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5 Seahawks Predictions For Free Agency


Predictions are always fun. Especially when well known bloggers make them and they end up being wrong. That’s always fun, because then everyone gets to throw them back into my face later. Ahhh… good times…

1) At least one of the team’s top priorities to be re-signed (Lynch, Robinson, Hawthorne, Bryant) wont return.

I’m not sure which one, but something tells me that at least one of those 4 players will get an offer from another team that the Seahawks wont be willing to match. All 4 are priorities for a reason, but none of the 4 are truly irreplaceable.

2) The Seahawks sign a player that most Seattle fans have never heard of, and that player will be a starter. 

John Schneider has a knack of unearthing talent. Brandon Browner and Alan Branch come to mind from a year ago. Neither were considered NFL starters before Schneider signed them, and both were impact players on the defense.

3) The Seahawks will sign at least 1 big name player.

Last year it was Sydney Rice, Robert Gallery and Zach Miller. The year before it was Lawyer Milloy. Schneider has not been afraid to spend big as long as the deal is short term, or for a young player. Mario Williams comes to mind, but there are other such players available this year as well.

4) The Seahawks will sign a QB.

It might not be a big name, or even someone who ultimately makes the team, but I believe that there will be a free agent QB who’s brought in to provide depth at the position in case the Seahawks don’t get a QB in the draft, or get a late round project.

5) John Carlson and Marcus Trufant won’t be Seahawks in 2012.

The Seahawks would like both of them back, but not at a starter’s pay level. Both will be given contracts by another team that the Seahawks wont be willing to match.

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  • Hawk_Eye

    I don’t see us signing a big free agent. Look at Sydney Rice, Robert Gallery and Zach Miller. None of these guys has panned out. We didn’t get near our money’s worth out of any of these players. I think John Schneider going to go all young, building through the draft. The only curveball is Peyton Manning. I could see us going after him if he’s healthy. Players like him rarely go on the free agent market. This would make us instant Superbowl contenders.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @Hawk_Eye I disagree on al points. All three were tremendous assets. Gallery struggled early with injuries, but he was a major strength at the end of the season. Miller was a uge asset. His lack of production in the passing game was because he was being kept in to block on almost every play, and Rice was the team’s top receiver when healthy. I’m not sure what kind of expectations you had for them, but all three were exactly what I expected when they were signed.

  • Hawk_Eye

    I don’t see us signing a big free agent. Look at Sydney Rice, Robert Gallery and Zach Miller. None of these guys has panned out. We didn’t get near our money’s worth out of any of these players. I think John Schneider going to go all young, building through the draft. The only curveball is Peyton Manning. I could see us going after him if he’s healthy. Players like him rarely go on the free agent market. This would make us instant Superbowl contenders.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @Hawk_Eye I disagree on al points. All three were tremendous assets. Gallery struggled early with injuries, but he was a major strength at the end of the season. Miller was a uge asset. His lack of production in the passing game was because he was being kept in to block on almost every play, and Rice was the team’s top receiver when healthy. I’m not sure what kind of expectations you had for them, but all three were exactly what I expected when they were signed.

  • Hawk_Eye

    @Keith_12thMR Well I expected much more and I bet Pete Carroll and John Schneider expected much more. Gallery was supposed to be the leader of the offensive line. He was hurt most of the time and Paul McQuistan played just as well as the backup. I know it’s not Millers fault he spent most of his time blocking, but we paid a huge price for a blocking pro bowl tight end. Anthony McCoy could have done that job. The Vikings didn’t pay Rice and let him go because of injury concerns. They were right. To say we got our money’s worth out of any of these players is a far stretch. I bet John Schneider won’t make the same mistake again. I think they will go young, building through the draft. And I think once Gallery, Miller & Rice current contact is up, we won’t resign them.

  • Hawk_Eye

    @Keith_12thMR Well I expected much more and I bet Pete Carroll and John Schneider expected much more. Gallery was supposed to be the leader of the offensive line. He was hurt most of the time and Paul McQuistan played just as well as the backup. I know it’s not Millers fault he spent most of his time blocking, but we paid a huge price for a blocking pro bowl tight end. Anthony McCoy could have done that job. The Vikings didn’t pay Rice and let him go because of injury concerns. They were right. To say we got our money’s worth out of any of these players is a far stretch. I bet John Schneider won’t make the same mistake again. I think they will go young, building through the draft. And I think once Gallery, Miller & Rice current contact is up, we won’t resign them.