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Re: Better make it count
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:58 pm
  • So, you DONT think the salary of their starters, current players contracts, etc factored into it?

    I would exclude Chase Daniels, but thats personal. I dig the dude.
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Re: Better make it count
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:10 pm
  • pehawk wrote:So, you DONT think the salary of their starters, current players contracts, etc factored into it?

    I would exclude Chase Daniels, but thats personal. I dig the dude.


    If anything I'd say they'd be more likely to backup their substantial investment (if they could afford to, which some teams clearly could).

    I don't feel like it's a point I have to raise in this debate. I'm arguing that it's acceptable for us not to worry about the backup situation too much, using different examples of teams choosing not to prioritise the backup QB position. In many cases, those teams carefully selected role players. UDFA's or rookie's who fit the scheme, had some upside and could be coached up a bit. Minimal cost for a guy you hope never ever takes the field.

    Now, whether Seattle is paying Wilson $500k a year or $15m, I think this is an acceptable plan for this team too. And I think it's an issue we've worried far too much about. The creme de la creme of the NFL were sporting McCown, Mallett, Taylor, Osweiler and Harrell as backup quarterbacks last year. And I look forward to Seattle fielding a low-cost backup QB next year too. Especially if the cap saving helps us re-sign an actual starter down the line. That to me is much more important than paying a guy like Flynn $7.25m to sit on the bench. Wilson earning a pittance shouldn't be seen as an opportunity to pay his backup more, it should be seen as an opportunity to improve the starting talent over the next three years.
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Re: Better make it count
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:22 pm
  • Wow, I disagree 100%.

    I just cant see any NFL GM ever going into a season with an unproven/distrusted back-up, unless they just HAD to. Kicking and screaming had to. Thats why the teams that to do that, have usually been good for awhile. Meaning, those teams are spending and managing their cap to maintain a window (vs trying to begin one).

    Yeah, they dont win the SB without Wilson in Jan. But, they could if Wilson misses October. Seattle is the ONLY of those teams that could stomach such a loss. If they could, everyone of those teams you listed would take the gimme.

    IMO, Seattle has a gift /gimme this year with Wilson's salary..and their cap.
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Re: Better make it count
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:56 pm
  • Well, there's a fair old chance Seattle will do the exact thing you're opposing if they trade Flynn.
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Re: Better make it count
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:00 pm
  • I think Seattle's trading Flynn because they're truly treating Seattle like a program; and doing "right" by their players.

    I think this is Flynn's chance out because thats what he wants. Which is kind of why it's TOTALLY up to Flynn whether he goes to Oakland or not now. They gave him a choice...brilliant actually.

    There's nothing to gain this year by trading Flynn. It doesn't really free up money of significance and doesn't factor into next year. It's all risk.
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Re: Better make it count
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:24 pm
  • It frees up $3.25m. Which combined with the remaining cap space, puts Seattle at around $10m. That is crucial cap if you want to re-sign Kam (they're talking) plus other players in 12 months time. They need to keep throwing cap forward. Vital money.

    Time for Seattle to move on. And hopefully this forum too.
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Re: Better make it count
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:39 pm
  • What's the hit if they trade him? I thought it was a wash.
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Re: Better make it count
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:27 pm
  • pehawk wrote:What's the hit if they trade him? I thought it was a wash.

    He counts for $7.25m against the cap this year, cutting him accelerates his prorated dead money to all be against our cap this year, which is $4m. So we save $3.25m right now and he's off the books completely for next season.

    I don't buy that this is some charitable move to do right by Flynn at all. They see better use for that cap space and know that they'd almost certainly be cutting him in the next offseason. Teams don't go cheap on backup QBs because they have to, they do so because it's not hugely important. Odds are you don't have a Superbowl QB at #2 on your QB depth chart, and odds are Flynn isn't that, so if you lose your QB, it's over anyways. Backup QBs are understudies, not depth, they don't come in on a regular basis to spell other guys. They sit. $3.25m to extend someone homegrown or improve elsewhere seems more valuable than unfounded peace of mind.
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:30 am
  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:
    chris98251 wrote:English your aspect of what a QB whether it's a starter of a back is so skewed. You can't win without a top 10 pick franchise QB argument is proven wrong, just as your belief that you just stick a camp body or 7th round pick in for a back will be sound as well.

