Now that we’re in the bye part of our season, I wanted to take a moment to evaluate what we know we have… and have not.
We have not: a quarterback controversy. In fact, yesterday I heard sports radio commentators remarking that the Jets switching out quarterbacks during a drive was actually disruptive and created a stall in drives. This was followed by advice to commit to your quarterback just like Seattle did with Wilson… that it would have been the height of stupidity to bring Flynn in just to see what he had. Hind sight is a wonderful thing! It hasn’t been that many weeks since Seattle sports commentators were calling for Flynn to play just to see what he had.
We have: an unseasoned quarterback. As good as Wilson is performing, he’s still a rookie and there will be mistakes. There were certainly plays in the first half of the Jets game where he struggled, holding on to the ball too long, not sliding when he ran for yardage, missing open receivers down field.
We have: A quarterback with amazing ability to implement learned information in the middle of a game. In spite of his youth and inexperience in the NFL, Wilson isn’t one to continually make mistakes. He has an amazing ability to filter information and implement it immediately.
We have not: a solid receiver corp. Although we have some excellent receivers, injury has kept us from being solid at this position. While Rice and Tate have been consistent, Edwards and Baldwin have been only spotty contributors (injuries) even though both looked great in training camp. Meanwhile Kearse remains untested after drops in the Viking game.
We have: An amazing Tight End. Zack Miller is golden. Whether blocking, running routes or catching the ball, he’s a favorite target down the middle and with his size, a difficult player to bring down.
We have: an amazing defense. Even though they have faced questions regarding how good they really are (optimus prime) they continue to be formidable opponents; opportunists with great speed, size and a desire to hold other team scoreless…
We have: a fantastic owner/front office.
We have: a much needed week off to heal injuries and prepare for the home stretch.
We have: a chance to be a 10-6 team! Or 11-5!
Are the Seahawks Still a Controversy?
I was looking specifically for a few key performances in our game against the Panthers-
- Better pocket presence by Russell Wilson
- Increase in passing offense
- Tighter pass coverage by our corners
- Fewer penalties by our O-line
I did note that Wilson seemed more inclined to use his pocket. I still saw his feet moving furiously a few times, when his urge to scramble kicked in. I was thrilled to see him overcome that urge and stay in the pocket for the throw. This is a significant improvement over the Rams game and it had a positive impact on our passing offense. It also confirms what coaches have said all along… Russell Wilson learns quickly. I hope to see this continue to improve in coming games.
The Rams game must have had an impact on our secondary as I saw them playing very tight indeed. I really appreciate the extra effort by the entire defense. They are playing lights out and it’s not just one or two guys. They truly are the electric eleven!
The offensive line continues to kill us with their antics. Granted, the foul they called on Okung was nonsense, but Breno deserved the sit down that Pete gave him. While they’re doing an excellent job protecting Wilson, the false starts and personal fouls are just not acceptable. And if Breno can’t exert some self-control, I’m more than happy to see Omiyale get some time on the line.
I’m still looking for more improvement in our throwing game. While Wilson is clearly comfortable throwing to Miller, Rice and Golden, it will be nice to see him expand his game to include more throws to Braylon Edwards and Doug Baldwin.
Finally, I just want to note that I’m not on board with some of the shows on Sports radio in the Seattle area this week. I actually turned one off out of frustration yesterday which I rarely do. The shows are premised on the concept that while Wilson is doing better, we ought to start Flynn because:
- We haven’t really seen what he’s got
- Maybe we could run him in a Wildcat or package him like the jets do Tebow
- We have the 31st worst passing game in the NFL
- Wilson isn’t picking things up fast enough
- We should try him and see what we’ve got
All of which is ridiculous. We have seen what Flynn has and it’s good. But the coaches determined that Wilson won the starting job, that he’s our best talent. Let it go. We’d be idiots to bring Flynn in on a wildcat. That’s a specific skill set that he doesn’t have. Also, we’re not the Jets and what the Jets are doing with Tebow and Sanchez is idiotic. Yes, we do have the 31st worst passing offense, and a heck of a running game and an improving QB and a winning record. Let it go. Wilson is improving. You don’t pull him to see what the guy on the bench has. You’ve got someone that’s gotten the bulk of the 1st string snaps who’s getting a rhythm with his offense. You don’t disrupt that just for giggles. And if you did, how long do you leave Flynn in “just to see” And how does Wilson get better sitting on the bench?
