My 2024 Offseason Roadmap

JPatera76

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Who do y’all want as HC/DC/OC? If or when it happens?
 

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I like pretty much all of the OP's post, except for Dre'Mont Jones. Crap ton of money for a guy that was 95% invisible all year long.
 

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(Head Coach)
Mike Macdonald

(Offensive Coordinator)
Kellen Moore
(Passing Game Coordinator)
Sanjay Lal (Retained)
(Run Game Coordinator)
Greg Roman
(Quarterbacks)
Greg Olsen (Retained)
(Assistant Quarterbacks)
Carl Smith (Retained)
(Running Backs)
Stump Mitchell
(Wide Receivers)
Nate Carrol (Promoted)
(Tight Ends)
Pat McPherson (Retained)
(Offensive Line)
Andy Dickerson (Retained)


(Defensive Coordinator)
Don "Wink" Martindale
(Front 7 Specialist)
Mike Heistand
(Pass Game Specialist)
Karl Scott (Retained)
(Defensive Line)
Mike Elston
(Line Backers)
Frank Bush
(Defensive Backs)
Jerry Gray


(Special Teams)
Larry Izzo


Off-Season Roster Moves
Trade Pool Players: Geno Smith, Tyler Lockett, Dre'Mont Jones, Quandree Diggs & Jamal Adams
Key Trade Details: Aim at getting at leasr another first round pick this year, If packaged together right swing for 3 total 1st round picks in the draft but doubt that happens.

Releases: Bryan Mone, Nick Bellore, D'Wayne Eskridge & Jason Meyers

Re-Signed Free Agents: So unpopular opinion but I think Bobby Wagner & Leonard Williams so be the only guys getting re-signed, Bobby is a Hawk and deserves to finish in Seattle plus he helps the other young LB's develop. Williams is a versatile veteran that can help contribute. Let everyone else walk we need the money for younger key pieces for the future.

Free Agent Signings:
Teddy Bridgewater QB: A good back up with a veteran presence in QB room.
Matt Barkley QB: Super cheap journeyman that rounds out the depth.
Michael Burton FB: Cheap veteran that not only blocks very well but also has solid hands catching the ball.
Nick Vannett TE: Another former Seahawk that also follows new OC Kellen Moore over from the Chargers. Vannet is a hustle & effort signing on a cheap contract.
Dalton Risner LG: Solid starter relatively cheap contract because he's getting older.
Trai Turner RG: Solid starter relatively cheap contract because he's getting older.
Billy Turner RT: Solid depth piece with flexibility across the line on a cheap contract.
Justin Madbuike DL: A true blue Mike Macdonald guy that elevates the depth and talent level of the D-Line.
Jadeveon Clowney LOLB: Clowney cost a little bit more than I would like to spend on someone his age but Clowney had a fantastic season last year under Macdonald plus he is a veteran leader that has already played in Seattle before.
Josh Allen ROLB: One of the reasons I opened up all that cap space with trades. Allen brings a game changing rush ability for this D
defense.
Isaiah Pola-Mao SS: He is 6ft 4in 205lbs, Troy Polamalu's nephew, has played both safety positions plus cornerback, should be very cheap & a young guy that could be a diamond in the rough or at the very least good depth.
Greg Zuerlein K: Very accurate kicker with a ton of experience on a cheap veteran contract.

Draft:
Round 1: I'm hoping for two picks here and plan on adding the QB of the future and a great peice for the D. With the pick we trade for maybe Atlanta #8 or Chicago #9 I'd pick Cooper DeJean out of Iowa to play FS in this defense. With our pick I'm picking JJ McCarthy Quarterback out of Michigan (I Know, I Know) but in this Offense at this point in the draft JJ is the guy. He has proven that he can lead a team and they will follow (He did win a National Championship even though Corum won that game) but he seems to have a good head on his shoulders which could be just the guy we need.
Round 2:No current picks but on draft day I'm gunning for Jeremiah Trotter Jr. ILB Clemson (Great Linebacker 2nd Generation NFL Player that can learn alot from Bobby) And/or T'Vondre Sweat NT Texas (Depth piece at the moment but a potential Jarran Reed replacement down the line) via trade.
Round 3: We already have 2 picks and I'm aiming for 3 with the remaining tradeable assets. I'm trying for Brenden Rice WR USC (Jerry Rice's kid who has also technically been a Seahawk), Mike Sainirstil CB Michigan (No I'm not a Michigan fan he is just good value) & Sedrick Van Pran C Georgia (Big beefy mauler of a Center)
Round 4: Javion Cohen LG Miami, FL (Not the long term answer but helps with depth)
Round 5: Omar Speights ILB LSU (This pick is good if we can't get Trotter Jr. but becomes amazing if we do because Speights & Trotter Jr. could be a great duo later).
Round 6:No Pick
Round 7: Dallin Holker TE Colorado State (Holker is great value here nothing really great but a very solid depth TE.

