UPDATE: Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin

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    -The Glove- wrote:Didn't realize Sherman was all about himself. Those type of players almost always cause havoc in the locker room. Interesting that he's so well-liked on the team.


    Huh? What did Sherman say?

    Nothing lately...it was a sarcastic response to another poster saying Sherman is all about himself.
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  • Tentatively excited. If this works out like I think it could work out...the sky is the limit. I'm only tentatively excited because I don't want to see another disappointment alla Branch or Housh. I'm hoping this is one of those one in a million trades that works out in the end and helps bring Seattle the championship they have been working their collective tails off for. Welcome to Seattle Percy!
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  • Some Guy From Another Board wrote:....And you DEFINITELY don't trade him to a team with badass Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll's pimp walk and GOD I AM SO F***** ANGRY THERE ARE LASERS SHOOTING OUT OF MY EYES RIGHT NOW PEW-PEW-PEW-PEW-PEW.
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  • lukerguy wrote:Mods, can we get a hold on all the new threads? It seems like 80% have something to do with Harvin.


    What do you expect? The long offseason with virtually no news is interrupted by arguably the biggest trade in franchise history. I do agree though. It's damn frustrating to have to go all the way to page 3 for a uniform thread.
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  • Well maybe someone should start the QB threads back up, all this WR talk is boring. :)
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  • After really being excited about this move, I have digested, taken a step back, and don't like it anymore.

    I LOVE Percy. I even have a Percy Harvin T-shirt. I think he's a great player, possibly elite. Expecting 13 games or whatever doesn't really bother me either. What bothers me is that the Hawks are a run-first team that now has a bazillion dollars tied up at WR and TE. The Seahawks' leading receiver had 50 catches last year. 50. And the Hawks WR corps wasn't bad. Golden Tate has come miles. Rice is very good when healthy. Did we just spend a first rounder and 12+ million per year for a player that is going to catch 50 balls? If the Hawks threw the ball around the lot, I would be all over this. But WR might be the least impactful position on the entire roster considering the style the Seahawks play with.

    The Seahawks need DL help. They need OL help. They need LB help. They soon have to negotiate with Okung, Sherman, Earl Thomas and Tate, and Wilson isn't going to be far behind.

    Percy's money if 12 mil per year, cost them 2-3 quality players they could have added, and possibly the chance to keep one of their studs at more impactful positions long-term.

    Of course I hope he is the guy that puts our offense over the top and makes us incredibly dangerous. This team has needed a speedy playmaker for thirty years. But I'm thinking all the resources could have been best used at a position that helps the Seahawks play the way they are built to play, which is by running the ball and playing defense.
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  • Tech Worlds wrote:Hopefully this guy becomes the team player once he gets paid.

    I just heard in an interview on KJR that this fella has had issues with authority dating back to college. He is a tinderbox. Hopefully Pete can be that guy that can get through to him.

    I will be monitoring this situation very closely.


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  • The money argument could be moot, with the rumor that the salary cap will be raising a lot in 2014.
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  • Tical21 wrote:After really being excited about this move, I have digested, taken a step back, and don't like it anymore.

    I LOVE Percy. I even have a Percy Harvin T-shirt. I think he's a great player, possibly elite. Expecting 13 games or whatever doesn't really bother me either. What bothers me is that the Hawks are a run-first team that now has a bazillion dollars tied up at WR and TE. The Seahawks' leading receiver had 50 catches last year. 50. And the Hawks WR corps wasn't bad. Golden Tate has come miles. Rice is very good when healthy. Did we just spend a first rounder and 12+ million per year for a player that is going to catch 50 balls? If the Hawks threw the ball around the lot, I would be all over this. But WR might be the least impactful position on the entire roster considering the style the Seahawks play with.

    The Seahawks need DL help. They need OL help. They need LB help. They soon have to negotiate with Okung, Sherman, Earl Thomas and Tate, and Wilson isn't going to be far behind.

    Percy's money if 12 mil per year, cost them 2-3 quality players they could have added, and possibly the chance to keep one of their studs at more impactful positions long-term.

    Of course I hope he is the guy that puts our offense over the top and makes us incredibly dangerous. This team has needed a speedy playmaker for thirty years. But I'm thinking all the resources could have been best used at a position that helps the Seahawks play the way they are built to play, which is by running the ball and playing defense.

