Offseason Analysis: Seattle Seahawks

Feb 19, 2009

The Seahawks didn’t send Mike Holmgren off on a high note, and left the cupboards pretty bare for new Coach Jim Mora.  I’m not sure how much Matt Hasselbeck has in the tank.  The team seems committed to Hasselbeck so Seneca Wallace will be waiting in the wings for another injury.  Julius Jones was decent, and will likely be the feature back next year, but he was somewhat of a disappointment.  Maurice Morris probably won’t be back, and T.J. Duckett will be a TD vulture.  It doesn’t look like Seattle will be fantasy friendly for RBs next year.  The same can be said for the WRs.  Bobby Engram is 36 and an Unrestricted Free Agent.  He’ll likely be back.  Koren Robinson is in the same boat.  As long as he’s healthy it looks like Deion Branch will be their#1 WR.  Nate Burleson is coming off an ACL injury so don’t expect much until late.  Clearly the Seahawks need to add some young talent here.  They have to be hoping that Michael Crabtree falls in their lap.  At TE they’re in good shape though with John Carlson, who led the team in receiving in his rookie year.  Walter Jones will be back, but they are hurting at Tackle.  It’s a position that should be addressed in the draft.

On Defense the Seahawks will probably lose Rocky Bernard.  LeRoy Hill didn’t help his cause by caughting caught pulling a Michael Phelps.  The priority on Defense will be their front seven.

Doesn’t seem like Football Betting will look too favorable on the Seahawks either.

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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 19th, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    i got nothing to add, you said it all above!

    February 19th, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    Thanks CK.

  3. Crazy Canton Cuts
    February 19th, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    I think the Seahawks better start replenishing that aging o-line after grabbing Crabtree

  4. LestersLegends
    February 19th, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    Agree. They can’t pass on him.

  5. CK0712
    February 19th, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    The Seattle Seahawks have placed their franchise tag on linebacker Leroy Hill to keep him from leaving in free agency.

    The franchise tag means Seattle will tender a minimum $8.3 million for 2009, the average salary of the top five linebackers in the NFL.

    Hill will be free to negotiate with any other team, but the Seahawks can match any offer or receive two first-round draft choices if they decide not to match.

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