KCHawkGirl wrote: Sgt. Largent wrote:
Why on earth do people think that somehow Seattle's rebuild is totally complete and finished with the exception of the QB position?
No team is "totally rebuilt." We just happen to have a team that's ready to compete for a Superbowl, if not for poor QB and passing offense play. So that's what everyone's complaining about.
I guess it comes down to who's wiling to wait 2-3 more years to see if Wilson improves, and who wants to win now. Personally I don't want to wait because we have all the other parts in place.
Compete for the Superbowl? What are you smoking? This team is 10-6 maybe 11-5 AT BEST. We are at the level of possible wildcard. Superbowl? what a steaming load of doo.
1. WR corps needs a serious upgrade
2. RG needs a serious upgrade
3. We need a good cover corner for slot receivers
And this is just off the top of my head.
For me, RG is ok. It's Giacomini that needs to go. While he has been better the last two games, I still see him as undisciplined.
In regards to the nickel corner, Walter Thurmond III is due back soon, IIRC next week? He will represent a serious upgrade to the Nickel defense, IMO. Remember he was the replacement for Trufant originally outside, before he got hurt and Sherman became a star.
The OL needs depth, we need another mid-level T that can step in and play on both sides. Moffitt is fine, or McQuistan, either are acceptable. Iupati would have been a hell of a get, IMO, and I am jealous that the 9ers got him instead.
Also remember in regards to the qb position and its unorthodox handling- PC&JS have not built this team in any phase the "conventional" way. The defense is built from the back forward. The corners and SS are ridiculously sized for their spots. Other than Okung and Carpenter (who IMO was a failure of a pick) the line is built essentially from spare parts. We do not have the 1st round pedigree of the 9ers in our OL, and yet, the are effective and productive. Can it be improved? Of course, but with the ingredients at hand, we should not be quite so critical.
That said, I do not understand the vitriol for the plan that PC&JS have for RW. It's unconventional. It's kinda our thing. Get with the program.
Thirdly, we all are looking towards the draft at this point with one eye towards WR, and the pressure will be for us to select the top choice available. We aren't getting Calvin Johnson part deux, so get rid of that idea. We will be drafting late enough in the draft that it will be more likely a selection along the OL or DL, and our WRs selection will come in the 2nd or 3rd rd, possibly later. Remember that PC&JS have a plan, and we are not quite 75% there.
I'd say for ~75% we are in pretty damn good shape.