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Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 8, 2014 at 11:55 am with 52 Comments »
March 8, 2014 11:55 am

Gus Bradley dips into the Seahawks pool again.

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  1. TallyHawk says:

    Not a surprise at all. Good move for the Jags. Hopefully Red can lead the turnaround for them like he did the Hawks.

  2. The Seahawks “South”. Importing winners.

  3. banosser says:

    4 yrs = 2 yrs

    I’ll be interested in the terms

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Yes, this was a near given. He’ll be great down there and help Gus mold that locker room.

  5. tchristensen says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bennett join him in Jacksonville.

  6. Southendzone says:

    I think Jaguars are my 2nd favorite team now. Perfect place for Red to land. I hope they beat up the Colts in the division this year

  7. I like how I’ve heard a few national people talk about Bennett potentially going to Jacksonville because of the “Seattle connection” thing. Bennett was never a Seahawk when Bradley was there!

  8. Good for Red, He will be a great leader for them.

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Agree cerjam. Good for Red.

    Would Jackson be a good fit in Jacksonville? I think he would do better than what they have right now.

  10. SandpointHawk says:

    Great, hated to loose him but so glad he got to another good locker room…

  11. I’d take Jackson over Henne and it’s not even really close, imo. They can sign all the Big Red players they want, but they are going to be nothing until they get a QB.

  12. SandpointHawk says:

    And so it goes in the NFL BobbyK, give Gus a couple of years to get that franchise QB. He seems to know the path to glory.

    On a lighter note I received my check from Planet Hollywood today: Seahawks to win the NFC and Seahawks to win the championship game (Super Bowl). Going to be a party tonight….

  13. Wow, I don’t know how much Gus is paying Red to go to Jacksonville, but its not enough. I’m really hoping Jaguars pick up the rest of our castoff’s just to keep them from our rivals in NFC West. Hope Red enjoyed going 5 and 11 the next four years.

  14. Good for Red.

  15. djbargelt says:

    Happy for Big Red. Remember, he was cut. Glad he gets to play for Gus and not in our same division. A true gentleman and a class act – I wish him the best.

  16. I’m a bit surprised the Whiners didn’t make much of a play for him (that we know of) with the way Lynch has torched them in recent history. With Krapernick wanting almost $20 million per season, I guess they are going to find it hard to pay good money to role players – as we’ll find out next year when Wilson gets his big payday.

  17. Ray_Maines says:

    The NFL is the ultimate reality show.

    Neither of us watch Survivors, American Idol, or The Bachelor. My wife loves all the HGTV shows, & Pawn Stars etc. etc. And I love the NFL. We call it even.

  18. WilliamPercival says:

    Wrong BobbyK.

    Bennett came to the Hawks as a UDFA in 09′ during Bradley’s first year with us.

  19. I stand corrected. I forgot that Gus was a product of the Ruskell/Mora year of ’09 (as was Quinn).

  20. What’s the over under with Bennett signing with the Bears? Midnight of FA opening?

  21. Dukeshire says:

    The Bears… that’s interesting, and would be a solid fit.

  22. ChrisHolmes says:

    Bears because Bennett’s brother plays for them.

    I think it’s Bears or a re-sign with Seattle.

    3rd place is some team out of nowhere with big dollars to spend overpaying for his services.

  23. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    If Bennett really wants to stay he will give the Hawks a chance to match any crazy offer he may get. If not good riddance we will be fine without him, Scruggs is back and I dont think we should overpay to keep him.

  24. Dukeshire says:

    I like what little of Scruggs I saw too, but that was interior play. I don’t see him replacing Bennett at LDE.

  25. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Scruggs and Jordan Hill can play the 5 spot and Scruggs can be an interior pass rusher on 3rd downs..Im sure we will draft some guys for the DLine. I have faith in JS, we also have Jesse Williams around.

  26. Dukeshire says:

    As I recall, they were playing Hill at NT primarily in camp, and Williams at 3-tech.

