3 Losses and 3 Acquisitions on the Seahawks Roster

Hawk on Hawk Action

March 16, 2018

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Hey there 12s!

 

Quite the flurry of trades have been going on in the past couple weeks, and it's a little hard to keep track of. Let's go over a couple more Losses & Acquisitions.

 

Losses

 

DeShawn Shead - Of all the "big" losses that we've faced this month, this is the least impactful in my mind. Shead was never an all-star corner, and even while Sherman was injured, he was our weak side. I don't believe he ever brought a comparable depth to our legendary defense. So, I see this as a win/win. He finds a team that can use him to the best of his abilities, we free up some cap space. 

 

Paul Richardson - This one went relatively under the radar, and I think that's a crime. Paul Richardson was one of the most dependable receivers in our corps over the past couple years, but his only flaw was that he was easily injured. When he wasn't making stupid-impossible catches, he was riding the bench healing from a sprain of some kind. This one hurt me more than most of the losses we've seen, I didn't see it coming at all.

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Sheldon Richardson - The defense continues to crumble. I wish we had the money to pay for Sheldon. I know the organization offered him a ton, but the Viking obviously had deeper pockets. I think that's an exchange that we're going to regret not jumping on top of, but I'll keep my faith in Pete. But I sincerely hope he has some awesome prospects in mind for the draft.

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Jeremy Lane - This is another release that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but I don't see us as having lost any huge depth. Lane was good at what he did, but he had some issues staying healthy enough to play. It felt like he was always chasing full-health, but sat at a solid 70% at best since his first injury. He's a household name, and it hurts to lose him, but I think it's for the best. 

 

Acquisitions

 

Bradley McDougald - Signing McDougald, while it makes me happy that we've locked down a man that has put up good work for us, I think it put some writing on the wall. Mark my words, either Thomas, Chancellor or both will be making headlines as the latest LOB member to be parting ways with the team. That being said, McDougald did great work this last season filling in where he could. I think with a couple more years of conditioning, he'll be a real threat of our defense.

 

Marcus Johnson - Wide Receiver trade out of Philly, Johnson seems like it was a pretty inconsequential trade for the Eagles, but that may be exactly what Pete is looking for. I'm telling you, the man has an eye (or someone in his cabinet does) for sleeper talent. The man averaged 9 yards a carry last year in his rookie season, so he may be just what we're looking for. Keep your eye out for this one.

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Barkevious Mingo - LB out of Indianapolis, this is a man looking for a team to permanently call home. in his 5 years in the NFL, he's found himself on 3 different teams, but his numbers have been fairly impressive. lots of forced fumbles and a lot of solo tackles, this could be the beginning of a defense rebuild. We'll have to wait and see how he hashes out, but I'm looking forward to seeing what he's got in the preseason.

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I know there's more that we've acquired, but I'll cover those next week. We've got a Tight End that may be a good replacement for Graham, and a Corner looking to make his mark. Changes keep coming to the team, and we're not even close to done yet, I know it. Bear through it 12s, Spring Cleaning comes with some heartache, but it's ultimately for the best. The Hawks shall rise again my friends! With that....Mike Hawk is OUT!