Well, as everyone knows, Seattle now has a new GM to work "along side" our new coach, Pete Carroll. So, now that everything is pretty much in place, is Seattle going to be able to make all the right moves to turn this organization around to where it was five years ago? - headed for a Super Bowl?!! Seattle seems to bringing in all the right coaches to make things happen in a positive way. Alot of people and critics say no, that it will take a couple years to be a contender for a Super Bowl run, if not three years, if all goes right. I disagree though. Let me explain.
I believe that if Seattle makes all the proper moves this off-season with free agency signings of players on our own team and players from other teams, proper release of personel that don't belong on this team, and draft the RIGHT players in this years draft, I think Seattle can make a really good run at it. There are so many moves that Seattle has got to make though, that it just might be almost impossible. The key word is almost! I am a firm believer that if there is a 1% chance of doing something, you can't say to me that it can't be done. It CAN be done with all the right moves. In Seattle, the light is going to have to stay on 23hrs a day at Seahawks headquarters in order for this to happen though. Here is an off-season scenerio of what I think should happen for Seattle to be Super Bowl bound for the 2010-2011 season and beyond.
First - Make a hard core pursuit for Brandon Marshall. He will be the missing link to a 1, 2, 3 combo for us at the Reciever position. If we had Nate, T.J., and Marshall, that would be ugly for opposing teams. Seattle could get him but they would have to make a hard core push for him, cause there will be other teams that would love to have him. How we would get him would be all dependent on wether a CBA get's signed though. Second - Make a push for Ray Edwards. He is a key element to Minnesota's defense and he would be a great improvement for Seattle after we get rid of Kerney....... it will be hard to get him though. Third - Richard Seymour. We did not get enough pressure up the middle to stop the run. We need someone who will give us the power and explosiveness. Colin Cole isnt the answer up the middle next to Mebane, Seymour is. Fourth - Pursue Jammal Brown or Jermon Bushrod. Either one could come in and be our starting LT and do a good job protecting our QB. Bushrod will be a RFA and he filled the shoes for Brown during his injury. One of them is going to have to go. Maybe we could get Brown via trade. This would take care of our LT position.
Now if all those moves happen via free agency we could address the draft this way.
1st round, pick one - Joe Haden - Florida
1st round, second pick - Taylor Mays - USC
2nd round - Colt McCoy - Texas
4th round - Ben Tate - Auburn (some say he highly compares to C.J. Spiller, just didnt have the line - still rushed for over a thousand in the S.E.C.)
5th round - Kade Weston - Georgia (played NT, could still work though, good size)
6th round - Brandon Carter - Texas Tech
7th round - Riley Cooper - Florida (will replace Obomanu when he is released)
So, this is how I think that Seattle should address there complete off-season, as far as picking up people via free agency or the draft. Some releases need to happen, but I didn't wanna get into some stupid argument about who should remain on Seattle's roster, considering I feel a quarter of the team should be cut for lack of effort. - Now, if the scenerio of my trade/free agency pick ups dont happen, I would address my draft a little different. This is not a dream, or my dream. This could completely happen and would greatly improve our chances of competing for the Super Bowl. Other than McCoy being our starter in training, everyone of those draft picks could contribute immediately, and of course, all free agency accuisitions would be starters. Tell me you wouldn't love the Seahawks now!
(spell check not working for some reason, so please dont bust me on my grammar errors, thank you)