I realize that morning shows have to create controversy in order to get callers on the line, but I for one think they are creating controversy when there is none.
And I’m really looking forward to seeing how our team plans for the Pats.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Inconsistent and The Silly
After the Seahawks loss to the Cards on Sunday, I wanted to share a few thoughts on our opening game…
The Good: Russell Wilson. Wilson, despite looking nervous in the last drive toward the goal, did show a lot of poise throughout the game. The secondary played well. Our special teams were better than last year. Leon Washington was a definite stand out. And a shout out to our receivers, particularly Braylon Edwards and Doug Baldwin who went above and beyond to catch some of Wilson’s passes when he had to lead the receivers to avoid coverage.
The Bad: The Oline. They were unable to pick up a blitz or even a strong pass rush. This inability lead to over usage of either the RB or the TE to assist in blocking and limited our offensive threat. Further, the off sides calls on Okung were maddening. He’s not a rookie and it’s not excusable any longer. One is excusable, but more than that is just sloppy. JR Sweezy, despite his fabulous preseason did a poor job on game one of the regular season.
The Ugly: Hauschka. Sorry to say it, but missing that first field goal killed us. It may seem unimportant, but had he made that, our final drive down the field would have been for a field goal and we wouldn’t have had to push in for a touchdown to win the game. Granted there were other issues during the game, but this one really stood out for me, as I also saw him miss a field goal in the Oakland preseason game. Hopefully he can recover his equilibrium, because he’s had a rough start this season in my opinion.
The Inconsistent: The Replacement Refs win this award. They are actually better than I thought they would be in many regards. They are getting a lot of calls right. But their calls on pass interference are a challenge for them and I think the one call on Sherman late in the game was a perfect example. Since the strike doesn’t look to resolve soon, hopefully they’re watching a lot of tape this week in an effort to improve this call.
The Silly: Any Quarterback controversy at this point. Yes, the preseason honeymoon with Russell Wilson is over, but that’s no reason to file for divorce. It’s time to get down to the hard work of making the marriage a productive one. If the offensive line comes back together with the exit of Sweezy (who we’re not divorcing either, just taking a break from) and the return of John Moffit, then we’re on the right track. Let’s not make Flynn “the other woman” who always looks better than who you slipped the ring on in the first place.
The NFC West -
With the start of the season so close, here’s a closer look at our home division and some end of season predictions.
Number 4- Arizona Cardinals – Even their own fan base is down on the Cards. With a tough schedule at the start including Seattle, Philly and New England, the Card’s iffy QB and lackluster O-Line will be challenged as they come out of the gate. Even the end of the season schedule does them no favors with an away game to Seattle, playing Chicago and Detroit at home and then finishing at San Fran. This team will be truly tested. Expect to see Kalb playing again as Skelton struggles. Even with a few surprise wins during the season, the Cards will be in the bottom of the NFC west this year.
Number 3- St Louis Rams – The Ram’s youth as team remains a question mark for this season even as QB Sam Bradford settles into his job as somewhat of an elder statesman as a two year man. As the youngest team in the NFL, there have been plenty of jokes regarding Fruit Loops and Cartoons at the hotel… But, this team has done a drastic restructure and is prepared to live with the consequences. There are 17 rookies on the St. Louis Rams’ opening day roster, seven more players age 24 or younger and 31 in all on the 53-man roster who were not with the franchise last season. Expect to see flashes of brilliance as well as plenty of penalties in the first part of the season as the team gels. The Rams will finish behind the dual powerhouses of Seattle and San Fran.
Number 2 – San Francisco 49ers – While there are any number of claims that the opening 49er/packer game may be a preview of the NFC playoff, there are those in the club house wondering if things will go as smoothly this year as they did last year. In an effort to keep their NFC west champ status, the 49ers brought in Moss and Manningham to help Smith improve his passing performance that was 29th out of 32 last year. With a top ranked D to fall back on should offense become stagnant, expect the 49ers to be competitive. Their real challenge will be remaining consistent as 4 of their last 6 games are on the road. Their D will keep them in 2nd place behind the Seahawks.
