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Report: DT McDaniel agrees to terms with Hawks

Post by Eric Williams on March 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm with 55 Comments »
March 28, 2013 1:39 pm
New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) crosses the 1,000 yard mark for the season on this play as he is wrapped-up by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (78)during the second half of their NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2011. The Patriots defeasted the Dolphins 38-7.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) crosses the 1,000 yard mark for the season on this play as he is wrapped-up by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (78)during the second half of their NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2011. The Patriots defeasted the Dolphins 38-7. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Miami free agent defensive tackle Tony McDaniel will sign a one-year deal to join the Seattle Seahawks.

The team has not confirmed this report.

McDaniel visited Seattle last week. At 6-foot-7 and 305 pounds, McDaniel appears to fill Seattle’s need for a run-stuffing defensive tackle, making it unlikely that defensive tackle Alan Branch returns to the team in free agency.

McDaniel, 28, finished with 11 tackles a half a sack in 11 games played in 2012.

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  1. I like the short term deals to keep the players hungry. I never thought too much of Branch so this isn’t a heartbreak. Sure, I liked him fine, but not as a $4 million per year player. This gives us a veteran while our about-to-be rookie drafted DT get a year to develop before potentially taking over in 2014. Good stuff.

  2. Autenpus says:

    I’ve been a huge fan of the guy ever since I heard of him, last week.

  3. I said it last week, but I don’t think that there was a more impressive Def line we played all year last year than the Dolphins. This guy was probably stuck behind some good talent. Big body, not too expensive…sounds good to me.

    GO HAWKS!

  4. This defense will be scary!

    Go Hawks!

  5. bird_spit says:

    Okay, obviously they have a plan for OLB…otherwise we would be hearing something

  6. CDHawkFan says:

    1 tackle and .04 sacks per game, lets get ready for the Reggie White comparisons.

  7. Big body. Very long. Not sure about his wingspan, but he could present problems for QB’s trying to step up and throw while in the pocket. I don’t know that he’s someone you can expect a lot from in terms of pass rush, but his career stats suggest he is no worse at that part of his game than Branch is.

    Given his length I wonder if he might see some time at the 5-technique spot.

  8. Bye-bye, Alan Branch.

  9. Stevos – I know how much you love T-Jack, but wouldn’t you rather have this guy at a fraction of the cost?

    http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/03/28/if-the-seattle-seahawks-trade-matt-flynn-they-should-welcome-back-seneca-wallace/

  10. What this does is that it adds another piece of the puzzle that will become one of the best rotational defensive lines in the league. Fresh legs for every possible scenerio. We’ll have specific groupings for every imaginable situation.

    My gosh…just stop for a moment and really think back three years ago and all the holes this team had. Now think about this team. Very few holes, so they can now start adding depth and breadth to the team which will enable them to be contenders year in and year out. We truly do have a great program in place with the best owner in the league, the best practice facility and the best FO people, abd best coaching staff. How could a player look at us and say they wouldn’t want to be a part of this?

    A hearty PFFFT!!! to all the naysayers that laughed at PC and his plan.

  11. Up until today, I would have bet money the Seahawks would draft DT with their first pick. Now all bets are off.

    McDaniel is no all-pro but he should replace Alan Branch without missing a beat. He was playing backup behind two highly-paid DTs in Miami, the Dolphins couldn’t afford to keep them all. So, Branch has been replaced with McDaniel, Jones has been replaced/upgraded with Bennett, Clemons and Irvin will have competition from Avril, Mebane is still a starter, and Clinton MacDonald is still a very good backup DT.

    Its going to be a challenge for any rookie DT to make the team now. I’m sure they’ll draft one somewhere in this draft, but I think backup S and OLB might be bigger needs on the roster now than DT, and might deserve the premium picks. After only 3 years of rebuilding, this roster is already becoming deep!

  12. CDHawkFan says:

    There is also Scruggs and Howard, but Red is no lock in 14 due to the 8.5 m cap hit (3 m in just a roster bonus) and it seems like Bane has been around for a few years.