    You need someone that can keep the shipped steered in the right direction if necessary, The Dolphins had Morral and Strock, they would have never won a super bowl with out Earl. Kubiak filled in for Elway on their trips to a Super bowl a few times. Flushing a season if your starter gets injured is a defeatist attitude, there is a reason GB had guys behind the starters that could play the game, Brunell, Hass, Brooks, to name a couple, they don't have to be elite but they need to have the respect of a defense. Dallas had good back up depth as well much of the time they made runs both in the 70's and in the 90's, Oh and lets not forget the Bill's having Frank Rheich backing up Kelly and winning the largest comback game in NFL history to get to the playoffs over Warren Moon and the Oilers. Also you think the 49ers were worried much with Steve Young behind Montana, or Garcia behind Young?

    Yes it seems like a luxury if you don't use them, but have a QB go down and a guy step in and keep the wheels spinning if you can till he gets back is priceless in the short window of NFL success that most teams get.

    Granted it's not impossible to find a guy overlooked as a 7th or a camp fodder guy, just gets noticeably more difficult, the flaws many have if not someone that had doubts cast on them because of off field issues or recovery from a injury are much bigger in their game.


    The only thing that is skewed is this idea that somehow Seattle can remain a legit Super Bowl contender if they lose Russell Wilson. The chances are they cannot. It's hard enough to find a franchise QB capable of claiming a title, let alone two.

    We don't half waste time debating backup QB's on this forum. Good grief.

    If. If. If. If.

    What if Russell Wilson stays healthy for ten years?

    If he doesn't and he picks up a season ending injury, good night Vienna.


    Every QB gets hurt at some point, you completly ignored the scenerios I pointed out from teams that made RUNS of multiple years of Super Bowls and the back ups they had since it doesn't fit your Wal Mart back up QB arguement. Having a back up that can step in and give you a chance is a legitimate concern, if not why even carry one on the roster in your point of veiw, Wilson gets injured stick Robinson in to hand the ball off for the rest of the season and have a extra WR or CB and not even waste the roster spot if your going to concede a season over an injury.
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:39 am
  • I totally see this as a do right move AND a cap move, but I also don't think Flynn is all that good as a player, and I think the Hawks and most of the NFL don't see that much value in him. The rare opportunities Flynn got last year in blowouts they showcased him making all throws, getting rid of him because he wants to start was always the plan. Always. The off season was a day old when they announced they were open to trading him.
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:12 am
  • IIRC, a few years ago, a team had its starting QB go down and they won the SB with a 6th Rd backup QB. Now who was that?
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    Oh, yeah, it was the NE Patsies and the backup QB was Tom Brady.

    Don't know how this factors into the debate about 'needing a competent backup QB' other than maybe showing we don't necessarily need a 1st/2d day pick QB for the position. ;)
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:46 am
  • sutz wrote:IIRC, a few years ago, a team had its starting QB go down and they won the SB with a 6th Rd backup QB. Now who was that?
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    Oh, yeah, it was the NE Patsies and the backup QB was Tom Brady.

    Don't know how this factors into the debate about 'needing a competent backup QB' other than maybe showing we don't necessarily need a 1st/2d day pick QB for the position. ;)


    How often is that REALLY going to happen?
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:02 am
  • The 3.25M number seems a little insignificant. I know we're all telling each other Kam will be resigned, and maybe he will, but I HIGHLY doubt Kam gets more here than the open market. He's the replacable component of the Seahawks corp group. Surely his agent knows this too. So, I still dont see any gain to trading Flynn...that money wont do a thing.