Number 1 – Seattle Seahawks – After the changes made in the off-season, it’s hard to say the Hawks won’t take their division. Unlike other teams wondering which QB to start, Seattle has two excellent options instead of “the lesser of two evils”. Russell Wilson has shown excellent skills and preparation and has a fascinating group of receivers to throw to including free agent Braylon Edwards who was sterling in preseason. Factor that in with the improved O-line (Hello JR Sweezy!), the improved running game (Mr. Turbin) and the strength of the Hawks D, and you have the team most likely to win the west! While their passing D was ranked 11th last year, expect that to be even more improved this year with the addition of Bruce Irvin and his outside speed when he rushes the passer. The Hawks secondary is loaded with pro bowl level talent (Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner and Kam Chancellor – otherwise known as the Legion of Boom) and should give opposing QBs nightmares. Expect the Seahawks to take this division despite closely contested games with the 49ers.
The final preseason game is usually merely a final tune-up, most important to players desperately clinging to the bottom of the roster. With the quarterback competition all wrapped up this game feels fairly anti-climactic but there are some interesting roster battles to observe. It’s also our last chance to see the Seahawks before they take the regular season plunge and our last to chance to not care if they lose. Despite that fact, losing to the Raiders just feels wrong. Without further ado, here is this week’s edition of Matchups of the Game.
Matchup #1: Richard Sherman vs. Darrius Heyward-Bey
The disadvantage of the big corners that Pete Carroll prefers is the ever present risk of getting beat down the field by receivers with elite speed. If there is anything Heyward-Bey has it’s elite speed. Many laughed at Oakland when they selected Heyward-Bey 7th overall in the 2009 draft, believing that he was a late first round value at best. To his credit, he developed into a very productive receiver last year with 975 yards despite missing two games. Heyward-Bey’s calling card is his world-class 4.25 speed which easily trumps Sherman’s 4.54 mark. That gap in raw speed makes me nervous, but luckily for Sherman there is more to football than running extremely fast. Sherman has the ability to dominate receivers with his physicality and Heyward-Bey is not very large or particularly strong. It is the sort of scenario where Sherman could bully Heyward-Bey all game at the line of scrimmage, but if Heyward-Bey blows by him just once it will be considered a rough game for Sherman. Considering neither of them will play all game it’s probably most likely that Sherman holds his man in check for a couple of series.
Matchup #2: Braylon Edwards vs. Ron Bartell
This is a battle of two players trying to re-establish their value in the latter portion of their careers. Bartell is 30 and trying to rebound from a gruesome neck injury. Edwards, 29, is attempting to bounce back from an off-year and some questions about his character. Bartell was a very effective corner with St.Louis and has the size, at 6-1, to compete with Edwards on balls in the air. Since the departure of T.O Edwards looks fairly likely to make the team but having a good game today certainly wouldn’t do him any harm. He has made some big catches so far this preseason but producing against a quality corner with size will help prove Edwards is more than just a big target. Receiver reclamation projects are something of a specialty of Pete Carroll and Edwards can help continue that tradition with a good performance today.
Matchup # 3: Breno Giacomini vs. Lamarr Houston
Giacomini has come into his own over the last few years, perhaps due to the fact he is a converted tight-end who didn’t play offensive tackle until his senior year of college at Louisville. He started 8 games for the Seahawks last year and looked competent doing so. His opposition is Lamarr Houston, a well thought of DT coming out of college that Oakland converted to a big DE, sort of in the mold of Red Bryant. Houston made an encouraging debut in 2010 but regressed last year. Apparently he has lost a lot of weight in hopes of putting the production levels of his “sophomore slump” in the past. Giacomini is probably quicker on his feet but Houston could likely have some success with the bull rush against the 6-7 Giacomini. Houston is a talented and unusual DE who will be a nice last challenge for the Seahawk OT before we start with the games that matter.
This game is more important to the guys fighting for their livelihoods rather than the established players that figure to play the biggest role with this year’s Seahawks. That being said, depth is exceedingly important in a game as violent as football, and while some of last roster spots may seem inconsequential now, the players at the bottom of the roster may well be playing big roles by the end of the year. So when you are watching this game don’t complain about watching all the backups because these guys are a play or two for starting for your 2012 Seattle Seahawks. Every player on the 53-man roster is important and as a result so too is this game.
Although I couldn’t get a decent feed for the game last week since my husband and I were on the road, I still kept an eye out for NFL and Hawks news. When we heard that Chad Johnson was released by the dolphins, my husband suggested that the Seahawks might be looking at him to fill wide receiver needs.