  13. who is that crazy Bob person posting on rantsports. what a nut. ;-)

    Seneca Wallace might not be a terrible idea, Bobby, if he can still play. At 32, I have to wonder. He would save money, and he could probably hold down a few starts better than some rookie could.

    The thing is, if you can interest the Bills in trading for Flynn, then Jackson will become available, and we know he can still play. I wouldn’t say I ‘love TJack’, but I do trust him to run Bevell’s offense as a backup. That trade just makes a ton of sense to me.

  14. Screensmoke says:

    Phillip steward- U of Houston- outside linebacker- Texas bad ass- most underrated player in Draft- stbbm keep your eyes on this cat!watch film

  15. bird_spit says:

    bobbyk – I wont use facebook..so I need to comment here.
    Your analysis of Seneca Wallace lacks one crucial element. Seneca lacks much of the football intelligence that Wilson or Flynn or (obviously) Hass can bring. I would stick with Flynn or bring in one of the AZ QB cuts long before Wallace. We seriously dont need Seneca running to the sideline all day.

  16. bird_spit says:

    Or yes, bring back T Jack. With a much improved OL, TJ wont just pass to his very first option or take the multitude of bruising hits that he did two years ago.

  17. “My gosh…just stop for a moment and really think back three years ago and all the holes this team had. Now think about this team. Very few holes, so they can now start adding depth and breadth to the team which will enable them to be contenders year in and year out. We truly do have a great program in place with the best owner in the league, the best practice facility and the best FO people, abd best coaching staff. How could a player look at us and say they wouldn’t want to be a part of this?”

    Yeah, it’s been an amazing turnaround, from what was really a very low place. It all starts with player evaluation, and our guys have done as good a job as anyone in the entire league over these past three years.

  18. “Phillip steward- U of Houston- outside linebacker- Texas bad ass- most underrated player in Draft”

    A very intriguing prospect. Did not test at the combine. Small school product, small backer (220 lbs.), made a lot of plays at Houston, but you have to wonder about his size at the next level and how he’ll hold up. Nice target for us in later rounds to be sure, possibly even a UDFA.

  19. sluggo42 says:

    You guys are obviously smoking crack!
    T-Jack and Seneca both have the same disease. Fold-in- the – clutchitis.

    Never in a million years would they bring either of those two brain dead QB’s back into the fold. They can win with Flynn in case his services are needed. They would need a second rounder to move Flynn honestly, I really doubt they give a rats behind that he is unhappy not being the starter..

    Earn it, or shut up and take your easy money and your SB ring.

  20. Screensmoke says:

    Last week 237 lbs- steward

  21. I swear someone had posted about Seneca here just recently BK…now who could that be?

    :-)

  22. Hey guys…this is way, way off topic but I’m hoping I can reach out here and maybe get a little help.

    I’m the offensive coordinator for a local semi-pro team that plays a spring schedule. Last Saturday we had a scrimmage with another local team and one of our players parents that are retired in Arizona came to watch us play.

    Shortly after the game they made the drive back to Prescott, AZ and about a 100 miles outside of Reno they were in a horrible accident. Thankfully they both survived but unfortunately the husband suffered a broken neck while his wife suffered a broken back, broken ribs and bleeding on the brain.

    They are avid Seahawk fans and more importantly good people. We’re putting together a signed team photo from us, to send to them in their rooms and let them know they are in our prayers. But I thought how cool it might be to be able to send them something signed by a Seahawk or two. I’m wondering if anyone might have a contact within the Seahawks or maybe directly to a player. I don’t think it really matters what the item is, or the value or anything of that nature. Heck it could be as simple as a note or email from a player or coach, just wishing them a quick recovery. Anything that might brighten their spirits and help make things just a tiny bit better.

    If anyone can help point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. I can be contacted at skavage@comcast.net.

    Thanks very much.

  23. bird_spit – I agree about Wilson being so smart.

    I just don’t see how we’re going to get a top 15 type of QB to be our back-up that would make all of us happy though. If there is a top 15 QB available, that person would want to start somewhere and not be second fiddle.

  24. Kingpear says:

    Screen smoke. Seems like a good prospects at OLB. I would prefer that they use the 2nd for an OLB. Khaseem Greene or Sio Moore.