Drafted Players:
Cooper DeJean FS Iowa
JJ McCarthy QB Michigan
Jeremiah Trotter Jr. ILB Clemson
Brenden Rice WR USC
Mike Sainirstil CB Michigan
Sedrick Van Pran C Georgia
Javion Cohen LG Miami, FL
Omar Speights ILB LSU
Dallin Holker TE Colorado State

Roster: (Coming into season)
QB: JJ, Teddy, Barkley
RB: KW3, Charbonet, McIntosh
FB: Burton
WR: Metcalf, JSN, Bobo & Rice
TE: Dissly, Vannet & Holkner
LT: Cross, Forsythe
LG: Risner, Cohen
C: Van Pran, Oluwatimi
RG: Trai, Bradford
RT: Lucas, Turner

DL: Williams, Reed, Madbuike, Young, Morris
OLB: Allen, Clowney, Boye , Nwosu, Hall
ILB: Wagner, Trotter Jr., Speights, Thomas
CB: Witherspoon, Woolen, Sainirstil, Bryant
FS: DeJean, Brown
SS: Love, Pola-Mao

K: Zuerlein
P: Dickson
LS: Stoll

Offensive Staff Summary: Moore should elevate the passing game upon arrival, Lal has shown he can develop receivers, Roman comes with Macdonald and should get the most out of the RB's in Seattle, Olsen & Smith have a lot of years coaching QB's combined, Stump Mitchell is so well respected around the league and with the talent we have at RB might be tempted to come to Seattle, Carrol gets the job because he is young & Pete is still "around" after all, McPherson has kept our TE's very consistent over the years, Dickerson gets to continue his work on O-Line

Defensive Staff Summary: Macdonald is the Head Coach but brings a very unique 3-4 scheme that specializes in phantom pressures, Martindale is another guy that has been DC in Baltimore but his style is more blitz heavy and Macdonald likes to be very versatile so having "Wink" around couldn't hurt, Heistand has worked with some very good edge rushers plus comes from the Fangio tree and has coached both sides of the ball, Scott is the only defensive coach retained because he has done a great job with the DB's, Elston brings a wealth of knowledge and comes from Michigan, Frank Bush & Jerry Gray come over from Atlanta together but both bring years of experience coaching their respective position groups
 

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I'm literally just bored and doing my own full offseason roadmap. Spitballing, not meant to be taken as a strict "This is what they should do!" and I'm moreso just exploring possibilities. Feel free to expand or do your own in this thread, but I just feel like writing. Not comprehensive at all, just a general framework.

Beginning by posting the coaching staff I put in my Craft Your Own Staff thread - https://www.seahawks.net/threads/craft-your-own-staff.193596


Head Coach: Pete Carroll

Offensive Coordinator: Aaron Kromer
Quarterbacks/Pass Game Coordinator: Byron Leftwich
Running Backs: Duce Staley
Receivers: Bobby Engram
Tight Ends/Assistant HC: Mike Shula
OL: Scott Peters

Defensive Coordinator: Chris Shula
DL: Todd Wash
LB: Ken Norton Jr.
Cornerbacks/Safeties (either separate or as a single DB coach): Marquand Manuel, Al Harris

