You're stating the Seahawks Quarterbacks situation as though it were an absolute fact, when the only "Fact" is, what you are touting is PURE CONJECTURE, YOU DON'T KNOW!!One of the worst QB lineups is a fact. You're fooling yourself if you say otherwise, we're solidly in the bottom third of the NFL in this category. The only reason people can give me as to why we're not is based on speculation and wishful thinking. Look at what Lock and Smith have done previously in their careers, it isn't pretty and you are deluding yourself if you think they're suddenly going to be above average. More often than not situations like this end up exactly how they look on paper. They *might* end up above average, but more than likely the mean says they're going to be exactly who we think they are.
Pete Carroll build that team in 2010, 13 years ago. Things have changed since then, we've had rule changes and the NFL adopted to his defense. The drafts this team has had since 2013 have had some questionable results too. There have been many decisions that Carroll and JS have made that have lead this team to where they're at right now. In addition to this, Carroll's playoff record since our last Super Bowl run has been absolutely dismal. In that period of time we have one of the worst playoff records of any team.
It's time to let go of the past. Carroll was great for us once upon a time but that time has come and gone. Past result does not indicate future success. Yes, he built a Super Bowl team, but that exact thing is not going to happen again under Carroll, period. He came in with an innovative defensive concept that teams struggled to deal with. To run that scheme he looked for players that teams traditionally undervalued, large corners, a safety that was more of a linebacker/SS hybrid and smaller, quicker pass rushers.
That defense that he ran at the USC for the NFL in 2010 was perfect. What happened over the years? Teams figured it out, they cracked it. Even many of his understudies have decided to switch from that system over the years. Carroll has been playing catch up and on his back feet ever since. Carroll is an old hat in the NFL. We can acknowledge what he's done for us in the past while realizing that he never is going to do it again. Also, you need to read my post again, I acknowledge that this draft was good.
Oh and SPECULATION? Yeah, that's the same horse that you & a few others are riding....I'll be the FIRST TO OPENLY ADMIT, that there are going to be some hills to climb for our Quarterbacks, but YOU CAN'T KNOW FOR A FACT that Smith or Lock for that matter, won't come through with flying colors for the Seahawks
I have "let go of the past", Wilson IS NOT the same Mobile Quarterback as he was back 10 years ago, hell, he's not even as elusive as he was even FIVE years ago, you can't deny the fact that he's produced waaay too many three & outs in the last THREE years alone, because he either don't see, or refuses to take the OBVIOUSE EASY layups.
The last FIVE years have PROVEN that WILSON WAS NOT the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS ANSWER to another Super Bowl run, and getting their butts saddled with a 50+ Million dollar 33-year-old, SLOWING DOWN Quarterback would NOT allow them to provide enough coin to fill all the other holes.
We win just enough to put us into the 20's or higher first round pick, & CONTRARY to the babble, the odds of finding blue ribbon players goes down pretty quick after the 20th pick.
The fact that Pete & John were lucky as hell when they took DK & a few others in the lower rounds PROVES that he STILL KNOWS how to pick em.
Pete IS reloading with Younger, Hungrier & Faster guys that feel like they've been under valued, and are looking to prove the rest of the League WRONG by passing them by.
Wilson has gone to a team that has been STACKED with a lot of decent players & needed only a top 10/20 Quarterback to complete their puzzle.
OH AND, You might have something with the "Teams figured it out, they Cracked it", ESPECIALLY the teams like the Rams DEFENSE, "Figuring Out" Russell Wilsons weaknesses.