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Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:28 am
  • I'm not a huge fan of this pick given some of the players that were available but I think he has a good chance to be a serious weapon for us . The 134 he put up on Oregon tells me he has some chops and gives me confidence in his ability. I predict he will have a great training camp and I can't wait to see him play in the preseason .
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:45 am
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:00 pm
  • If you follow Richardson on Twitter you'll be happy to know self confidence is not a problem........so he should fit in rather nicely on this team.

    I'm a little worried about his size though, hard for slight receivers to stay healthy in the NFL.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:09 pm
  • I wasn't a huge fan of the pick at the time, but after further research became pretty content with the selection. There were a few analysts that actually had Richardson as the top WR still available at the start of the second day. Dude is seriously fast.

    I'm really hoping he ends up being a nice addition. I think he's going to be a mix between Percy and DeSean Jackson, and while he has a lot to prove, I think he will silence the critics by the end of the 2015 season.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:51 pm
  • He's gained 15 lbs since college, so that's good.

    From watching highlights (yes, I know I don't get to see the bad film) he's got good hands, runs good routes, does more than just GO routes, and has a 5th gear that's seriously hard to match.

    Also...look at what he did in college. Then look at who was throwing to him. Colorado didn't have great QB's.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:55 pm
  • I thought Richardson's combine performance was more impressive than his college tape. He looked really smooth running routes and explosive out of his breaks.



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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:10 pm
  • Love me some P-Rich! He has good hands and he runs good routes but my god can he fly! He really struggled to get good balls thrown to him at times. He shouldn't have that problem with our QB's. Man I can't wait till TC let alone preseason when this guy's making people look real bad. Here's to P-Rich and crew leading us to another 4-0 preseason! Go Hawks!
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:45 pm
  • Harvin and Richardson are going to embarass the hell out of alot of DBs this year.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:51 pm
  • I have a hard time thinking a rookie WR is going to produce much. Hell, I will think it is a huge draft success if he just returns punts.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:12 pm
  • Scottemojo wrote:I have a hard time thinking a rookie WR is going to produce much. Hell, I will think it is a huge draft success if he just returns punts.


    That's one of the issues I had with this pick he really didn't do that in college much and I doubt he will return much for Seattle. I am optimistic about the rest of his game though and who knows maybe that's something they will try.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:21 pm
  • I'm going to laugh when he wins the starting split end job.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:26 pm
  • Scottemojo wrote:I have a hard time thinking a rookie WR is going to produce much. Hell, I will think it is a huge draft success if he just returns punts.


    Norwood as a red-zone threat, to me, is a very realistic scenario.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:30 pm
  • I think there's a good chance they both get playing time this year.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:39 pm
  • WR is maybe the most notoriously slow starting position in the NFL. So much to learn, so much competition to overcome. Guys like Keenan Allen, or even Doug Baldwin, are notoriously rare. Even top 10 pick WRs rarely have much impact in year one.

    If Richardson ends up with 500 yards in 2014 I would consider that a great start to his career.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:40 pm
  • I noticed him when Colorado played UW. I kept wondering "Who the hell is that guy?"

    But honestly, if you played Colorado he was basically the only guy you really had to worry about.

    How he managed to produce in spite of some QB challenges and the fact that every defense knew to key in on him - that is both a mystery and a point in his favor.

    It isn't reasonable to expect for most WRs to produce immediately, most need 2-3 years to produce. (even Golden Tate looked iffy the first year). But then I have learned that Pete doesn't care what the coaching/scouting rules say - and he gets it to work for him.

    I think Richardson would get a bit of a pass the first year but he won't need it.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:43 pm
  • I think Richardson is going to be more of a big play machine than a five catch a week guy, especially this season. I could see him finishing with 500 yards and 5 TDs on just 25 catches. He'll be invisible some games and make huge plays in others.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:46 pm
  • kearly wrote:I think Richardson is going to be more of a big play machine than a five catch a week guy, especially this season. I could see him finishing with 500 yards and 5 TDs on just 25 catches. He'll be invisible some games and make huge plays in others.