Special Teams Coordinator: Larry Izzo

OPTIONAL SPECIALISTS:
Assistant Quarterbacks - Kerry Joseph (retained)
Assistant Secondary - Deshawn Shead (retained)
Defensive Assistant - Neiko Thorpe (retained)
Pass Rush Specialist - Darryl Tapp
Assistant DL - Jeff Zgonina
Defensive Passing Coordinator - Karl Scott (retained)
Offensive Assistant/Game Management Assistant - Nate Carroll


OFFSEASON PERSONNEL MOVES:

Release:
Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs, Will Dissly, Bryan Mone, Nick Bellore, D'Wayne Eskridge, Jason Myers. Designature post-June 1st as needed. Geno Smith can be retained, but... needs to restructure somehow? I dunno. I'd like to keep him on roster. Let Lock, Lewis, Evan Brown, Dallas, Darrell Taylor, Devin Bush, and Noah Fant walk.

Re-sign/Extend:
Re-sign Leonard Williams and Mario Edwards. Myles Adams and Jake Curhan can be brought back for minimum as depth pieces.
Extend Jarran Reed.
Gotta retain a tight end. Get Colby back for cheapsies.

Sign:
David Edwards (OG). Has been a Kromer guy the whole way. Bills backup LG who also plays a swing role as sixth lineman. (~1.5-2.5 million APY)
Dalton Risner (OG). Decent enough starter. (~3 million APY)
Oli Udoh (RT). Swing tackle that may be forced into action with Lucas having a possibly degenerative knee. (~3 million APY)
Kyle Dugger (SS). Versatile strong safety with an attractive physical profile. Well-regarded by New England's fanbase. (~4 million APY).
Tyrel Dodson (ILB). Dodson is a former UDFA who has been a middling linebacker for Buffalo, but has had a tremendous improvement in 2023. Not as good as his near-90 PFF grade according to the fan temperature on him. (~4 million APY)
Greg Zuerlein (K). Still has it. Likely upgrade over a spotty Myers, and likely cheaper. (~2.75-3.5 million APY)


Sign a few other roster fillers to minimum contracts to plug holes as needed.


Draft:

Michael Penix Jr. and then try to fill some future needs from there, leaning heavy defense. You need an ILB, some DL depth, a safety, and a corner wouldn't hurt. You also need another guy on the OL. A WR wouldn't hurt in the mid rounds, and a late tight end to go behind Parkinson with a vet minimum TE would be good.

Michael Penix Jr. would come in and compete with Geno. If he's ready, he's ready. If not, we have average-at-worst QB play but likely a much better offense and thus a better Geno with a concrete plan of succession for after the 2024 season.

Penix has won me over. His arm is positively rare, he's a dawg, and he's got "it." He needs to rework some things, get some time in acclimating to the NFL, etc. and would likely benefit from that year behind Geno if he doesn't immediately seize the job by being undeniable. With my listed dream staff, he'd have Byron Leftwich coaching him and coordinating the pass game, which is an amazing fit and bodes well for development.

Team looks somethin' like:

QB - Geno Smith, Michael Penix Jr.
RB - K9, Charbonnet, McIntosh
FB - Whoever. Probably good to have TE3 in this role.
WR - DK, Lockett, JSN, Jake Bobo, draftee
TE - Colby Parkinson, Draftee, vet minimum guy. David Edwards can be 6th lineman.
LT - Cross, then Forsythe or Udoh
LG - Risner, Edwards
C - Oluwatimi, then a late draftee or vet minimum signing
RG - Bradford, Edwards
RT - Lucas, then Forsythe or Udoh

DL - Jarran Reed, Leonard Williams, Mario Edwards, Cam Young, Mike Morris, Dre'Mont Jones, Myles Adams. Room for draftee or depth signing to force way into rotation, likely sending Myles out.
OLB/EDGE - Uchenna Nwosu, Boye Mafe, Derick Hall, draftee or depth signing
ILB - Jordyn Brooks, Tyrel Dodson, plus a couple of draftees/depth signings (perhaps Drake Thomas)
CB - Spoon, Riq, Mike Jackson, Tre Brown, Coby Bryant/Depth/Draftee
FS - Love, sign or draft backup
SS - Dugger, Coby Bryant, Jerrick Reed

K - Greg Zuerlein
P - Michael Dickson
KR/PR - Competition winner between McIntosh and whoever else has the skillset.

