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Report: S Milloy re-signs with Hawks

Post by Eric Williams on April 30, 2010 at 11:47 am with 20 Comments »
April 30, 2010 11:49 am

According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, safety Lawyer Milloy has re-signed with Seattle. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it’s likely a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, which is close to a $1 million.

Milloy, 36, gives Seattle another veteran player in the back end of the defense to help tutor newbies Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. And he’s familiar with Carroll’s scheme, having played for the new Seahawks head coach when the two were in New England.

The new roster is not out yet, but when it comes out I’ll post an updated roster on the blog.

Also, receiver Deion Branch reportedly had arthroscopic, clean-up surgery and will not participate in camp this week.

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  1. Santonio Holmes was escorted off the plane in Pittsburgh for being a disruptive passenger. Several things come to mind. Will Holmes ever learn? What was he doing back in Pittsburgh? Why didn’t the airline wait until they were at 30,000 feet to escort him off the plane?

    I wonder if Milloy is there for insurance or as a teacher.

    I was just joking about tossing Holmes at 30,000 feet.

    When drafting is it better to get someone with upside or someone who is NFL ready? Seems a shame to train a guy for 2-3 years then when he is ready to play he becomes a free agent and signs with another team.

  2. Branch is having surgery. Why is it that a ton of football players wait until spring to have their issues fixed?
    It happens every year several guys do it for seems like every team.
    How does waiting till the last minute help the TEAM??
    No practice, new system, no reps, no timing with QB and new QB.
    Just tired of every year hearing someone else having a surgery right before camp.

  3. chuck_easton says:

    I’m not overly concerned about Branch and his surgery. I look at it this way. There are currenly 14 WR’s on the roster heading into mini-camps and the upcoming training camp.

    The team usually only keeps 5 or 6 WR’s.

    8 or 9 guys are going to be looking for work come September.

    Pete Carroll has said every position is open competition.

    Branch can’t compete if he’s not on the field.

    Time to put up or ship out Mr. Branch. This team doesn’t care that you are a veteran. If the younger guys outplay you in camp you are gone.

  4. Breaking news!

    Eric has chosen a blue shirt in lieu of a sweater vest for todays press conference. Sitting front and center…

  5. Dukeshire says:

    So, Chancellor has his mentor re-signed. Okung has his in Hamilton. Thomas… well Thomas is on his own. I imagine Housh will help Tate quite a bit. There is a definite pattern here. While getting younger, they are making a conscious effort to put those young players in the best possible positions to succeed with on field, veteran leadership. I like it, yet another step in the right direction.

  6. Maybe Lawyer Milloy can help coach-up the rookies Thomas and Chancellor during training camp. I can’t see him making the team again at 36, and it would probably be a sign of bad depth at S if he does.

  7. What… Surgery again… Get rid of Branch. Let him do his mouthing off to the cameras with a different team.

  8. erinandjames says:

    Players wait to get surgery to give their bodies time to heal. Then take a shot a rehabbing whatever injuries they might have before getting surgery. Surgeries that go wrong end careers. So, players attempt non-evasive approaches before surgery.

  9. Deion Branch, meet Golden Tate. He’s young, hungry, fast, and… he wants your job. :-)

  10. seahawklovertoo says:

    snydro, are you sure it is Eric? Maybe it is an imperfect impostor from planet Yabba-Yabba, LOL

  11. Dukeshire says:

    It will be fun to read the reports the next 3 days, there are 101 guys in camp. It will be fun to try and keep all the info straight.

  12. raymaines says:

    Milloy – “And he’s familiar with Carroll’s scheme, having played for the new Seahawks head coach when the two were in New England.”

    We hear this sort of comment fairly often,but I’m skeptical. I mean the game has changed dramatically, and maybe, just maybe PC has changed things up a little in the last 10 years. I’m sure Milloy can be a good influence in any number of ways, and there are only so many ways you can cover or tackle somebody, but do you really think he’s “familiar with Carroll’s scheme”?

  13. I like the idea of trying to reduce the learning curve for the team overall. We have a lot of veterans to mentor the rookies and younger players, but if you include the undrafted rookies, there is a USC player at every position except for D-line, and QB, K, P.

    Ideally this will help with the change in culture and scheme and weed people out quicker. I can’t remember how many times we heard the”We aren’t executing, winning, etc” because 1.) People didn’t know the plays 2.) People didn’t know the scheme/system 3.) People didn’t know their position.

    Hopefully at least we know what we’re doing this year and if we lose, we only blame it on talent.

  14. I don’t know if we can blame losing this year on lack of talent, youth and inexperience maybe, but not lack of talent:

    Unger, Spencer, Okung, Locklear, Trufant, Thomas, Wilson, Mebane, Lendale White, Leon Washington, Forsett, Hasselbeck, Housh, Branch, Tate, Curry, Lofa, Hill, Mare, Carlson…I think we have enough talent to compete, but we may need time for some guys to develop and for the rest to gel and starting playing well together. If Miami can go from 1-15 to 11-5 in their division and with their talent, there’s not reason why we can’t go from 5-11 and poor coaching to 11-5 in a relatively weak division with better coaching.

  15. In 1984, we had seven pro bowlers.

    In 2005, we had seven probowlers: Jones, Hutch, Hass, Tobeck, Lofa, Alexander, Strong.

    In 2010, we have these former / future / potential pro-bowlers:

    Hass, Housh, Okung, Trufant, Thomas, Washington, Tate, Curry, Lofa, Mare, Carlson.

    I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to think 7/10 of those guys will have reached a pro-bowl during their careers, so I can’t believe we’re not going to be at least competitive and dangerous next year.

  16. Audible,

    I’m not sure if I would include someone like Locklear in the “talent” category, or maybe even Spencer, but I definitely like what you pointed out about Miami’s back to back seasons. I’ve thought about that a lot.

    I think we have lots of talent now and it will be very interesting who they keep around. Coaching should be another big factor. It was downright painful last year watching some of the really poor coaching decisions that, as expected, didn’t work. You could watch the players, especially at the end of the season, with their heads hung low and no fire in their eyes. PC will definitely change that. I just hope it doesn’t take a couple of years for the team to gel and learn the system. Again, it does help to have all these players who are familiar with PC systems.

  17. I like this re-signing – Milloy can’t run like he used to – but he can still hit – and he’s smart – and seemingly a good locker-room guy – on what is likely to be a pretty young Defensive unit – I think there’s a role for someone like him.

  18. boucherm says:

    The Miami comparison is a great one. We would be doing it playing against the 2 weakest divisions in football, our own and the AFC West. We’re looking for a few key players (Tru, Hasselbeck, Locklear, Lofa) to return to form after injuries last year.
    I would probably guess 7-9 this year, but an improvement to 10 wins is not out of the question in my mind

  19. boucherm, you make a good point. Even if we added nothing this year except for a 100% healthy Lofa, Tru, and Hasselbeck, even that alone would improve the team dramatically. But then add in a true left tackle, and a safety with speed.. we’re instantly improved.

    But I agree with everybody here who is just plain excited to hear the news of so many new players competing on our practice field. Love it!

  20. Devinc253 says:

    I like milloy.. It wouldve been nice to have him ten years ago..
    And cut Branch,, Hes not worth much on the field … A 1st round pick for him?
    The was the worst trade in history

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