    I am a step ahead of you. I liked it, hated it, and like it again.
    Number one, we don't know the money. Speculating about how it is going to hamstring us is worrying about the unknown. Number two, when I look back at playoff contenders over the last several years, they have some really big money tied up at skill positions and have to adjust their lineups accordingly.
    And number three, I trust these guys to find players with unique skills in later rounds who will fill out the lineup.

    Your 50 balls number is pointless. Almost all pass heavy quarterback centric offenses begin as conservative run first offenses. Tom Brady used to be a game manager with Cory Dillon running the rock. The Ravens were a run first team for a time, but aren't now. It took us a half to figure it out agaisnt Atlanta, but we don't have to be a run first team either. Being pass first is not the goal, being multiple is.

    I think Percy adds 3 to 4 points per game to our team. He makes stress for defensive coordinators, and if our offense is potent, opposing offensive coordinators are stressed to score early and often as well. He stresses special teams coordinators too.

    Next year, some of the cap hit from Miller goes away. And like it or not, we were never going to keep all of our legion of boom, can you see a team tying up 30 to 40 million a year up in a secondary? Guys like Lane and Maxwell are here just for that.
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  • Here's another plus for Harvin... he stretches the field more so than any other skill player we currently have on the roster.

    He's the ultimate additional weapon to add to the Hawks offense.
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  • Exactly. Harvin adds misery to opposing D.C.'s game plans.

    And like Scott said. The teams that get over the hump have coin tied up in their skill positions.

    With the stupid cap, it makes it impossible to keep ALL your players and they are trying to get paid and that is understandable.

    Hell, Pete and John are hiring basketball players, and we need to trust and respect what they are doing.
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  • A few points here, some of which are more or less repeats from other posts (that strengthen my overall thought):

    Yes, Harvin does have some injury history. He had migraine issues that seem to have been dealt with effectively; he hasn't had one in a couple of years now). He had surgery while at Florida to address a foot problem that was ultimately causing some other issues. And he had an ankle problem last year. It's understandable that these facts would give one pause, and that's why this trade is subject to Percy passing a physical. If the Seahawks docs aren't satisfied, he will not be coming to Seattle. Pete also has experience dealing with player migraine issues as Joe McKnight had them during his time at USC.

    He has reportedly exhibited some attitude at times. Fortunately for us, we have a coach who is really good at bringing the best out in his players. We have a strong locker room with a QB who has the support of the team. We have an OC and #1 WR who worked with this kid in MN and who presumably don't have a problem with him (or he wouldn't be coming).

    Finally, Pete recruited Harvin out of high school. I give you this tidbit from Scott Schrader, known USC recruiting guru of 247Sports: "It wasn't often Pete was denied access for an in-home visit, but Percy's mom knew how much he loved SC and blocked Pete from even entering their home when he showed up for the in-home Visit.:-)" http://usc.247sports.com/Board/29/Percy ... #a17405282

    This could be a brilliant move or it could turn into a nightmare, but the same could be said of any decision made. There are no guarantees with any trade or player draft. Would we all prefer to have a young rookie superstar for less money? Sure. But without having a crystal ball, I think this leans more toward "sure thing" than an unproven rookie.
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  • Tical21 wrote:After really being excited about this move, I have digested, taken a step back, and don't like it anymore.

    I LOVE Percy. I even have a Percy Harvin T-shirt. I think he's a great player, possibly elite. Expecting 13 games or whatever doesn't really bother me either. What bothers me is that the Hawks are a run-first team that now has a bazillion dollars tied up at WR and TE. The Seahawks' leading receiver had 50 catches last year. 50. And the Hawks WR corps wasn't bad. Golden Tate has come miles. Rice is very good when healthy. Did we just spend a first rounder and 12+ million per year for a player that is going to catch 50 balls? If the Hawks threw the ball around the lot, I would be all over this. But WR might be the least impactful position on the entire roster considering the style the Seahawks play with.


    Personally I do not believe we are a power running football team anymore..........

