“We have so many decisions to make and so many things we have to handle.” – Pete Carroll.
As the franchise tag window opened this week, a report emerged that the Seahawks have begun negotiating a long-term deal with Quandre Diggs. Consider that the first step as Seattle’s offseason gets under way.
As the 2021 season ended, Pete Carroll said he wanted most of the roster from the 7-10 season back. Diggs is obviously the No. 1 free agent.
As the offseason revs up and the league year approaches, let’s look at Diggs and Seattle’s other priorities (we’ll avoid Russell Wilson trade talk here).
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Pete Carroll apparently has given recently promoted DC Clint Hurtt carte blanche to remake Seattle’s defense in Vic Fangio’s image – and it certainly sounds like Hurtt knows what he needs to do.
Among his revelations in his first appearance as DC, Hurtt said the Seahawks are at least partly changing their scheme from Carroll’s long-favored Cover 3, they will be more aggressive in both the pass rush and coverage, and Jamal Adams will be used closer to the line of scrimmage (as we all know he should be). Hurtt also expects new/old sidekick Sean “Doc” Desai to help with quick in-game adjustments.
The result should be fewer D-linemen dropping, fewer open zones, more man, more blitzing, more turnovers — and better defense.
A look at what is changing and what Hurtt said about the changes:
Continue reading Hurtt has plans to improve defense
While the Seahawks try to fill out their defensive staff, the Russell Wilson rumblings persist.
At the Pro Bowl, where he was invited for his ninth appearance, Wilson once again refused to shut down any thought that he might leave.
People also ate up a photo of him and Washington star defensive end Jonathan Allen with their wives – and Allen followed that up by saying he hoped Wilson would end up Washington’s new Commander in chief on the field.
As we suspected, Wilson apparently would be fine with that. League sources at the Pro Bowl told The Kevin Sheehan Show “that Russell Wilson is not against being traded to Washington.”
Continue reading Commander Wilson?