Seattle Seahawks: What Needs to be Done Before the Draft
Yes, yes, we all know the Brandon Marshall story by now. We know about the Donovan McNabb rumors and the Derek Anderson speculation. We all know that the Seahawks are looking to upgrade their team with a win now mentality.
These specualted moves are brash, unexpected, bold, and to be honest, pitiful. These moves will not be the saving grace for a team that has won nine games in two years. However, there are a handful of moves that are:
Sign G Ryan Lilja or G Ben Hamiliton.
The Seahawks should not have waisted time on Ryan Lilja. I know he has had major knee surgery in the past and isn't the best run blocker, but he has helped anchor a strong Colts' offensive line. According to Profootballfocus.com, he was rated the 16th best guard in football last year. He is an immediate upgrade without sacrificing a high pick in the draft.
Ben Hamilton is another good choice as well, simply becuase he fits Alex Gibbs' style.
Trade for Brandon Marshall.
The Seahawks have not had a playmaker of his caliber since Joey Galloway. He is a much needed deep threat and will command double teams freeing up T.J. Houshmandzadeh, which is like getting two players for the price of one.
He also allows the Seahawks to not draft C.J. Spiller and select an OL. I know the Seahawks need a homerun hitter, and Marshall would be that guy. I have never been on this C.J. Spiller bandwagon, simply because of our team. Everyone just assumes that he will be this homerun threat, but how can he with no offensive line blocking for him and his QB laying on the turf? It won't happen, and he will be a gigantic bust here in Seattle.
The Seahawks need to beef up the line in order for a 'playmaker' to make plays. Marshall would take pressure off the line by spreading the field, something a RB wouldn't be able to do as well as a WR.
These moves make your draft a little easier. By adding your playmaker and a solid offensive lineman, you can now find the next great pass rusher and possibly the next franchise QB.
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