The Seahawks just won the damn Super Bowl, but that doesn't change that I still wonder what, if I could go back in time, I would tell John Schneider to do. I know that he's much smarter than I am, and that he knows a whole lot more about what he wants in his players than I do.
But still. There are so many things that I wish we would have done. Mostly in regards to last offseason.
The big thing? Percy Harvin. I know that he was a candidate for he superbowl MVP, and I know how incredibly talented he is when he's on the field, but he cost us a first round draft pick, which, you'll see in my 2013 retroactive offseason, will be a really big issue.
The first thing I change, instead of trading our first round pick that year for Percy Harvin, we trade our second round and third round pick the next year for Josh Gordon. Remember he was on the trade block at that point. Since we don't have Harvin's future dollars to worry about we can sign Michael Bennett to a 4 year 26 million dollar contract, and Cliff Avril to a 3 year 21 million dollar contract. For the most part we keep the rest of FA the same. Not much else to do here really
It's in the draft that things get interesting .With the first round pick, we then trade with the Houston Texans for their first round pick the next season so that they can get the last missing piece for their offense, (or so we thought) DeAndre Hopkins. They are able to continue with their draft for the most part, with slight changes, Drafting Da'Rick Rogers instead of Chris Harper, and Andre Ellington instead of Jessie Williams, and Alvin Bailey instead of Spencer Ware.
So here are the changes to the total depth chart:
Percy Harvin--->Josh Gordon
Chris Harper--->Da'Rick Rogers
Jessie Williams--->Andre Ellington
Spencer Ware, no longer there
Draft Capital changes from
1.32, 2.32, 4.32, 5.5, 5.32, 6.32, 7.32
1.1 (which would likely be traded for tons of other picks), 1.32, 2.32, 4.32, 5.5, 5.32, 6.32, 7.32
This is obviously a fantasy. This wouldn't happen in real life, but it's fun to think about.
If YOU could change something, I don't care how far back it is, what would you change (I'm thinking that more than one person will mention a certain linebacker...)