The owners always win when it comes after the franchise tag deadline. Other winners, Panthers' DE Greg Hardy. Losers? The Saints, who may pay more than they want or not get what they deem appropriate for Jimmy Graham.
The Seahawks did not hire fritter away a wad of cash on free agency, hire a top assistant as head coach or go after a big-armed QB. Instead, they hired a guy fired twice in the NFL and found 53 guys who bought in.