    OK Here are my thoughts. PC is all about compete and get better. EVERY DAY - ALL THE TIME. I believe that he has changed enough in his career to realize that the right change is good for you. Russell Wilson changed his way at looking at the game or at least realized he had a different team last year. On top of this you add doing just about everything right and being in close games against Detroit, GB, Arizona, Chicago and Atlanta and yet the opponents either won or you had to pull out some kind of miracle. That is power football of today. It is playing a low scoring game that if unlucky or with a few missed playes you loose because of that one or two mistakes.

    He has a special player in RW, he has a special running back in Lynch, he has a special player in Percy Harvin. I think Tate and Rice will be better for this and I expect this offense to putting up 35 pts per game all year long.

    I simply don't think we are a run first team or at least I see the pass being a much bigger part of our overall game setup from a read option formation that will have enough running to keep everyone honest and 3-5 scrambles by RW per game.....

    call me crazy but give me the benefit of the doubt until week 1 is over
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  • OK I am really excited about the trade, but one thing is eating at me: Can someone explain why Brandon Marshall is worth two 3rd picks and Percy Harvin is worth a 1st, 3rd and 7th? They both have similar checkered diva history.
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  • Scottemojo wrote:I am a step ahead of you. I liked it, hated it, and like it again.


    My position has steadily held, personally. Overpay, but JS/PC just got their perfect player. Not just for our needs, but in general. Seattle has always been on the hunt for Percy Harvin types.

    Harvin is almost uncoverable out of the slot. I think we just got our Wes Welker. Similar quickness, ability to get open, fieriness, yards per catch, YAC ability, and catch rate. We paid a lot more than the Patriots paid for Welker back in 2007, but if the Patriots paid a 1st, 3rd, 7th and ~13-14 million per for Welker do you think they would have regretted it?
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  • Missing_Clink wrote:OK I am really excited about the trade, but one thing is eating at me: Can someone explain why Brandon Marshall is worth two 3rd picks and Percy Harvin is worth a 1st, 3rd and 7th? They both have similar checkered diva history.


    Well off the top of my head:

    Marshall is 28, Harvin is 24

    Marshall has been a diva at multiple stops in the NFL. Harvin has not.

    Harvin tips the field more (slot, split wide, in the backfield) so he's worth more in money and picks.
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  • Missing_Clink wrote:OK I am really excited about the trade, but one thing is eating at me: Can someone explain why Brandon Marshall is worth two 3rd picks and Percy Harvin is worth a 1st, 3rd and 7th? They both have similar checkered diva history.


    Supposedly hit a woman in New York right before the trade

    Does that do it for you? If not on the scene of a shooting (murder) in 2007, arrested a few months later for other issues, arrested again later that year for drunk driving, arrested for battery charges in 2008, another dispute with the wife leading to police involvment in 2009 and supposedly hitting someone RIGHT BEFORE HE GOT TRADED

    Two months after the trade - On April 23, 2011, Marshall was stabbed near his stomach by his wife then

    Yeah with that list two 3rd round picks sounds very risky.......

    and yes diagnoes with personality disorder
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  • mikeak wrote:
    Missing_Clink wrote:OK I am really excited about the trade, but one thing is eating at me: Can someone explain why Brandon Marshall is worth two 3rd picks and Percy Harvin is worth a 1st, 3rd and 7th? They both have similar checkered diva history.


    Supposedly hit a woman in New York right before the trade

    Does that do it for you? If not on the scene of a shooting (murder) in 2007, arrested a few months later for other issues, arrested again later that year for drunk driving, arrested for battery charges in 2008, another dispute with the wife leading to police involvment in 2009 and supposedly hitting someone RIGHT BEFORE HE GOT TRADED

    Two months after the trade - On April 23, 2011, Marshall was stabbed near his stomach by his wife then

    Yeah with that list two 3rd round picks sounds very risky.......

    and yes diagnoes with personality disorder


    Oh yeah, the rap sheet. Forgot about that! :lol:
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  • Lol.. As a Die Hard 49er fan I can flat out tell you Jim is not worried at all about Seattle or Pete The Cheat Carroll. Love how you guys go out and overspend for overrated talent and we Niners spend far less( 6th round pick) and got a much better player and deal.
    Will Harvin even play a full season? Or will be become a diva? Or will his headaches comeback in the loudest stadium in sports? Will his ankle hold up? Way to many questions... Too many question...We both have squads and this is gonna be a bloodbath next season.. I just think SF took all your heat with one move. It went from Seattle made a trade too Percy who? Within 20 mins.

