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

temp04_YEAREND_PHOTOBLOG--nfl_mezz_1280_1024

Can Russell Wilson carry an offense? He says he’s already shown he can

A segment on NFL Network recently address whether Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson can carry an offense.  Wilson thinks ...
eixrW.AuSt.5

Seahawks have a few things to sort out before new season

Maybe the biggest thing the Seattle Seahawks proved during their offseason workouts is that they look very much ...
Former Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson speaks with media members at the team's headquarters Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Robinson on Lynch, playing again and daytime TV

Michael Robinson sat down in the media work room at Seahawks headquarters Thursday and grabbed a roster. He ...
Seattle Seahawks' Phil Bates, left, is led away from a scuffle by teammates that left him with his jersey nearly pulled-off during at an NFL football minicamp practice, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Richard Sherman and Phil Bates get into fistfight

Richard Sherman and Phil Bates got into a fistfight during day two of Seahawks minicamp. A play after wide ...
140616toomer600

Korey Toomer looks to continue his maximum efforts at Seahawks’ minicamp

Monday metatarsal musings: Korey Toomer is having his second impressive spring for the Seahawks, but the third-year linebacker ...
140616williams600

Seahawks bolster defensive line depth by adding six-time Pro Bowler Kevin Williams

The Seahawks were one of the first teams Kevin Williams visited after becoming an unrestricted free agent in ...
20140202_jla_aa9_219-d7537d445be55d95ced0c5826ae85445

Would Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch really retire at age 28?

The story of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch possibly holding out of a mandatory minicamp was not too ...
nfl_g_beast5_cr_600x400

Marshawn Lynch wants new deal

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to skip the mandatory team minicamp next week because he ...

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