Originally posted by elguapo:
I guess Sea will not only be weak on D but now they will not have a threat on offense. RB's....no, wr's....no. Now all a team has to do is take spiller before SEA and i think the SEA will have to wait a few more years to contend for the division....i love it. All SEA does is take players, they are very bad at drafting (see TJ, Branch, J Jones, Kerney, and so on and so on).
I as well as all of you should be happy that we don't have to deal with Marshall 2 times a year, and now MIA is one of my favorite teams
You do realize that the decision makers are now Caroll & Schneider in Seattle, so hard to judge their drafting ability when they have not put together any classes yet. Schneider was a Ted Thompson understudy.
They do have 1 very proven WR in TJ Houshmanzadeh, a great pass catching TE and at RB they appear thin but Forsett did finish the season very strong. I am not worried about them getting Spiller as there are other good backs outside the 1st that they could land that could still become great. RB is a position where mid-round gems can be found often and the Hawks will continue to run the ZBS. They have brought in arguably the best OL coach for a team running the ZBS in Alex Gibbs.
They also have the ability to grab a franchise LT in the 1st round or maybe they go with Eric Berry. With the other pick they could land a top tier pass rusher (Morgan, JPP, Graham or Griffen) if they don't go RB (Spiller/Matthews), WR (Bryant) or select whomever they have as the BPA on there draft board (perhaps even a franchise QB in Jimmy Clausen should he fall that far).
While they don't appear to be a major threat, they could easily make the same claims about us and our unproven OL, the uncertainty we still have at QB, or the lack of proven playmakers and inexperience we possess at WR and even the lack of any real threats at OLB in our base D and at DE in our nickel package. They may not be favorite to win our division but I wouldn't count them out.