Kilroy1872 wrote: jamcutpost wrote:
He is a tidy player thats going to be hard to pass up for any
team between 5-15. Youre right they SHOULD be making noises about it whether they plan to or not!
As for the SEA gig, i fervently hope they give it to KJ - they aught to but i wouldnt take it as a given even if they grab a guy later.Out of the high picks (Curry & Latupu) its been a UDFA and a 4th rounder (Hawthorne & Wright) that have looked the better LBs, so they definitely wont have the mind set that a guy picked in the middle rounds couldnt start day 1 @mike.
Wright had to (in week 1 no less) when Hawthorne went down and certainly didnt embarass himself.
Talking of which, Carroll has (somewhat annoyingly) gone on record more than once as saying his believes SAM is KJs best spot. Which is possibly smoke again, but his actions seem to imply he might actually believe it.
Definitely an upgrade for your LB roster though as the off-season as shaken down whichever way its gone, its a nice job
Got a recent link? Heard otherwise, although Ruud muds it up.
There're a few
But i usually prefer the beat writers at the local papers, so there's this one:
http://blog.thenewstribune.com/seahawks ... rylink=cpy
“We’ll have to wait and see what happens. We’ve got some free agency issues that we’re dealing with right now, and he gives us some flexibility, so we’ll just have to wait it out.
“If I had my way I’d let him play where he finished up outside. I think he has the versatility to do that, and it gives us the opportunity to move him around and to pressure him, and to drop him out under coverage and also do some things inside at times with the way we move our defense that you can take advantage of all that.”
He may end up inside, but sounds like Carroll likes him where he is.
I think Barrett is a savvy addition (Experienced, cheap, low maintenance), but if they struggle - and Ruud is better for FF than RL - it might be easier to slide KJ over and grab an SLB than try to find an MLB mid-season.
Worst case scenario he stays SAM. I think hell be one of those SLBs that might be worth having on the roster though. There aint many (2? T.Davis, Greenway) but he could perhaps be one w/upside.
Carroll might not prefer him at Mike to Sam, but its not always up to the coach (injuries, poor form etc) to get what he wants week in and week out
The quote was from Feb 24th (i think), so his outlook may've changed if youve heard something more recent?