That comment and other media blurbs made me take a closer look at our wide receiver situation. With Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, Ben Obamanu and Doug Baldwin being assumed automatics for the team this year, it really leaves some question marks for the remaining two slots, assuming the Seahawks go with 6 spots for that position. The sticky part of the equation is whether Pete decides to continue developing players with potential (Butler, Durham, Lockette) or keep veteran players with 1 year contracts (Owens, Edwards).
My preference would be a combination. Keep Lockette. He did considerable off season work with TJack, learning to run routes and working on his hands. He has so much potential given his speed and size. I haven’t seen much from Butler since his broken leg, but he does lack the size of Lockette, and Durham is a total question mark for me, given his lack of playing time. I’d also keep Edwards as a one year contract. Based on what I saw in training camp, he’s got a ton of talent and great work ethic. Even though TO showed up at camp in great condition and with a pleasant attitude, in my opinion, TO is too great a risk to carry through the season. Even though he’s capable of being a great receiver, TO has a history of being concerned with TO, not the team he’s playing for. A developing offence like the hawks can’t afford a public mid-season melt down when he doesn’t get the ball as much as he’d like.
Similarly, I’m coming to grips with our QB competition. If we’re committed to keeping Josh Portis because of his potential, then we need to release or trade one of our QBs. The three way QB competition has left Portis with no reps in camp, just the role of throwing to Rice on the sidelines. If we’re going to keep Tjack, Wilson and Flynn, then we need to let Portis go. If we’re going to develop Portis, then we need to let Tjack go. It seems as though the media has already determined Tjack will be on the block next week and I for one, will be sorry to see it. Evaluating him as ‘lacking’ last year, based on the significant injury he played though seems illogical. Playing through that injury with an offense that was under construction, well, I thought he did a pretty good job. Not great, but good. If I were another team lacking a starting quarterback, I’d give him a good look given his dedication and courage. The only drawback would be his 4 mill+ salary which means we’ll likely get nothing for him in a trade and just end up releasing him.
I think the game this week is going to answer a lot of questions on receivers as we face off against Denver and Peyton Manning. Stay tuned!
I get a lot of questions from fellow members of the 12th man. Mostly these are on twitter, and I answer them there, but sometimes I wish I had more than 140 characters to answer them. I also occasionally get a few that come in via email, and no one ever gets to see those.
Well, there’s an obvious solution to this problem, and that to answer these questions here on the website. I’m going to be answering questions like this about once a week for the foreseeable future. I
How are our young linebackers looking? -Ricefield via comments
Bobby Wagner looks solid, and will be the starter at MLB this year. Don’t expect him to play the position flawlessly though. He’s still raw, but learning quickly. Remember that even KJ Wright didn’t become a starter until week 3 last year, and he really didn’t progress from “capable” to “genuinely good” until about week 8. Wagner will require patience.
Korey Toomer has been a big disappointment so far. There’s no chance of him starting, and might only make the team because he’s athletic enough to be a standout special teams player. Hopefully he can turn his athleticism into potential production at some point, but it wont be early this season.
Who’s the nickel back this year? – Jason via email
Good question, and not as easy to answer as you might think. The Seahawks have 2 separate nickel defensive backfield looks. one with a safety, and another with a corner. The safety nickel will be Winston Guy, and I expect this to be the look that we see the most this year in terms of the nickel, probably 25-30% of the total defensive snaps.
The 3rd CB isn’t as easy to call. Marcus Trufant was probably the favorite before camp, but he hasn’t looked at good as you’d expect. Still, he’s an excellent tackler, and the only CB on the team that can play zone coverage competently. Tru has also gotten some work as the safety nickel back, so there’s some versatility there.
Roy Lewis is probably the fan favorite to win the job, but he had it last season and really struggled. He’s looked pretty good, but not great, in camp. He has to show that he’s improved significantly from last season to show he’s worthy of the job. He’s also healthy this season, and wasn’t last year, so there’s definitely hope, and that’s why he’s my favorite to win the job.
Walter Thurmond would be the ideal choice if he was healthy, but he not, and he wont be until at least week 6.
Can TO and Edwards both make the final roster? – Andrew via email
Sure they can, but I don’t think they do at this point. Rice, Baldwin and Tate all seem like locks. That means there’s just 3 more spots, and 10 people vying for it. If you keep both Edwards and TO, neither of whom will play special teams, then you’re limiting your roster to just 1 WR who will play special teams, and the same 1 spot on the roster for a young developmental player.