  25. “I really doubt they give a rats behind that [Flynn] is unhappy not being the starter.”

    I would agree with that 100%, Sluggo. I think that idea is overplayed. What Schneider would like to do, however, is not pay Flynn $6.25 Million this year. He would rather spend that money extending contracts of guys like Thomas and Chancellor and Okung. But I agree there is no way they move Flynn without securing a solid backup first. Tarvaris Jackson, behind the current Seahawks offense, would be solid.

  26. Skavage, that’s quite a story. Good luck!

  27. Thanks Stevo. I just sent a note off to the Hawks Community Outreach. I’m sure they get tons of requests from people all the time, but man I sure would like to be able to do something for these folks to let them know all the people here that care and maybe raise their spirits just a tiny bit.

  28. bbnate420 says:

    Skavage, I think e-mailing Eric and Dave would be worth doing. They can always say no or not respond if they can’t/won’t.

  29. bbnate420 says:

    Seneca was generally effective as a backup until 2011. He didn’t play in 2012 though. Is he still out there actively looking for work? Not the worst option if Flynn gets traded, at least to come in and compete with a rookie.

    bird-spit, I think they are either comfortable with the LBs on the roster or they definitely plan on drafting one. They could always bring back Hill for the minimum later on if they wanted, though I think the vet min. is a little more than 1 mil and they’re getting real short on cap space. They supposedly had around 6.8 mil before signing McDaniel. They still have to sign the draft picks and have no vet kicker signed yet. Hauschka is probably going to cost 1.5-2.5 mil to bring back.

  30. bbnate420 says:

    Anyone interested in Colt McCoy if he’s released and Flynn is traded?

  31. I thought about that bbnate, but I don’t feel it would be right to ask any of them to use their position in that manner. Pretty soon they’d have all sorts of requests that could put them in a tough spot. That said I did think about signing up for twitter and knocking on a few doors that way, but again I came to the conclusion that players and coaches probably get hit up for stuff all the time and I don’t want to put anyone on the spot. I figured I’d try the masses here, send a note off to the Hawks, and then see what happens.

  32. sluggo42 says:

    I would take colt way before t-jack or Seneca

  33. Screensmoke says:

    Not saying its the right move or not-but I would say if Flynn gets traded that Vince young will be hawks backup. I totally understand people wont agree and probably think I’m nuts and that is ok. I pretty much allready think its a done deal! Old IRISH guarantee it! WOW

  34. bbnate420 says:

    What’s with this Old IRISH?

  35. Screensmoke says:

    How ya been 420?

  36. bbnate420 says:

    Fine. Who are you?

  37. I have always thought how Peyton Manning made average receivers look amazing. With Russell Wilson’s work ethic I can see him making the Seahawk receivers even better but I wonder if it could also translate well for someone like Vince Young. No one doubts his physical talent, just his preparation. I think being in the same room with someone who prepares so thoroughly would drive someone as competitive as Young to achieve at least part of his potential. I agree that it might be worth the risk. Worst case, you just cut him before spending too much time on him.

  38. bbnate420 says:

    VY could be a good sign if Flynn is traded, provided he has his personal issues under wraps. He’s still got talent. And he’s wouldn’t exactly have to make a bunch of tough throws you would think with the offensive weapons here now. Feed the Beast, run some read-option, and get the ball to Harvin and Tate quickly.

  39. bbnate420 says:

    VY really isn’t a risk. You don’t have to pay him hardly anything if he’s not on the roster week 1. I think VY can win a few games with this team if needed, provided he has his head on straight. Have I said that enough?

  40. Screensmoke says:

    VY- it makes so much sense with PC/JS patterns and ideology

  41. GeorgiaHawk says:

    VY- makes no sense with PC/JS patterns and ideology. Didn’t we learn that lesson last year with Winslow?

    The only way this FO is going to take on a primadonna is if he has exceptional skills. See Harvin!

  42. bbnate420 says:

    Winslow didn’t get cut for being a prima donna, at least as far as we know. No issues were reported. It seems he was released because he wouldn’t take a pay cut.

