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My bold prediction for next years Seahawks free agents, who will be in and who will be out. Just a few notables.

FB Leonard Weaver = He will stay for sure. he is going to be a great fullback.

WR D.J. Hackett = Paul Allen will not let him go, especially with Branch out for the first two months of next years regular season.

TE Marcus Pollard = He could stay or go, they need to try and find another good tight end in the draft, they haven't had much luck with that over the years.

PK Josh Brown = Great kicker and also a hell of a special teams tackler. Ink him for sure.

OG Floyd Womack = He will be a backup.

DL Chuck Darby = Gone, Mebane took his place and did great. Next year Mebane will be even better, Seattle really scored with him. DL Tup:

LB Kevin Bentley = Hell of a tough player, he needs to stay. Excellent special teams tackler and wedge buster, very importand, but underated.

LB Niko Koutouvides = Best special teams tackler and wedge buster they have, IMO. Brings a lot of energy.

FS Jordan Babineaux = Big play Babs, what more can you say. INK HIM.

DB Marcus Trufant = Give him whatever he wants, a true star and great guy, probably top five DB in the league.


I think in the off season the Seahawks need to go after Chester Taylor, he will be playing somewhere other then Minnesota, might as well be Seattle. He would fit in great and he loves running in Quest Field, lol. Justin Fargas would also be a good back in Seattle. They need a good back now, they cant afford to just wait and see what they get in the draft. The window of this team to win the big game is closing further every year. Paul Allen, will break out the checkbook and get it done. Its going to be interesting

They also need one or two really big Defensive line players to offset all the speed in games where weather can kill a defenses speed like it did to Seattle in Green Bay, sometimes you just gotta have a little extra P.S.I, not speed on crappy weather days. I dont think Tubbs can be trusted to play a full year, if he could he would be great.

Just some thoughts about next year. I cant wait. :D
 

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That's gonna be some tough choices for sure.. Too bad its not like MLB with no salary cap.. Just let the football guys get the best players and then beat them over the head with Paul Allen's fat wallet New York Yankee style
 

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I hear ya DB, that would be SWEET!!

I really think if they had a prime running back, next years line, even if the same will be way better. I think they really grew up. Who knows, sounds good anyways, lol.
 

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Dmack, I hear ya, but I still think he will find a way to get it done. Its going to be fun to watch.

Im still really disappointed in Branch, I think Hackett will take his place at #1 flanker if he can stay healthy.
 

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I think fixing our offensive line should be our biggest priority. Unless we somehow get a great running back, no one will make it with our line.
 

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Branch might not be a factor next year as he had ACL surgery today and will need 9 months of rehab. 9 months is Sept and I can't see that he would be 100% at that time.
just heard that on the radio...that really suck's.. Tdown:
 

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BIG GUY said:
DBAppraiser said:
Branch might not be a factor next year as he had ACL surgery today and will need 9 months of rehab. 9 months is Sept and I can't see that he would be 100% at that time.
just heard that on the radio...that really suck's.. Tdown:
The thing thats sucks is that the Hawks wasted a 1st round pick on Branch. He had one good game in the Superbowl and everyone went nuts over him.

In his 6 years in the league,hes played a full season 1 time. He averages 52 catches,3.6 TDs,and 13 games per season. Not nearly what I'd expect of a receiver worthy of a first round pick.
 

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Im with hunter. I really dont think branch was really that great of a pick up. He might have had 2 or 3 good games this whole time we have had him. what can you do though.
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Jumping in on this one late I know, but I think people have forgotten that or starting right tackle Sean Locklear is also a unrestricted free agent. I hate to say it but I have another bad feeling about how this will turn out. I'm not saying he's a bad player - he's not, the problem is he's not all that great of a player either. He was a 3rd round pick who played as a guard in college. He's known for being fairly light on his feet, problem is he's barely 300 pounds wet - he just does'nt push the pile in the run game, and although he's a decent pass blocker he is certainly not a great one. Here's the rub, I see us as having to pay him top dollar type of money if we want to keep him - just too much demand out there for most any tackle regardless of abilities - if they can play decent then they will be overpayed as a free agent. So do we fork it out for another middle of the road player and get stuck with him for a long time, or do they do what's right and make him an offer and watch him walk and be way overpayed somewhere else? Since the Hawks have been in win now mode for some years then unfortunately I see them forking way too much to try and keep him. I don't know what others have heard, but from what I've read with my two eyes the Seahawks are currently in the botttom 1/4 of teams as far as salary cap space - at around 9 million. With all the guys they have to try and resign they will be hard pressed to add someone like Faneca without purging from elsewhere within thier roster. Even last year the Hawks made some subtle yet very important cap space type of moves just to be able to fit in all the dough we forked out on last year's free agents.
 

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They have 22 million in cap space this year. Where did you find 9 miliion. John Clayton just got done talking about that yesterday.
 

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Too bad they dont get cap room for dumping Holmbgren Tup:
 

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The best thing the seahawks can do for next year is get rid of that bench boy shaun alexander. Chester Taylor would be a good pick up but 1st round if they can get their hands on Jonathon Stewart, out of Lacey by way of U of Oregon, that would be a hige pick. He has to get past Arizona's pick there is a good chance of it!
 

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They have 22 million in cap space this year. Where did you find 9 miliion. John Clayton just got done talking about that yesterday.
I thought I had read it in the times about 4-5 days ago, maybe it was that they were looking at around 9 million left after they take care of thier own free agents? Anyhow, Clayton is the man, and that's good to hear that we have enough to take care of some business this offseason.
 

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Alexander counts as almost 3 million against the cap 2008 and 2009 whether he plays or not. A reward for being league MVP and his 11.5 million dollar signing bonus..You could cut him and save 10 mill. over the next 2 years..
 
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