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Morning links: Orton not a fit in Seattle?

Post by Eric Williams on May 16, 2011 at 7:39 am with 13 Comments »
May 16, 2011 7:41 am

ESPN 710 Seattle’s Brock Huard doesn’t believe Denver quarterback Kyle Orton, rumored to be on the trade block because the Broncos are ready to go with Tim Tebow, is a good fit for Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s scheme.

Huard argues that Orton isn’t mobile enough for Bevell’s system, which relies on a movement quarterback and a quick passing game.

ESPN’s John Clayton presents Orton as a possible option for Seattle if they do not re-sign Matt Hasselbeck and are unable to trade for Kevin Kolb.

Orton threw for 3,653 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions with Denver last year, finishing with a 87.5 passer rating. He’s not a great athlete, but he plays with good anticipation and gets the ball out quick. I believe he could get the job done in Seattle.

Cedric Golden of the Austin Amercian-Statesman catches up with Seattle’s Earl Thomas during a state track meet in Texas. Thomas said he’s working out in Austin with a few of his former teammates at Texas and waiting for the lockout to end.

Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes in his Sunday column that Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable should be one of the top assistant coaches in the league that has a significant impact on his team this season.

The 2012 mock drafts continue to trickle out. Rob Rang of has Seattle selecting Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins at No.10, while colleague Chad Reuter has the Seahawks selecting Alabama running back Trent Richardson.

Owners and players reconvene for court-ordered mediation in Minneapolis today.

Judy Batista of the New York Times talks to some of the most anxious folks awaiting the conclusion of this year’s lockout – undrafted rookie free agents.

Former NFL player turned analyst Chris Collinsworth tells Peter King of Sports Illustrated that he believes that we will not have football until November. King also says he doesn’t see anything wrong with a Matt Leinart-Pete Carroll reunion in Seattle.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post tells us why Cover 2 is here to stay.

Pro Football Focus takes a statistical look at how quarterback around the league perform when pressured.

Check out Chad Ochocinco attempting to ride a bull in Atlanta in the video below. He’s paid $10,000 for his effort.

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  1. Soggybuc says:

    So the experts are 100% sure we need to leverage the future to grab a QB. just like they were 100% sure we would grab Mallet or Dalton.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, I agree with you about Orton. He’s a capable QB who’s shown steady improvement each year (that’s he’s started). He has limited tools but certainly enough to build around, is decisive and as you noted, gets it out quickly. Although I like him better than any of the other names being floated out there, I get the feeling Denver will ask more than Seattle is willing to give for him.

    King asks “Why not?”, regarding Leinart to Seattle. How about because Leinart’s a RFA and Seattle doesn’t need to be coughing up pick(s) for a total and complete bust?

  3. Palerydr says:

    Ochocinco certainly understands the entertainment industry. I give him a thumbs up for guts cuz I certainly wouldn’t try that even when I was a youngster. I see him hosting a talk show of pro atheletes when he does call it quits.

    If Orton could be had for a 3rd rounder or less then I might look into a deal. However depending on if there’s a season next year and depending on where we place next year a 3rd rounder might help in moving up the board to grab our franchise QB next year.

  4. Audible says:

    We already used a 3rd on CW…

    I want him to have a chance before we sink any more 1-4th round draft picks into a QB.

    If we could pick up Orton, Leinert, etc…for or 5th or lower, then fine. Otherwise, resign Hass, give Charlie a chance, sign a unsigned FA when FA opens up, and above all, hang onto next year’s picks.

  5. Once again Johnson proves what a morooon he is. $10,000 to be trampled when the boy (should have) has millions. Smart enough to cage up that ugly mug though. And must add he faired far better with the bull than blocking Ray Lewis in the end zone.
    They need to settle their dispute soon cause we need our QB getting familiar with a new system / team. Not the case should Hasselbeck resign but that doesn’t look to be in the cards. I could see Orton in Seattle before Kevin Kolb because the Philly compensation will be steep. My hope still is to land Carlson Palmer who would put up points early often allowing the defense to become aggressive. Day one he would make the Hawks a legitimate playoff contender IMO. Or, just blow off the season with Whitehurst and get lucky in the draft.

  6. If not Whitehurst or Hass then I say Donovan McNabb, if only because his hilarious commercials for Lincoln Financial where he was training with Abe Lincoln. Shit was funny.

  7. If you are not going to use a #25 on a “FQb” and you value rounds 4-7 for finding unique players, then don’t spend any draft capital trying to grab a “non-FQb”.

    It’s likely that their are enough options available this year that it won’t be needed.

  8. BobbyAyala says:

    Orton’s got what it takes upstairs to be a Super Bowl winning QB with the right tools around him.

    This kid followed Brees at Purdue and has suffered from lack-of-big-name ever since.

    I’d be more than happy with him at the helm.

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Has Orton ever been in one of those chunky soup commercials? McNabb and Hasselbecks play slipped a bit when they started doing them.

  10. reading that PFF article on QB pressure issues makes me wonder about the extreme pluses and minuses of matt hasselbeck.

  11. it’s like when matt is on, he’s as good as any quarterback in the league (which hasn’t been often), and when he’s off he’s easily one of the bottom feeders for starting QB’s in the NFL

  12. Dukeshire says:

    So the NFL got it’s stay from the 8th circuit. Bad news for the players. BUT, apparently the mediation is going well and they’ve made progress and the league is going to make another offer to the players tonight or tomorrow. So there is potentially great news coming to the surface. Fingers crossed….

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