More Tate Fallout: Seahawks Need Two WRs Now, Wishlist Time

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Nov 1, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) races down the sideline against USC Trojans safety Leon McQuay III (22) in the second half at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

This is going to be very subjective, but there is certainly a need for at least two more high-potential receivers with Golden Tate and Sidney Rice officially moved on. I mean sure they are signing Taylor Price (who?) and Chris Matthews is now on the roster, but come on, these are the World Champs! No offense (and no pun intended) but those two guys just won’t cut it on an already belittled receiving corps.

These two big (or surprise-not-so-big) names could come via free agency, the draft, or more likely a combination of both. Being that the Seahawks have a recent history for waiting deep in FA to pluck a guy whose value has fallen, we can expect that here. Therefore I have a bit of a wishlist of some hopefully realistic guys that I think would fit best. I’m sure many of you will disagree and have excellent choices in place of my picks, so don’t be afraid to throw together a wishlist of your own in the comments.

January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Austin Collie (10) against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

5. Austin Collie (via FA from Patriots): Collie would be a great fit for this offense in my opinion. He has reliable hands and is a solid route runner with a great background with offenses in Indy and New England that had some elite piers for him to learn from.

For all the things Tate did for this offense making difficult catches down the field and in traffic, the Hawks really missed that consistent over-the-middle presence last season. Collie would be just that, though if I remember correctly he has some concussion history which is concerning.

For the record I thought about Julian Edleman here but I’m not sure his value is low enough for the Hawks to afford if they are to bring in another No. 1-type receiver via the draft. I also think Edleman moves before Collie, which is another reason he is a more realistic pick here.

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  • KloverJane

    What is this? The seventh superbowl winner gone? Hope HAWKS can hold It Together

    • TheSherminator

      Considering we got a 2nd round pick from Detroit for signing Tate in a draft deep in WR talent coupled with Harvin being healthy with a huge chip on his shoulder I think we are just fine. Defense wins championships ask Peyton or Colin.

  • SOLIDGOLD NUTS

    To all you little She hawks fakeass green turd disturbers

    PAY ATTENTION:

    The NINER are a Gold standard Championship Empire, compared
    only to other MULTIPLE Superbowl

    Champions in the NFL, they are called “DYNASTYs”.

    They create shows about
    them and feature them on Dynasty Month
    on the NFL Network. I don’t remember the Muther
    fukkin Seashits ever being highlighted or even being mentioned except as a
    franchise you don’t want to be like. You need to break out those cool ass green garbage bags you mold eating
    wanabees used to wear over your head for the last 30 years SO THE REST OF THE
    LEAGUE WOULD’NT peep you and your fraud crew

    You need at least 4 Championships/4
    superbowl rings to even be recognized as a part of the exclusive Dynasty Club. You have 1,
    MUTHERFUKKER JUST 1. Even THE RAIDERS, BRONCOS EAGLES AND OTHERS ARE WAY
    AHEAD OF YOU IDIOTS.

    SO UNTIL YOU ARE FORMALLY RECOGNIZED AS PART OF THIS ELITE
    CLUB;

    YOU ARE A 1 SUPERBOWL , 1 YEAR WONDER.

    NOW BOW DOWN AND KISS THESE SOLID GOLD NUTS YOU LIMEGREEN SEAMITCH.

    • Bob

      Wow. All the ignorance of your typical 49er fan, and more!! First off, The 49′ers franchise was right about the same age The Seahawk’s were when they won their first championship. Only difference is, it took the niners 20 years just to win their division. And that was back when there was like 12 teams in whole league or some shit. Second: The Bronco’s are way ahead with 2 Super Bowls? What years did the Eagles win again? Oh yeah, they have never won a Super Bowl Cold Nuts! Your Dynasty was 30 years ago!!! Your last Lombardi was 20 years ago, but your last lobotomy was moments ago! 1 Year wonder? Yeah, last year. The one that counts. Who did we beat to get there? That’s right Mold Nuts……..

    • http://Allcougdup.com/ AllCoug’dUp (Joshua Davis)

      Haha. Niners fans always trollin’ on their dynasty from a million years ago. Doesn’t even have anything to do with the conversation just couldn’t wait to feel yourself for a minute because you’re so jealous.

      When your ‘dynasty’ days return, come back and say somethin’. Until then, we have the most recent Ring and you’re the one suckin’ on it.