How the Seattle Seahawks Crime Changed This Off Season – Seattle Seahawks Blog

Renton, Wash. – In addition to quarterback Russell Wilson’s successor, the Seattle Seahawks will be the new primary target for the offense, a new No. 2 who will get plenty of work and, in all likelihood, three new starters on his offensive path.

In fact, the changes made by the Seahawks on that side of the ball go beyond this off-season quarterback.

But we’ll start when we look at Seattle’s crime situation-by-situation, deciding whether everything is good, bad, or similar to 2021.

Quarterback

Add: Drew Lock

Loss: Russell Wilson

Return: Geno Smith, Jacob Eisena

Good, bad or similar: Bad

When you move from a potential Hall of Famer to a pair of replacement options that can’t stop you from starting a job, the question is not whether your position in the quarterback will get worse, but how important this decline is. -Close.

Finally, Wilson’s career-low 54.7 overall QBR in 2021 is better than any lock in his three NFL seasons. Smith has posted a high QBR only once in nine seasons (2015).

Which begs two questions: Why didn’t the Seahawks hit Baker Mayfield hard without doing anything? And can they still go after Jimmy Garopolo?

With the former 49ers starter not medically cleared after shoulder surgery and with only two weeks left to start training camp, he should learn a new offense and quickly form a new group of pass-catchers for chemistry. Moreover, the Seahawks – with moderate protection in very recent seasons – were their number one trade in San Francisco. So how much would they consider them an upgrade over their existing options?

Seahawks believes Locke is far from suggesting a shocking start to his career and thinks a different coaching style could help him play better than him. But he had to beat Smith first, and Locke was behind in that race at the end of the off-season.

Coming back in a hurry

Add: Ken Walker III, Darwin Thompson

Loss: Alex Collins, Adrian Peterson

Return: Rashad Penny, * Chris Carson, DJ Dallas, Travis Homer, Josh Johnson

Good, bad or similar: Excellent

Among the returnees, Carson’s location comes with a star because he is still under contract, he has not been medically cleared after neck surgery. And the fact that this has not yet happened shows that the possibility of his return is more doubtful than ever.

But remember, Carson only played the first four games last season, so after 2021 it will rarely be counted as a loss. If it comes back, it will be effectively added.

If not, Penny will be the No. 1 pick after a great performance last season. His health is the second biggest change in Seattle’s backfield equation, as Penny has lost 30 games (including the playoffs) in a possible 69 career due to injury. Since Penny loses a lot of time and / or the Seahawks manage their touch to avoid overwork, the walker should attach great importance to rotation. ESPN’s Todd Maxhe ranked Walker as the best running back in this year’s draft, a second-round pick.

Wide receiver

Add: Marquis Goodwin, Bo Melton, Derek Young, Dyantage Alexander, Kevin Cassis

Loss: Not at all

Return: DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Freddie Sven, D’Ascries, Penny Hart, Cody Thompson, Cade Johnson, Aaron Fuller

Good, bad or similar: To like

Excluding trade in the absence of a Metcalfe holdout or extension, Seattle will return the first three to Metcalfe, Lockett and Sven.

Escarge is the X factor. Last year’s second-round pick could overtake Sven at No. 3 and give Seattle’s receiver corps a faster and more versatile option if he’s healthy, but it was a challenge. A non-scripted rookie season ensued due to foot injury and trauma. His hamstring was then sidelined for part of this year’s off-season competition, leading coach Pete Carroll to openly mourn Escridge’s missed time.

Goodwin added to the minimum wage agreement is not sure what the team will do. The same goes for seventh-round players Melton and Young.

In the context of Metcalfe’s agreement, the recipient was optimistic about the Seahawks deal even after leaving the mandatory minicamp. But looking at where the market has gone, it doesn’t feel like a slam dunk.

Tight end

Add: Noah Fant, Cade Brewer

Loss: Gerald Everett

Return: Will Disley, Colby Parkinson, Tyler Mabry

Good, bad or similar: Excellent

Part of Wilson Trade’s Seattle return package is a clear upgrade to Fant, Everett. He and Disley give the Seahawks their best tight-end pairing of the year.

There is widespread belief in the organization that Wilson Trade will benefit from a tight end as any quarterback starting for Seattle will throw the ball in a smaller-medium area of ​​the field than its predecessors.

Offensive line

Add: Charles Cross, Abraham Lucas, Austin Blyth, Shamarius Gilmore, Liam Ryan

Loss: Duane Brown, Brandon Shell, Ethan Pokick

Return: Gabe Jackson, Damien Lewis, Dakoda Shepley, Kyle Fuller, Jake Karhan, Stone Forsyth, Phil Haynes, Greg Island

Good, bad or similar: Excellent

Hard call between “good” and “same”.

Although the Seahawks strengthened future bookings with a total of nine picks and drafted Lucas to 72, the transition from a near-heavy college plan to the NFL is likely to increase the pain. He did not play a three-pronged role.

Again, Old Brown and Banded-Up Shell ranked 26th and 27th respectively in last season’s tackle pass block winning rates. So it’s good for Seattle to be good in that department.

If Lucas beats Kurhan and Forsyth on the right to join Cross in the starting lineup, the Seahawks will only be in chartered territory. According to ESPN statistics and information, only two teams have started rookie tackles in the first week since 1970.

Blythe’s background is with center-turn-starter, offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and off-line coach Andy Dickerson. But it remains to be seen how much this POSIC upgrades.

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