Wenhawk wrote:I'd love to have SF's OL but I think ours is plenty deep and only getting better.
Carpenter will be a stud at LG!
So we have McQ, Moffit, and Sweezy for 1 starting spot then depth. I'm a huge Giacomini fan so unless we get a top 3 OT I think he'd beat out any rookie. If OL a backup Center who could play guard is a good idea.
We need to invest in our DL and LB's on defense to build a tougher front that can take on SF's OL.
We need a TE who can be a weapon opposite Miller not just an avg guy.
We need to get a big WR to back up Rice and take redzone reps from Tate on the outside.
Carpenter COULD be a stud LG.
McQuistan is overly solid but still will be a f/a. Moffitt is average at best and oft-injured. Sweezy has potential but is still incredibly raw.
Giacomini is much better than what he is given credit for but is still at replacement level of play.
Seahawks have a plethora of D-lineman and plenty of talent to figure out and don't forget Quinn is one of the best in the biz at coaching up the D-line. Also, I'm not seeing the need for WLB like some believe, Seahawks like what they got in Morgan and Smith. They have closet hybrid linebackers who can cover in CB, Winfield and SS, Chanchellor. They also have Irvin, Avril, and eventually Clemons who can work the strong side shifting Wright to MLB, and Wagner to SLB.
Seahawks have wanted a Joker type TE the last few years to more or less "catch up with NFL trends" but with addition of Harvin the need is more non-essential and unwarranted. Seahawks need their TEs to thrive as capable, punishing blockers and act more as security blankets rather than play-makers... types of players that can be drafted later in the draft. Anthony McCoy will most likely only get better as well entering his 4th season of experience and a contract year where production equates payday.
Rice's potential backup is already on the roster in 6-5 Stephen Williams, and while this draft is deep in WRs there are few with Rice's and Williams' size.
Most importantly what you missed about my argument is that Okung, Carpenter, and Moffit all have current injury histories that can’t be overlooked. McQuistan, Giacomini, and Jeanpierre will be free agents. And it often takes O-linemen longer to be acclimated into the NFL and be developed into pro-style systems rather than Defensive players who can often be rotated accordingly to on field situations.
Ultimately, if the Seahawks can improve O-line play through depth and competition as well as prepare themselves by drafting insurance the greater the chance for a better O-line for 2013 and beyond, again, without being reliant to re-sign their guys thus continuing the shift of cap room for their defensive free agents.
A dominant O-line might also equate to a better possibly elite mistake-free Wilson, a more dominant Lynch, an offense that can an score an abundance of points in the first half instead of relying on their scheme to wear opponents down over the entirety of the game. As well as, an offense that can control time of possession allowing the defense to play smaller than necessary but quicker, faster, more athletic and more aggressive with teams having to pass the ball to catch up reminiscent of our 2005 Superbowl team, (also considering Quinn’s aggressive tendencies with his Florida teams, perhaps a strong commitment to the return of the Bandit scheme paired with a legitimate NASCAR package) except way more elite talent at every defensive position and similar to the Giants defenses that did win two Superbowls.