Lacy’s Garage Sale and other Seahawks Notes 4/8/17
By Lee Vowell
The Seattle Seahawks face a season in 2017 that will be full of questions. Will the Seahawks continue their digression from a Super Bowl favorite? Will Richard Sherman still be a member of the team? Will newly signed running back be able to sell every item in his garage sale? I answer these not-very-well here.
Will the Seahawks continue their digression?
I know, the argument is that Seattle is still a championship contender. I agree, they are. IF. If Seattle can keep Sherman a Seahawk and if he stays contented enough to be valuable. And if Earl Thomas can come back healthy. The assumption is that Sherman will be interested in being the best he could be and in making Seattle great again. If Sherman were to be traded, Seattle would have to replace two cornerbacks. I am fairly sure a recent Super Bowl champion has not had to replace two players at that position in the offseason before they became the champs. I could be wrong, but I am not.
Seattle needs to play better overall to win the championship in 2017. Russell Wilson needs to remain healthy. The offensive line needs to protect Wilson better and needs to open holes better for Lacy, CJ Prosise and Thomas Rawls. Thomas also needs to stay healthy.
Let’s be honest. Who is more valuable? Thomas or Sherman? It is Thomas. In the ideal Seahawks defense, Sherman covers one side of the field and the other corner covers the other side. Thomas covers everything else and more. There is a famous saying that I just made up: water covers two-thirds of the Earth and Thomas covers the rest of the universe. What I just made up is true.
Sherman might get traded. The Seahawks would not trade him without a plan to replace him. Thomas is not replaceable. End of story.
Will Sherman still be a Seahawk?
Yes. That is my guess and not my inside knowledge. Sherman will make $11 million in guaranteed money in 2017 and 2018. Sherman will likely earn more in incentives. That is a lot for almost any team to take on if they trade for Sherman. And rumors have it Sherman wants to go to a contender. Contenders have less money than bad teams. If a team were to trade for Sherman they would give up valuable draft pieces and money. The Seahawks would give up Sherman but gain a lot of unknown capital. Sherman will be with Seattle in 2017 and beyond.
Eddie Lacy: Garage Salesman
Lacy probably has some great stuff to sell. The problem is he probably is not selling his best stuff. Due to a flight postponement, he is delaying his garage sale from early April to early May. (Does that make sense?) Though, according to Pro Football Talk, he will not be selling the good stuff anyway. What he does sell will be for a good cause, though.
Who knows what next week will hold. Hopefully more noteworthy items than Marshawn Lynch going to the Oakland Raiders or Sherman being traded. The draft cannot come soon enough.