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With the NFL Draft behind us, we start to wade into uncharted territory. Regardless of facing a worldwide pandemic, factors have gone on somewhat unchanged as a result far. The new league year, absolutely free agency and the draft all proceeded with just minor tweaks all factors deemed.
That adjustments now. Offseason applications have been decreased to Zoom meetings, and theres no telling when teams will be capable to ultimately convene at their respective facilities. Place just, no one knows how this is going to play out at this point. The NFL plans on releasing the 2020 schedule sometime this week, but it will have a massive asterisk that reads topic to modify.
Thats not to be doom and gloom, its just to say that factors are tough to project across the board. With that, I did my finest to cover the major storylines facing the Seahawks at this juncture.
Lets dive into this weeks mailbag. Thanks as generally to these who asked concerns.
I figured it created sense to tackle these with each other. From an installation point of view, the Seahawks need to be capable to deal with all of their classroom operate more than Zoom. Seattle is getting every day group meetings and position meetings. The Seahawks instruction employees will also deliver group-issued workouts to finest maintain players in shape.
But who knows when the Seahawks, or any other group, will get to have any on-field operate. Thats unlikely to come about at all through the offseason plan, which leaves us only capable to cross our fingers that instruction camp is capable to begin on time in late July. The season need to be capable to begin on time as extended as thats the case, even with teams playing catch-up due to the lack of offseason operate.
A delayed begin is inevitable, although, if COVID-19 has any sizeable influence on instruction camp.
I believe its completely doable that Shaquem Griffin is capable to carve out a part for himself in Seattles rotation at edge rusher. Griffin showed lots of burst off the edge in 2019, and his speed is a challenge for opposing tackles. Provided his influence on specific teams as nicely, I would guess that hes on the roster in 2020 (even though I admittedly havent accomplished a complete roster projection but). Even if he doesnt get frequent reps, you could do significantly worse for a backup need to a person ahead of him on the depth chart get hurt.
There will totally be an odd man out at tight finish. Its tough to picture Will Dissly, Greg Olsen, Colby Parkinson, Jacob Hollister and Luke Willson all generating the roster. It would come down to Hollister and Willson as theres no opportunity Seattle would reduce a 2020 fourth-round choose (Parkinson).
Bear in mind that Seattle opened the season in 2019 with just two active tight ends (Dissly and Nick Vannett). That suggests its conceivable that each Hollister and Willson are reduce in August. Seattle would save extra than $three million by cutting Hollister. The one particular factor that could save one particular (or each) of them would be if Dissly (Achilles) is behind schedule on his rehab and desires to begin the season on PUP.
Seattle kept six receivers in 2019. Thatll possibly be the quantity in 2020 as nicely, but it could be just 5 as nicely provided the depth at tight finish. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are roster locks. Philip Dorsett need to be as nicely. That leaves John Ursua, David Moore, Freddie Swain, Stephen Sullivan and various other people to fight for the final two-three spots.
My guess, from left to proper: Duane Brown — Mike Iupati — B.J. Finney — Damien Lewis — Brandon Shell.
I basically believe left guard is the only spot up actually for grabs (assuming Lewis does not absolutely underwhelm in camp). Possibility Warmack, Jordan Simmons and Phil Haynes will be the major competitors at left guard.
The Seahawks at the moment have about $21 million in cap space. Thats not adequate to land each Jadeveon Clowney and Everson Griffen, but Seattle does have techniques to generate adequate space. Cutting Hollister ($three.three million), Moore ($two.1), Brandon Jackson ($two.1) and Joey Hunt ($two.1) would save the Seahawks $9.six million. That would give them about $30.9 million to devote on Clowney and Griffen, which I am guessing would be extra than adequate.
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb()–sm Mt(.8em)–sm" variety="text" content material="So yes, Seattle could certainly come across a way to make it come about if they&nbspgenuinely&nbspwanted to.” information-reactid=”33″>So yes, Seattle could certainly come across a way to make it come about if they genuinely wanted to.
Possessing grown up in Seattle and then covering the 49ers from 2015-18, I took this job with lots of familiarity with the Seahawks. The greatest eye-opener for me was watching Russell Wilson on a every day basis. He spent every single practice in camp carving up his personal defense. He was unstoppable. Every session hed make a handful of throws that would just make you laugh to oneself mainly because it was so unfair.
Wilson created it apparent each and every day why hes one particular of the finest in the planet.
I wouldnt be shocked to see the Seahawks sign a veteran defensive tackle. Any of the names you pointed out are viable alternatives. I just dont believe theres a large sense of urgency at this point. Who knows who else about the league will be reduce in the coming months as a cap casualty. There will generally be somebody on the open market place who will be capable to fill Al Woods part in 2019.
I genuinely have no thought who serves as Seattles mascot. I will leave you to ponder this query, although: Have you ever observed Blitz and Bob Condotta in the exact same area?