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    what's next wilsons too short and can't throw in the pocket, or how bout our empty trophy case, haven't seen that one in a while....
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  • Not sure where to put this, but I discovered something a little sad when going through the rotoworld archives:

    These are from 1 month ago:

    Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities echoes an NFL.com report that the Vikings are unlikely to garner a first-round pick for Percy Harvin.


    Toward the end of the 2012 season, one NFL personnel man estimated that Percy Harvin will probably fetch a second- or third-round pick on the trade market.


    An NFL executive tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport he would be "shocked" if the Vikings netted better than a third-round pick for Percy Harvin.


    I realize we weren't the only team in on Harvin, but given the language that Seattle was the "front runner" from the start, it makes me think that Seattle was willing to do whatever it took to get him, even if it meant selling the farm.

    I'm not bashing the trade, but I am reminded of the sage advice I've heard many times: Never fall in love with one player. I wonder how things might have been different if Seattle had been less aggressive here.
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  • Yeah, 'problematic', 'head-case', or 'diva' are way too broad to put Harvin and Marshall in the same category. All of Harvin's 'issues' were 1-on-1 with head coaches. Even if he was out-of-line, at least he went to the person who could affect the changes he wanted to see – which were all about offensive production and winning. Aside from the wacky and violent stuff already mentioned (which are the biggest red flags), when Marshall got bent out of shape in practice he wandered off, punted balls off the field, and ignored coaches – completely unproductive, with no aim on bettering the situation.
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  • We have all been so Leary of our Cap as of late. Me too. When you look hard at our roster, we are loaded, and by that I mean LOADED, with young up and coming talent. A large portion of that talent is under contract with rookie deals. The dynamics of our personnel, contracts and cap will seriously shift after this season. It's an amazing balance to keep the team infused with top talent and serviceable or better depth at each position. But, so far, John and Pete have shown that they do this part of their jobs very very well. My position with Harvin is to just focus on the incoming talent and not the cost. I realize this is only 1/2 the equation.....but luckily for me, I have that luxury...I'm just a fan. When we are deep into the season and the benefits of Harvin's game are well established, the money won't matter. Everyone expected us to make a SB run this year and this piece is just one of those deals that is almost universally looked at as being a key piece that puts us over the top. Now, we still need to address some priority needs on the DL and so forth, which obviously we will.

    I am confident in the John and Pete plan....and yes, they have one. Not just for this year, but 2-5 years down the road. They know when contracts are up. They know who they want to keep and who they will let walk. But this year, while our Window for a SuperBowl is now completely wide open, you win for this year right now. You just can't fully predict where you might be in 2014...but you can see this year, that the team goal should be nothing short of a SuperBowl appearance. I think we are a penetrating DT away from having a perfectly balanced team. And if I was a betting man....I would bet John and Pete get that solved very soon.

    One thing I can almost completely guarantee. If we are winning during the season, if we are winning in the playoffs and if we win the SuperBowl, then the cost to get Harvin in the fold with be looked at as the best move of any team in the off-season. There are a lot of if's....yeah, I get it. But No matter how talented, or how high the team expectations are...you are going to have big If's before the season. Percy Harvin gives the Seawhawks a better chance to get to the Superbowl than before we got him........and that's good enough for me. Just WIN Baby!
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  • Missing_Clink wrote:OK I am really excited about the trade, but one thing is eating at me: Can someone explain why Brandon Marshall is worth two 3rd picks and Percy Harvin is worth a 1st, 3rd and 7th? They both have similar checkered diva history.


    How old is Marshall? Percy?

    How many domestic violence and assault charges and DUI charges does Marshall have? Percy?

    How many times has Marshall been stabbed? Present at a deadly shooting? Percy?

    How many return yards does Marshall have? Rush yards? Percy?
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  • kearly wrote:Not sure where to put this, but I discovered something a little sad when going through the rotoworld archives:

    These are from 1 month ago:

    Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities echoes an NFL.com report that the Vikings are unlikely to garner a first-round pick for Percy Harvin.


    Toward the end of the 2012 season, one NFL personnel man estimated that Percy Harvin will probably fetch a second- or third-round pick on the trade market.


    An NFL executive tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport he would be "shocked" if the Vikings netted better than a third-round pick for Percy Harvin.


