Russell Wilson is no longer the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, of course, but when he talks about Seattle days it still gets attention. And it should. It’s OK to be a 12 and give it a year or so to completely get over the loss of Wilson. (Though, to be real, Geno Smith has so far made that a lot easier.)
And while we are in the midst of a season, there is always some extra and sometimes unnoticed news that goes on below the white noise. Do the Seahawks play a game on Sunday in Week 6 versus the Cardinals? Yes, of course.
But some of the gossip around Seattle this week has to do with some in-season changes that could make the team better this year and beyond. Who wouldn’t want that? We want the Seahawks to win every week of every game ever, right? But here are some other tidbits from the week.
The Seahawks news never stops and this week it goes Beast Mode
Does Seattle need to get Ken Walker some help?
According to one writer for Roto Baller, Seattle needs to make a play for current Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson. Gibson has fallen out of favor in Washington as he has fumbling issues and rookie Brian Robinson, Jr. is taking a lot of his snaps.
But Gibson can be a versatile and productive back. Gibson fumbled 6 times in 300 touches in 2021. He hasn’t fumbled this year in 80 touches. Last season, Gibson rushed for 1,037 yards and had 1,331 total yards. Gibson also had 10 touchdowns. Seattle only really has Walker and DeeJay Dallas currently at running back. A midseason trade for Gibson wouldn’t be awful.
Another midseason trade for a linebacker?
The Seahawks definitely miss Bobby Wagner. The linebacker group has been massively disappointing this year. The worst part is that this is a bit unexpected. Jordyn Brooks was great last year but makes no explosive plays so far this year.
Per Tim Weaver at Seahawks Wire, Seattle could make a move to add a very good linebacker. One is Panthers edge rusher Brian Burns who has been very good in a short career so far. Carolina is a complete mess currently so offering to get Burns would be a smart move. Another trade for Bears edge rusher Robert Quinn would make sense as it would reunite Quinn with Seahawks coach Sean Dusai. Lastly, Seattle could make an offer for fellow Bears linebacker Roquan Smith. The concern with Smith might be that he is easily disgruntled, however.
Russ gives some respect to Marshawn Lynch
Russell Wilson isn’t doing too well so far with the Denver Broncos and Marshawn Lynch has noticed. On Richard Sherman’s podcast last week, Lynch said, “Right now they’re looking at (Wilson) like a black sheep (in Denver).” And, “I’m pulling for him.”
When asked about Lynch’s comment during a press conference, Wilson responded in kind. Wilson said Lynch has, “…always been amazing” and “one of the best people I’ve ever played with.” It’s nice the two players can get along so well now. But if only Wilson had given the ball to Lynch near the end zone against the Patriots…