    Concur.
    He is a threat to get behind the defense at any time. He will contribute immediately in that regard.
    I also think he will surprise when catching in traffic. Kippy will have a few select plays for him this season that I expect him to execute well. I also expect that he'll be open often with Harvin on the field. [emoji106]
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:30 pm
  • Last year, Kearse and Stephen Williams were the 4th and 5th WRs. More often than not they were deep field specialist asking to stretch the field vertically.

    Williams ended up get cut for Bruce Irvin. And Kearse took on a more all around role has Rice received less plays because of his knee.

    So, I can see why the Seahawks drafted Paul Richardson, and were even looking at him at 32. He has a tremendous skillset that was obviously a weakness on the rest of the roster. Dude, has speed. He's fast, athletic, can jump, can make difficult catches, but most importantly, Richardson can track a deep ball.

    I don't expect the team is worrying if Richardson starts or not, they more or less sat Tate for 2 years, but I also think they'll force his skillset early and often in the early going of the season to make Defensive Coordinnatoors respect his deep field ability.

    And if Paul Richardson shows up in his opportunities and starts making the hugh splash plays that he's capable of, just think what Kearse, Miller, Baldwin, Lynch, Willson, McCoy, Norwood, etc, and Russell Wilson can do when Richardson and Harvin are both spreading out the field horizontally and vertically and taking multiple defenders with them.

    Like Kearly said Richardson has the potential to be 25-30 catch guy with 400+ yards and some long TDs scores. If that guy shows up on the field, it would not surprise at all if the Seahawks would be enjoying a hell of an offensive season. Top 5 status. They were 8th or 9th last year per DVOA despite all their struggles with injuries and inexperience.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:40 pm
  • HawKnPeppa wrote:
    kearly wrote:I think Richardson is going to be more of a big play machine than a five catch a week guy, especially this season. I could see him finishing with 500 yards and 5 TDs on just 25 catches. He'll be invisible some games and make huge plays in others.

    Concur.
    He is a threat to get behind the defense at any time. He will contribute immediately in that regard.
    I also think he will surprise when catching in traffic. Kippy will have a few select plays for him this season that I expect him to execute well. I also expect that he'll be open often with Harvin on the field. [emoji106]


    Yep agree with both of you..thats the way I see it too.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:26 pm
  • Agree with Kearly that Richardson likely wont have a high catch year, but he has a very real opportunity to be that guy that takes the top off a defense that we've really not had in Seattle since Joey Galloway.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:34 pm
  • I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:56 am
  • firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.


    I highly doubt Paul Richardson will go to the practice squad... he isn't some raw player incapable of making any type of impact.

    I think the difference you are seeing between Norwood and Richardson are the systems they played in and the teams they'd played on.

    What made Norwood a great pick for the Seahawks, is because he came from a Run Heavy offensive system, that lacked bulk opportunities for passing targets, in that Norwood became efficiently productive and outstandingly clutch. Playing for a National Championship contender presented the opportunity to showcase his skillset in big moments, and big games. So all that film you see is more or less Norwood making the most of his limited opportunities while playing on a team with oriented purpose.

    Richardson on the other hand, pretty much was his whole offensive system, and he was asked to carry a very bad Colorado team on his back when he was healthy. So I could kind of get the sentiment that he didn't compete every play with all out effort and all out purpose especially the few times his name wasnt called as the primary target.

    So to me what you might be seeing is one WR whom at 6'2, 200 was not asked to carry the load making the most of his opportunities playing for a National Contender while the other WR who played at about 40 pounds less at 6'0, 160 was asked to be the production workhorse of a very bad team that more or less overused his abilities at times and getting a majority of all the opportunities which in my opinion as a deep field burner would lead to tremendous amount of fatigue as well as bodily infliction... which in turn can become the look of sloppy, lazy route-running and taking plays off especially at times when you have nothing to play for.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:47 am
  • To be productive when a defense is cheating to you and over under and double up is a testament to his abilities, his speed and catching abilities make him truly dangerous in a system where a defense has to account for Harvin, Baldwin, Miller, Lynch, Michael and Turbin and Wilson.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:23 am
  • chris98251 wrote:To be productive when a defense is cheating to you and over under and double up is a testament to his abilities, his speed and catching abilities make him truly dangerous in a system where a defense has to account for Harvin, Baldwin, Miller, Lynch, Michael and Turbin and Wilson.


