The new Seahawks camp was a little more radar this year than it was last season.
They had only three project choices to open, one. For the other, the COVID-19 restrictions meant that the Seahawks had only 31 players in the camp, which meant short drills with the team, basically one depth per spot.
However, as coach Pete Carroll mentioned, it was more important to give assessments. It’s really too early to do that, but players are starting to learn the game և the general process of being an NFL player.
Still, there was plenty to seize on the pitch for the first time in more than four months to see Seahawks players in uniform, to hear from coach Pete Carroll.
Here are my five impressions:
Seahawks (mostly) stick to the usual hat policy
Gaining a few chances to talk to Carroll for the media led to the purge of part of the off-season business. Was the team considering rebuilding the contracts of Russell Wilson և / or Bobby Wagner to create a more direct hat area?
For example, the Seahawks could reorganize Wilson’s contract without his approval (they have the right to do so in the language of the transaction) դարձ turn $ 20,925 in salary in 2021 into a bonus he would receive immediately. That would open up about $ 12 million in hat-trick for the 2021 season, spreading that money over the 2022 23 2023 season, increasing his hits by $ 6 million a year in those years (Wagner’s reorganization could have added $ 6 million a year, but it pushed it to 2022).
Some wondered why the Seahawks did not do so to open up more space a year later when they were less free-spirited, if they did not want to pursue Wilson financially in the years to come.
On Saturday, Carroll said it was discussed.
“We’ve looked at every option out there, even to the point where those guys know we’ve discussed it, too,” Carroll said. “It simply did not need to be done at this time.”
Remember the reorganization contracts (which is not the same as extending them) is something the Seahawks rarely did և only when they had specific steps in mind, such as Sheldon Richardson reaching out to Doug Baldwin in 2017 to bring և the same year. To get Duane Brown with Wilson.
They never did it just to create a bunch of space and then actually say: “Okay, what are we spending on now?”
What Seattle did this year, too, used the strategy of adding invalid years to contracts, essentially fake years, to distribute bonus payments and hats. Seattle did this with eight players (including Chris Carson և Carlos Dunlap), distributing more than $ 17 million over the next four years, which gave the Seahawks plenty of extra space for the hat, but distributed it for more years than the reshuffles would have. weakened loyalty to any player. And that was in line with Seattle’s desire to be as flexible as possible with a hat in the future.
This move by Taylor means that it is possible that K.J. Wright will not leave room
The biggest story of the Camp barn was the presence of Darrell Taylor, a second-round pick in 2020, where he now spends most of his time as a strong striker. Taylor found out that he lost 20 pounds,: it is obvious that it is too early to give him back completely, because there are only two pads without the experience of a mini-contact camp.
But with the Seahawks officially using Taylor at SLB, the rush is coming to an end.
The Seahawks also have Cody Barton, who is playing in the third round of 2019, who can play SLB, where K.J. Wright played most of last season. Wright remains unsigned,: the fans, of course, hoped that one of the best և classic players in the history of the team could still return.
But this weekend it was strengthened that Seattle is also exploring the possibility of replacing Wright with top teams who would undoubtedly want to play. In last year’s first round, Jord son Brooks is set to become a full-time WLB, and Seattle could become content enough for Barton and Taylor to do so at SLB. This weekend at the SLB was Nate Evans, who was recently demanded by the Jaguars.
None of this will say that Wright will not return. But Seattle, of course, seems to be taking steps as if it were not for itself.
There may be no room for Richard Sherman either
Well, it should be remembered that Carroll, answering the question about Sherman after the conscription, said that the Seahawks now do not want to sign a corner sign, sprinkling cold water on the news of his possible return. But as with Wright, Seahawks fans are clearly wondering if there is yet to be an event that can take place.
But, as Carroll actually said, Seahox now does not need another angular answer. There are 10 registered in the Seahawks that do not include Ugo Amadi or Marquise Blair, the two supposed nickel angles.
That includes newcomers Tre Brown (fourth-round pick) and Brian Mills (Seattle’s failed free agent, who was signed by Seattle for $ 20. According to Carroll, Brown played outside, not as a nickel mini-camp, in the left-hand corner. who played Sherman, despite his listed 5-10 height, the Seahawks helped restore the trend of big corners with Sherman և Brandon Browner in the LOB days.
Mills, meanwhile, was playing outside, on the right, at 6-1, 174, he fits more in the long, narrow corner corner that the team often preferred. She has a list of 77-inch wingspan. Sherman was 78 years old.
As in the LB spots, the Seahawks certainly do not seem to be waiting for Sherman.
The battles on the offensive line will be interesting
Official UDFA-class signings over the weekend mean Seattle now have 17 attacking line-ups under contract. The Seahawks could have kept nine in the initial list of 53 players, although 10 may be more likely. Here is this number from a year ago.
Seattle had seven Olympic shifts this weekend, and at the moment each one is really fighting well for a place to register. But some are also really intriguing, including Stone Forsythe selected in the sixth round.
It was noteworthy that he spent two days at the left intersection, where for now it seems that he is being stored as a reserve, on the way, perhaps replacing, veteran hardliner Duan Brown. Tommy Champion, who was a member of the practice team a year ago, was playing with RT this weekend. Carroll noted that RT will be replaced by Brandon Shell, who started last year’s Cedric Ogbuehi, who took over when Shell suffered an injury at the end of the season. Some wondered when Forsyth would be drafted into the competition when he was drafted. But for now, he appears in LT.
It is noteworthy that the Seahawks used ake yak Kurhan in the right guard, who started 40 games for Cal on the right kick. And the Pierre-Olivier Lestage Center at the University of Montreal և as a և center պահ was included mainly with the left guard with the usual Brad Lundblade center (for the last three years Lundblade was on the field of several teams և was out, played one game for Carolina) in 2019).
And finally, one player to watch
Okay, so it may be that the job of free agents is out of order.
This means that Crosswell could become the first player born in the Seahawks in the 2000s. He is 15 months younger than any other Seattle roster (WR Connor Weddington is 21, every other Seattle player is 22).
Crossing, however, also has an intriguing background. He was a highly regarded rookie for the 2018 class who had offers from all over Pac-12 – although his only two official visits were to Arizona, to Washington State, to Florida, Georgia, to Notre Dame. A direct investor of the ASPU with six wiretaps in the first two seasons. He had lost the 2020 season և eventually refused to prepare for conscription after playing just one game.
But on the 6-foot 208 listed, he looks at the free security section where he was in a mini-camp. He picked up Danny Etling’s failed passport on Saturday.
Depending on how Seattle uses Blair և Amadi, the Seahawks can be in extremely deep security, which means that someone stepping off the radar could pose a threat to the location.