    It's a option for Matt; "best we can do buddy" thing.
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:09 am
  • I would feel more comfortable with Flynn backing up Wilson this year than saving 3 mill.
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:23 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    sutz wrote:IIRC, a few years ago, a team had its starting QB go down and they won the SB with a 6th Rd backup QB. Now who was that?
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    Oh, yeah, it was the NE Patsies and the backup QB was Tom Brady.

    Don't know how this factors into the debate about 'needing a competent backup QB' other than maybe showing we don't necessarily need a 1st/2d day pick QB for the position. ;)


    How often is that REALLY going to happen?


    Throw, I am not picking on you, but you are the easiest to quote in this thread.

    Tony Banks was the Ravens starting QB, but Dilfer came in and took that team to a Super Bowl victory. Trent Green was the Rams starting QB, but Warner came in and took that team to a Super Bowl victory. As well as the Brady one that always get brought up. Jay Schroeder was the Redskins starting QB for 10 games, but Williams came in and took that team to a Super Bowl victory. I know there are other examples, but I am too young to remember them and I don't have time to look them up.

    People are sitting here saying that we can't go to the Super Bowl without Russell Wilson, and as much as I love Wilson, this roster is ridiculously stacked. Even if we lose Wilson's excellence, I believe we have the team that can make that push. What we have been missing on offense is a receiver who can get separation in one on one's and now we have that in Harvin. Our running game is one of the best in the league. Our defense is probably the best in the league. There have been several teams throughout the years who have won Super Bowls with exactly the formula we have built here.

    I am of the opinion that dealing Flynn is in our best interest and we won't miss him much, but to act like the backup QB position means nothing as some have come across as, is a little much.
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:47 pm
  • Flynn sucks
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:58 pm
  • pehawk wrote:The 3.25M number seems a little insignificant. I know we're all telling each other Kam will be resigned, and maybe he will, but I HIGHLY doubt Kam gets more here than the open market. He's the replacable component of the Seahawks corp group. Surely his agent knows this too. So, I still dont see any gain to trading Flynn...that money wont do a thing.

    It's a option for Matt; "best we can do buddy" thing.


    The money won't do a thing... Except help sign Kam to an extended contract. Which they are trying to do. And now they have $8-10m to play with instead of $4-5m (depending on cost of McDaniel). Seattle is ruthless and cap efficient. They aren't a charity.
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:04 pm
  • There's where we disagree; I'm sure they're trying to resign Kam. But, if Kam has an agent worth a lick, he knows most likely he gets more on the open market. I'd rather have insurance w/Flynn and risk Kam.
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Re: Better make it count
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:09 pm
  • Insurance for what, though? That's what I don't get. If Wilson goes down, Flynn maybe makes us not win a Superbowl better than another guy? I'd rather re-sign a young, productive part of our defense than overpay a guy who shouldn't ever play a snap and if he does we're screwed anyways.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:30 am
  • pinksheets wrote:Insurance for what, though? That's what I don't get. If Wilson goes down, Flynn maybe makes us not win a Superbowl better than another guy? I'd rather re-sign a young, productive part of our defense than overpay a guy who shouldn't ever play a snap and if he does we're screwed anyways.


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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:12 am
  • Insurance against Wilson missing October only, for example.

    Hawks got a freebie this year.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:18 am
  • This team was good enough to win half the games where Wilson was handcuffed by playcalling more conservative than a Saudi girl's dress. I think if forced to, we can do the same with quite a variety of backups.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:24 am
  • Scottemojo wrote:This team was good enough to win half the games where Wilson was handcuffed by playcalling more conservative than a Saudi girl's dress. I think if forced to, we can do the same with quite a variety of backups.


    Agreed.

    But trading Flynn now, gains this team nothing. It risks quite a bit, but gains it zero. Yes, alot of teams have bad backup QB's, but thats because they have to. Seattle doesn't have to.

