theENGLISHseahawk wrote:We don't know that.
I feel pretty confident that they won't.
Don't get me wrong, if Seattle did this I'd sit forward with a shocked but intrigued grin on my face. You've got to think he'd change an offense. But despite how people say that Coleman "screams PC/JS", I flat-out disagree...not on the basis of player philosophy, but on the basis of every other philosophy of theirs. Here's why I don't think Seattle will get Coleman.1. Because you said they should, Rob.
Okay, so this is 100% pure cynicism, but some days I think Pete and John almost get an addictive high off of defying fan suggestions/expectations. Haha.2. They love their later draft picks.
We wouldn't have Lynch, Turbin, or half this defense were it not for fourth-fifth round picks. Pete and John rely on those picks for their talent stream, more than most other teams. They were willing to trade down twice in the first two rounds to procure them, even at the risk of losing valued targets (which they did in the second). If Coleman fell to the second round, they'd be all over him. But I don't see them giving up multiple picks for a redshirt sophomore with questionable effort, especially when you consider...3. Seattle has invested only casually in anything seriously approaching a star NFL wide receiver.
Tate was the highest pick, and he's a role-player mostly there to catch jump balls and screens. Rice is an awesome possession, but he seems largely there for his deep-ball fame and his height (one of the highest YPC's in the conference). Baldwin is a terrific slot receiver, or at least he was, but the fact that Seattle took Korey Toomer and JR Sweezy over him is pretty telling of how PC values traditional receiver tools. Beyond that, PC has been almost lazy in his receiver search. Kris Durham, Ricardo Lockette, Ruskell leftovers, barely using Braylon Edwards (9 snaps a game this year), tossing Terrell Owens aside like nothing, Evan Moore???!!
He's been almost blase at the position. I suppose it could
be a pattern similar to the QB situation - safe, casual investments before abruptly hitting a home run with someone - but I don't think so. Not with receivers. And here's why:4. Pete and John are happy with their offense.
You keep saying it yourself, this is how they intend to run their offense: 25 throws a game, with receivers who'd better be either a) really tall, b) really fast, c) really Tate-ish, or d) merely decent with the ability to contribute strongly to the run. They're stubbornly clinging to a 25-throws-a-game philosophy that has zero room for a Julio Jones trade for a pure receiver. Trading up for Coleman would strike me as a financially disproportionate move and a total reversal of philosophy...or, on the flipside, a welcome adaptation. I personally think this offense badly needs Brandon Coleman. But Pete shows no sign of agreeing yet. We're questioning whether it has enough firepower to sustain us on the road. Eventually, I do believe their offensive strategy is going to demand broadening and may be the death of them if they don't adapt. But until that happens, Coleman is outside their strategy.
Personally, I don't see him getting drafted by the Seahawks unless he falls to the second round. You said it yourself, we need a defensive tackle first, and you know a defensive-minded coach like Carroll is probably going to agree.