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Making sense of some puzzling Seahawks picks
For weeks -- maybe even months -- before the draft, we never talked about a Seahawks' need at running back. Yet they drafted two of them, including one with a second-round pick.
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  • TheWebHead wrote...
    Go2, this is error filled
    and your explanations are thin, nonsensical. Jesse Williams - 5th round, not 4th. Just an idiotic reason to opine someone was a "worst pick". Give me something tangible as to why it was the worst pick. Spencer Ware - he was drafted as a FULLback. Mike Rob is 30, makes $2.5m, do the math. Linebacker - the draft had no speed at LB and the Seahawks DID draft a guy at that position, Ty Powell. They also have Korey Toomer, who you never mentioned in the story, drafted last year on the roster.
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  • egTman wrote...
    TheWebhead...
    You know this is written with a good dose of tongue-in-cheek don't you? Lighten up dude. Btw, Ty Powell is projected to compete at LEO end spot, not weak side LB
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  • phatpay wrote...
    Nice job, WebHead
    Jim, or someone else, fixed the error, but I'm glad your comment is here to hammer that this very flippant article contained a pretty egregious error. Not that anyone should be surprised by this drivel from Go2. Even though Smith pretty much took over the position from Hill last year, I still heard a ton about "Will LB" as a "need" for the Seahawks. Obviously Hill is gone, and technically we are down a starting caliber OLB. But there is depth on this team at LB. Because of all the talk about this subject I decided to look at the various prospects for us to draft this year. I couldn't find one that was decently regarded AND had around the same speed as Malcolm Smith (4.44 40 yard dash), Mike Morgan (4.46 40 yard dash), or Korey Toomer (4.48 40 yard dash). There were some intriguing linebackers out there. Ones that I thought we might take a look at this draft. Like Arthur Brown (4.68 40), KState, Khaseem Greene (4.71 40), Rutgers, or Sio Moore, UCONN (4.65 40). The major factor, as these are all good players, is that they are not fast enough to warrant a draft pick from this front office. Now, Ty Powell, is not as fast as the incumbents (4.65 40), but he has played safety, end, and linebacker. Plus he has that all around athleticism that is prized by this front office (see: Tha Monstar), high school QB, blocked 4 kicks on ST. He could be DE depth or LB depth. He's definitely going to be on ST. With all the "hybrid" players we have on this team: Bennett, Irvin, Avril, and now Powell, it was a stretch to think that we'd draft a slower linebacker from, honestly, a lackluster 4-3 OLB talent pool. To the other issues, like mentioned about Ware, he will likely compete with Mike Rob. And, obviously, Michael, and/or Ware could also be the RB added to the roster to replace the loss of Leon Washington.
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  • neurocell wrote...
    Have to agree with most of this
    But there was speed available, most notably Arthur Brown and Khaseem Greene. Toomer and Smith are about .1 seconds faster, but I'm assuming that PCJS figure that they already have a better fit on the roster, KJ Wright will play some Will, and Kam Chancellor will continue with his rover role.
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  • neurocell wrote...
    Wrong about the speed
    I knew that they weren't as fast as the guys on the roster, but not up to .3 seconds faster. That's not that big of a deal if they drop into coverage, but it does come into play closer to the line of scrimmage. Sounds counter-intuitive, I know, but it's the difference between closing to make the tackle for a negative or no gain versus a short gain. That could be the difference between stopping a drive, or watching the opponent convert on third down. If Aaron Curry were still here, it'd be the difference between him blowing by the player in the backfield versus stopping him after a long gain.
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  • Blackbear wrote...
    Old Guy stuff...
    "Personally, I consider it a good sign for the Seahawks if I've never heard of their draft picks or understand why they would take a certain player when they did." Amen, Brothah!
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  • TheWebHead wrote...
    Also, no mention in this story about Leon Washington
    Guy leaves, draft an upgrade for a guy to come in, make sense? And maybe the team that runs more than any in the league might want more depth at RB. Maybe they saw Marshawn was used a bit too much during the season, and towards the end had a fumble issue, fumbling vs Rams (a fortunate recovery), vs Skins at the goal line, vs ATL to kill an early drive and just as he crossed the goal line for the go-ahead TD. Maybe you cut 70 carries from that workload and give them to Michael, plus whatever Leon got last year. Don't forget Marshawn's back spasm issues, where you don't want to be without a net if it recurs. Turbin would do, but Michael would be preferred.
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  • KZMike wrote...
    Picks
    As does the 'honey badger' it seems other LSU players seem to have more than the usual share of off field issues. A look at several other picks/selections, there are additional off field 'issues' that may be lurking in the background. My hope is that the Seahawk Staff, from the 'git-go' head off these issues with all 'assets' at their disposal, in 'ernest'. Having needed players be not available due to drug use [of ANY type] is NOT ACCEPTABLE. . . we saw way too much of that last year.
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  • KZMike wrote...
    Running Back Picks
    Not know how easy/difficult this may be in reality, my thought is that we could see some conversion[s] from RB ► LB. . .???
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  • Sekolah wrote...
    Making Sense
    Well, clearly if anyone else is as confused as Jim Moore is about who the Seahawks drafted and why, this article certainly didn't help much. I'll just end my rant right there because TheWebHead pretty much took care and said what needed to be said.
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  • egTman wrote...
    Then you both...
    need to lighten up, it's tongue in cheek, duh
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  • Richardfg7 wrote...
    Great job by PC/JS !
    These players will not all hit. But some will. It's the high risk high reward factor that has these guys averaging 2 pro-bowlers per draft so far. So to the critics I make that sound of sticking my tongue out and blowing really hard. Go Seahawks !!! (Are you still trying to figure out the Russell Wilson pick?)
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  • Hawkin wrote...
    The majority
    of the league is gearing toward the passing game offensively, the Seahawks are continuing toward a balance. The running back selections are throwback. Percy, Russell, and the versatile offense are new NFL. I want to believe (after having 2 days to think about it), that having the intensified ground will make D-coordinators preparations less fun.
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  • Hawkin wrote...
    grammar
    "I want to believe the intensified ground game will make D-coordinators preparations less fun"
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  • Johnnymac50 wrote...
    Draft sense
    It makes sense-the problem lies more with those who have to make accurate pre-draft predictions. "Safe picks", like Aaron Curry and Rick Mirer don't always work out. Seattle will run the ball, not hold their breath and hope that one runner is good to go on gameday. I think there are enough LB candidates to find a bona fide starter @ OLB, and it was a good, humorous article which kind of highlights the uncanny ability of JS and PC to avoid the "Mel Kiper said this" method of picking players.
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  • roosevelt wrote...
    Draft Seems a Bit Underwhelming?
    Again, the Seahawk's go with a contrarian approach to drafting necessary cannon fodder. It has worked miraculously.... previously. Will it work again? Statistically, it is very unlikely. Also, the Seahawk draft line begs the following question: Does a football organization have any responsibility about the character of the employees it brings to the community???
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  • jiminlapaz wrote...
    Character
    I painfully remember the Tim Ruskell days of staunchly drafting high character prospects. How did that work out? Not great. I love that J&P are willing to give players a second chance. I love that they have a tendency to draft players with a chip on their shoulders... and I love that with surgical precision they let go of those that have not learned to be good teammates and performers. In John and Pete I trust. GO HAWKS!
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