Sleepless in Seattle . . . Celebrating in San Francisco

The Seattle Seahawks seemed to have thrown in the towel on the 2018 season, and it is barely March. In stunning news, the Hawks have traded Michael Bennett for Philly WR Marcus Johnson and a 5th round pick.  The Seahawks, a team that has been squirting oil in recent years as they have tried to maintain their dominance of the NFC West saw them miss the playoffs last year as they jettisoned players now seem to be in full rebuild mode.

To top it off, injured Richard Sherman has been saying his goodbyes to teammates all day today amid the silence of the hawks. Not exactly a precipitous fall, but one that has been accelerated by these recent moves.

As far as rebuilding goes for the Seahawks, they have little cap room (4th least), and they have 2 picks in the first 4 rounds of the draft (picks 18 and 120), so they are going to have to be fairly creative in getting fresh players and fielding a competitive team. Like cutting Sherman to free up $11 million.

Methinks Pete Carroll may revisit the college ranks in 2019.

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35 Responses to Sleepless in Seattle . . . Celebrating in San Francisco

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of asswipes. The Legion of Boom is now the Legion of Snoooze.

    • Winder says:

      They are still keeping a good core of players and with Wilson they are gonna be tough to beat. i think we will be able to compete with em this year even if they kept some of those guys. They are gonna get a couple of draft picks for Bennett(sp).

  2. alleykat69 says:

    Their shopping Thomas as well, the doom is in full doomer mode!

  3. unca_chuck says:

    They didn’t reach the playoffs last year, so getting this much weaker doesn’t bode well for them.

  4. Winder says:

    Smart move in locking Goodwin down. The Niners really do feel like a team now and it should only get better.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Yup. I Garcin can get back to form, we’d only need one more solid WR to round out the position. Robinson would be cool with mew.

  6. Winder says:

    The Rams made another trade today getting Talib from the Bronco’s for a fifth rd pick. The Rams have been wheeling and dealing like crazy so far. They have gotten two all-pro CB’s so far and some draft picks. From what I have read it is to get cap room to sign Donaldson but they have made themselves better in the process. Our division is gonna be wild.

  7. Berger says:

    Talib is 32 yrs old and making 11 mil. I think the Broncos did well. Maybe it was a pre move before going after Cousins.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    The Rams are just getting ready to lose Trumaine Johnson. And possibly their other CB John Sullivan as well. And Sammy Watkins. It ain’t all peace love and Ferraris in LA.

  9. NJ49er says:

    Elvis has left the building….
    Buh-bye goes Dumerville.

  10. rob says:

    Puzzling move for me NJ. We won’t have a shot at Chubb and the free agent market is pretty much drying up for pass rushers. Maybe Lynch and co. have spotted a guy they think will fall to us in rd. 2 .

    • NJ49er says:

      I think they have high hopes for Marsh and Blair Rob.
      Elvis was a good influence in the locker room if nothing else.
      Guys were sure to have learned things from him.

    • NJ49er says:

      Still have Pita waiting for time too.
      Could have some hope for Eli Harold as well.
      They’ve got plenty of depth from the DL options in this Draft class too.
      Not so much from pass rushers to look forward to but there’s talent to develop like Davenport and Edmunds.

  11. Winder says:

    Sad to see him go. He was a spark for us last year.

  12. rob says:

    pass rushers who might be worth a look

    Free agent Trent Murphy
    Draft Arden Key

    • NJ49er says:

      Arden Key has baggage.
      I’m off of him.

      Take a chance late with someone like Aruna from Tulane or others.
      Still working on my List:-D

  13. Berger says:

    My updated wish list for the draft, pre Free Agency.
    1: Quenton Nelson – I think he’ll be off the board.
    2.: Trade back for more picks and draft Will Hernandez. – I’m starting to like this option as much as #1. I think it is obvious I want a really good OG. IMO, If we can run inside our offense will be unstoppable with our current skill personnel.
    3: Stay put and draft Tremaine Edmonds. If he is off the board then draft the best CB or pass rusher. – I would be happy with this scenario.

    BTW, I agree with NJ, Arden Key is off my board.

    • Robert De Luca says:

      Well now that Dumervil is gone our team needs are

      CB pass rusher WR and OG

      • Robert De Luca says:

        Good news is G, CB and WR are all available in free agency. Hopefully no less than two of these will be addressed by then.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    We’ve always needed a pass rusher. THis doesn’t change much.

    • rob says:

      Chuck IMO passing on keeping Dumervil is significant. Our best players on ‘D’ had 3 sacks each and we were the 5th worst team in the league with 30 !

      • rob says:

        Elvis had 6 . with 24 we become about the worst team in the league for sacks !

        2017 6.5
        2015 6.0
        2014 17.0
        2013 9.5
        2012 11.0

  15. rob says:

    A day after he was released by the Seahawks, Sherman, 29, will make his first free-agent visit to the 49ers today and if it goes well there’s a “real chance” he won’t explore preliminary interest he’s received from the Raiders and at least five other teams, ESPN reported. On Friday, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan had dinner in Los Gatos with Sherman

  16. alleykat69 says:

    Sign Sherman give him #12 just to stick it to Seattle’s 12th man!!

  17. rob says:

    List of top 10 NFL free agents not including Richard Sherman

    3. Allen Robinson, WR, Jaguars

    He’s coming off of an anterior cruciate ligament tear, but Robinson is just 24 years old, and has both the frame (6-3, 211 pounds) and skill set to reclaim his spot as one of the top young wideouts in the league.

    4. Andrew Norwell, G, Panthers

    It takes a rare player to command big money as a guard, but Norwell helped stabilize the offensive line for the Panthers and helped power Carolina’s bruising run game over the past several seasons.

    5. Trumaine Johnson, CB, Rams

    Posting a solid but unspectacular season under the franchise tag last season with the Rams, Johnson still could be set to cash in on a massive deal. Supply in the cornerback market doesn’t meet the outsized demand, so one team in need – think 49ers, Jets, Browns, Buccaneers or Even the Rams

  18. NJ49er says:

    Dick Sherman?
    They’re really testing my Fandom
    Hate that MoFo.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Rob, I don’t discount what Dumervil did for us, jjust that we need an every down player that can provide a pass rush. We need 2. Dumervil is old and not going to be as effective this year. We need young and fast across the board.

    New thread is up. I posted it before reading this. Please don’t take it wrong, NJ . . . !

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