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Tuesday morning QB live chat transcript

Post by Eric Williams on May 3, 2011 at 9:25 am with 46 Comments »
May 3, 2011 11:32 am

We’ll get started at 10:30 a.m.

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  1. The lockout means that coaches can’t talk to players, so Oakland’s OL coach Steve Wisniewski can’t talk to his nephew Stefan Wisniewski about anything like football. . .

  2. williambryan says:

    Eric, You have said repeatedly you don’t see VY coming here (I think the team should bring him in). Where do think he is likely to end up?

  3. ruminator1 says:

    one analyst suggested seattle might place Carpenter next to Okung, sort of recreate the glory years. i wonder if the hawks would seriously consider this?

  4. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    I’d rather we put Moffitt at LG instead of Carpenter. Or even better, a badass like Robert Gallery.

  5. Seahawks2620 says:

    As for the offensive line, my dream would be:
    Okung, Carl Nicks, Unger, Moffit, Carpenter.

    As for the QB situation, I am a firm believer in Whitehurst. This blog is probably 30/70 for/against giving Charlie an opportunity to start the season as the starter. I don’t care what anyone says about the “opportunities” he has been given. Bottom line, is that he has not been given the opportunity to succeed as a starting QB. He was only given one week, in which he was given the starting snaps during practice the entire week. If the hawks come up with a game plan that suits Charlie, I believe that he will settle in and become a solid starter. Uncertainty can kill a players confidence, and the Seahawks haven’t really shown that they are completely confident in Charlie’s ability to lead this team. Give him the ball and let him know he is the “man” from day one, and let’s see what he has in him.

    As for free agency: (Wish List)
    1. Carl Nicks (just a beast)
    2. Robert Gallery (if unable to aquire Nicks)
    3. Sidney Rice (highly unlikely, but note the word “wish”)
    4. John Kuhn (Along with an improved O-line, he could drastically improve the running game)

    Best shot at any of them, would probably be Gallery. (from a realistic standpoint) We will see.

  6. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    Why is Sidney Rice unrealistic? The Vikings would love to keep him, sure, but he’s been injured and might want more money than what they will offer him. And he also might not want to suffer with a rookie QB like Larry Fitzgerald and want to leave anyway. Also, Darrell Bevell is from Minny’s coaching staff so there’s a connection there.

  7. Seahawks2620 says:

    ACIB- The connection is there with Bevell, but as Eric stated in his chat this morning, he may be too pricey. I know what you are probably thinking, too pricey? For the richest owner in the NFL…….naaaaaa. I actually think the hawks would be wise to pick Rice up, that talent is very unique. The hawks would instantly match up with any unit in the NFC West. No one knows what Carroll and Schneider are thinking, but I have a feeling that it is something big.

  8. Seahawks2620 says:

    There is no doubt that Carroll and Schneider are not afraid to make a big move. (Whitehurst and Lynch) Both risks, but both had upside.

  9. HawkfaninMT says:

    My free agent priorities are

    1) LG… I would like Davin Joseph, Robert Gallery, then Nicks (I think he is an RFA though)

    2) DT… Re-Sign Mebane AND how about Haynesworth?

    3) QB… I’d like them to sign up a comprable back up to Whitehurst and let him have a shot. Matt Moore, Tavaris Jackson. Also like to see Devlin brought in to comPETE

    4) FB… Im a bigger fan of a thumper vs the versatile Robinson. Give me Kuhn , Leach or Tolbert

  10. klm008 says:

    Going into last season, the worst position on the team was OL (especially run-blocking), then the DL (especially the pass-rush), then the DBs, then the FB and the RBs. Wasn’t worried about the QB, LBs, or TEs (after we got the run-blocker C.Baker). Wasn’t sure about the WRs but hoped they would get better performance from Tate and was pleased by BMW. JS got ML and cut JJ so the RBs were OK. FB still wasn’t the kinda lead-blocker needed, and was worried about no real short-yardage back.

