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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:47 am    Post subject: ‘Drastic’ may be word of offseason for Seahawks Reply with quote

‘Drastic’ may be word of offseason for Seahawks

The great thing about spectator sports is that exactly everyone who enjoys them knows better than the people hired to do them. At the moment around Seattle, all who bought a ticket, a T-shirt or a cable-TV subscription have a plan for Seahawks renewal that’s better than what coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider are concocting. Even people who haven’t bought a single Seahawks doo-dad know better than those two.

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Particularly irksome to many was the widespread impression that the Seahawks mortgaged some of the future to win in 2017 while their legendary defense was still capable of carrying the franchise. Instead, not only was there no playoffs, the defense broke down faster than anyone imagined — but not as fast as a running game that was the envy of the league three years ago.womens Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey,

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Tuesday in his seasonal farewell address, Carroll was quick to challenge unprompted the claim that two in-season trades for emergency fixes — a 2018 second-round pick for defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and a 2018 third-round pick for left tackle Duane Brown — were largely invalidated by a failure to reach the postseason.

“Did we make drastic measures to get guys outside of our roster during the season because this was our shot?’” Carroll said,womens Will Lutz Jersey asking the question ahead of reporters. “No. We were competing. We had some really clear thoughts about how our roster was going to come together and (top draftee Malik McDowell) wasn’t able to play. So we made a big move.

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“Those were moves that weren’t any more drastic than the moves we’re going to make (in 2018). We’re trying to go for it every time we go. There’s not a year where it’s,womens Kenny Vaccaro Jersey, let’s sit back and wait until next year.’ There’s not a week, ‘OK, there’s not a day, there’s not a moment that we think like that.”

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The problem with “drastic-ness” as a standard of action is that it runs out quickly. Richardson is an unrestricted free agent who, will be expensive, at 26, maybe too expensive, to re-hire.womens Tyeler Davison Jersey

And other than the presumptive return to good health of Fant, a large man with a small resume of NFL starts (10), there is little likelihood of improving the offensive line immediately with draft choices or free agents.womens Ted Ginn Jr Jersey,

The line already has plenty of young players in development. And good veterans are more scarce than matches in Smokey the Bear’s jeans pockets. Brown,is a free agent after next season, 32,but the Seahawks are virtually bound to pay a premium to keep him because they are desperate at the positionAuthentic Will Lutz Jersey,Authentic Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey and he came at a steep price.

A reasonable scenario at the moment for the O-line would keep Brown at left tackle, is the right guard.,' move Fant to right tackle, the world’s most penalized man who isn’t behind bars,Authentic Kenny Vaccaro Jersey, to left guard. Center Justin Britt stays put, and move right tackle Germain Ifedi, and Ethan Pocic, even though he is too tall and not powerful enough yet
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