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  • OK, so it's Avril at OLB (+depth for DE), which Pete said he could play, Bennett at DT and the rest of the starters resuming their roles from last year?

    Have we addressed every need on the front seven (additional depth aside)?
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  • Natethegreat wrote:Can we stop with the porn and sex references already? Completely unnecessary and I'm pretty sure not the right forum for it.


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  • Forgive my ignorance - I'm still learning this stuff. Bennett is a DE but I've seen some (like seahawksdraftblog quote below) suggest that he is replacement for Jones in the 3-tech. I though 3-tech was more of a DT than a DE. Am I getting too hung up on titles? Is a 3-tech pass rusher still a huge need for us or can Bennett fill it? Would we conceivably have Irvin, Red, Bennett, and Avril all in at the same time?

    "... and now upgraded the nickel three-technique position swapping Jason Jones for Michael Bennett." http://seahawksdraftblog.com/seahawks-s ... -year-deal
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  • Floridahawk79 wrote:
    Jake Hawks wrote:Lets all meet up and have a party in the VMAC parking lot :thirishdrinkers:


    Kinda a long drive for me. But I hear ya.


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  • ihawk wrote:Forgive my ignorance - I'm still learning this stuff. Bennett is a DE but I've seen some (like seahawksdraftblog quote below) suggest that he is replacement for Jones in the 3-tech. I though 3-tech was more of a DT than a DE. Am I getting too hung up on titles? Is a 3-tech pass rusher still a huge need for us or can Bennett fill it? Would we conceivably have Irvin, Red, Bennett, and Avril all in at the same time?

    "... and now upgraded the nickel three-technique position swapping Jason Jones for Michael Bennett." http://seahawksdraftblog.com/seahawks-s ... -year-deal

    He's played both in the NFL. Seahawks used him the first go-around as a DT. I swear I read somewhere that he moved to DE in 2012.
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  • Great get. Fills the pass rushing 3-tech role vacated by JJones. No such thing as too many pass rushers either apparently!
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  • You have to wonder how the browns owner feels right about now. Kruger had 1 good year (really half a year) and they paid him a lot more then we are paying for two guys that both have had better overall careers.
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  • Greenhell wrote:So...what # does Bennett wear? 71 is off limits.


    And the funny thing is, so is the number he wore the last time he was here:

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  • FlyingGreg wrote:Holy. crap.

    They are KILLING it.


    You took the words right out of my mouth -- that was my exact reaction when I first heard about this (about 2 minutes ago here in this thread). Dang, I love .Net for the Latest news.

    The funny thing was is that I was thinking about starting a thread this morning, noting the LACK of interest that Michael Bennett seemed to be getting in the FA Market. Ata Baby John! Way to swoop in and carry away another shiny prize back to the nest.

    If this defensive line DOES what I think they'll be capable of ... then perhaps they're going to need their OWN nickname (i.e the Fearsome Foursome, the Purple People Eaters, etc.). :th2thumbs:
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  • Why would this mean cutting Clemons? Just keep them. We need a good rotation and I think cutting Clemons would be stupid.
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  • FlyingGreg wrote:
    H4WKSF4N wrote:Why does everyone keep saying draft a WR? Rice, harvin and Tate is pretty young and solid. I see LB and DE/DT a priority since they will need to get younger at these positions.


    Because we need size. Outside of Rice, we have a lot of short dudes. Having a 6-3+ type would be nice.



    Don't forget, we now have a 6'7 TE. Maybe he can't stretch the field, but a definite treat in the red zone.
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  • Shadowhawk wrote:
    Greenhell wrote:So...what # does Bennett wear? 71 is off limits.


    And the funny thing is, so is the number he wore the last time he was here:

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    Lol. I forgot he wore #96. During preseason of course. All I remember is that he tore it up in preseason. I was pissed he was released.
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  • Does this signing move Bruce Irvin out of an every-down role? I can certainly see Avril and Bryant (maybe Bennett) starting on the other. Then Bennett slides inside during passing situations when Irvin comes onto the field.

