Washington State head football coach Mike Leach is one of the great characters in college football. His inquisitive personality has helped fuel his desire to travel the world over, including his most recent offseason trip to Petra. He talks in depth about that trip on the podcast this week, along with random topics like his belly-flop video that went viral (1:03), his Insurgent Warfare class at WSU (6:00), his experience as a certified scuba instructor (11:10) and his belief in the paranormal (14:46). We also get into his taste in movies and the strict routine he keeps each time he goes to the theater (19:10). When the podcast ended I wanted to do a sequel immediately. Needless to say, I'm already looking forward to it.
Dave Krieg spent 12 of his 19 NFL seasons with the Seahawks and earned a spot in the team's Ring of Honor. Should Dave Krieg be in the Hall of Fame (33:40)? He answers that question and more in this week's episode of Silvi Knows podcast. His love of football began with a Green Bay Packers uniform when he was five years old (6:03). The passion he developed for the sport led to an improbable football career that gained traction at a now-closed Milton College. Krieg talks of his first NFL start, an upset win over the Jets and the New York Sack Exchange (9:29). Krieg played for six teams, calling the 1994 Lions the best team he ever played for (17:13), but the greatest win he ever had as a Seahawk was in Kansas City, despite getting sacked seven times by Derrick Thomas (22:43). After that game, head coach Chuck Knox did something Krieg will never forget (24:00). Krieg vividly remembers getting to within one win of the Super Bowl and losing to a Raiders organization he learned to hate (28:10).
On this week's podcast, Seahawks great Robbie Tobeck talks about his road to the NFL and some of the stories along the way. His high school only offered flag football until his senior year, yet with the help of WSU great Jack Thompson (2:50) and a dunk video, Tobeck earned a scholarship to a Division I program. Former Cougar teammate Drew Bledsoe taught Tobeck how to snap (15:28), which put him on a path to become a center in the NFL, where he even caught a touchdown pass (22:47). Tobeck had a reputation for talking tough (34:45) and backing it up. His years with the Seahawks brought stories of Hall of Famer John Randle (40:35) and Mike Holmgren (45:50) as well as a brush with Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson (47:42). Tobeck is a member of the Seahawks' 35th Anniversary Team.
Seahawks punter Michael Dickson made the Pro Bowl in his rookie season last year. He has set the bar high for himself, so how does he improve on being the best punter in the NFC? We sat down with the Australian native on this week’s Silvi Knows podcast and he admits he's still learning the rules of American football.