    I realize we weren't the only team in on Harvin, but given the language that Seattle was the "front runner" from the start, it makes me think that Seattle was willing to do whatever it took to get him, even if it meant selling the farm.

    I'm not bashing the trade, but I am reminded of the sage advice I've heard many times: Never fall in love with one player. I wonder how things might have been different if Seattle had been less aggressive here.



    You know, SOMETIMES, these guys are just talking out their rear oriface. Just because reports say something doesn't mean it's so. Our draft picks are a fair value for the player we are receiving. The only question lef t is can we get him to sign a fair contract.

    Edit to fix typo from Reporters to reports DOH!
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  • kearly wrote:Not sure where to put this, but I discovered something a little sad when going through the rotoworld archives:

    These are from 1 month ago:

    Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities echoes an NFL.com report that the Vikings are unlikely to garner a first-round pick for Percy Harvin.


    Toward the end of the 2012 season, one NFL personnel man estimated that Percy Harvin will probably fetch a second- or third-round pick on the trade market.


    An NFL executive tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport he would be "shocked" if the Vikings netted better than a third-round pick for Percy Harvin.


    I realize we weren't the only team in on Harvin, but given the language that Seattle was the "front runner" from the start, it makes me think that Seattle was willing to do whatever it took to get him, even if it meant selling the farm.

    I'm not bashing the trade, but I am reminded of the sage advice I've heard many times: Never fall in love with one player. I wonder how things might have been different if Seattle had been less aggressive here.


    I find myself wondering how many of those executives/personnel men were employed by other teams hoping to drive Harvin's value down.
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  • McGruff wrote:
    Missing_Clink wrote:OK I am really excited about the trade, but one thing is eating at me: Can someone explain why Brandon Marshall is worth two 3rd picks and Percy Harvin is worth a 1st, 3rd and 7th? They both have similar checkered diva history.


    How old is Marshall? Percy?

    How many domestic violence and assault charges and DUI charges does Marshall have? Percy?

    How many times has Marshall been stabbed? Present at a deadly shooting? Percy?

    How many return yards does Marshall have? Rush yards? Percy?


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  • Also, most, if not all, of Percy's so called character concerns seem to stem from being extremely competitive. One of his fights with a coach even resulted from Percy arguing that they needed to give Peterson more carries. That's not a me first guy. That a guy who wants to win and knows when his coaches are being stupid.
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  • Has Percy made in statements in regards to the trade..
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  • kearly wrote:Not sure where to put this, but I discovered something a little sad when going through the rotoworld archives:

    These are from 1 month ago:

    Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities echoes an NFL.com report that the Vikings are unlikely to garner a first-round pick for Percy Harvin.


    Toward the end of the 2012 season, one NFL personnel man estimated that Percy Harvin will probably fetch a second- or third-round pick on the trade market.


    An NFL executive tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport he would be "shocked" if the Vikings netted better than a third-round pick for Percy Harvin.


    I realize we weren't the only team in on Harvin, but given the language that Seattle was the "front runner" from the start, it makes me think that Seattle was willing to do whatever it took to get him, even if it meant selling the farm.



    That very well may have been the compensation until SF and Seattle found out they were in a bidding war with each other. If that's the case, it became important to not only acquire the targeted player, but to also keep him away from the other (because he could shift the balance of power either way when teamed with Wilson or Kaepernick). I would love to still have our first, but not at the expense of having Harvin on SF for the next five years.
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  • kidhawk wrote:You know, SOMETIMES, these guys are just talking out their rear oriface. Just because reporters say something doesn't mean it's so. Our draft picks are a fair value for the player we are receiving. The only question lef t is can we get him to sign a fair contract.


    Exactly. We have seen what happens when fans get too wrapped up in what NFL execs say. How anyone can argue 112 catches, 1475 yds from scrimmage, 11 TDs combined (and these aren't taking into account his return yds/TDs) over the last 16 games ISN'T worth a first rounder. Especially considering how young he is. A lot of people are over thinking this; Harvin is easily worth the draft compensation we gave up for him, and all of cap/contract talk is overblown.

    Edit to add: This post below was a response to another thread that got locked. Edited it a bit to fit in with the post above.