So while, yes, I do think it’s possible, I don’t believe that both TO and Edwards make the final roster.
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Over the last couple of days the Seattle Seahawks have searched the scrap heap for receiving help and come up with formerly productive receivers Antonio Bryant and Braylon Edwards. These recent arrivals represent just another component of Pete Carroll’s philosophy about bringing in competition at every position whenever he has the opportunity. One could argue the presence of Edwards and Bryant shows a lack of faith in the young receivers currently on the roster but I think this is merely how the Seattle front office likes to do business. There is virtually no risk involved with signing the duo and one or both of them could potentially be useful complimentary pieces on offence. These signings also have the potential to be utterly inconsequential if the talented young receivers on the squad step up to the plate, but during the off-season fans will inevitably find a way to get excited about any minor transactions. There is already debate as to which of these two players Seahawks fans would rather see on the 2012 squad. In this post I hope to put an end to that debate. The answer is that both sides are right. Or wrong, depending on how you look at it. The reality is that the more you look into Bryant and Edwards, the more it seems they are exactly the same player.
The first and most obvious similarity between the two is the fact that neither reached their physical potential due to a penchant for mental mistakes and attitude issues. Both have had the “diva” label slapped on them and in both cases it seems to fit. In Antonio Bryant’s case the fact the he never lasted on any team for more than two and a half years despite his immense talent should be a telling sign. Bryant put up over 1000 yards in 2005 at the age of 24 for the Cleveland Browns and yet they let him go in free agency despite him being the sort of piece one would think a rebuilding squad would want to build around. He signed with the 49ers and was run out of town almost immediately. Bryant has had problems with almost every coach he has played for as well as numerous run-ins with the law. Braylon Edwards is the same story. Legal problems. Dropped balls. Being shied away from despite good production. Edwards had 904 yards in 2009 and wasn’t able to get anything better than a one year 1 million dollar deal from San Francisco (with incentives to be fair). Both of these players passed through both Cleveland and San Francisco with unceremonious exits and both teams were happy to see them leave. These two seem to epitomize the concept of the talented guy who just doesn’t get it. Whether they get it now remains to be seen.
The fact that Bryant and Edwards have played in a couple of the same cities and share the same sort of questionable reputation is not enough for me to declare them officially the same player. To make that declaration one must look at the stat sheet. Let’s start with the basics: Edwards has 341 receptions to his name for 5323 yards and Bryant has 372 catches for 5685. These numbers are fairly similar but the separation between them can be accounted for by Bryant’s longer career. He is two years older after all. Where the stats get scarily similar is on a per game basis. Edwards has 3.4 receptions a game for 58.6 yards and Antonio Bryant has managed 3.5 receptions for 58.3 yards. On a per reception basis they sit at 15.6 and 15.3 respectively. The production is quite simply the same. I suppose that on average Braylon Edwards will catch you .1 less balls per game but when he does get the ball in his hands he is .3 yards more dangerous each time. That is the sort of difference that defines the word trivial.
Braylon Edwards may have a little size on Antonio Bryant and Bryant may be a little bit older but I think it’s clear that they both bring the exact same thing to table. Knowing that we can avoid getting too emotionally attached to one or the other and just let the situation play out. Perhaps Seattle will catch lightning in a bottle with one of them and we could witness the next Mike Williams career revival (Is that analogy less effective now?). More likely, neither will factor enormously into the Seahawks’ plans going forward. The track record for attitude-challenged receivers in the decline phase of their careers isn’t brimming with heat-warming success stories. That being said it will be fun having a couple of clones on the team for however long it lasts.
This is a bit unexpected, but the Seahawks have signed WR Braylon Edwards. Edwards was with the 49ers last season, and appeared in 9 games, collecting just 15 catches. The former first round pick battled injuries all season, but was a major disappointment after good years in New York and Cleveland.
Edwards was in for a workout with the team a week ago, but the Seahawks chose to sign Antonio Bryant instead.
Edwards will provide some training camp depth at a position that is having difficulty with injuries. Bryant, Jermaine Kearse and Sydney Rice all haven’t practiced yet with the team because of injuries. Expect Edwards to work out at Split End, the position held by Mike Williams that previous 2 seasons.
To make room for Edwards, the Seahawks released kicker Carson Wiggs.
