The sexiest pick for the Seahawks in free agency would be a guy like Mike Wallace, someone who can stretch the field and help this offense take it to another level. And don't get me wrong, I would love to see the Hawks pick him up in the offseason for a good price.
But I think that Jake Long would be an excellent pickup for the Hawks this offseason as well, sure he had an off year at the Left Tackle position, but imagine him at the right tackle spot for the Hawks. He brings a much better ability to protect the passer than Breno does. Long slid in protection in pass blocking this year, but still shows greater promise, and has an overall better set of skills than Breno.
I don't know if Long would jump at the opportunity to play on the right side when playing on the left side made him the number one overall pick and a very rich man, but I believe that Pete and John can persuade him. Long is a big Michigan tackle, a guy that played in the elements and dwelled in every way, why not come back to a place where it rains and gets cold.
Long could open up a lot of things for this offense, he can buy time for Russell, he can be a good man to run behind on stretch plays to the right side. And he can not get so many penalties.
I love Breno's style of play, but I think that with Long we won't have to keep a tight in to block so much on run and pass plays, Long would be able to give Zach Miller and Anthony McCoy more opportunities. I just think this move would make a lot of sense, FOR THE RIGHT PRICE.