    This season, OL should be much improved, especially run-blocking. Still need a lead blocker and a Ryan Hannam type TE. The secondary now has the talent available that PC & Co. can make whatever changes are needed to adjust to whatever the offense throws at them. DL still needs to get more pressure. SEA’s D has been playing too much on the defense’s side of the LOS. Even the run-D failed badly in 3 or 4 games last season. Now the QB is the biggest question. It will get sorted out before the season (asuming there is a CBA reached soon).

  11. IBGoofy says:

    Eric, unable to sit in live, but enjoyed the “replay”…. Thx for your efforts…. Hopefully you get some time off, for when things get into plyr/mgmt agreement again, lots of activity will be very likely from our duo….
    Many areas yet to be resolved…

  12. freedom_X says:

    I don’t see Haynesworth ever coming to Seattle. Haynesworth doesn’t compete and he’s far from an “all-in” kind of player. If there’s a pattern to the type of people I see Carroll selecting – they’ve got to be competitors and workers. Even some attitude is fine, but not laziness and slackness. That’s apparent in two full draft classes.

  13. BobbyK says:

    Good things come with a “price.” I absolutely love Sidney Rice and think he’s a top WR in the NFL.

    Personally, I almost don’t care what his price is, I’d meet/exceed it. I’m not saying this in a Dan Snyder irresponsible manner either, I am not a proponent of paying whatever it takes to land many of the players that the Redskins have wowed fans with in paying big bucks (especially ones who don’t have the personality to “buy in”).

    I’m not saying it in a Ruskell manner of paying above average players close to or over 30 years old like they are the elite of the elite in the NFL.

    I’m saying this because he’s a young superstar talent who is a legitimate difference maker. I’m not scared off by the the hip injury last year either. He came back and there was one game where he was absolutely dominating with crazy catches that most WRs in the NFL couldn’t get to b/c of his size (which Pete loves). Troy Aikman was absolutely raving about how he’s so much better than most WRs in the league and even mentioned something about never having had a guy like him to throw to (but wanted to). It wasn’t a knock on Irvin either, it was the ability to almost throw the ball away about 10 yards high and out of bounds (I’m overexaggerating) and this crazy guy jumps up and comes down with it for a 1st down.

    I’m also up for the richest owner in professional sports ponying up for Nnamdi Asomugha some serious cash (or more than anyone else). He’s the age Ruskell would have loved to sign a guy for, but the difference with Asomugha is that he’s so much better than everyone already that it’s not going to matter if his skills naturally begin declining… he’ll still be a legitimate superstar who is worth it (b/c he’s already so much better than everyone already).

    If you think about it, Rice and Asomugha are the exact poster boys for Pete’s blueprint. Big, tall corner who can line up on you on the LOS and a big, tall WR who is a difference maker.

    Assuming they sign Gallery, they have their offensive line. Assuming they resign Mebane, they still need a little help at getting to the QB, but this DL (as far as starters are concerned) is the best, IMO, in the NFL at stopping the run. That’s his #1 priority on defense… to stop the run.

    If we resign Matt and he throws to a Sidney Rice when he’s not handing it off to our good RBs and they are one of the top rushing teams in the league… people are going to wonder why “all of a sudden” Matt is one of the best QBs in the NFL at such an old age.

    I know, there’s a lot of assumptions, but I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t do many, if not all, of these things (unless the new CBA restricts Rice from being a “free” agent).

    Personally, if we do all of those things, along with the minor tinkering that happens in free agency (Rice/Asomugha/Gallery and resigning Matt/Mebane), I honestly put us on an exact par with the Saints, Colts, Giants, Patriots or whoever (except maybe the Packers) as far as getting to the Super Bowl.

    We’d have a good veteran QB, a good running game, playmaking receivers (mainly thanks to Rice and how he’s open things up for everyone else too, and don’t forget the TE position). Defensively, we’d have a defensive line you can’t run against (remember, tinkering in FA would fill some role player roles and our starters would need solid depth… more than last year). Asomugha and his coverage skills would allow Bradley to be more aggressive since he can be assigned the opponents best WR and basically take them out of the game without any type of help whatsoever.