Several roster spots left to fill as desired. Competition in 2024 offseason will dictate and change much.

Competent, experienced coaching should help. An OC like Kromer would have the OL putting out some real results given his track record. Run game stands to improve majorly. Leftwich would be a stud hire as the passing coordinator and QB coach to ensure we're not falling behind on the air attack. Chris Shula at DC is a relative unknown, but he's surrounded by experience and that alone likely restores our ability to play sound football and control the gaps again on defense. Really looking good at QB with an heir apparent behind Geno, and Geno would stand to improve significantly with better line play and a true run game to release pressure.

This offseason would have us poised to be outside competitors to win a playoff game or two in 2024 if all goes well, and would furthermore have us set up perfectly for Pete stepping away. Lot of great coaches on the staff and a young QB for the next guy.

Great thought out Mock Offseason. But, I think you did what JS did when he had a lot of money to spend on Free Agents and got cute by signing a bunch of backups or former high round draft picks that were playing way below there draft selection. Those players were no better with the Seahawks...wasted money and season because of trying to outsmart the room with Free Agents signings.

I think JS has learned from that and will focus his free agent money on proven game changers on in the trenches.
 

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(Head Coach)
Mike Macdonald

(Offensive Coordinator)
Kellen Moore
(Passing Game Coordinator)
Sanjay Lal (Retained)
(Run Game Coordinator)
Greg Roman
(Quarterbacks)
Greg Olsen (Retained)
(Assistant Quarterbacks)
Carl Smith (Retained)
(Running Backs)
Stump Mitchell
(Wide Receivers)
Nate Carrol (Promoted)
(Tight Ends)
Pat McPherson (Retained)
(Offensive Line)
Andy Dickerson (Retained)


(Defensive Coordinator)
Don "Wink" Martindale
(Front 7 Specialist)
Mike Heistand
(Pass Game Specialist)
Karl Scott (Retained)
(Defensive Line)
Mike Elston
(Line Backers)
Frank Bush
(Defensive Backs)
Jerry Gray


(Special Teams)
Larry Izzo


Off-Season Roster Moves
Trade Pool Players: Geno Smith, Tyler Lockett, Dre'Mont Jones, Quandree Diggs & Jamal Adams
Key Trade Details: Aim at getting at leasr another first round pick this year, If packaged together right swing for 3 total 1st round picks in the draft but doubt that happens.

Releases: Bryan Mone, Nick Bellore, D'Wayne Eskridge & Jason Meyers

Re-Signed Free Agents: So unpopular opinion but I think Bobby Wagner & Leonard Williams so be the only guys getting re-signed, Bobby is a Hawk and deserves to finish in Seattle plus he helps the other young LB's develop. Williams is a versatile veteran that can help contribute. Let everyone else walk we need the money for younger key pieces for the future.

Free Agent Signings:
Teddy Bridgewater QB: A good back up with a veteran presence in QB room.
Matt Barkley QB: Super cheap journeyman that rounds out the depth.
Michael Burton FB: Cheap veteran that not only blocks very well but also has solid hands catching the ball.
Nick Vannett TE: Another former Seahawk that also follows new OC Kellen Moore over from the Chargers. Vannet is a hustle & effort signing on a cheap contract.
Dalton Risner LG: Solid starter relatively cheap contract because he's getting older.
Trai Turner RG: Solid starter relatively cheap contract because he's getting older.
Billy Turner RT: Solid depth piece with flexibility across the line on a cheap contract.
Justin Madbuike DL: A true blue Mike Macdonald guy that elevates the depth and talent level of the D-Line.
Jadeveon Clowney LOLB: Clowney cost a little bit more than I would like to spend on someone his age but Clowney had a fantastic season last year under Macdonald plus he is a veteran leader that has already played in Seattle before.
Josh Allen ROLB: One of the reasons I opened up all that cap space with trades. Allen brings a game changing rush ability for this D
defense.
Isaiah Pola-Mao SS: He is 6ft 4in 205lbs, Troy Polamalu's nephew, has played both safety positions plus cornerback, should be very cheap & a young guy that could be a diamond in the rough or at the very least good depth.
Greg Zuerlein K: Very accurate kicker with a ton of experience on a cheap veteran contract.

