I think it's sad that I have more faith in the three drafted rookie WRs than in Moore or Brown with how little impact they had at the end of the year.
Posts made by sammyc521
RE: The Draft: In Conclusion..
Great assessment. I agree that the Seahawks always look for value for value when they draft.
Turning Frank Clark and their #1 pick is to several more players is quintessential Seahawks.
What is hard to judge is that the types of players the Seahawks tend to covet are guys that are very much low-radar kind of guys. DK Metcalf was a freak at the combine but they also look past his biggest skill sets; size and speed - two things that are nearly impossible to coach. But that fits into what the Seahawks want for their play-action deep game.
I am excited for this offseason to round into training camp.
So all the rookies came to town; two of the new WRs didn't get any reps for injury protections (John Urusa & Gary Jennings).
The LB (Cody Barton & Ben Burr-Kirven) seemed to shine in camp and felt right as ease with the defense. This is not a huge surprised since they were large focal points within their respective defenses.
LJ Collier looks like a guy that can be that inside/outside but due to practice limitations, no one can actually see how he'd face in live contact.
DK Metcalf seemed to get the most attention due to the fact he's just so damn big. People seem to be caught up in his 3-cone and shuttle drills from the combine which were poor for an expected 1st round pick. I personally look at his skill set and I'm not lining him up inside or using him on a bunch of double-moves; that reduces his prime skill set which is his speed and size. There is no need for these type of routes if those two aspect can give him the edge.
Looking forward to the first reps where he gets to catch with Russ.
RE: Tom Brady trades money for Super Bowls
It's also a lot easier said than done when you're sitting with six superbowl rings already.
Not everyone is wired that way or married to someone richer than they are. It's not his fault that he has that choice, but it's not a common place.
RE: Rookie Jersey Numbers
Not gonna lie... this looks cool.
Not feeling the #14 as a good WR number. There are currently no jersey numbers in the 80's. In fact, of the 9 numbers available, 5 are taken by TE's. Would have liked to see Metcalf get #85 or #87... but I guess he played in #14 at Ole Miss. It's such a college thing though.
#95 is a good DE number, I can live with those.
RE: 2019 Seahawks NFL Draft Grades
Surprising to see my personal draft grade of B+ kind of run the average.
The biggest knock against the Seahawks will always be their unconventional way of addressing the draft. I think this manifested itself when someone posed the question on 710 AM; "Who's going to be a Pro-Bowler from this draft?"
My initial reaction is "who cares because they can't make it when they're playing in the Superbowl." I think Seattle values playing time and availability more so than accolades which is great for the team but maybe not for branding or individual goals.
RE: Seattle Underdog: Jameson Flag Football
So I finally made it to another game after a trip messed with my plans.
Unfortunately we didn't win this game as it was an evenly matched team that just took better advantages.
I did get a chance to make a great highlight of one play with thanks to Tom Hammond.
RE: 2nd Round 64th Pick - WR DK Metcalf
“I was surprised that he came into our interview with his shirt off,” Carroll said. “I’m serious, he came in with his shirt off, and it kind of pissed me off, so I took my shirt off too. Not for long though.”
“Too long,” Schneider quipped.