Seahawks free agency news for Thursday? Not much
By Lee Vowell
Get ready to stink for years, Seahawks fans. What exactly is happening in Seattle is anyone’s guess. Lose a few good players and sign none in return. Interesting indeed…
Maybe the Seahawks are getting ready to make a big splash somewhere. Possibly, Seattle is going to re-sign Sheldon Richardson or go after Ndamukong Suh? But let’s be honest, Seattle football fans are beginning to get restless.
It would be one thing if Seattle gave the appearance of recouping on losses. But the Seahawks seem to be OK with just not improving. Isn’t this weird? Since Pete Carroll and John Schneider arrived Seattle has been all about competition. Which is why Seattle seemingly letting Richard Sherman and DeShawn Shead walk with no replacements is odd.
If Seattle were picking up a second or third round draft choice when trading Michael Bennett, that would be fine. If Seattle were wanting to offer Jordy Nelson, for one, more money to play in Seattle there would be hope.
But the Seahawks are not doing much of anything to add quality to their 2018 roster at this point. Other teams, like NFC West rivals San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, are making moves and getting better. The Seahawks are not far removed from being a playoff team. Now, they seem years away.
Jordy Nelson signed with the Oakland Raiders today. Jimmy Graham, Sherman, Shead and Paul Richardson are gone. Seattle isn’t getting better; The team is worse. Players like Jaron Brown are visiting and could be signed. But Brown is not a difference maker. Not like Nelson.
If the season were to start Sunday (and I know, it won’t), Seattle would be fighting to stay out of last place in the NFC West with the Arizona Cardinals. But even Arizona has made moves that they hope will improve the team, like signing Sam Bradford. Will Bradford make Arizona better? Maybe not. But Seattle isn’t doing anything right now to make them better.
Plus, the Seahawks seem to still be shopping Earl Thomas. Maybe for a draft choice in the first or second round? But Thomas is still young and good. Losing him seems stupid.
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I really hope John Schneider and Pete Carroll have a plan. I am sure they do. It just doesn’t appear they do right now.