Seahawks get another gift from Pats, Lions join in
Hollister was the first gift from New England. They delivered again just weeks ago with the arrival of wide receiver Josh Gordon. He hasn’t had quite the impact as his former Patriots teammate, but he’s only had two games with his new home so far. Gordon has only had three catches so far, but each was good for a critical first down. There’s no denying it was a risky move by the Seahawks. The risk was very low, though, as his contract isn’t guaranteed. So far, his effort has been guaranteed, and for that, all 12s can be very thankful.
Detroit got into the giving spirit when they sent safety Quandre Diggs to Seattle for a fifth-round pick. In effect, the Seahawks swapped Nick Vannett for Diggs. As much as I liked Vannett, that’s a move I’ll take every time. A backup tight end for a starting safety? Yes please, even if It comes with that nasty canned cranberry sauce. Which happily it didn’t. Like fresh cranberries, Diggs is the real deal.
When the deal was announced, it looked like a nice addition to the Seattle defense. Turned out it was addition by subtraction, and what an addition Diggs has been. I expected he would be something of a Swiss Army knife for the Hawks secondary, but he’s been so much more. In fact, I was just hopeful that Seattle would use Diggs at all, considering how often they’ve stayed in their base 4-3 defense this year.