    That’s a damn good/great team! I could see us easily being elite in 2011 with a chance to ***WIN*** the Super Bowl

    Of course, I could see us going with Charlie, not adding superstar talent like Rice or Asomugha, and our own key FAs leave town (Mebane), and we end up with a top-10 draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

  14. osbrey says:

    The NFL has been granted an expidited hearing on the players injuction to be held in St. Louis June 6 2011, a final decision could be 30-45 days later.

  15. osbrey says:

    Pardon me the hearing is June 3,2011.

  16. one analyst suggested seattle might place Carpenter next to Okung

    Then he must be stupid — – – since both Carrol and Cable have said publically – Okung – ???? – Unger – Moffit – Carpenter as of now. So yes I think it might be possible, but they drafted him to be a TACKLE – sounds to me like someone who called it a reach and then is trying to justify why they said that.

    “I would like Davin Joseph, Robert Gallery, then Nicks”

    Can’t imagine a scenario why you would want Gallery if front of Nicks all other things being equal – the ONLY thing Gallery has over Nicks is that he has played for Cable before. They are both going to cost a ton, and Gallery is older I believe

    As far as our QB situation this is what I would like to see.
    In order of Preference:
    1. Resign Matt –
    2. If no Matt – go with CW as your started and sign Matt Moore and/or C. Hanie as your back up or depth.
    3. (if I actually have to have a 3rd option) If forced to trade for someone then a LATE (6th or 7th) round pick for Palmer.

    4. there is no 4.

    That way if the QB we have doesn’t pan out then we still have a HIGH draft pick to get a QB next year in a year when the QB’s should be ranked pretty high. I am afraid if we trade for anyone with a top round pick and they don’t pay off we are missing a HUGE opportunity to get a guy that is going to help us for a LONG time.

  17. as far as a CB goes: I wouldn’t mind Asomugha but everyone will be after him

    another option that comes up occasionnaly but I like how this would fit in our line up—-
    Johnathan Joseph (CIN) – Joseph is physical and aggressive and good in any scheme. If the Bengals do hit him with the franchise tag, Joseph has said he’ll sign it on the first day, though he’s holding out hope that the two sides can reach a deal before that point.

  18. BobbyK says:

    Although Nicks is better and younger than Gallery, I’ll take Gallery for the simple fact that he will not cost any draft compensation.

  19. I can go with that!

  20. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    I would rather have Joseph too but NFL teams aren’t stupid they know how good as considerably younger he is compared to Asomugha.

  21. rgbuckl says:


    Your earlier post was one of your best all time posts! I love the Rice/Asomugha/Gallery and resigning Matt/Mebane options you laid out and the if not scenario of a top 10 pick next year. Bravo!

    Although they need to sign a young prospect from UDFA, I like this kid…a lot!

    Adam Froman, Louisville:

  22. rgbuckl says:

    That was in addition to resigning Matt. Remember, we ONLY have CW on the roster…

  23. Seahawks2620 says:

    What are everyone’s thoughts on Paul Fanaika?

  24. vichawkfan says:

    James Carpenter is the measuring stick for this draft. If becomes just a so-so RT, and Andy Dalton becomes a pro-bowl QB – then JS and PC are failures.

  25. HawkfaninMT says:


    The reason I have Gallery in front of Nicks is because I believe Nicks would cost us $$ plus a 1st and possibly 3rd round pick depending on his tender. He is not a UFA.

  26. TruBlu says:

    I love your scenerio Bobby, hope it come true. Matt throwing to Rice, Williams, Obo, Tate, Carlson, and Morrah. Handing the ball off to Washington, Brotha Lynch, and J-Force. All this behind a consistant line of up and comers w/ a solid veteran. Sounds great. Even with the improvements on D, we would still have to worry about the D being on the feild though because the offense will be scoring every time down the feild, see Rice and Washington.