  27. Dukeshire says:


    I asked this once before so if you answered it and I missed it, I apologize, but can we get a list or “reports” from what pro days Seattle has and will attend? Thanks

  28. Southendzone says:

    Dont know if this is a crazy idea, but with CHI said to be angling for Bennett, and his little brother being the connection, how bout we trade for Martellus Bennett?

    Swap him out for Miler at TE, I believe that transaction is a net cap increase but not huge

    Then we got the inside track with his bro on the team.

  29. Like Tate and M. Smith (I was wrong on Tate, it was year three), I expected them to become good players their second year in the league (I didn’t expect Chancellor to be so good in his second year though) in much the same way I have high expectations for Hill at the 3-technique next season. I don’t know why, but I really like him moving forward. What little I saw of him, I saw an incredible burst off the snap and strength/quickness, too. I really think he’s going to be a good player. We all know DTs normally don’t make an impact in their R season and Hill is no different, imo. Guys like Suh don’t fall from trees with respect to domination at DT in their R seasons.

  30. Not knocking the Regime one bit here, just noting that they have yet to draft and develop a significant contributor on the D Line. Mebane and Red were inherited. McDonald & Clemons were traded for. Avril, Bennett, McDaniel, Jones & Branch were all street signings.

    Pete has spoken highly of Hill and of course being a 3rd round pick like Mebane, there are high expectations for him. His early play is at least partly responsible for McDonald getting cut (later re-signing and catching fire), not to mention Howard. He has a great opportunity for playing time this season. Williams injuries leave him a total question mark at this point.

    Just shows again how this FO finds pieces to the puzzle not only through the draft but also via trade and FA signings.

  31. But you have to give them credit for being smart enough to resign Mebane, for example. They could have let him walk because he wasn’t one of “their guys,” but they didn’t. They used money they could have used somewhere else to keep him (and prevent them from getting a “guy of their own” even if it was a different FA addition). In a way, Mebane has now become one of “theirs” to a degree with the financial commitment they gave to him (and rightfully so).

    No team that I can think of drafted every single one of their players that started on a Super Bowl winner… but the great teams of all time can ALL say they drafted their own core, mostly, with some key additions brought in via other ways.

    I’ll guarantee you that if you look at every Super Bowl team of the last decade or two that the participants were mostly made up of teams that drafted their own pretty good… as opposed to teams that signed all their key guys in free agency and had a good draft pick here or there.

    The best blueprint is drafting well. There is no current or former GM who will ever tell you otherwise.

  32. When the Saints beat the Colts in the Super Bowl, they had Drew Brees that they signed in free agency, but they never would have gotten to the Super Bowl if they wouldn’t have drafted so well… like ’06 when they got Colston in the 7th, Jahri Evans in the 4th (good thing we took Wrotto), and their 1-2 picks were used on Bush and a solid S. That was a good/great draft (even if Bush was quite overrated). Had they had Brees and a Darren Sharper from FA (before prison) there’s no way they’d have gotten to the Super Bowl if it weren’t for the draft class.

    You can win the Super Bowl if you draft well and add important pieces in trades and free agency, but I’ve yet to ever see a team that sucks at drafting win a Super Bowl (but be good with FA and trades to make up the difference).

    If you draft well, sign some decent FAs, but suck in trades… you can be fine.

    If you draft well, suck in FA, but make a good trade or two… you can be fine.

    If you suck at drafting, but sign a bunch of good guys and make good trades… you’re probably still not going to a Super Bowl, let alone win it and, more likely, your chances to suck as opposed to being good are much greater.

    Drafting a bunch of “your own” is key, imo. We’ve done that with Wilson, Sherm, and ET. We’ve also done it w/Kam and Wagner. Sure, Lynch was a nice trade and we added Bennett/Avril (among others), but the drafting part is HUGE.

    I know every transaction is important, but drafting well is, by far, the most important thing, imo.

