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The off season.

Posted on: March 5, 2008 3:34 am
Edited on: March 5, 2008 4:10 am

As a Seahawks fan on this sight. I notice that people will change the subject of a currently running thread in order to make their oppinion of something not being discussed heard. Now I myself am guilty of this and personally hate it when it happens. I'm hoping to alleviate that stress by making this entire blog open subject.  You wanna talk about it post it here.  This is my first attempt at a blog and I'm hoping it catches on. I created it out of need, other blogs I've investigated tend to wander off subject.  Because I often have things on my mind about the team,  but they aren't worth starting a thread over. ( Perhaps only a couple comments.) It's difficult for me to post them on a "Seahawks blog" Where the last comment was how hot some girl's a## is.

So to start off.

This whole thing about us predicting what we'll do in the draft and free agency is pointless to me. I mean who in their right mind expected Duckett or Wahle to be here before they were.

I realize it may be fun. But in the long run we end up getting excited about something that doesn't happen and quite possably was never going to, leaving us in frustration. It may work for other teams but not for us.  I have to say since Tim Ruskell arrived, we have to be one of the most unpredictable franchises in the league. Year after year, I watch the press try and predict what we are going to do. Then when we don't do it, they plaster us with bad grades on the draft. Only to later call Ruskell some kind of genius. 

Now mind you I see no problem discussing what our needs are. Or even discussing rumours. Let's just not get excited or upset about something  until it happens or it doesn't.

Category: NFL
Tags: Seahawks, Seattle

Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2008 4:59 pm

The off season.

I called it on this entry..  The Seahawks once again went unpredicted in the draft and every one went haywire about how bad it was. It is amazing to me how many dissenters have actually warmed up to our picks at this point.

Kind of unsure how I feel about the columnists giving us descent grades though.  Maybe they are sick of Ruskell proving them wrong.

Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2008 9:57 pm

The off season.

The main culprit as always is money. That to me is the main reason players jump ship when they are on a winning organization. The next reason I beleive especially for us is our location. Holmgren and Ruskell have made effort after effort to bring in players with a team first attitude and others that are simply climatized to the northwest. But winning, the team concept, and happy in rainy south Alaska only go so far when it comes to competing against millions of dollars.

The third reason for me concerns mainly special teamers and non-starters. They are the only ones I can hold any respect for when it comes wanting out. I mean a $500,000 dollar ST player can go some where else for a million dollars and double their lifestyle as well as have a better opportunity to compete for a starting job.

But when it comes to a starter allready making seven million on a winning organization and who is adored by his fans. Leaving for two million more does nothing but sicken me. I speak of no one in particular here, just making a point.

The most classy and poigniant thing I've ever seen a player do. Never mind the fact that.he is a Hawk. Was when the man of all men on our team, Sir Walter Jones actually restructured his contract to make less money to try and keep Hutchinson here.

But to agree with your point above. Yes, our team is rebuilding before our very eyes and no one seems to take notice of it. With all the coaching and player personel changes taking place we will virtually be putting a new team on the turf next year. I wouldn't be surprised if we posted an 8-8 record next year.

Since: Jun 29, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2008 2:38 pm

The off season.

This was what I posted after answering the Koutouvides thread. Thanks for creating a better forum for this kind of thing:

Remember when special teams was the one thing we had to brag about?  It was the only reliable part of our game but now we have lost both our captians in one offseason.  We have a great defense and an okay offense but are we weakening the team as a whole by not protecting key special teams guys?  We all know the offenses job just got harder with out  Josh to rely on.  I do agree with using the tag on Marcus but we should really look at why a good portion of our free agents jump ship so quickly.  I am not a fan of our front office, or our head coach, or our soon to be head coach and it seems our free agents aren't either.

Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2008 9:52 am

The off season.

Haha your absolutely right on all of those man. I love the draft grades after they come out and then you re-measure them four years later and a team that got an A draft now only has one of those players on their roster and the rest are gone or out of the league. In 2005 Seattle was blasted for taken Lofa (Ill admit I flipped as well...) a small undersized LB out of USC who was predicted as a 3rd to 4th at best. Well 3 pro bowls later I guess he has proven his worth. I think the best we can do at this point is speculate and see needs and maybe who could be available.

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