Draft:
Round 1: I'm hoping for two picks here and plan on adding the QB of the future and a great peice for the D. With the pick we trade for maybe Atlanta #8 or Chicago #9 I'd pick Cooper DeJean out of Iowa to play FS in this defense. With our pick I'm picking JJ McCarthy Quarterback out of Michigan (I Know, I Know) but in this Offense at this point in the draft JJ is the guy. He has proven that he can lead a team and they will follow (He did win a National Championship even though Corum won that game) but he seems to have a good head on his shoulders which could be just the guy we need.
Round 2:No current picks but on draft day I'm gunning for Jeremiah Trotter Jr. ILB Clemson (Great Linebacker 2nd Generation NFL Player that can learn alot from Bobby) And/or T'Vondre Sweat NT Texas (Depth piece at the moment but a potential Jarran Reed replacement down the line) via trade.
Round 3: We already have 2 picks and I'm aiming for 3 with the remaining tradeable assets. I'm trying for Brenden Rice WR USC (Jerry Rice's kid who has also technically been a Seahawk), Mike Sainirstil CB Michigan (No I'm not a Michigan fan he is just good value) & Sedrick Van Pran C Georgia (Big beefy mauler of a Center)
Round 4: Javion Cohen LG Miami, FL (Not the long term answer but helps with depth)
Round 5: Omar Speights ILB LSU (This pick is good if we can't get Trotter Jr. but becomes amazing if we do because Speights & Trotter Jr. could be a great duo later).
Round 6:No Pick
Round 7: Dallin Holker TE Colorado State (Holker is great value here nothing really great but a very solid depth TE.

Drafted Players:
Cooper DeJean FS Iowa
JJ McCarthy QB Michigan
Jeremiah Trotter Jr. ILB Clemson
Brenden Rice WR USC
Mike Sainirstil CB Michigan
Sedrick Van Pran C Georgia
Javion Cohen LG Miami, FL
Omar Speights ILB LSU
Dallin Holker TE Colorado State

Roster: (Coming into season)
QB: JJ, Teddy, Barkley
RB: KW3, Charbonet, McIntosh
FB: Burton
WR: Metcalf, JSN, Bobo & Rice
TE: Dissly, Vannet & Holkner
LT: Cross, Forsythe
LG: Risner, Cohen
C: Van Pran, Oluwatimi
RG: Trai, Bradford
RT: Lucas, Turner

DL: Williams, Reed, Madbuike, Young, Morris
OLB: Allen, Clowney, Boye , Nwosu, Hall
ILB: Wagner, Trotter Jr., Speights, Thomas
CB: Witherspoon, Woolen, Sainirstil, Bryant
FS: DeJean, Brown
SS: Love, Pola-Mao

K: Zuerlein
P: Dickson
LS: Stoll

Offensive Staff Summary: Moore should elevate the passing game upon arrival, Lal has shown he can develop receivers, Roman comes with Macdonald and should get the most out of the RB's in Seattle, Olsen & Smith have a lot of years coaching QB's combined, Stump Mitchell is so well respected around the league and with the talent we have at RB might be tempted to come to Seattle, Carrol gets the job because he is young & Pete is still "around" after all, McPherson has kept our TE's very consistent over the years, Dickerson gets to continue his work on O-Line

Defensive Staff Summary: Macdonald is the Head Coach but brings a very unique 3-4 scheme that specializes in phantom pressures, Martindale is another guy that has been DC in Baltimore but his style is more blitz heavy and Macdonald likes to be very versatile so having "Wink" around couldn't hurt, Heistand has worked with some very good edge rushers plus comes from the Fangio tree and has coached both sides of the ball, Scott is the only defensive coach retained because he has done a great job with the DB's, Elston brings a wealth of knowledge and comes from Michigan, Frank Bush & Jerry Gray come over from Atlanta together but both bring years of experience coaching their respective position groups

You lost me at us have two 1st round picks, with no explanation how that is even possible. And magically trading into top-10 to select a FS not may not even be drafted in the 1st round come draft day.
 
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