Seahawks free agency rumors rundown includes one very big name
By Derek Tweedy
Rumors: Sifting through the Seahawks off-season in free agency so far.
After landing Barkevious Mingo, Ed Dickson, Jaron Brown and Maurice Alexander, I know everyone is really excited by these signings. Rumors are flying this time of year, but who else are the Seahawks rumored to be talking about, and is there anything to get excited about?
Mingo is a poor man’s Bruce Irvin, Dickson is a blocking tight end who isn’t terrible as a receiving threat. Jaron Brown hasn’t shown much yet, but he is a nice potential deep threat who is also a very good special teams player. Some teams were considering him as a No. 2 receiver. Alexander brings depth to our secondary in case of the Earl Thomas trade and is good on special teams as well.
None of these moves are overly exciting, but they are filling holes. With that being said, the Seahawks have been linked to several other players so far.
Seahawks have Terrelle Pryor visiting, and are reported to be interested in Markus Wheaton.
Terrelle Pryor spent a little time in Seattle in the past. With the Browns, Pryor became a break out name and a star earning a very nice payday from the Redskins. The Redskins experiment failed.
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So who is Pryor at this point, and why does he fit in Seattle?
The Seahawks offense as run by Russell Wilson has been based heavily on sandlot football. This is partly due to Russell being under siege because of a porous offensive line. Also, because Russell is a bit of a sandlot quarterback. Regardless of the offensive coordinator change, I don’t see the sandlot remaining. I think the saying is you can take the sandlot out of the offense, but you can’t take it out of the quarterback…or something like that.
Terrelle Pryor isn’t a great route runner but he is an excellent play maker when things break down. Turns out those guys do better in a sandlot style offense. In Cleveland, the quarterbacks were under duress on a regular basis and many of the big moments he delivered were on broken plays where his athleticism and run after the catch ability was showcased. In Washington, Kirk Cousins and the structured offense Gruden ran was not a fit.
Wheaton is a deep threat, pure and simple. With the signing of Jaron Brown, I don’t see Wheaton having a spot on the Seahawks.