    It is awesome that they have changed a position of weakness into hopefully a position of strength. A lot of talent out there. When Clemons comes back, if productive, this unit can be very scary. Just think of all the combinations. Outstanding stuff front office! I give kudos for this one.
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  • Having a pass rushing rotation of Irvin, Avril, Bennett and Clemons BEFORE the draft in just unreal
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  • Harbag and the Winer's kept chanting their annoyingly stupid little question all year... "Who's got it better than Us?!?!?"



    I guess John Schneider and Pete Carroll answered it....
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  • I never expected this.

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  • Wow! This is just amazing! We got my boy!!!

    Bennett is the guy I wanted the most this off-season on defense. More than Bryant, more than Avril. I mentioned a few days ago that he fit the Jason Jones mold to a tee. Just an inch shorter and a pound lighter. I've watched him play for Tampa and he's just constantly getting after the passer from EVERYWHERE. He probably won't line up at LEO much, but he can definitely play the 3/1/5 techs all effectively. JonRud told me about this while I was at work and I started going NUTS. I'm pretty sure everyone in Queens hates the Seahawks by now because I just can't shut up about them. And why would I? This front office is just astonishing. Just when you think they're done, they pounce again and again and again!

    Take a minute to step back and enjoy this ladies and gents. We are witnessing greatness. A dynasty is being forged. Seattle has become the hotbed of the NFL and everyone is taking notice. It's not just the glitz and glam moves like Harvin and Avril, it's the moves like this one that will make us champions. And how sweet it will be! WOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • razgriz737 wrote::240039: :240039: :240039: :fam: :fam:


    My feelings exactly! Was driving down the road listening to ESPN radio when they announced it. My brain tried to tell me it was Cliff Avril they were talking about but then I started giggling like a school girl (see Tate, Golden) and thought "This is ridiculous!"

    One other thing that helps, is the way our other players have been brought up to speed, then treated right when they need to leave or re-sign.
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  • FlyingGreg wrote:
    H4WKSF4N wrote:Why does everyone keep saying draft a WR? Rice, harvin and Tate is pretty young and solid. I see LB and DE/DT a priority since they will need to get younger at these positions.


    Because we need size. Outside of Rice, we have a lot of short dudes. Having a 6-3+ type would be nice.

    6'5 Brandon Kaufman in the 6th or 7th round. :th2thumbs:
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  • You gotta be in paradise right now with the sheer L-O-V-E Seattle is getting right now for the moves they are making ...

    3 days ago, right after news broke of the Harvin deal, Schefter Tweeted ...
    @AdamSchefter Las Vegas already has established SF and SEA -- today's movers and shakers -- as co-favorites to win next Super Bowl.


    This morning (prior to news of Bennett), he gave a good description of what we're seeing ...
    @AdamSchefter Is it me or are the Seahawks and 49ers treating the off-season the way the Red Sox and Yankees do (or at least used to)?


    I mean forget Glasnost ... what we're seeing right now is FULL ON, up the ante, pile on the nukes Cold War era stuff from the Hawks and 49ers right now. And right now ... I'd say our arsenal is bigger than their arsenal.
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  • Natethegreat wrote:Can we stop with the porn and sex references already? Completely unnecessary and I'm pretty sure not the right forum for it.


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    Natethegreat wrote:Can we stop with the porn and sex references already? Completely unnecessary and I'm pretty sure not the right forum for it.


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  • When John Schneider got passed over for GM of the year, he got a chip on his shoulder...kind of like what we've seen in the Legion of Boom, and from our 5'11" QB. There is fear in the hearts of NFL GM's now, when they think of that red-headed kid in Seattle.
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  • I'm late to the party but holy shit. If I had posted an offseason plan that had Avril at 2/15 and Bennett at 1/5, everyone would obviously assume I was smoking crack.

    Amazing.
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  • kearly wrote:I'm late to the party but holy shit. If I had posted an offseason plan that had Avril at 2/15 and Bennett at 1/5, everyone would obviously assume I was smoking crack.

    Amazing.