    I'm trying to imagine what Paul Richardson might do, if you put him in fresh in the 2nd half of games after Defenses start breaking down from our ground and pound Beast Mode attack as well as from chasing around Harvin and pedestrian WRs plus the ever so elusive Russell Wilson.

    Both Richardson and a running back like Michael are going to be straight big play/homerun ability assassins if they are put in the game fresh against very fatigued defenses.

    Man, I can't wait for this season to start already... I think this Offense has the potential to be one of the best in the NFL while being the most balanced in terms of pass/run and spreading the ball around.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:15 am
  • firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.

    Disagree. I think Sid is the odd man out, or less likely Ricardo.

    EDIT to change the second name to Ricardo after reading Throw's post below.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:52 am
  • firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.


    ..........if the seahawks were stupid enough to put Richardson on the PS, how long do you think he would last?

    Norwood is gonna be the reason Lockette or Rice, or both don't make the team.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:12 am
  • firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.


    Not happening.

    1. Richardson has received nothing but praise thus far.
    2. You don't draft a player in the 2nd round to cut him. If they found space for Christine Michael last year, they'll find room for Richardson even if he never touches the field.
    3. I think the Seahawks take 6 WRs on the roster so both will most likely make it.
    4. In terms of priority, I believe it goes Richardson, Lockette, Norwood, Rice. Keep in mind that they cut Rice (for his salary), and he couldn't find another team to sign with before coming back to Seattle. He is cheap, but he is also "damaged goods" to an extent.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:34 am
  • firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.


    Norwood and Richardson don't even play the same position on the line, totally different players.

    So to say Norwood is going to beat out Richardson? I don't think that's accurate. Rice and Norwood are probably going for the same roster spot.........so if you want to break it down I'd say Rice is going to have the hardest time making this roster, not Norwood.

    Even then, I could see us keeping all these receivers, at least for the first 6-8 weeks of the season to make sure Harvin is staying healthy.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:41 am
  • Tates first 2 years were ummm... not good. He couldn't run routes worth a damn and his blocking was lacking. He "got it" in the 3rd year.

    Richardson is ahead of him at least in the route running category.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:57 am
  • firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.


    Richardson to the PS would never happen because players don't automatically go there. You need to cut him and have him clear waivers. And even if he did clear waivers and sign to the PS he is still free to sign with any team that makes him an offer. You don't think there is a spot on the other 31 teams' rosters for a high 2nd Rd Pick Burner WR right now?
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:10 am
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    firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.


    Richardson to the PS would never happen because players don't automatically go there. You need to cut him and have him clear waivers. And even if he did clear waivers and sign to the PS he is still free to sign with any team that makes him an offer. You don't think there is a spot on the other 31 teams' rosters for a high 2nd Rd Pick Burner WR right now?


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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:15 am
  • Richardson will do a lot of damage 20-30 yards downfield. That is when Richardson's second and third gears takeover. Richardson does not have elite "get off" speed; his ten-yard split is just 1.53, which is slower than Rice, Harvin, Baldwin, or Kearse. It's after 20 yards that Richardson hits elite speed and destroys DBs over the top. Wilson is very accurate in this range.

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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:23 pm
  • General Manager wrote:I'm not a huge fan of this pick given some of the players that were available but I think he has a good chance to be a serious weapon for us . The 134 he put up on Oregon tells me he has some chops and gives me confidence in his ability. I predict he will have a great training camp and I can't wait to see him play in the preseason .


    I tend to feel a bit deflated each time the Hawks' make a pick, in part because of hoping for someone else, and also because I often don't know much about the players we select. :229031_confused2: However, that feeling is quickly tempered by the knowledge that so many of our head-scratchers have turned in to gems under our coaching staff.

