Barkevious Mingo is the new Bruce Irvin. Is that a good thing?
It isn’t like the Seahawks haven’t done this before
As for the likelihood of that similar reward, you have to look at what the Seahawks have done in the past. You may be familiar with the name Marshawn Lynch. I doubt many 12s remember Beastmode lost his starting gig in Buffalo the year before 2010’s early season trade brought him to Seattle. He had just 120 carries in 2009, and looked like he was on his way out of the league. You certainly remember what happened next. 57 touchdowns and a couple of Beastquakes later, the Seahawks rejuvenated – make that electrified – his career.
Just look to last season, where first round bust Dion Jordan found new life in Seattle. Jordan went from out of the game for two years to recording four sacks in just five games. Now he’s widely expected to at least challenge for the starting end position opposite Frank Clark.
Byron Maxwell saw his career fall apart with Miami, yet was back among the upper tier of cornerbacks when he came home to the Seahawks. Pro Football Focus ranked him as Seattle’s best corner last season. And that includes Richard Sherman. You know, maybe Miami is the problem. Too bad Mingo didn’t spend time there too. I’d say he’d be a lock to bounce back then.
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I have a lot of confidence that Pete Carroll and John Schneider know exactly what they’re doing with Barkevious Mingo. Yes, it is a good thing that he’s the new Bruce Irvin. Hopefully he’ll be even better. Just don’t remind me about that former cheesehead running back.