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Category: Take of the week

March
7th

Take of the week: Manning in charge


Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning directs traffic.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Editor’s note: This is a format where frequent contributors to the comments section of the Seahawks Insider blog are offered a forum to voice their opinion on a specific topic of choice involving the Seahawks. Submissions are read and edited beforehand.

This is the third of four pieces where Bob Kaupang offers his opinion on the quarterback options for the Seahawks.

By Bob Kaupang
(Bobby K)

How would fans of the Seattle Seahawks react if Tarvaris Jackson was traded to the New Orleans Saints for Drew Brees?

Would Seahawk fans be mad that Brees would cost about $15-$18 million more per season than Jackson was set to earn? Would Seahawk fans be mad that all of that money wouldn’t be available for additional help on the team, such as a premium pass rusher in free agency?

Would Saints fans be excited at the prospects of adding $15-18 million more to their payroll for other non-quarterback positions to improve the rest of the team? Would that $15-18 million spent on other areas overcome the cost of losing their franchise quarterback?

As we know, Drew Brees has received the franchise tag and cannot negotiate with any other team in the league. We also know there’s no chance that Brees will end up in Seattle next season (especially straight up for Tarvaris Jackson!).

However, lets speculate and play the “What if?” game.

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March
6th

Take of the week: Flynn worth the risk


Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) looks for a receiver during an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Editor’s note: This is a format where frequent contributors to the comments section of the Seahawks Insider blog are offered a forum to voice their opinion on a specific topic of choice involving the Seahawks. Submissions are read and edited beforehand.

This is the second of four pieces where Bob Kaupang offers his opinion on the quarterback options for the Seahawks.

By Bob Kaupang
(Bobby K)

Why would anyone want to take a big chance on a quarterback that scouts thought was only worth a seventh round pick and has since only started two games in a four year NFL career?

There’s a difference between taking a chance on someone at or near the league minimum and signing somebody who will make around $10 million per season. Such is the great debate with respect to signing Green Bay free agent quarterback Matt Flynn.

I believe the Seattle Seahawks should make every effort to sign Flynn when free agency begins on March 13.

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Jan.
15th

Take of the week: Hawks off-season shopping list


Bryan Bulaga, Iowa

Editor’s note: This is a weekly series where frequent contributors to the comments section of the Seahawks Insider blog are offered a forum to voice their opinion on a specific topic of choice involving the Seahawks. Submissions are read and edited beforehand.

By Bob Kaupang
(Bobby K)

The Seahawks have many holes to fill heading into the offseason, and new head coach Pete Carroll will be tasked with figuring out who will stay and who will go as he evaluates Seattle’s roster.

That said, here are a list of positions of need heading into the off-season and possible solutions:

Need Number One: Left Tackle – The Seattle Seahawks offensive line, on average, has been bad the past four years. Left tackle is the most important position on any offensive line (provided you have a right-handed quarterback) and one of the most important positions on the entire team. With less-than-stellar play at this all-important position in recent history, I believe the Seahawks must address it in the coming months.

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Jan.
2nd

Take of the week: Should Mora stay or go?

Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora, Ted Warren/AP
Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora, Ted Warren/AP

Editor’s note: This is a weekly series where frequent contributors to the comments section of the Seahawks Insider blog are offered a forum to voice their opinion on a specific topic of choice involving the Seahawks. Submissions are read and edited beforehand.

Show Mora the door

BY H.D. Price (Nighthawk2)

The Seattle Seahawks appear to be a team divided, and a team adrift. Three of Seattle’s receivers recently were on a local radio station throwing the coach under the bus – specifically the offensive coordinator – in Deion Branch, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Nate Burleson.

Before that, offensive guard Rob Sims fired pot shots at head coach Jim Mora. Earlier in the season Mora, during a post-game press conference, threw kicker Olindo Mare under the bus (after the Chicago game I believe it was) and then the offensive line got the same treatment (after the Houston game).

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Dec.
19th

Take of the week: How I’d fix the Seahawks

Tod Leiweke, CEO of the Seattle Seahawks/ AP Photo Ralph Radford
Tod Leiweke, CEO of the Seattle Seahawks/ AP Photo Ralph Radford

Editor’s note: This is the first in a weekly series where frequent contributors to the comments section of the Seahawks Insider blog are offered a forum to voice their opinion on a specific topic of choice involving the Seahawks. Submissions are read and edited beforehand.

By Duke Snyder (Dukeshire)

The Seattle Seahawks are broken. Not in the same way the 2008, have-no-hope-to-win Detroit Lions were. Nor are they on a path to competitiveness and respectability in the way that the 2009 Detroit Lions are.

This is a club stuck in transition, whose roster is an amalgam of aging, overpriced veterans, underachieving young draft picks and players with fringe NFL talent, all pressed to service by a highly energized and emotional coach.

As the 2009 season nears its conclusion, much less seems certain about this franchise’s direction than was believed when the campaign began. Team president and general manager Tim Ruskell has stepped away and savior-in-waiting Mike Holmgren is (not so) patiently awaiting the nod. This week alone has seen Coach Mora call out the team’s starting center and the club’s starting left guard shot back. Not good.

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