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Silvi Knows Gregg Bell - Seahawks Writer, Tacoma News Tribune

Silvi Knows Gregg Bell - Seahawks Writer, Tacoma News Tribune

April 27, 2020

Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune has been covering the NFL for nearly 20 years. He knows the Seahawks inside and out which is a big reason why we wanted him on the Silvi Knows podcast. Bell recaps the NFL Draft from the Seahawks' perspective as well as the team's latest moves, which include releasing center Justin Britt and guard DJ Fluker (3:30). Bell sheds light on why the Hawks re-invested so heavily in their offensive line through the draft and free agency (2:30) and why we will likely see a shift in how they use quarterback Russell Wilson (16:00).
Other topics include, Wilson's backup (7:00), running backs (5:50), top two draft picks in Jordyn Brooks and Darrell Taylor (12:30) and how the cutting of salary may allow more money to sign a pass rusher like Jadeveon Clowney or trade for one of the league's top pass rushers like Jacksonville's Yannick Ngakoue (11:00)?
It's all things Seahawks with Gregg Bell on this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast.

Silvi Knows Salvon Ahmed, Hunter Bryant

Silvi Knows Salvon Ahmed, Hunter Bryant

April 20, 2020

Exciting times for former Washington Huskies running back Salvon Ahmed and tight end Hunter Bryant. The two NFL hopefuls join us on the Silvi Knows podcast to talk about beginning their pro football careers.
Ahmed recently won a pass-catching competition, beating some of the top receivers in the country (1:00). He talks about dealing with the praise and criticism of his game (5:20) and his performance at the NFL Combine (6:30). Other topics include his relationship with former Husky Myles Gaskin (10:00) and his budding music career (12:30).
Ahmed and Bryant also like to cook. That's one of the topics we talk to Bryant about, plus a whole lot of football. He was the second strongest tight end at the combine (16:00), benching 225 23 times. Other topics include conversations he's had with former UW tight ends now in the NFL (20:00), Bryant's performance during his All-American season (20:45), speculation of where he'll be drafted (23:00) followed by his all-time favorite NFL team.

Silvi Knows Rob Rang, NFL Draft Scout, USA Today

Silvi Knows Rob Rang, NFL Draft Scout, USA Today

April 16, 2020
Rob Rang has been scouting college football talent for 20 years. He's a busy man this time of year working for NFL Draft Scout, CBS, USA Today and countless other outlets, providing media and fans alike the knowledge they need to prepare for the NFL'S 3-day extravaganza. 
 Rang joins us on the Silvi Knows podcast to talk about the challenges of the NFL's first ever virtual draft.
 Will the Seahawks trade their first round pick (2:30), draft a receiver in this talent-rich draft of pass catchers (3:15) or will they spend a high pick on a running back(4:20)? If so, Rang offers some possible candidates.
 Will Cincinnati draft Joe Burrow first overall or trade the pick (10:30). Outside of Burrow, how much attention is UW quarterback Jacob Eason garnering (11:40)?
  Lots of draft talk on this edition of the Silvi Knows podcast.
 
Silvi Knows Dr. Michael Gervais, High Performance Sports Psychologist

Silvi Knows Dr. Michael Gervais, High Performance Sports Psychologist

April 12, 2020

Dr. Michael Gervais is a high performance sports psychologist and co-founder of Compete To Create - an online and live educational platform created by Gervais and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. Gervais also hosts the popular podcast, Finding Mastery. He has worked with Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks for the last decade and has also worked with Olympic athletes and Hollywood stars. 

Gervais joins us on the Silvi Knows podcast to talk about joining forces with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider (1:00), (8:30), (13:40) to help players overcome obstacles throughout the season and also in the off season during these challenging times.
Gervais also explains staying positive by training your brain for optimism (4:00). In this “look at me” social media world we live in, he explains what is known as the “disease of me” and how we can guard against self destructing (5:00).
Gervais also shares the four pillars of recovery (21:00) and by the end of the podcast gives us all an exercise to stay relaxed and focused (22:30).

Silvi Knows Stefan Frei, Sounders FC Goalkeeper

Silvi Knows Stefan Frei, Sounders FC Goalkeeper

April 7, 2020

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei has been doing his best to stay physically and mentally fit while Major League Soccer is on hiatus. Frei joins us on the Silvi Knows podcast to talk about not only training at home (:20), but also entertaining himself. Frei and some of his Sounders teammates have been gaming online (3:50) and offering fans a chance to join in for charity. He also lets us in who may be the best gamer among his teammates (5:00).
Frei is also trying new ventures in his free time. He's the first pro athlete to endorse Cleen Craft, a new hemp-based beverage produced in Seattle (7:30).
Frei's real passion in life off the field is art. He shows us his latest works (14:00) and takes us on a tour of his home studio (20:00), which includes a look at his exclusively designed goalkeeper gloves (16:00).
Frei is one of those rare pro athletes who gives you a good look at his life off the field and you'll get a feel for it on the Silvi Knows podcast.

Silvi Knows Rick Rizzs, Mariners Broadcaster

Silvi Knows Rick Rizzs, Mariners Broadcaster

April 7, 2020

Rick Rizzs is entering his 46th season in baseball, 35 in the Mariners broadcast booth. He joins us on the Silvi Knows podcast to not only get us ready for the upcoming season, but to fill us in on what it's like to be on the sidelines as the entire sports world is shut down by the Covid-19 pandemic. While Rizzs has been brushing up on his domestic skills (:20) he talks about what it's like to not be calling baseball games this time of year (1:00).
When Major League Baseball does return, Rizzs says Mariners fans will have a lot to look forward to with all their young talent (7:30), specifically 20 year-old Jared Kelenic (9:00).
Rizzs also takes us down memory lane to something he called "one of the dumbest things" he ever did in his life, as he prepared for his final interview with the Mariners to land his first big league job (11:00). He also gives us a few memories of the Kingdome on the 20th anniversary of its implosion (16:00).

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