Corbin K. Smith

Corbin K. Smith

Graduating from Manchester College in 2012, Smith began his professional career as a high school Economics teacher in Indianapolis and launched his own NFL website covering the Seahawks as a hobby. After teaching and coaching high school football for five years, he transitioned to a full-time sports reporter in 2017, writing for USA Today's Seahawks Wire while continuing to produce the Legion of 12 podcast. He joined the Arena Group in August 2018 and also currently hosts the daily Locked On Seahawks podcast with Rob Rang and Nick Lee. Away from his coverage of the Seahawks and the NFL, Smith dabbles in standup comedy, is a heavy metal enthusiast and previously performed as lead vocalist for a metal band, and enjoys distance running and weight lifting. A habitual commuter, he resides with his wife Natalia in Colorado and spends extensive time reporting from his second residence in the Pacific Northwest.

Nov 19, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws under pressure from Seattle Seahawks safety Julian Love (20) in the first quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Seahawks News

Seattle Seahawks 90-Man Roundup: What's Next For Pro Bowler Julian Love?

Heading into his sixth season with big bucks potentially at stake, Julian Love will look to take another step forward in his development in a new defense.

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Oct 22, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) dives for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Joshua Dobbs (9) during the game at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Seattle Seahawks Safety Jamal Adams Lands With New Team

After waiting for his next opportunity, instead of returning to the Seahawks, Jamal Adams will try to bounce back with the Titans.

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Nov 19, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet (26) runs against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (44) in the third quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Podcasts

Fixing Run Game Pivotal to Seattle Seahawks' Success in 2024

Dropping five of their final eight games a year ago, the Seahawks will need vast improvements handling the run game to bounce back into the playoffs.

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Sep 24, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) following a reception during the third quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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Seattle Seahawks Training Camp: Ken Walker III, RB Stable Eager to Explode in 2024

Boasting plenty of talent in the backfield, the Seahawks will be hoping to maximize on Ken Walker III and Zach Charbonnet's ability in Ryan Grubb's offense.

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Dec 4, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) and quarterback Drew Lock (2) take the field before playing against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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'Nobody Throws a Prettier Ball': Seattle Seahawks' Geno Smith Praised By Former Coach

While many were stunned by Geno Smith's rebirth, former Seahawks assistant Dave Canales knew he always had the talent to thrive when granted the opportunity.

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Seattle Seahawks linebacker Boye Mafe (53) tackles Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) late in the fourth quarter during their game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023. The Tennessee Titans were unable to make a comeback as the clock ran out and they lost 20-17.
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Seattle Seahawks 90-Man Roundup: Can Boye Mafe Build Off Breakout Season?

Emerging as a budding star off the edge for the Seahawks last season, a new coaching staff hopes the best is yet to come for Boye Mafe terrorizing quarterbacks.

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Devon Witherspoon and edge rusher Boye Mafe will be focal points in coach Mike Macdonald's defense.
Podcasts

How Adaptable Will Seattle Seahawks' Defense Be Under Mike Macdonald?

Seeking a rapid rebound after a rough 2023 season, new coach Mike Macdonald will aim to bring some necessary creativity to the Seahawks defense.

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Jan 7, 2024; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) runs after making a catch against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Seattle Seahawks Training Camp: DK Metcalf, Receivers Ready to Shine in New Scheme

Armed with one of the best receiver trios in the NFL, the Seahawks hope to fully unleash DK Metcalf and company in an aggressive offense deployed by Ryan Grubb.

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Nov 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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What Must Happen For Seattle Seahawks to Win NFC West in 2024?

It won't be easy for the Seahawks to vault to the top of the NFC West, but improved line play and defense against the run would be a good start.

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Dec 23, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA;  Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson (25) reacts after making a defensive stop during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
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Seattle Seahawks 90-Man Roundup: Can Tyrel Dodson Fill Bobby Wagner's Massive Shoes?

Though he played well in 10 starts for Buffalo last season, Tyrel Dodson joins the Seahawks with much to prove as he tries to secure a long-term contract.

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The Seattle Seahawks signed linebackers Jerome Baker and Tyrel Dodson as free agents in the offseason.
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'They Play at Different Speed': Ex-All Pro Digs Seattle Seahawks Linebacker Signings

Bringing athleticism, toughness, and versatile skills to the equation, Lofa Tatupu believes the Seahawks added two quality talents at linebacker in free agency.

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Oct 1, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Zach Cunningham (52) tackles Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell (14) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Former All-Pro Lofa Tatupu Makes Case For Seattle Seahawks to Sign Veteran LB

With Jerome Baker and Tyrel Dodson missing the entire offseason program, if the Seahawks need an insurance policy at linebacker, Lofa Tatupu has one name in mind.

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