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Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:08 am
  • I know, I know there are a lot of other things to talk about right now...but I was thinking about what our team will look like next year and looked at who are free agents in 2015.

    2015

    Cliff Avril
    Carpenter
    Dobbs
    T. Jackson
    Jean-Pierre
    Kearse- RFA
    J Johnson
    Lockette- RFA
    B Maxwell
    Moeaki
    Schofield
    D Shead- RFA
    Malcolm Smith
    Tukuafu
    B Walters- RFA
    K Williams
    KJ Wright

    I can see alot of players on this list gone. Of course it depends on how much it would cost us and as we all saw the last off season, teams seem to overpay to get a championship player. I'd like to keep the LOB intact and sign Maxwell. I think the LB's on the list are gone and we wont be keeping 2 FB's. Our TE situation should be interesting as well.

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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:55 pm
  • I think they need to do RW contract first then they will see what pieces they can afford to keep. RW is the #1 priority.
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:48 pm
  • Out of that list, Cliff Avril, Maxwell,Wright and Smith are probably the highest signing priority. The rest? They come after.
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:50 pm
  • Of course a bunch of them will be gone. It happens every year in this "modern" NFL.

    Can we just enjoy what we have created here and now and not worry about this until it is relevant?
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:07 pm
  • Maxwell will be gone, so will Smith. They'll extend Wagner and sign Wright.

    Carp will probably sign for a modest amount. Avril will be the big signing and he'll probably get right around what Bennett got.

    I see them likely letting Miller go, maybe Mebane and Lynch. I think Kearse and Lockette walk and we lean on PRich and Norwood along with another WR draft pick next year.

    In FA, I can see them going after a big name TE. Also a NT in the first few rounds of the draft. RB will be a potentially high pick again if they're not sold on Michael and they let Lynch go. I'd like to see a decent WR FA but I can't see anyone wanting to come here with the lack of touches or stats.

    A lot of it depends on the status of Lynch though. That situation could go any which way, no telling on that one.

    Defense will be very similar to what we have this year except Simon will start opposite Sherman. LB's will be the same with Irvin, Wagner and Wright. We really need to continuously infuse talent into our D line though, that's where it all starts and I think they may sign a FA DT or DE or both.

    Offense is largely stable as well. The FO has done a pretty good job of keeping club control and I think our experience and continuity helps us in the next year or two.

    Overall, little turnover comparatively and the FO keeps chugging along.
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:17 pm
  • I can see Miller being gone IF, Moeaki stays healthy and keeps going at his current pace.

    Smith.....Buh Bye, maybe Wright as well. Maxwell?....unsure unless he goes off in these last few games and playoffs if we get in.

    Carp?....meh....He has given extra effort in a contract year and really is just meh, he hasn't earned much.

    Dobbs may be a keeper, keep your eyes on him.
    Avril is a keeper.
    Kearse ...BYE
    TJ TJ TJ...keep
    Jean Pierre, obviously keep
    J.Johnson and Shead have been loyal, good ST players and contributors...keep.
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:21 pm
  • Smith has been with Pete since college. So I think Pete will try to keep him. It may not still be enough. But I think Pete wil try a little harder to hold onto him then maybe some of the others.
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:50 pm
  • I agree that Dobbs has looked pretty good and we could probably sign him on the cheap. I tend to also believe that with KPL playing well before getting injured and Irvin looking good it allows some flexibilty in regards to resigning Smith and Wright.
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:57 pm
  • I think KPL makes Wright expendable. I don't know. But signing Wilson, extending Wagner, and signing Avril is going to take a massive chunk of change. I think most of those guys on the list are gone.
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:23 pm
  • I wonder how much money Wilson gives to charity. 10% of his salary? 20%?

    Then, Seahawks could just donate that money directly off the books to the charity and the cap gets the discount.

    I do think there will be some very "creative" accounting tactics at work for the Wilson contract, someway somehow. As valuable as he is to this franchise, I just cannot imagine Schneider after all this work saddling the team with a contract that doesn't give the Seahawks the chance to improve.

    If everyone is assuming the cap to substantially increase year on year, perhaps Wilson takes a bit less for the next season with the team giving him assurances for re-negotiation, or just assurances that his salary will increase alongside the increasing cap figure. I think someway, somehow they get this done without saddling the team too badly. Wilson will get his payday but I do think he understands that the "Russell Wilson brand" (and thus his endorsement money) will grow to be a much higher payday if he's playing on a successful team. He easily in a short period of time could be the highest paid NFL player in endorsements.
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:43 pm
  • hieroglyphics wrote:I wonder how much money Wilson gives to charity. 10% of his salary? 20%?

    Then, Seahawks could just donate that money directly off the books to the charity and the cap gets the discount.

    I do think there will be some very "creative" accounting tactics at work for the Wilson contract, someway somehow. As valuable as he is to this franchise, I just cannot imagine Schneider after all this work saddling the team with a contract that doesn't give the Seahawks the chance to improve.

    If everyone is assuming the cap to substantially increase year on year, perhaps Wilson takes a bit less for the next season with the team giving him assurances for re-negotiation, or just assurances that his salary will increase alongside the increasing cap figure. I think someway, somehow they get this done without saddling the team too badly. Wilson will get his payday but I do think he understands that the "Russell Wilson brand" (and thus his endorsement money) will grow to be a much higher payday if he's playing on a successful team. He easily in a short period of time could be the highest paid NFL player in endorsements.


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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:45 pm
  • Who's this Dobbs guy you all are talking about? And what about that new guy on the d-line, Dodd? Why didn't you mention him?
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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:28 pm
  • hawksfansinceday1 wrote:Who's this Dobbs guy you all are talking about? And what about that new guy on the d-line, Dodd? Why didn't you mention him?


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Re: Offseason Moves?
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:38 pm
  • We have to resign our two QB's Wilson and Wagner. KJ is our backup QB on defense, we should sign him too. After that, Lynch, if possible and then go from there.
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