    For a hybrid player like Harvin, looking at receiving stats alone is misleading. Harvin has been hovering right around 1000 all purpose yards a season, without even taking into account his return stats. If you look at the stats above, name another WR that is better than that in their last 16 games off the top of your head. The list is small, I guarantee you. Again, add in another 1000+ yds returning and what you have is a guy who literally puts up as many yards as the best all around skill position players active in the game. Anyone who thinks this guy is second tier or less isn't looking at the big picture.
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  • ^ THIS

    I have said it here but was told you don't draft to keep players from your opponents. If you follow soccer ask Milan of the 80's -90's what they think about that policy...........

    Point being Harvin is a great fit for us but I am fine if the 4th rounder thrown in there was simply for the reason of keeping Harvin from the 49ers. Having him on their team with Crabtree and Kaepernick running would NOT have been a good matchup. Then they got that Gore running back guy..........they would have been extremely hard to defend and we were open across the middle a lot last year

    Guess what now we got the RW, Harvin, Lynch guys on our team and I think our outsides with Tate and Rice are better than Manningham and Crabtree. I think Boldin only replaces Moss doesn't add much so I am very happy with the overall outcome

    I am still scared to death though that 49ers put in a bid on Cruz..........
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  • impacthawk wrote:I am confident in the John and Pete plan....and yes, they have one. Not just for this year, but 2-5 years down the road. They know when contracts are up. They know who they want to keep and who they will let walk. But this year, while our Window for a SuperBowl is now completely wide open, you win for this year right now. You just can't fully predict where you might be in 2014...but you can see this year, that the team goal should be nothing short of a SuperBowl appearance. I think we are a penetrating DT away from having a perfectly balanced team. And if I was a betting man....I would bet John and Pete get that solved very soon.


    Exactly. Teams have "cap gurus" for a reason. We'll front load some contracts and back load some others. We'll ask guys to restructure the terms of their contracts (not the $$) to bennefit the cap situation and yes... we'll eventually see some old favorites move on as they become cap casualties, but we've seen what these guys do in the draft, so replacements will come (and on the cheap too). They'll make the math work. I'm not in the least worried about their ability to keep the core of this team together. As long as Russell, Russell, Earl and Sherm are locked up for the remainder of their lives, we'll be alright.
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  • CANHawk wrote:Exactly. Teams have "cap gurus" for a reason. We'll front load some contracts and back load some others. We'll ask guys to restructure the terms of their contracts (not the $$) to bennefit the cap situation and yes... we'll eventually see some old favorites move on as they become cap casualties, but we've seen what these guys do in the draft, so replacements will come (and on the cheap too). They'll make the math work. I'm not in the least worried about their ability to keep the core of this team together. As long as Russell, Russell, Earl and Sherm are locked up for the remainder of their lives, we'll be alright.


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  • HawksFTW wrote:
    CANHawk wrote:Exactly. Teams have "cap gurus" for a reason. We'll front load some contracts and back load some others. We'll ask guys to restructure the terms of their contracts (not the $$) to bennefit the cap situation and yes... we'll eventually see some old favorites move on as they become cap casualties, but we've seen what these guys do in the draft, so replacements will come (and on the cheap too). They'll make the math work. I'm not in the least worried about their ability to keep the core of this team together. As long as Russell, Russell, Earl and Sherm are locked up for the remainder of their lives, we'll be alright.


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  • I think Harvin was frustrated. By what people who cover the team state he is a very bright guy that was very frustrated. He had no faith in his QB or OC ( remember the headaches improved after the OC did)

    As far as the price. Add up the points for the picks and it comes across a pretty good deal. If you had moved up enough to get a player in the draft with the same potential they maybe great. However,they had not even played a game in the NFL.


    Price? This is not the Mariners. They spend not to just compete , but to win. Sometimes you have to be bold and get the parts you need to win in the 3-5 year window.

    What I find odd... think back to the SB team and SEA was in a lot of ways like the Steelers then. They were young and known for D. They had a good run for quite a while. The Seattle teams was older and we had one shot...like the 49ers.
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  • nsport wrote:Temporary break in the action for a little levity:

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  • peachesenregalia wrote:
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    You are a smart man, for a Canuck.


    He's Canadian, dude. You wanna re-think what you just said?