  43. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Check out how Winslow was with Tampa Bay and Freeman before he came here. I will give you the links if needed.

  44. bbnate420 says:

    What does it matter what he did in TB? Do you have some evidence he was a prima donna in SEATTLE?

  45. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Tired of hearing Flynn this Flynn that. We have the best QB in franchise history, and all I see is Flynn talk! Lol. I don’t care if we get a 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 for Flynn. Wilson will surely go down as one of the best alltime 3rd round picks in NFL history. Lets talk about a legend, a Seahawk, a class act!

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9107140&categoryid=2378529

  46. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Yes bbnate420, He was cut! Lol.

  47. FleaFlicker says:

    BobbyK: Seneca back in Seattle. I see your point about value for money; it’s not about a back-up RW, but about a back-up who can get you over a two game stretch with RW out.

    But come on, putting stuff like that on the blog will make ACIB come back as SWIB! lol.

    Speaking of DT’s, according to his twitter feed, Greg Scruggs has put on 10 lbs of muscle in the offseason. How much is actually muscle remains to be seen, but still I like a young up-and-comer getting bigger in the offseason.

  48. WilliamPercival says:

    Winslow was cut due to $$ and knee problems. Apparently he’s healthy now after sitting out all last year and getting looks from the Browns and Panthers..

    VY makes sense on a low risk low pay contract. The PCJS way is to bring in high upside/low risk players like this and then sit back and let em compete and then evaluate. Like what they see..? Keep em. Braylon Edwards, BMW. Not too thrilled… Hack em. TO, BMW, Winslow, oh and a personal fave… LenDale White. Ha!

    Been saying it all along mid to high 3rd coming our way for Flynn, otherwise they keep him. Period. Might even be a 2014 pick, to offset Harvin..

  49. bbnate420 says:

    Georgia, you got me. He couldn’t have been released for any other reason. ;-)

  50. bbnate420 says:

    To put it out there again, I think they should keep Flynn if they can’t get a 3rd or very high 4th. I don’t necessarily see that happening.

  51. “Anyone interested in Colt McCoy if he’s released and Flynn is traded?”

    I think I’d honestly prefer McCoy over Young in a backup situation, nate.

  52. I think we are all forgetting about Jaye Howard too easily on this blog. If I recall correctly – Dan Quinn contacted PC&JS personally before the draft advising them to take a shot on him. Surely if that’s the case, Quinn rates him highly and knows how to get the most out of him. Something we obviously didn’t do effectively last year. I am also keen to see Scruggs get more reps at 3-tech. With Macdaniel, I really don’t see a drastic need at DT anymore – let the young guns prove themselves.

  53. I don’t necessarily think Jay Howard is forgotten here, but he really didn’t do anything during his rookie year other than registering a TFL in the endzone for a safety in the final preseason game.

    He was active for a total of two regular season games last year, with nothing to show for on the stat sheet. Even after Jason Jones went down for the year Howard couldn’t get onto the playing field.

    So there’s still something of a question mark regarding Howard’s future. Clearly he was behind the curve as a rookie, and Scruggs assumed the role which Howard was essentially drafted for. All eyes will be on Howard come training camp. Both he and Winston Guy will need to make significant jumps in year two if they want to hold on to their roster spots.

  54. Dukeshire says:

    The Quinn / Howard connection, at this point, is not a ringing endorsement for Quinn’s ability to forecast success at the next level. That is, Howard was a major disappointment in his rookie season.

  55. Im not worried about Howard just yet. We had a decent D-line, and he struggled with the pro game, as so many rookie D-linemen do. If he does the same this year, THEN perhaps we can worry. But there certainly has been no indication that he will solve the riddle at DT.

    Too bad Sharif Floyd will go in the top 5 or so picks. I bet Quinn would love to have him…

    I think Scruggs has the talent and motor to be a pretty decent rotational guy who can play multiple positions–kind of like Bennett lite.

    Now we really have no idea which position group Seattle will target. They pretty much can go BPA regardless of position now. Gonna make guessing the draft picks that much harder, and more fun.

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