I was reveling in our recent shellacking of the 49ers and I came accross a blog post that I did. I had been reading all of the draft pundits reactions to our most recent draft and the consistent questions about our quarterback position. Remember when everyone wondered why we brought in Tavaris and they all assumed that we intended to make him our QOF? Well these things all inspired me to write the following. I am posting it here now because we just had a big win, and so this makes me look smart. And I like to look smart. Its more fun that people looking at you like your stupid. Like when you hire Tavaris Jackson and make him your starting QB with no QB competition. It made sense, but just try to tell that to anyone else that isn't in Seattle... Anyway I hope you enjoy reading it, I certainly did in light of our recent accomplishments!
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2012 1:00 PM
Subject: A glimpse into the next preseason of articles written about the Seahawks
So to clear the air for all of those who post about the Seahawks but don't really watch them (I am looking at you National Media, draft pundits, and random blog commentors'). We know that Tavaris isn't the answer at QB, and we also know that Flynn and Wilson may not be the answer. What you might be surprised to hear is that we believe that Flynn and Wilson might be a marginal upgrade in the short term and in the case of Wilson, he MAY turn into something great in the future. However nobody in the fan base, nor in the coaching staff thinks to themselves "Hey wow, our work here is done! Let's just sit back and enjoy the Aaron Rodgers
quality of QB play that we just acquired!". I don't think anyone can deny that our QB situation is improved over last year, be sheer fact of any one of those 3 quarter backs currently in the competition should make an above NFL average backup QB. Yes, I am including both a rookie and Tavaris in that statement, if you don't believe me then you haven't paid attention to his play under this regime, and Wilson has accuracy and arm strength that are uncommon in the NFL, let alone in the backup position. Does this mean I think his height won't be an issue? Not necessarily, but I do think taking a chance with a 3rd round pick on a guy whose ceiling (judging by his ability to run, throw, and evade) is that of a first rounder, I think it is silly to hear about how this was a terrible pick. In essence the Seahawks even by people panning their draft, got a tremendous player who if 4" taller would have been drafted in the 1st round. So my point is that it even if he doesn't pan out, if you find that kind of potential in the 3rd round you are stupid NOT to take advantage.
I know we live in Seattle, and so nobody follows the team, but I am still regularly surprised by the lack of knowledge about the Seahawks from people critiquing their upcoming year, or their last draft. Did anyone know who Cam Chancellor was before last year? No? The Seahawks coaches did. Did anyone think the Seahawks were doomed after losing 2 starting CB's? Yeah, but who turned up? A 5th round pick that looks like the second coming of Revis island. Who had ever heard of Chris Clemons before he was traded from the eagles bench to lead Seattle to 2 straight double digit sack seasons? Pete Carrol. Anyone in Seattle already knows this, but rest assured people not paying attention around the NFL, the Seahawks are about to announce their presence and make some perennial contenders very uncomfortable. You may not have heard of most of our team yet, but you will. And when you do you will be wondering how in the world the Seahawks built up so much talent and nobody noticed. Well, we noticed. Here in Seattle, we have paid attention to the subtle moves that this front office has executed time and again to put this team's depth way past what it was in Superbowl XL. When someone goes down on this team, we have someone right behind him who you have never heard of, and probably got alot of trashed talked about them in your most recent draft update that you love reading, who is just about to let you know that this Seahawks team will hit you hard, stifle your offense, and pound the football right down your gullet.
The sentiment at the beginning of next year will be "Can the Seahawks go even further in the playoff's despite their current QB play?" and "all that Seattle is missing now is a potent QB". Heck, if we get league average play from anyone of 3 QB's this year, people are in for a real shock. So everyone not in Seattle, brace yourselves, you have been warned. Of course, you will ignore the warning, because we are just from South Alaska, what do we know? Well, you will see, and sooner than your local team would like.
SEA - HAWKS!