  27. klm008 says:

    Killjoy here –
    Although this could be an uncapped year, if they decide to re-use the ’10 CBA for ’11, then SEA will fall under the ‘rule of the final eight’. Being one of the 5th-8th finalist teams, SEA can get one FA who’s salary is more than $5+M. Then they can resign their own FAs, or replace them if they go to another team for the same $salary as their lost FA got from another team (but not more). They can get all of the under $3+M salaried players they want, but they’re not allowed to go out and buy all the best FAs. None of the teams originally slotted to draft before us have any of those restrictions, and all of the teams slotted to draft after us are also so restricted – except the final four can’t even get the one $5+M FA.

  28. HawkfaninMT says:

    That could be true klm… As with that though I am sure there will be loopholes. You mention 5M+ SALARIES, does that include bonuses? Is that yearly salary? Is that average salary for the life of the contract? etc…

    The Hawks are actually in a position where they will be letting a couple of FAs go freeing up room to in fact sign some replacements. Spencer, Locklear, Milloy, Jennings… Also perhaps Trufant and Lofa if they don’t restructure…

    So while your point is valid, if the poison pill and Jerry Jones/Dan Snyders of the world have taught us anything its that there is always a way!

  29. Dukeshire says:

    It should be noted that the $3 million is a year one salary of said player’s contract, not final year.

    In addition, should they lose any players to FA, they will then have that number of FA they can sign, but not for more money than that lost FA signs with his new team.

  30. Dukeshire says:

    HawkfaninMT – The $5 mil refers to year one salary.

  31. Mebane is mentioned a lot as a top priority to re-sign, and rightly so — but, Raheem Brock should also be mentioned as someone we should make a real effort to bring back. Re-watch the last several games of last year, esp the Saints playoff game. Brock played great, consistently pressuring the QB. It was b/c of he and Clemons that we got pressure from 4 (sometimes 3) guys.

  32. rgbuckl says:


    Agreed, Brock was a major player down the stretch and kept the pressure on.


    Don’t forget Durham. I think that kid has the potential to be great. If we’re stuck with CW, maybe he could be the one to catch all those overthrown balls.

  33. HawkfaninMT says:

    Probably losing Hill as well… Just sitting here thinking about who probably won’t be here next year!

  34. klm008 says:

    Can’t put my finger on it but there was also a restriction on how much the salaries after the year one salary can increase. 30% increase comes to mind. . .

  35. Watch the Bears playoff again and you’ll want an entirely new defensive line. Cutler was allowed to camp out at times. Coverage wasn’t always the best. Nickle SS Milloy stood flat footed as TE Olson ran straight past down the middle for a TD. But the DB’s can only stay with their man for so long. Timing needs to be interrupted at some point.

    We may be able to land NYG DT Barry Cofield in FA depending on a CBA. Of all the FA’s mentioned we need to bolster the d’line far worse than any other position. Gallery has missed some 14 games in the past two seasons.

  36. Ewalters7354 says:

    BobbyK,dream on Bro.Lol..assuming we resign Matt I believe we are gonna be a team to look out for.

  37. Dukeshire says:

    excile – The thing about that game that stood out to me, was how badly a 5’8″ Tim Jennings was able to jam-up a 6’5″ BMW at the line. That should never happen but did, all game long. I thought that was terribly revealing about Williams’ limitations. Especially for a teams’ #1.

  38. Does getting jambed also tend to increase drops, or was it just colder than SEA’s receivers were used to?

  39. Dukeshire says:

    It shouldn’t have anything to do with it. There is no excuse for drops, regardless of weather. Those drops were a killer, from everyone.

  40. Duckshire – Tillman was following BMW all over. Announcer mentioned that a couple times.

  41. sorry Dukeshire

  42. Dukeshire says:

    Yeah, he was on him like a bad rash.

  43. BobbyK says:

    I couldn’t figure out how a midget could stuff a huge man. There is some “soft” in his game for being as big as he is. That was a prime example.

  44. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    BMW had trouble with drops but I don’t blame him for struggling getting open, it was snowy and slippery and hard to make cuts in routes.

  45. Dukeshire says:

    When footing is unstable it ought to favor the receiver, not the player trying to react. In addition, it was a bit snowy at times, but I’d hesitate to call it slippery. That grass field was frozen damn near solid.

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