I’m a little late on this one, so it’s no longer breaking news, but it is still news. The Seattle Seahawks have signed WR Antonio Bryant to fill out their roster on the eve of training camp.
Bryant was with the Seahawks in mini-camp on a 2 day tryout. The Seahawks said they like what they saw, but indicated that Bryant was still not in football shape and needed to improve his conditioning. Apparently he has spent the last 5 weeks working out and getting fully into shape.
Bryant adds to a WR position on the Seahawks that consists of just 2 players who have produced at the NFL level, and just 1 other veteran player. Sydeny Rice and Doug Balwin will likely be starters. Ben Obomanu, the other vet, isn’t likely to make the team this year.
The 31 year old Bryant hasn’t played since 2009, but once had over 1200 yards receiving when given a chance to start regularly. The talent has always been there, but Bryant’s continued off-field problems derailed his career.
A signing was inevitable. The Seahawks released Mike Williams a week ago and never replaced him on the roster. I figured it was likely going to be LB Brian Banks, but clearly I was wrong. I still hope Banks gets a chance with the Seahawks at some point in camp.
The Seahawks also worked out WR Braylon Edwards on Thursday, but chose to sign Bryant instead. This
Through the offseason and into the regular season, Seattle’s new front office has been quite difficult to figure out, to say the least.
When Tim Ruskell was in town, his moves were sometimes predictable. Predictable isn’t a great trait for a general manager, but Ruskell was egotistical and very disciplined in his philosophy on building a football team.
Ruskell wanted to obtain players who had won before. He wanted determined players with experience against the best competition, a team-first attitude, and a relentless work ethic. Most importantly, the player had to be of high character, a stand-up citizen, and well-behaved off the field.
Ruskell’s philosophy landed players like Deion Branch, Patrick Kerney, and Julius Jones. In the NFL Draft, Ruskell opted for experienced, “safe” picks like Kelly Jennings, Lawrence Jackson, and Aaron Curry.
We knew what to expect when Tim Ruskell was in charge. The new regime, however, is still somewhat mysterious.
We had no idea what to expect in last April’s draft. Some people thought John Schneider would submit to Pete Carroll and favor players from Southern California and the Pac-10 Conference. Others assumed the Seahawks would significantly reach for a quarterback like Jimmy Clausen or Tim Tebow.
Those who were eventually correct with their predictions will tell you even they weren’t certain what was going to happen.
As the offseason progressed and training camp opened, it was obvious the Seahawks were seeking a big-time playmaker at wide receiver. The team pursued Brandon Marshall, but was eventually outbid by the Miami Dolphins.
When the San Diego Chargers began fielding offers for Vincent Jackson, the Seahawks quietly joined several other franchises in pursuit of the disgruntled wide receiver. Jackson was holding out for a new contract and refused to play without one; the assumption was that San Diego would be willing to part with him for adequate compensation. Desperate for a big, physical wide receiver and obvious playmaker, the Seahawks showed serious interest.
The team was given permission by San Diego to discuss contract details with Vincent Jackson and his agents. One would have to assume the Seahawks had at least lightly discussed trade compensation with the Chargers as well.
Landing Jackson, while still possible but quite unlikely, would have been a huge acquisition for Seattle’s new front office. If Tim Ruskell were running the show, however, the Seahawks would have never even considered trading for Jackson.
Though he is a talented player, Jackson has a questionable off-field record. He is already facing a suspension this season for his second DUI, and investing so much in a repeat offender would be a huge gamble.
Schneider and Carroll were apparently willing to take a chance on Jackson. Until, that is, Braylon Edwards was arrested and charged with DUI earlier this week.
According to John Clayton, the Seahawks decided not to pursue Vincent Jackson any further when they found out about Edwards’ DUI. Because of Jackson’s two previous DUI charges, the team apparently decided they’re unwilling to take a chance.
It seems awkward Seattle would become indecisive following the news about Braylon Edwards. Without any additional knowledge of the situation, I have to assume that ownership stepped in and prevented any further pursuit of Vincent Jackson. Acquiring a player like Jackson would be wonderful on Sundays, but could quickly become a public relations nightmare for the franchise.
Seattle’s front office is still unpredictable; without any established patterns or obvious preferences, their next move is a mystery. For now, we can only hope for the best every Sunday.
Just don’t assume the obvious will happen on the following Monday.
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