    Thats why I beleive the move is all about giving Flynn a chance, nothing else. It's just a move you dont make otherwise; as I said no gain and all risk (this year).
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:30 am
  • pehawk wrote:
    Scottemojo wrote:This team was good enough to win half the games where Wilson was handcuffed by playcalling more conservative than a Saudi girl's dress. I think if forced to, we can do the same with quite a variety of backups.


    Agreed.

    But trading Flynn now, gains this team nothing. It risks quite a bit, but gains it zero. Yes, alot of teams have bad backup QB's, but thats because they have to. Seattle doesn't have to.

    Thats why I beleive the move is all about giving Flynn a chance, nothing else. It's just a move you dont make otherwise; as I said no gain and all risk (this year).

    Well, if they need a spare million or two to extend Kam or another player, it does free that up. It is also possible that by the time their third date with Flynn came around, they had discovered they just didn't like him as much as they had at first.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:36 am
  • Maybe JS and PC don't think the dropoff from Flynn to the guy they'd like to bring in is that great or that there's a dropoff at all. Flynn's allure is that we don't know how good he really is, not that he's some proven quality starter in this league that we happen to be lucky enough to roster as our #2. I also think draft choices and making room to extend a guy now that will also give you more room to focus on extending other guys later, etc. is worth plenty. Or if that means we can sign another guy as quality depth, the type of depth that actually sees the field, that's good, too. The idea of there being a huge risk is based off the assumption that Matt Flynn is a high quality quarterback, and perhaps the reason that 'risk' is acceptable to Pete and John is that he just plain isn't one. Maybe he makes for a decent back-up, but maybe they like some other guys for that role just as much but the slight bit of hope and mystery surrounding Flynn means he nets you draft picks. That won't be the case next year when they almost undoubtedly would be just cutting him.

    I still feel like that somewhere in all of the noise, hoopla, and excitement of Russell Wilson breaking out, what some hoped Flynn would be transformed into what people believed he definitely was.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:41 am
  • I dont think Flynn is a quality QB, by any means. He's Kitna, McCoy, Grossman (trolling....). He is however an average QB who goes 3-1 on a strong team. I'm pretty confident in that.

    I just dont believe the Hawks would entertain it unless they were giving Flynn a Valentine. Hell, the deal with the Raiders is so screwy how can you not deduce it's a simple gesture to Flynn?
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:06 am
  • Maybe the Hawks are wanting to be shed of this backup's enthusiasm?
    http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/Week-13---Carroll-Postgame-Locker-Room-Speech/5df7881d-aadf-45b5-ad7a-ba5043ef1426

    That was after the best win of the year to date, on the road in Chicago. We all knew Wilson was special, but that was the game where the rest of the nation really figured out how awesome Wilson is. Flynn looked like somebody pooped in his mouth.

    Cardinal sin in Seattle is not buying in. Cap hit be damned, hit the road Houshmanzadeh style. Does Flynn look bought in? From the phantom elbow injury in pre-season to stuff like this, there was a disenfranchised vibe from Flynn lots of times last year.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:08 am
  • Agreed, Scott(e). I did get the pouty vibe at times too. Be careful though, it makes you an easy target around here.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:09 am
  • As Pinskeets noted, the chances are they feel like there are other backups they believe can also go 3-1 but at a much lower cost for a guy who may never see the field. Plus they can also generate further picks from moving Flynn.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:12 am
  • Scottemojo wrote:Flynn looked like somebody pooped in his mouth.

    It must've been Russell 'The separation is in the defecation' Wilson.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:18 am
  • If (big "IF" IMHO) we are planning or willing to move Flynn, his value will peak at two times. Right now, leading up to the draft and during draft week, when teams start wanting more and better picks, and August as teams account for training camp injuries and such. Thus the increased chatter about him.

    I disagree that the idea of trading Flynn will net us "nothing." I do think that it is far from a necessity. For the right deal, he'll be gone.

