Which Seahawks have raised their value the most since start of season?
-How dare you suggest we draft another running back; everybody knows they're a wasted pick.
-I'd like to dump Fant and get another Dissly to bolster the run game.
-As Joe has said, WR has emerged as a need.
-What a luxury to go from we must draft a QB with our first pick to maybe a mid-round selection.
-The Bruce Irvin play where he took out Daniel and Barkley with one hit was incredible. I haven't seen that since Steve Emtman in the Rose Bowl. It should be an ESPN highlight staple. What a valuable pick up he's been already.
I think both our tackles, K9 and Woolen are locks to the all rookie team. There is maybe one rookie CB better than Woolen, and there are 2 spots.
Geno goes to the pro bowl, unless we make it to the Super Bowl, 5% chance according to Football Outsiders. Speaking of which, DVOA is bullish on Lockett, but he's not having the type of season that brings accolades
There is still time for Dee Eskridge and it sure sounds like his teammates are routing for him. From what I can gather he still hasn't picked up the offense. Tyler Lockett earned his keep and more as a pro bowl returner. Eskridge is returning kicks. If he hangs onto the ball and breaks one or two maybe he buys next year. I hope so as I made it publicly know I wanted the Hawks to draft him.
I gotta say I think the stock on our previous OCs should also go up. Not based on what's happening in Seattle right now, but instead the situation in Denver. I realized recently that we went through 3 different offensive coordinators, but our offense never really changed and we almost never took advantage of the middle of the field. Now suddenly denver doesn't use the middle of the field... Wonder how that happened..
I think Blythe has really raised his stock. Geno speaks so highly of him as if he's another QB on the field, and, of course, he knows Shane's offense and what he wants to do.
It'll be interesting to see how he matches up with AD when that time comes.
Brooks' stock continues to rise. Does not look like he's plateaued, certainly not gone backwards.
Hawks can get a good receiver in the later rounds. Eskridge looks like a bust.
Number 1 priority should be an offense wrecking D tackle ala The Tezmanian Devil . That makes the entire D better.
Move Lewis back to the right side where he made the all rookie team and find a good left guard. Draft a young QB for the future.( Mc Call )
and a mobile outside LB.
At $53 million, the Seahawks' rank ninth in 2023 cap space and there's a shit load of money coming in 2024 and 2025. That's great, but they also have fewer players under contract in 2023 than the average team. The upshot is that they need to be prudent and maybe a bit more creative with cap management than they usually are.
If I were the GM (and it's a good thing I'm not), I'd offer Geno $100 million over four years, with year four essentially a void year with a big non-guaranteed salary to make the total look good. With a $40 million bonus and a 2023 guaranteed salary of $5 million, the first year cap hit would be a manageable $15 million.
Thank you I am rooting for the Seaawks haha I ain't done much fancy book learning
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This is just so FUN ....Geno IS THE MAN ,we have Locke on the bench (as Pete said "we have 2 number 1's " Would if we could get McCall in the 3rd 4th round ? look what Isaiah Likely is doing for the Ravens as a 5th round tight end ,don't tell me that there's no talent in that conference . It's crazy how good this is turning out .....Let's ride ...I mean Go Hawks .
Great write up, Kenneth. Must say I'm higher on Metcalf and Lockett because I thought they'd suffer without Wilson. It wasn't clear to me how much of their success they owed to him. They've done just fine on their own.
Our rookies continue to blow me away. Mafe had a great sack against the Giants (I know, wrong topic). Cross and Lucas are outstanding if you factor in their status as rookies. They've struggled a bit at times but their first year starters on the O line, a position that typically requires some seasoning. Woolen and Bryant continue to impress. Walker is just, well, Walker. There are no superlatives beyond him being himself. One rarely sees a running back with all the tools but this guy has 'em. His shiftiness is off the charts good. A lot of times he doesn't look fast, but then he kicks it into another gear and just flies. If it's all instinctual, then his subconscious is a genius. If it's technique, then it's extraordinary to have all of that at such a young age to pair with top-notch skills. Just hoping and praying he stays healthy. So many big hits when you're a RB.
Iit seems obvious to me if you can squeeze Travis Homer through the line, you could do that plus plus. Pete brings his rookies along slowly maybe by Tampa in Germany
Is Geno even eligible for Comeback Player awards? I thought that was reserved for players returning from injuries. And in any case, in order to "comeback" you have to have been somewhere so that you can return. Geno has never been particularly good and isn't returning to anything, this is all new territory for him.
Pay the man.