Three biggest story lines for Seahawks fans on Sunday

The Seahawks are about to enter an offseason of change. But in Sunday’s notes, one receiver wants to create change. The quarterback may not do enough to prevent sacks. And 12s could see a different player at left corner in 2018. At least, that is the rumor.

Trumaine Johnson to the Seahawks?

No one for sure knows what changes the Seahawks are on the verge of making. Possibly, the team might look the same in 2018. But with an aging roster and a lack of high draft picks in April, Seattle needs a bit of retooling.

One player that would have trade value is cornerback Richard Sherman. Of course, last offseason Seattle was listening for offers for Sherman and the offers weren’t good enough. One could assume whatever offers other NFL teams could be making for the All-Pro could be even less than in 2017, though. Sherman is coming off a season-ending injury to his Achilles. Would a team risk more now than they would have last offseason?

But if Seattle does find a suitor for Sherman, Seahawks Wire writes that one replacement could be Trumaine Johnson of the Los Angeles Rams. With Marcus Peters having been traded from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Rams, Johnson becomes more expendable. Johnson is a free agent to be so it would make sense if Los Angeles let him leave.

Johnson is not the equal of Sherman, of course, but he is a decent alternative should Sherman go elsewhere.

Russell Wilson may not be good at avoiding sacks

According to Field Gulls, Wilson‘s ability to scramble around may not save him from being sacked that much. Wilson’s average sack rate when under pressure is not that far off the league average over the quarterback’s six NFL seasons.

Of course, as the article points out in short, if Wilson were under pressure less, his sack rate would go down. Unfortunately, it is difficult to make the argument that Wilson’s ability to run around like mad when being chased does not really prevent that many sacks when one does not factor in how much he is under pressure opposed to the league average. Possibly Wilson is preventing sacks far more than we know. Or maybe not.

Doug Baldwin speaks to the Washington State Legislature about on Initiative 940

Baldwin spoke to the law makers for the state of Washington on Tuesday about Initiative 940. According to John Boyle at Seahawks.com, Baldwin said the Initiative

would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation, mental-health, and first-aid training, and provide first-aid; and change standards for use of deadly force, adding a ‘good faith’ standard and independent investigation.

Baldwin’s father has been in law enforcement for over 40 years so the subject of police and community interaction is of great importance to Baldwin. Baldwin has been working publicly and financially since December to support the Initiative.

In other news, Seattle did announce on Friday more coaching changes, and I wrote more on that on Saturday.

 

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