  33. I give them every credit for winning the ultimate prize. I love them for it! They draft great, they make great trades and they sign FAs that contribute significantly to the team. I believe that the team is built “primarily” through the draft but I disagree with your statement from yesterday (specifically the “not”):

    “You build your team through the draft (and by drafting wisely), not through signing/trading for veterans, paying them millions, and giving up picks.”

    It’s like trying to say that the way to make a proper pizza is with a crust only, NOT adding sauce and toppings. The crust is incredibly important as there is no pizza without it but without the sauce and toppings you aren’t winning the Superbowl. Does that make sense?

    Also, in general I don’t like it when we trade away draft picks and pay someone big bucks at the same time (Harvin). However, because we won the Superbowl it was validated.

  34. WilliamPercival says:

    Jason Jones… What the heck happend to him? Did he do anything worthwhile last year?

  35. I don’t/didn’t like it when we traded three draft picks for Harvin AND paid him a trillion dollars either.

    However, I promised myself (and the blog) that I wouldn’t criticize that trade after the Super Bowl and I won’t.

    The early run of Harvin definitely gave us points and the kick return definitely put the dagger in the Donkeys.

    It’ll be nice to watch Percy in a game when we actually play the 49ers next year!

  36. What about your ‘secret’ scouting report you gave Chuck from people in the know from Minnesota? It started his diatribe against Percy..

  37. It had nothing to do with his football talent. It did not start it either.

  38. Macabrevity says:

    Great move for Gus down there. How about BB next?

  39. I don’t know what is going to happen, but it will be good. Pete and John are not the types to stay stagnant while the league upgrades.It is a given they will surprise.

  40. grizindabox24 says:

    Vikings re-signed DE Everson Griffin, as @rapsheet reported. Told it’s a 5-year, $42.5 million deal that includes $20 mil gtd, per source.

    Here is the starting point for a Bennett deal

  41. One great thing about our FO is they aren’t afraid to swing the bat. Sure they might whiff (TD Jesus, Lendale White, Matt Flynn), but they crush it 90% of the time.

    I wasn’t a big fan of PC coaching style at first. It bothered me to see a player make a mistake, or get a bone headed penalty and have PC kibda

  42. grizindabox24 says:

    To what Galena stated, I am not sure any team is able draft and develop every position, you can not draft enough guys, and still not all of them work out. I good organization will realize what positions they develop well, what positions they have to look for elsewhere, what positions are easier to find and difficult to find. Currently the Hawks have figured it a better option to find DL from elsewhere.

  43. grizindabox24 says:

    I also thought the Hawks would release Clem if they signed Bennett for the cap savings, but the Griffin deal has changed my mind. I am more doubtful Bennett will re-sign with the Hawks, but feel Clem stays no matter.

  44. princeaden says:

    Assuming Bennett is gone along with Red, who replaces them? Thoughts.

  45. Dukeshire says:

    Macabrevity – BB to Jax feels like a natural fit too, doesn’t it? I would expect them to at least call.

  46. Dukeshire says:

    Replacing with who is on the roster now? Difficult. Whoever it is, they will be learning a new primary position. Red will be easier to replace with someone like Hill or Scruggs. But in nickel and passing downs? They seem to be limited with current options.

  47. Todd Dybas says:


    Are you asking about college pro days the Seahawks may attend? Or the Seattle regional combine date? The latter is March 22.

    Let me know.


    — Todd

  48. Dukeshire says:

    Both. In years past it’s been noted which pro days they’ve attended. Just interesting to see where their interest lays, and try to get a sense of potential draft. Thanks, man.

  49. Dukeshire says:

    And actually, other regional combine dates would be cool too.

    Thanks again.

  50. I hope SEA doesn’t miss Red too much, but I always felt better when he was at LDE when Kaepernick started to scramble to that side.

  51. So, should the Seahawks vote Bradley a playoff share?

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