    In that vein, I was perplexed when PRich was taken, desiring Penn State's Robinson to fill that "big receiver" many of us thought we were needing. After the fact, I'm as excited as most to see those handful of big plays I think he can make throughout the year. :snack: I'm also curious to see if he gets a shot at returning kicks, either kickoff or punt, and if we will use him for end arounds, toss sweeps, and WR toss plays. Long term, I'd love to see him become a Marvin Harrison type, but that's a ways out yet.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:01 pm
  • General Manager wrote:I'm not a huge fan of this pick given some of the players that were available but I think he has a good chance to be a serious weapon for us . The 134 he put up on Oregon tells me he has some chops and gives me confidence in his ability. I predict he will have a great training camp and I can't wait to see him play in the preseason .


    My initial thought when the Hawks were negotiating with the Vikes for Harvin was similar. I really wondered if Percy was worth the finacial/draft capital investment. Pete and John know what the heck they are doing. Sure the Hawks won the Super Bowl and the season was a smashing success with very little contribution from PH. But imagine how much more dangerous the offense can be with PH and PR. Special teams as well. It's going to be exciting.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:22 pm
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:23 pm
  • firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.


    Norwood is more likely to not make the team at all .. than this scenario you've drawn out.

    Richardson doesn't need to have a complete route tree yet.. his route is going to be "go deep"
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:24 pm
  • I am a fan of the pic. We all think we know the talent available...some members go as far as to say they, 'ahem' "scout" the draftees, but, let's be real and acknowledge that nobody is doing the actual leg work like a true scout.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:34 pm
  • Like with Percy the Hawks don't need PRich to compete. Those two should make things better. At the very least, exciting.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:44 pm
  • Seafan wrote:Like with Percy the Hawks don't need PRich to compete. Those two should make things better. At the very least, exciting.


    Just imagine the different looks they can give a defense now with a healthy Percy. We caught a glimpse at what he is capable of doing with only a few touches in the postseason.. Harvin alone is a game-changer. Then you throw in a guy with the straight line speed of Richardson, and that's just absolutely frightening.

    What will a defense do when Russ is in the gun with Lynch on his right and Percy motioning into the backfield as Richardson is split out wide with Baldwin and Kearse working the slots?

    This is why Paul Richardson could have a major impact on offense, without even touching the football. You have to respect how fast he is.. and if they don't... well.. they will quickly learn a hard lesson.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:20 pm
  • adding percy, p-rich, and c-mike to a young offense that just won a superbowl is just unfair to the rest of the league

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Re: Paul Richardson
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:04 am
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    firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.


    Richardson to the PS would never happen because players don't automatically go there. You need to cut him and have him clear waivers. And even if he did clear waivers and sign to the PS he is still free to sign with any team that makes him an offer. You don't think there is a spot on the other 31 teams' rosters for a high 2nd Rd Pick Burner WR right now?


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Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:10 am
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Re: Paul Richardson
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:41 am
  • hawksfansinceday1 wrote:
    chris98251 wrote:
    Basis4day wrote:
    firebee wrote:I think Norwood is going to beat out Richardson for the 5th spot on the roster with Kearse, Baldwin, Rice and Harvin getting most of the snaps. I don't think Norwood is as fast as Richardson, but he's got crazy receiving skills. He uses his body better than Richardson does to beat defenders for position and his hands are more reliable than Richardson's. Also a noticeable difference in route running. Norwood seems to understand how to run routes to clear out a zone vs. running a route to beat a man or running a route to exploit zone coverages. Richardson runs nice routes, but he seems to run routes without purpose at times. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Richardson, our first pick in the draft, on PS at the beginning of the season and brought off PS later if Rice or Harvin go down with injury, which I pretty much count on. Richardson has great big play ability, but I think he loses out to Norwood's consistency and better understanding of the nuances. I think Norwood is going to make a huge splash in preseason if he's healthy. Love his ball skills.


    Richardson to the PS would never happen because players don't automatically go there. You need to cut him and have him clear waivers. And even if he did clear waivers and sign to the PS he is still free to sign with any team that makes him an offer. You don't think there is a spot on the other 31 teams' rosters for a high 2nd Rd Pick Burner WR right now?


    He would be a Packer or a Raider before the newswire heard of the cut.

    Or a Panther.


