Eric Mandel

Eric Mandel
Eric Mandel joined and 710 ESPN Seattle in August after almost a decade of reporting at daily and non-daily newspapers in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Washington.

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Garry Gilliam says he's learning new techniques as he prepares to move to left tackle. (AP)
Garry Gilliam talks about ‘next step in the evolution’ as Seahawks’ left tackle
Eric Mandel | April 16, 2016 12:36 pm

Garry Gilliam believes his previous transition from collegiate tight end should help as he moves from right tackle to take over the Seahawks’ starting left tackle role.

Don O'Neill says his favorite baseball memory involvs his son. (Contributed by Don O'Neill)
Baseball memories: A great reason to yell during a baseball game
Eric Mandel | April 15, 2016 6:36 am

As baseball season gets into full swing, we are asking 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio hosts about their favorite baseball memories.

Jonathan Bullard recorded 12 sacks and 34 tackles for loss during four seasons at Florida. (AP)
Huard: DL Jonathan Bullard, CB Rashard Robinson among intriguing Seahawks’ pre-draft visits
Eric Mandel | April 13, 2016 4:47 pm

Brock Huard identifies defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard and cornerback Rashard Robinson as two of the more intriguing players who have reportedly made pre-draft visits with the Seahawks.

Athletics Mariners Baseball - John Froschauer
‘Teal linings’ to the Mariners’ frustrating series sweep
Eric Mandel | April 11, 2016 2:00 pm

The Mariners disappointed during their home-opening series, but “Brock and Salk” listed a number of “teal linings” to take forward for the next 156 games.

The Rams will reportedly be one of the teams to play a regular-season game in China in 2018. (AP)
The NFL is heading to China, but should it?
Eric Mandel | March 23, 2016 4:51 pm

Brock Huard tends to defend the NFL when his co-host, Mike Salk, contends that the league’s moves and rule changes always revolve around money. But when it comes to the decision to bring regular seasons abroad, he believes there is no defense. “It’s all about the money,” Huard said Tuesday. “We’re going to go to […]

"We're going to really learn football this offseason," Pete Carroll said about his plan for Russell Wilson. (AP)
Huard: Russell Wilson’s Master’s program begins with the blitz
Eric Mandel | March 23, 2016 4:28 pm

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is putting quarterback Russell Wilson through a football Master’s program of sorts this offseason. Brock Huard believes Chapter 1 is better understanding the blitz.

The Rams will reportedly be one of the teams to play a regular-season game in China in 2018. (AP)
The NFL is heading to China, but should it?
Eric Mandel | March 23, 2016 4:25 pm

As part of the trend to bring the NFL to an international audience, the Rams will reportedly play a regular-season game in China in 2018. “Brock and Salk” debate if this is a good thing.

Mike Mayock calls draft prospect Karl Joseph, a safety from West Virginia, a "poor man's Earl Thomas." (PA)
NFL Draft expert Mike Mayock names potential options for the Seahawks secondary
Eric Mandel | March 22, 2016 6:55 pm

Mike Mayock has seen some of Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman’s attributes in prospects who might be available when the Seahawks pick in the first round.

What are the Seahawks’ options at left tackle after Russell Okung’s departure?
Eric Mandel | March 21, 2016 4:43 pm

With longtime anchor Russell Okung no longer protecting Russell Wilson’s blindside, the Seahawks have a hole at left tackle. But that doesn’t mean they are without options. Seattle has made a pair of low-budget signings on the O-line this offseason in J’Marcus Webb and Bradley Sowell, who will make a combined $3.5 million in 2016. […]

NFL Commissioner Goodell earned $34 million in 2014
O’Neil: Richard Sherman’s digs at Roger Goodell aren’t off base
Eric Mandel | March 21, 2016 1:22 pm

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had some critical things to say about his boss, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. While talking to ESPN’s Jim Trotter about rule changes, including Goodell’s proposed “yellow card rule,” where two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in a game would result in an ejection, Sherman called Goodell “just a face … just a suit” […]