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Shaun Cody, Wrecking Ball

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Another stat of the day piece by Football Outsiders. These stats have minimal value other than discussion starters, but Seattle surely had a shot at Shaun Cody, yet rushed to pay Colin Cole nearly twice as much. Seattle under Ruskell often competed with itself for otherwise unremarkable talent. I do think Cody is a better player than Cole, and a better fit for Seattle, but my question is: With Cole, Cody and Jovan Haye available, why did Seattle rush to sign the oldest, least accomplished tackle to the most money?

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