    I forgot about players having to clear waivers before hitting PS for some reason, so nevermind... Richardson will be on the roster, but still doesn't change me liking what I see from Norwood based on the film I've watched on him. He seems like a very polished receiver that has a better understanding of the nuances than most rookies entering the NFL. I'd be extremely surprised if Lockette made the team this year and I'd say Rice is definitely on the bubble due to salary and health issues. If we did keep Rice, I'd see it as keeping him to showcase him early in the season and use him for trade bait or IR him if he gets injured early and keep him on as a receiver coach of sorts.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:02 am
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    I forgot about players having to clear waivers before hitting PS for some reason, so nevermind... Richardson will be on the roster, but still doesn't change me liking what I see from Norwood based on the film I've watched on him. He seems like a very polished receiver that has a better understanding of the nuances than most rookies entering the NFL. I'd be extremely surprised if Lockette made the team this year and I'd say Rice is definitely on the bubble due to salary and health issues. If we did keep Rice, I'd see it as keeping him to showcase him early in the season and use him for trade bait or IR him if he gets injured early and keep him on as a receiver coach of sorts.


    Rice is only under contract for 2014. He has a pretty long injury history and getting a team to trade for him is unrealistic. If he were injured it is much more likely that he would get cut. There isn't a lot of reason to IR him unless you want to burn your one IR with Return designation on him (Which we used on Okung last year).

    A more likely scenario is that he starts on PUP and thus not available for the first 6 games. He wouldn't take up a roster spot on the 53 and it gives you a chance to see what the WR corp is capable of. After 6 weeks you can make a decision whether to call him up.

    Rice practicing on the first day of training camp will be telling because if he practices he is no longer eligible for PUP.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:06 am
  • General Manager wrote:I'm not a huge fan of this pick given some of the players that were available but I think he has a good chance to be a serious weapon for us . The 134 he put up on Oregon tells me he has some chops and gives me confidence in his ability. I predict he will have a great training camp and I can't wait to see him play in the preseason .



    How is it you've been around this long and still look in a conventional way about players drafted?

    Pete and his crew have specific players they want for specific places.

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    General Manager wrote:I'm not a huge fan of this pick given some of the players that were available but I think he has a good chance to be a serious weapon for us . The 134 he put up on Oregon tells me he has some chops and gives me confidence in his ability. I predict he will have a great training camp and I can't wait to see him play in the preseason .



    How is it you've been around this long and still look in a conventional way about players drafted?

    Pete and his crew have specific players they want for specific places.

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    Apparently in your opinion you can't question anything the FO does, well we might as well shut down the entire draft portion of this forum then. I look at the draft based on my evaluation of the players period, because I enjoy grading players myself OK. It has nothing to do with conventional or unconventional . You asked I've answered I hope I've made my position clear.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:45 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:Tates first 2 years were ummm... not good. He couldn't run routes worth a damn and his blocking was lacking. He "got it" in the 3rd year.

    Richardson is ahead of him at least in the route running category.


    Tate was a football player when we drafted him that was really never schooled in the art of being a receiver, Richardson is a receiver and learned the nuances of the position, his learning was harder since he really was the only threat there, I think thats a huge benefit over where Tate came from. He has learned that route running and adapting to coverage and reading it is a difference maker.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:33 pm
  • Having PR on the field does something we haven't had in years...it moves the free safety over. I will bet you anything we line PR on the left side so that when Russ roles right the safety will have to stay shaded left. It won't show up on the stats...but his impact will be felt.
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:18 am
  • billio155 wrote:Having PR on the field does something we haven't had in years...it moves the free safety over. I will bet you anything we line PR on the left side so that when Russ roles right the safety will have to stay shaded left. It won't show up on the stats...but his impact will be felt.


    Well that sounds good but there are so many variables, down and distance man vs zone base nickel dime and how well he actually plays on the field. So it's a little early for those kinds of defensive tendency's to be anything but speculation.
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Re: Paul Richardson
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:59 am
  • General Manager wrote:I'm not a huge fan of this pick given some of the players that were available but I think he has a good chance to be a serious weapon for us . The 134 he put up on Oregon tells me he has some chops and gives me confidence in his ability. I predict he will have a great training camp and I can't wait to see him play in the preseason .


    You talked a TON of shiz on PRich in a lot of threads. Not sure I understand why you made this one exactly. Is it your way of saying you were wrong in a very backhanded way?
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