Tag Archives: Robert Quinn

Hawks should try to acquire Quinn

Logo -- Free agencyFew teams know Robert Quinn’s pass-rush ability better than the Seahawks, who used to be terrorized by Quinn when he played end for the Rams.

The 29-year-old has been a bad fit the past two years with the Rams and Dolphins and is now being shopped by Miami. The Seahawks should be interested.

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Current options for four priority positions

Logo -- Free agencyAs the league year dawns, the Seahawks already have lost six players and seem set to lose at least one more. None of it is unexpected though.

The Seahawks have long made it obvious they didn’t want to pay Earl Thomas or K.J. Wright, and they were never going to spend much on any of their other UFAs either.

The Seahawks already have roster replacements for Justin Coleman, Mike Davis, Brett Hundley and Thomas. So the club’s top priorities should be to re-sign D.J. Fluker, add a pass rusher and replace Shamar Stephen and Wright (assuming he leaves, too).

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Seahawks’ choice: $20M Clark or four players?

Logo -- Free agencyWhich would you rather the Seahawks have for $20 million: Frank Clark OR two other pass rushers and two draft picks?

That really could be the choice the Seahawks face right now, assuming Clark won’t settle for less than $20 million a year.

We previously pointed out the Seahawks have options that do not include Clark, and we also offered up realistic trade considerations. Add those together and the Hawks can basically pay two pass rushers for the price of a $20 million Clark while getting a couple of picks in a trade (a No. 2 in 2019 and a Day 2 pick in 2020).

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Veteran D-linemen are the next priority

Logo -- Free agencyWith Frank Clark safely tagged, the Seahawks are back to even on their defensive front — two stars under contract. Now they need to find a third.

Keeping Clark was No. 1 on our offseason to-do list for Pete Carroll and John Schneider. No. 2: Get Clark and Jarran Reed some help.

The draft is stacked along the defensive line, but rookies cannot be counted on — Seattle’s last few drafts are proof of that. So the Hawks have to find a couple of veterans: a pass rusher to play opposite Clark and a run stopper to play next to Reed (maybe rotating with Poona Ford).

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After purge, Schneider will bargain shop

Logo -- Free agencyAny day now, NFL teams will begin the Purge — the annual pre-league-year dump of overpaid and/or underperforming players.

The Seahawks haven’t been a part of the Purge since 2014, when they cut Red Bryant, Sidney Rice and Chris Clemons. But they will be part of this one, expected to at least release Jeremy Lane and Cliff Avril.

And then John Schneider will play the comp game, bargain shopping among other street free agents.

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