With the free agent period coming to an end I believe it is time to shift our collective focus to the upcoming draft. Now I'm not a scout, expert or even a college football aficionado, in full disclosure I don't have cable. What I do have is blue and green coursing through my veins. And I honestly don't know why at this point. I've watched thirty plus years of mediocrity half-hearted play and all varieties of ineptitude from our beloved hawks. If I'm honest with myself we've had about a half dozen good seasons in that time. The Chuck Knox Largent/ Kerig era was defined by electrifying defense and special teams and marred by a lack of pass protection, turnovers and our now signature bipolar performances. The Holmgren Hass/Alexander era was at times on the verge of becoming a dynasty. In truth we couldn't play on the road were weak up the middle and got way way too predictable on offense ( by 2006 we all knew that third and eight meant Mack Strong running a draw). And there have been times in the last four years whare I honestly felt like we were the absolute worst team in all of football. Jim Morah throwing the kicker under the bus was his defining moment in Seattle. Dennis Erickson's was the DWI he got before training camp. As for Tom Flores and Jack Patera, they'll answer for their sons another time.
With that said I am eternally optimistic about our future. This regime seems intent on building from the inside out, we have electrifying and intimidating play-makers in the secondary . And in a word "BEAST-MODE". So what will catapult us from being a six, seven, eight, nine win team? I believe that with our current roster it is time to go big in this draft. What I mean by that is no "safe" picks. It's time to take some chances. Don't let golden tate and his 600 yards in two years scare you. Lets take a look at Burfict in the fourth or fifth provided Russell Wilson is not available. And what about Janoris Jenkins he's a pot head and looks to be as reproductive as Shawn Kemp but the idea of him and ET leaping through the air and making impossible picks gets me giddy.