Originally posted by ace49ers:
If this guy signed with the Hawks it would have been a big tilt toward the Hawks in the race for the NFC West.
I agree. I said all along that I thought that Allen would've been a great pickup for Seattle. I don't care what his efficiency stats said, if you kept him fresh with a rotation and put him alongside a supporting cast like the Seattle defense, he would've been a terror.
Fortunately he didn't sign there though. Once again, it demonstrates that players want to get paid more than anything else. Sure, Bennett took slightly less to stay in Seattle, but a guy like Allen wasn't going to take way less a year to come play in Seattle.
I was completely convinced that one of Ware/Peppers/Allen was going to wind up in Seattle. It seemed like a match made in heaven. I was positive it was going to happen. I'm so glad it didn't.
[ Edited by theduke85 on Mar 29, 2014 at 7:40 AM ]