM ET

Agreed!

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