    Well, you're not pe so I don't know about the crack, but definitely some Grade-A somethin'.

    I can't even attempt to get any sleep. I'm in a state of shock/excitement/anticipation. My birthday, the 8th, was one of the crappiest days of the past week or so when compared to the events of March 11-14. I'm so glad John Schneider's getting his national due after getting mugged for Executive of the Year this past season.
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  • godawg wrote:When John Schneider got passed over for GM of the year, he got a chip on his shoulder...kind of like what we've seen in the Legion of Boom, and from our 5'11" QB. There is fear in the hearts of NFL GM's now, when they think of that red-headed kid in Seattle.


    I like your angle on this.
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  • Not sure if this was mentioned already, but Jason Jones signed for just 3 years $9.5 million. Normally you'd ask why Seattle would pass on such a bargain contract, but it appears they were probably in on Bennett at the time.

    I wonder if they see Bennett as a Jason Jones type or as more of a pass rushing 5-tech alternative to Red Bryant? Maybe a little of both?
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  • Sturm wrote:Why'd we ever let this guy go in the first place...?



    First name Timmay...last name Ruskell!

    edit: I should know better to read through the post...
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  • Was just thinking that who knows, maybe 1 of Avril or Bennett turns out to be a monster and we get first dibs on keeping them next season. I could especially see Bennett being everything we wanted Jason Jones to be and more. More durable, stronger against the run, and not as easily washed out of the play. Not to mention the fact that we never should have let go of him in the first place, he's a good pass rusher, and Tampa used him inside in their nickel so it won't be anything new here.

    I could see Avril having a very Chike Okeafor-like career while with Seattle, only a bit more explosive and probably productive considering that he's more athletic and playing on a much better team. Okeafor, a Purdue Boilermaker just like Avril, led Seattle in sacks during 03 and 04, his only two seasons with the team (16.5 sacks). I don't think he'll lead the team in sacks like Okeafor did (I think Bruce will have something to say about that), but I could see him having a similar type of impact before moving on to a bigger deal elsewhere.

    Should be interesting to watch both of these guys careers here in Seattle.
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  • kearly wrote:Not sure if this was mentioned already, but Jason Jones signed for just 3 years $9.5 million. Normally you'd ask why Seattle would pass on such a bargain contract, but it appears they were probably in on Bennett at the time.

    I wonder if they see Bennett as a Jason Jones type or as more of a pass rushing 5-tech alternative to Red Bryant? Maybe a little of both?


    Crazy that with Jason Jones available for 3yr/$9.5M, Bennett is even more of a bargain, imo, at 1/5. I never would've guessed that.

    I'm hoping they see him as both, but primarily as a Jason Jones type. I'd like to see him spell Red on occasion as I think he could do some damage as a change of pace/style from Red. That could actually be quite the tandem out there. I love him as a pass rusher at the 3-tech though. I think that's where he'll make his biggest impact for the Hawks. His versatility is a great problem to have.
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  • Thinking the same about both, hell maybe franchise or place 1st round tender on Bennett next off-season and make some room to keep both for a few more seasons. Even if they leave and we only get 2nd or 3rd round picks for either it's a win/win for us.

    1 yr 5 million is an insane contract for a pass rusher the caliber of Bennett, it's all gravy from here on out. Going to be a lot of fun watching this team this year.
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  • PlinytheCenter wrote:
    Sturm wrote:Why'd we ever let this guy go in the first place...?



    First name Timmay...last name Ruskell!

    edit: I should know better to read through the post...


    No reading required. That's exactly why.
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  • When JS said he wanted to be in every free agents ear, I didn't think it would lead to the moves they've made so far this off season.


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    Trenton, New Jersey? What a strange question, but here you go...

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  • Natethegreat wrote:Can we stop with the porn and sex references already? Completely unnecessary and I'm pretty sure not the right forum for it.

    Yeah, I expect a certain degree of "guy talk" on football forums, but it is getting a bit much lately.
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  • McGruff wrote:
    nanomoz wrote:I would probably give John Schneider gagging, gurgly porn head right now.


    Would you really?



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