    I also think that the FO is trying to allow Flynn to get to a better personal situation with a shot at a starting gig, but without hurting the team. They're classy, but not stupid.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:43 am
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    But it's going to be hilarious in here if Wilson does get hurt and all the "we should have kept Flynn!" madness begins.


    That stuff will only come from the people who thought Flynn was starting material in the first place. I think that if we kept Flynn and Wilson went down for an extended stretch, that we're just as screwed in that scenario as we would be with Tyler Thigpen or Terrell Pryor or some other journeyman as our backup.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:48 am
  • Ill reserve judgement until the compensation is released. If its picks next year, then its a situation where the Hawks are truly getting nothing out of it, now. And their moves are about winning it all in 2013 (to start).
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:48 am
  • pehawk wrote:Agreed, Scott(e). I did get the pouty vibe at times too. Be careful though, it makes you an easy target around here.


    Whatevs. How bout that pony keg Flynn is packing in that video? 13 games into the season and our backup looks like he has been working only on getting his handicap down to single digits.
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Re: Better make it count
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:53 pm
  • Damn you guys act like he's smalls (a sandlot reference) or somebody getting picked last he can play and i think if he needed to play with the weapons around him our team could win he knows the system and i take our talent over GB's he did ok with them. I don't know anything about his affect on the locker room dynamic but if he has'nt checked out he pushes Wilson with some in house competition more than a rookie QB would. He's also in the NFL record books so i think he is more valuable than a 6th or 7th.
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Re: Better make it count
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:50 am
  • He's not in the NFL record books, he is in the Green Bay record books in a tie with Aaron Rodgers for a six-TD game.

    I really, really, really wish he'd never had that game. It's clouded a lot of judgement on him.
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Re: Better make it count
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:45 am
  • volsunghawk wrote:
    FlyingGreg wrote:
    But it's going to be hilarious in here if Wilson does get hurt and all the "we should have kept Flynn!" madness begins.


    That stuff will only come from the people who thought Flynn was starting material in the first place. I think that if we kept Flynn and Wilson went down for an extended stretch, that we're just as screwed in that scenario as we would be with Tyler Thigpen or Terrell Pryor or some other journeyman as our backup.


    I'm with you. I would not be any more confident with Flynn out there than any other backup, unless they bring in Ryan Lindley.
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Re: Better make it count
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:00 am
  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:He's not in the NFL record books, he is in the Green Bay record books in a tie with Aaron Rodgers for a six-TD game.

    I really, really, really wish he'd never had that game. It's clouded a lot of judgement on him.


    There's no arguing that Flynn didn't get the job done in that game but his stats were certainly helped by an extraordinary performance by Jordy Nelson and a woeful Lions secondary. There was nothing that stood out about Flynn's game in terms of excitement or unusual talent but he did show poise and the ability to carry out the plan efficiently and effectively.

    If the Seahawks weren't needing to lock up some important starters to long term contracts I think Flynn has shown the skills that make him a solid back up and someone who would be worth keeping around. However, that's not the situation so we need someone with no cap hit.

    And at risk of being the kiss of death, I trust Wilson to avoid injury from contact more than I would any other starter in the league. He just doesn't take that many big hits either in the pocket or down the field.
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Re: Better make it count
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:33 am
  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:He's not in the NFL record books, he is in the Green Bay record books in a tie with Aaron Rodgers for a six-TD game.

    I really, really, really wish he'd never had that game. It's clouded a lot of judgement on him.


    Well the Packers are an NFL team it is'nt a Div.2 record or somthing he did it against an NFL team but i bet that game helped get a lil more out of the deal. I would hope sense their taking future picks that the raiders would give up a 3rd or 4th next year plus a future pick in 2014 and next year the Raiders could be picking 1st overall so i don't think its bad better than a late rounder this year.
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Re: Better make it count
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:22 am
  • Lynch Mob wrote:Well the Packers are an NFL team it is'nt a Div.2 record or somthing he did it against an NFL team but i bet that game helped get a lil more out of the deal. I would hope sense their taking future picks that the raiders would give up a 3rd or 4th next year plus a future pick in 2014 and next year the Raiders could be picking 1st overall so i don't think its bad better than a late rounder this year.