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  • CANHawk wrote:
    impacthawk wrote:I am confident in the John and Pete plan....and yes, they have one. Not just for this year, but 2-5 years down the road. They know when contracts are up. They know who they want to keep and who they will let walk. But this year, while our Window for a SuperBowl is now completely wide open, you win for this year right now. You just can't fully predict where you might be in 2014...but you can see this year, that the team goal should be nothing short of a SuperBowl appearance. I think we are a penetrating DT away from having a perfectly balanced team. And if I was a betting man....I would bet John and Pete get that solved very soon.


    Exactly. Teams have "cap gurus" for a reason. We'll front load some contracts and back load some others. We'll ask guys to restructure the terms of their contracts (not the $$) to bennefit the cap situation and yes... we'll eventually see some old favorites move on as they become cap casualties, but we've seen what these guys do in the draft, so replacements will come (and on the cheap too). They'll make the math work. I'm not in the least worried about their ability to keep the core of this team together. As long as Russell, Russell, Earl and Sherm are locked up for the remainder of their lives, we'll be alright.


    Not the remainder of their careers, but their lives? I admire your dedication to the Hawks sir! :th2thumbs:
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  • Not to sound harsh, but I think a few people are being naive with regards to value/money. Sure, Seattle can keep their essential players even with the Harvin investment. I made the same argument in my Revis thread. However, there is no escaping the fact that this acquisition will cost Seattle multiple players. 3 players from the draft alone, and 2-3 more from the financial side too. It's basically a "blockbuster" trade a bit like when the Knicks traded for Carmello or the M's traded for Erik Bedard. I think Harvin will work out better than those deals did, but I don't think we should just downplay the cost to justify liking the move.

    In trying to put faces on this trade (take this with a grain of salt), we basically acquired Harvin in exchange for something that might resemble this: Datone Jones (1st round), Kenny Stills (7th round), D'Anthony Thomas (3rd round next year), Kam Chancellor (maybe $7 million a year), Jason Jones (maybe $5 million a year). It doesn't have to be those names, but it would be a comparable package of talent.

    Additionally, the damage from this trade may possibly compound if Seattle feels they must work back into the first round this year for a pass rusher, just like how the Deon Butler trade kept coming back to bite us in the ass for years due to a draft domino effect (not having a 3rd in 2010 forced us to overpay for CW, the lack of a 3rd rounder the following year from the CW trade forced Seattle to trade down which contributed to a very weak start to that 2011 Seahawks draft).

    Reworking contracts is never a given, btw. Look at how many players refused pay cuts in recent weeks and were let go as a result. If you approach Rice, Miller, or Bryant about reworking their deals, you better have a backup plan for their positions, because the odds are pretty good that they wouldn't accept a pay cut and you'll have to get rid of them.
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  • impacthawk wrote:My position with Harvin is to just focus on the incoming talent and not the cost. I realize this is only 1/2 the equation.....but luckily for me, I have that luxury...I'm just a fan. When we are deep into the season and the benefits of Harvin's game are well established, the money won't matter. Everyone expected us to make a SB run this year and this piece is just one of those deals that is almost universally looked at as being a key piece that puts us over the top.


    I love this. It's exactly how I've been trying to wrap my head around it. From Pete's perspective (and by extension, the whole locker room vibe, because the two are still one and the same) you do what it takes to get the right team assembled. Every step of the way, every competition and look-see has been set up for that. Every current Seahawk has to know this move just made the team significantly better and harder to defend. Even a guy like Golden or Leon, who must wonder 'what does this mean for my role?', knows that adding Percy Harvin fits with the win forever/always compete ethos that is so deeply fundamental to the program.

    I invite everyone who is worried at all about any aspect of this, to try to stave off the anxiety. Let the professional eggheads sort out the salaries and trust that they are not going to forget how to manage money just because we brought in a highly paid yardage machine! If you are one who must fret, save it for when/if it's warranted, ie, when we start losing games we should win (I seriously doubt this happens). Otherwise, this is supposed to be a HAPPY OCCASION! Let's not bicker and argue over who cost how much! With the weapons we have, our offense will move the ball over huge tracts of land!
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  • kearly wrote: I wonder how things might have been different if Seattle had been less aggressive here.


