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Jermaine Kearse goes Dr. Seuss at Tillicum Elementary in his hometown for Read Across America day

Post by Gregg Bell / The News Tribune on March 2, 2015 at 9:28 pm with 13 Comments »
March 2, 2015 9:28 pm

One fish. Two fish. Red fish. Blue fish.

That wasn’t Dr. Seuss in the huge Dr. Seuss hat today at Tillicum Elementary School. That was Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse reading to school kids in his hometown of Lakewood on Read Across America day.

The News Tribune photographer Peter Haley captured Kearse as one of nine “celebrity readers” who presented books to students throughout Pierce County on Monday.

Afterward Kearse went into the school’s gym to shoot baskets with kids — including one wearing a No. 24 home, blue jersey of Kearse’s teammate, Marshawn Lynch.

Kearse expects to be staying around his native Puget Sound region. He is a restricted free agent, meaning the Seahawks have the right to tender him a contract offer this month and then match any other offer he may get this spring. He said last month two days after Super Bowl 49 that he expects to remain with Seattle for a while.



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  1. Good on ya Mr. Kearse!!!!

  2. I have a feeling this will be Kearse’s big year. He has shown signs of being a top notch receiver and then turn around and make a dumb play. The SB highlighted both.

  3. Probably a good thing Hayne didn’t come hear. We have enough projects, thank you very much! We do need a Leon Washington type of player though.

    Who do you think would be the best option for that kind of role?

  4. I think Kearse will be fine for next year as long as we get an actual good WR such as someone teams must account for. That makes Baldwin better and less of a focal point, same for Kearse, etc. Our receivers, as they are, would/could be so much better if everyone dropped down a notch (such as Baldwin going from our #1 weapon to #2, the #2 to #3, etc.). Is that guy going to be a free agent like Andre Johnson or a potential free agent or minimal draft pick trade such as Brandon Marshall or will it be a high draft pick? Of course, a high draft pick usually doesn’t come in as a #1 WR right off the bat, although talent is most definitely needed at the position.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Seattle’s going to have a very difficult time attracting a FA receiver whose game is primarily as a downfield threat. Their offence simply isn’t particularly designed for that. Additionally, this receiving corps is undervalued. Especially on a national level, it’s really in vogue to criticize them. Because they don’t have an obvious downfield threat, the narrative is that the unit as a whole is awful. Not true. Is their room for upgrades? Clearly. But I wouldn’t expect Seattle to peruse receivers whose game is taking tops of defenses.

  6. I think a fast WR with size and physicality could step in and make our WR corps better immediately, without having to be the top dog. Just being a guy who can take the top off a D AND/OR outjump or outmuscle others for the ball will change how defenses play us, and open up things for the others.

    If you recall, when P-Rich went down, our WR corps took a hit. It wasnt just Richardsons production–2-4 catches a game, maybe 45 yards–it was the fact he was the only guy we had with speed to make Defenses pay attention, to keep them honest. The D had to watch for him to go deep, so that made them less aggressive vs our other WR’s. With Richardson out of the lineup, no defense was particularly worried about being beaten deep–though that bit GB in the butt at the end of the game lol!

    You dont have to have true number ones or even two’s to win in our offense, you just need a well-balanced group with complementary skills/talents. Right now, we’ve got 2/3 of what we need; we’re still lacking a speed element and a Red Zone threat. If we can get both in one package, we’re set!

    Can you imagine a guy like Green-Beckham or one of the other Big Fast Guys in the Red Zone onfield with Matthews and Baldwin, with Lynch in the backfield? Add our TE’s and Kearse and we can really mix it up in scoring range, making Defenses really work, rather than the conservative, chicken shit plays Bevell has been running in the Red Zone the last couple years.

  7. Im looking forward to at least another year with Kearse. He’s a pretty good WR, and I think would make even more plays if we had another fast WR to open things up.

    Its pretty cool he’s reading Seuss to kids.

  8. I see what you are saying but their first pick last year was used on someone whose sole purpose was to take the top off defenses in PRich. Now he’s pretty much worthless until late next year and they don’t have a deep threat again for at least a majority of the season. Maybe they will give up a year on having a deep threat and wait for PRich to get healthy or maybe they showed last year by taking him that they badly want a home run hitter at receiver and will go back to that well. It’ll be interesting to monitor.

  9. The whole WR conversation can not be done in a vacuum – we also have to consider ST’s We cant just say add a new WR at the top and dump say Walters – because lord knows – we already struggle on Returns.

    If we Replace RL – who becomes the gunner (since then we would be down BOTH gunners at least of awhile)

    and no not just “anybody” can be effective on specials – you say how big a jump down we took this year when all of a sudden we trade or KR and we lose Farwell who was a major contributer in the middle of ST.

    They are important and every year, every team keeps a guy just because he is a good ST player.

  10. Do you realize Devin Smith is the best gunner in college football?

  11. Bobbyk–From the moment I saw Seattle picked a tiny fast WR last year I was pissed, and Im still pissed. He had already blown a knee out, and we STILL picked him! Gah!

    Im not talking about picking just any fast WR. Im talking about finding a legit all-around WR, something we dont have; a guy who can go deep and get separation, a good route runner, and a guy who has the size to out-reach, out-jump and out-muscle anyone for the ball. I dont care if they are raw, just so long as they have “it”, can catch, and are motivated.

    Im still pissed we didnt take Martavis Bryant.

    xcman–Lotta fast as hell WR’s lacking in size that might be decent kick/punt returners this year that will be late rounders if drafted at all. In a perfect world, Seattle would find a second WR, one that returns kicks, in the late rounds; guy with speed and agility, perhaps under 6′ but still capable of making plays.

    I really cant see Seattle going into next season with no Red Zone WR except Matthews, and no speed threat. Been there, done that, failed miserably….We’re getting a big fast WR, I just hope to hell it isnt Funchess and that they dont wait till the bottom of the second round…or worse.

  12. Dorial Green-Beckham 6′-5″ 235 4.49 40 character questions
    Devante Parker from Louisville: 6′-3″ 209 lbs, 4.45 40
    Devin Smith Ohio State 6′-0″ 196 lbs, 4.42
    Jaelen Strong AZ State 6′-2″ 217, 4.44
    Darren Waller Georgia Tech 6′-6″! 238! 4.44 but limited college success

    Breshad Perriman from Central Florida is 6′-2″ 212 but no 40.
    Chris Conley Georgia 6′-2″ 213 4.35 Not a college star
    Sammie Coates Auburn 6′-1″ 212 4.43 Drops passes

    Nelson Agholar USC later rounds maybe, 6′-0″ 198 4.42
    Kenny Bell Nebraska 6′-1″ 197 4.42

    I suppose DGB fits, but he’s been a serious problem child and threw his ex down stairs. Classy kid.

    I like Davante Parker and Jaelen Strong in the first round, Devin Smith is ok but not the big strong dude we really need.

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