Reviving the Seahawks Offense via the 2009 NFL Draft

Published on March 27, 2009 by     T.C.

matt-stafford_feature

The Seahawk’s have always had a very explosive offense whether that be through quick slant passes for huge run-after-catch plays or long TD passes, or explosive run plays via Shaun Alexander or Curt Warner way back when. Two years ago the Seahawk’s RB core was nonexistent so Mike Holmgren and the Seahawk’s went to a pass heavy offense and with that Hasselbeck threw for 28 TD’s and earned at trip to the Pro Bowl. In 2006 and 2008 seasons Hasselbeck went down for several games with several injuries. He’s 33 years old and he has two years left on his contract. If you look at the rest of the Seahawk’s quarterbacks there’s not much there. Seneca Wallace has shown he can be a great backup but I wouldn’t count on him for 16 games plus the post season. Charlie Frye is a free agent and has last name matches his play, Fried. The position the Seahawk’s are in for the draft they can revive the offense for this season along with the future. They hold the 4th overall pick, a position he haven’t drafted in since 119 when they had the 3rd overall pick. There positions of need or value in the draft are QB (for the future), RB to add and take out Jones, WR (good young 4th string WR), and S. Here is how the Seahawk’s can revive the offense for next season and the future.

With the 4th overall pick if available (he will be because the Lions need to draft protection for a QB first like Jason Smith) they should draft QB Matt Stafford from the University of Georgia. Now in my mock draft there was a lot of fans mad because I have the Hawks drafting Stafford. I have the Seahawk’s drafting him so that in 1-2 years when Hasselbeck is done for good they will have a smooth transition into a new QB. Also he has two years left on his contact and in those two years Stafford can learn the system and also develop into a NFL QB.  When I look at tape of Stafford he will fit great with the Seahawk’s for many reasons. One, Deion Branch and Nate Burleson will be the two WR’s, Branch being the #2 reviver and Burleson being the slot receiver that will stretch the field going down the side lines for big pass plays along with quick slant routs and sense Stafford has a great arm he can make those throws. New WR T.J Houshmandzadeh is the “over the middle WR” and since Branch and Burleson will be stretching the defense down the field that would leave Houshmandzadeh open over the middle. Don’t forget that they also have a great TE in John Carlson who would be the main option in the red zone and a comfort blanket for Stafford if Branch, Burleson and Houshmandzadeh aren’t open.

Now for the RB “situation”. The Seahawk’s should trade back into the 1st round by trading there 2nd and 3rd round pick to the Bucs for there 1st round pick and then draft Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno. This pick will provide the re-boost next season unlike Stafford. I think he instantly would become the #1 RB. He’s not a breakaway RB but the Seahawk’s don’t need a fast RB. He’s smart and hits the holes from the start.

Now sense the Hawks don’t have a huge need at WR they can wait till the 4th round and draft a WR like Mohamed Massaquo from Georgia. Then a good solid S in the 5th round.

This would give the Seahawk’s a reborn offence and one that has great big play potential both on the ground and through the air. Also having Stafford learn for a year or two and then take over he will already have known the system and what it takes to be a NFL QB.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (1)

  1. Pat says:

    Hey lars. I'm a huge 12th man and I like reading up on seahawks blogs. I just have a few things on your mock draft. First, seattle just picked up a running back in the 2008 draft, Forsett?, and in my opinion, he was pretty impressive in the preseason. With the power Duckett, who i'm also a huge fan of, there are a number of options to back up Jones.

    Also, I too feel like we should get a young QB in the draft to get ready for the replacement of the aging Hasselbeck, but there is so much talent there in this draft, I feel like we should pick up someone that can help out our defense, like Curry to replace the hole left by Peterson. With our receivers coming back, a veteran QB, an insanely good rookie TE, a deep RB team, and a proven line, I feel very confident about our offense already, and I always feel like the D could be improved.

    That's just what I've been thinking about this season, and I have a feeling that with all the changes, the team can go farther than we ever have before.

    Pat




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

trufant (1)

Marcus Trufant to retire a Seahawk

Marcus Trufant will retire a Seahawk. On Wednesday, the Seahawks announced the former Seahawks cornerback had signed with the ...
140423wagner660

Seahawks schedule shows four primetime games, including Thanksgiving day feast with 49ers

The Seahawks are scheduled to play four primetime games in 2014, matching the primetime total from their Super ...
Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (right) with wife Ashton Wilson on the red carpet prior to the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Honors award show at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson files for divorce from wife of two years

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has filed for divorce from his wife of over two years, the team announced ...
IMG_0826

A happy Beast Mode birthday to Marshawn Lynch

Tuesday is Marshawn Lynch’s 28th birthday, and his teammates are at a loss for just what to get ...
186158581_8

Report: Seahawks close to making Sherman top-paid CB

The Seattle Seahawks and All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman are hopeful to reach a deal before next month’s NFL ...
pryor-throw2

Seahawks trade 7th Round pick to Raiders, land Pryor

The Seattle Seahawks front office has earned a reputation as an unpredictable lot. They furthered that Monday. The Seahawks traded ...
140421-harvin-600

Seahawks begin Phase One of offseason workout program

The Seahawks are one of 19 NFL teams to begin Phase One of the League's voluntary offseason workout program today, meaning several players ...
140418wilson600

Despite Super finish, there’s much more to come for Russell Wilson

Asked what he liked about the Seahawks’ 2013 season, Carl Smith smiled and offered the obvious. “I really liked ...

Shop for Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Merchandise at NFLShop.com

Shop for Conference Champs and Super Bowl XLVIII Match Up Merchandise at NFLShop.com

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz