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I guess the one lingering thing bothering me about the Russell trade...
is the idea that the Seahawks had unfinished business after the disaster in the 2015 Super Bowl, and we needed to get back there before Russ retired or was released or traded. And that door had mostly closed but now is completely shut. So I need to adopt the thinking of Roadie and view this as a chance to see a new, fresh team emerge. Even if we're doomed to go 6-11 next season.
The window has been shut for awhile. The team has not been good enough for Russ to carry them to another SB win and they would never be. This off season would have been signing 2-3 medicore to worthless journeyman, hyping them up like they will make all the difference, only to complain about the same shit people have been complaining about for years because nothing has changed.
Russ has a better chance at winning a SB in Denver than he did staying in Seattle.
And now that he's going to be 34, his age is going to start catching up to him more. He's been fortunate injury-wise, up to this point in his career. I don't see that continuing.
Sour grapes thinking? Maybe to a point. But Wilson has changed over the years, and not all for the better when it comes to football.
None of this makes Seattle a better team today than it was with Wilson, and with Pete Carroll still coaching them, I don't harbor any illusions that good things are coming. It's a team that has put off this transition for too long.
Now that he’s been traded, I kinda wish they kept him because 12s gonna 12 and hope springs eternal but the Seahawks would be limited going forward which I would greatly enjoy.
IMO, this played into the "We need a great line for Russ" narrative. The more I watched him (them), I came to believe that the shit-tier line allowed him to do his back yard stuff, with great effectiveness, and Pete / Schneid got that. Put him in the pocket behind a good line, he would have been fringy-out of the league in 3 years, which is why he "fell" to them in the 3rd round.
Defenses would stack the box for 3 quarters, and then Russ would go Fran Tarkenton on their ass and pull it out at the end, which worked with an "elite" defense, last several years, not so much...
It was highly entertaining to watch when it was good, and painful when it wasn't. They adjusted with the 'Rainbow" ($75k) deep passing game, but it ran out of gas after a while...
When every time you win, 4-5 circus catches are in the highlights, it isn't sustainable...
Kkkkliff can't win after October
That said, without good QB play, it’s hard to win.
I'm not a fan. The entire defense hated Wilson.
Russ Cost Trev his marriage. Selfish. He won't defer $ because he has to have the highest yearly salary. He won't sign a Stafford type extension.
Good fucking riddance.
It will be interesting to see if Metcalf is no longer frustrated and flourishes with whoever the new QB is.
Gotta draft the right players, but it’s time for a reset and signing Metcalf to a 25+ mil per season deal is useless and probably harmful.
Metcalf will get at least a first and a second, if not more. A very good player, dominant at times, but his hands are shitty and he’s not a perfect go to guy like some other WR’s are.