    It's a 5th in 2014 and a conditional pick in 2015.

    He was a free agent last year and his market was ice cold. And the best he generated this year was a 5th rounder.

    Speaks volumes about his upside and what the league thinks of that game against Detroit in the context of a backup's career.
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Re: Better make it count
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:25 am
  • Could you imagine English's feelings on Kitna?
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Re: Better make it count
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:24 am
  • pehawk wrote:Could you imagine English's feelings on Kitna?


    Or Dave Kreig or Jim Zorn for that matter, Zorn hidden in the depth Chart at Dallas, Kreig from Milton college, of and Hass from BC at I think a low level pick. So given that we would never had had any QB's that did anything in the history of this franchise for any length of time.
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Re: Better make it count
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:14 pm
  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:I really, really, really wish he'd never had that game. It's clouded a lot of judgement on him.


    Look on the bright side: after today, we don't have to rehash or pick that game apart any longer.

    In fact, maybe today would be the perfect day to just hit the pub and unplug for 24 hours. Just get away from the ever important back up QB debate for just a little while.
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Re: Better make it count
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:19 am
  • chris98251 wrote:
    pehawk wrote:Could you imagine English's feelings on Kitna?


    Or Dave Kreig or Jim Zorn for that matter, Zorn hidden in the depth Chart at Dallas, Kreig from Milton college, of and Hass from BC at I think a low level pick. So given that we would never had had any QB's that did anything in the history of this franchise for any length of time.


    Yes because that's how it works isn't it?

    I don't rate Flynn, so therefore would automatically share the same opinion about three other completely unrelated quarterbacks.

    Derrrrrr.........
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Re: Better make it count
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:12 am
  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:
    chris98251 wrote:
    pehawk wrote:Could you imagine English's feelings on Kitna?


    Or Dave Kreig or Jim Zorn for that matter, Zorn hidden in the depth Chart at Dallas, Kreig from Milton college, of and Hass from BC at I think a low level pick. So given that we would never had had any QB's that did anything in the history of this franchise for any length of time.


    Yes because that's how it works isn't it?

    I don't rate Flynn, so therefore would automatically share the same opinion about three other completely unrelated quarterbacks.

    Derrrrrr.........


    Quite being a girl. It's fair...beyond fair really.

    Kreig played for a bankrupt school, UDFA. Zorn, a Hoops school. Kitna, a place 2 hours out of Seattle where I would occasionally drive becuase I could sleep with any woman there due to my supplies(pathetice lil school) . The first and last we're below average size and armed.

    You may've liked Zorn. He's Josh Johnson...but with way more smarts.
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Re: Better make it count
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:17 pm
  • chris98251 wrote:Flushing a season if your starter gets injured is a defeatist attitude, there is a reason GB had guys behind the starters that could play the game, Brunell, Hass, Brooks, to name a couple, they don't have to be elite but they need to have the respect of a defense.



    Do you know what Mark Brunell, Aaron Brooks and Hass all have in common?

    They were all traded away for draft picks.
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Re: Better make it count
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:50 pm
  • Just to help clear up some financial misconceptions a few people have, trading Flynn saved Seattle $5.25 million total cap space compared to keeping him for one more year ($3.25 million this year plus $2 million next year). We also got two draft picks, which IMO matters just as much as the money. And also, those savings will roll over into future seasons, so it's hardly a meaningless transaction. Far from it.

    I'm more bullish on Flynn than many other trade supporters, but I still feel this is an acceptable risk with a good reward. Seattle badly needs to gain cap space for next season and they are always looking for ways to add future picks. The odds of actually needing Flynn to save our 2013 season are remote. And even if Flynn were to make a difference in 2013, who's to say his replacement might not be so capable? If we get Tyler Wilson in the 4th round for example, I'd consider the position upgraded.
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