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  • Tom Cable:
    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/seahawks/2014/05/09/tom-cable-on-justin-britt-hes-just-my-kind-of-guy/

    On if he looks to James Carpenter to step in at left guard this year: “Well if you think about what James Carpenter was able to do the last four weeks of the season, what a cool way to end the year and then to go into the playoffs and play the best football he’s played since he’s been a Seahawk. So we’re excited in that here the guy is, seems to be completely through the injury, has got his weight under control, his work ethic has really come on, he smiles every day – so there’s a peacefulness about that big guy that I start to see why we took him. And he’s healthy and I think that’s really key when you’re a big person is feeling good about your legs and your body. I’m excited for James. I think it’s going to be a really cool year.”


    So, yeah Cable didn't exactly say what I thought he said about Carpenter, that Carp last 4 games was the best of his career but it was still damn close.

    While I support Carpenter and believe if he can maintain his health and fitness at a high level that he can be dominant but I don't even feel he's a lock to make the roster. He has to put in the work and compete and prove he's worth a roster spot or the Seahawks could go with a cheaper option with more club control.

    And perhaps even if Carp does dominant or does merely "well" next season, and will command some quality money, let him move on, because I love me some Alvin Bailey. But this season AB has to be Okung's primary insurance even though he will swing back and forth on that left side if need be.

    I see the depth chart looking something like this with some assumptions:

    LT: Okung, Bailey, Hauptmann, Bowie
    LG: Carp, Bailey, Bowie,Jeanpierre,
    OC: Unger, Jeanpierre, Hauptmann
    RG: Sweezy, Bowie, Baiely, Jeanpierre
    RT: Britt, Bowie, Hauptmann, Bailey

    I only listed 9 linemen and the Seahawks usually carry 10. Could look like this, and I'll use Van Roten as an example because he seems the most intriguing:

    LT: Okung, Bailey, Hauptmann, Bowie
    LG: Carp, Bailey, Van Roten, Bowie,Jeanpierre,
    OC: Unger, Jeanpierre, Van Roten, Hauptmann
    RG: Sweezy, Bowie, Van Roten, Bailey, Jeanpierre
    RT: Britt, Bowie, Hauptmann, Bailey

    Hate Cable all you want but you gotta love the VERSATILITY possibilities.
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  • Pandion Haliaetus wrote:Tom Cable:
    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/seahawks/2014/05/09/tom-cable-on-justin-britt-hes-just-my-kind-of-guy/

    On if he looks to James Carpenter to step in at left guard this year: “Well if you think about what James Carpenter was able to do the last four weeks of the season, what a cool way to end the year and then to go into the playoffs and play the best football he’s played since he’s been a Seahawk. So we’re excited in that here the guy is, seems to be completely through the injury, has got his weight under control, his work ethic has really come on, he smiles every day – so there’s a peacefulness about that big guy that I start to see why we took him. And he’s healthy and I think that’s really key when you’re a big person is feeling good about your legs and your body. I’m excited for James. I think it’s going to be a really cool year.”


    So, yeah Cable didn't exactly say what I thought he said about Carpenter, that Carp last 4 games was the best of his career but it was still damn close.

    While I support Carpenter and believe if he can maintain his health and fitness at a high level that he can be dominant but I don't even feel he's a lock to make the roster. He has to put in the work and compete and prove he's worth a roster spot or the Seahawks could go with a cheaper option with more club control.

    And perhaps even if Carp does dominant or does merely "well" next season, and will command some quality money, let him move on, because I love me some Alvin Bailey. But this season AB has to be Okung's primary insurance even though he will swing back and forth on that left side if need be.

    I see the depth chart looking something like this with some assumptions:

    LT: Okung, Bailey, Hauptmann, Bowie
    LG: Carp, Bailey, Bowie,Jeanpierre,
    OC: Unger, Jeanpierre, Hauptmann
    RG: Sweezy, Bowie, Baiely, Jeanpierre
    RT: Britt, Bowie, Hauptmann, Bailey

    I only listed 9 linemen and the Seahawks usually carry 10. Could look like this, and I'll use Van Roten as an example because he seems the most intriguing:

    LT: Okung, Bailey, Hauptmann, Bowie
    LG: Carp, Bailey, Van Roten, Bowie,Jeanpierre,
    OC: Unger, Jeanpierre, Van Roten, Hauptmann
    RG: Sweezy, Bowie, Van Roten, Bailey, Jeanpierre
    RT: Britt, Bowie, Hauptmann, Bailey

    Hate Cable all you want but you gotta love the VERSATILITY possibilities.


    Good post. But a few things to note. 1) Bowie has been running with the first team at RT, and there is little evidence that he will lose that starting spot to the rookie, absent an injury, 2) Hauptmann has been running almost exclusively at left guard, which makes sense given that he is 6'3, and 3) rookie Garry Gilliam has been taking first and second teams reps at LT, Hauptmann and Van Roten are probably long shots to make the roster. Britt can also play inside at right guard.
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