    From much of what I'm reading/hearing it sounds like if Seattle had been less aggressive here that Harvin would probably be a 49er right now instead of a Seahawk.
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  • kearly wrote:In trying to put faces on this trade (take this with a grain of salt), we basically acquired Harvin in exchange for something that might resemble this: Datone Jones (1st round), Kenny Stills (7th round), D'Anthony Thomas (3rd round next year), Kam Chancellor (maybe $7 million a year), Jason Jones (maybe $5 million a year). It doesn't have to be those names, but it would be a comparable package of talent.

    Additionally, the damage from this trade may possibly compound if Seattle feels they must work back into the first round this year for a pass rusher, just like how the Deon Butler trade kept coming back to bite us in the ass for years due to a draft domino effect (not having a 3rd in 2010 forced us to overpay for CW, the lack of a 3rd rounder the following year from the CW trade forced Seattle to trade down which contributed to a very weak start to that 2011 Seahawks draft).


    Skipping out on the reworking or re-signing players part, because nobody except the players know what they are willing to accept to stay here and continue building this team up.

    As far as drafting goes though, we had 10 picks this year and there was absolutely NO WAY they were all or even a high percentage (8 or more) going to make the team. If this is the case, and I believe it to be so, then trading picks is not hurting us at all. The seventh rounder especially as I believe we had several of those picks. If we need to get back in the first round, I would also have no trouble packaging a few later round picks, or perhaps Flynn with our 2nd round pick to move up, but at this time I'm not really sure we need to move up. We've actually had more success from our 2nd round and later picks than our first round picks.
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  • Chapow wrote:
    kearly wrote: I wonder how things might have been different if Seattle had been less aggressive here.


    From much of what I'm reading/hearing it sounds like if Seattle had been less aggressive here that Harvin would probably be a 49er right now instead of a Seahawk.


    And we would ALL be saying the 49ers overpaid for an oft-injured malcontent 3rd receiver.
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  • kearly wrote: Reworking contracts is never a given, btw. Look at how many players refused pay cuts in recent weeks and were let go as a result. If you approach Rice, Miller, or Bryant about reworking their deals, you better have a backup plan for their positions, because the odds are pretty good that they wouldn't accept a pay cut and you'll have to get rid of them.


    Agreed - but there is a difference between reworking contracts to make them more cap friendly (converting bonuses, for example) and pay cuts.

    Most players probably won't go along with a pay cut, but having their deals reworked where they get a bonus instead of salary is a pretty good deal since they get it all at once.
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  • Jazzhawk wrote:22 pages? who the hell has the patience to wade thru 22 pages?? Jeez.


    Truth. I am not a fan of the moderator policy when it comes to stuff like this. IMO, it's better to have 5-10 Harvin topics that are 1-3 pages each than one unreadable monolith. Assuming that those topics each bring new information to the table, of course. Nothing wrong with locking/deleting redundant topics.
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  • McGruff wrote:And we would ALL be saying the 49ers overpaid for an oft-injured malcontent 3rd receiver.


    ;) So true.

    Hell, if I had started a topic two days ago saying that we should trade a 1st, 3rd, 7th, and $12 million a year in cap space for Harvin I would guarantee you that 80% of the board would flame me for it. Guar-en-effen-teed.
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  • Chapow wrote:
    kearly wrote: I wonder how things might have been different if Seattle had been less aggressive here.


    From much of what I'm reading/hearing it sounds like if Seattle had been less aggressive here that Harvin would probably be a 49er right now instead of a Seahawk.


    No doubt about it. Had we had to face Harvin twice a year in our weakest defensive spot - the slot - no doubt they would have a huge advantage in games against us.
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  • kidhawk wrote:As far as drafting goes though, we had 10 picks this year and there was absolutely NO WAY they were all or even a high percentage (8 or more) going to make the team. If this is the case, and I believe it to be so, then trading picks is not hurting us at all. The seventh rounder especially as I believe we had several of those picks. If we need to get back in the first round, I would also have no trouble packaging a few later round picks, or perhaps Flynn with our 2nd round pick to move up, but at this time I'm not really sure we need to move up. We've actually had more success from our 2nd round and later picks than our first round picks.


    Most of those 10 picks were in the late rounds though. You would expect the #25 and 3rd rounder next year to make the team. Your final statement is relatively true, but factually untrue. We've gotten excellent production out of the first round and this year's #25 was looking like the best pick we've had since 2010. Late first is loaded this year.
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