I haven't listen to the PC yet, but I find it interesting that Jammer can hear it and think "we're definitely stuck with Jackson" and Dave Boling can hear it and think "we're definitely drafting a QB in the 1st round".
Of course, those two aren't exclusive, but out of the same PC one is a pretty negative reaction and the other is pretty positive.
Reading between the lines on the few quotes I've seen, I think QB is very high on the list for JS and PC.
Hey, I listened to the PC and thought there were indications the team isn't presently looking at trading up in the 1st if it involves losing the 2nd rd pick. There was a lot of coach speak during the PC and some significant reading between the lines is necessary to interpret what he really was saying.
Frankly I hope my "negative" view is not sustained and Boling ids right b/c I don't see Tjax as being capable of being 'the guy' going forward as he seems to not be able to process information on the field quick enough and doesn't se the field well under pressure. However I do believe he's got ample physical skills to be an NFL QB.
Completely agree that the team will be looking to improve the competition at QB but wonder if they intent to go after any special player.
Seattle Seahawks, winners of SuperBowl XLVIII, what an amazing season!
Last edited by Anointed One; 01-04-2012 at 07:12 PM.
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With Jackson, I would argue he was the best option in a bad lot of QB's last year. The only other option that makes sense, even in hindsight, given the cost and availability, would be Andy Dalton (who, BTW, I wanted us to draft).
Other than Dalton, we didn't have a shot at any of the young starting QB's in the draft, and the other FA options were guys like Leinart, and there's little certainty he would've been better. We could've given an arm and a leg plus a huge contract to Kolb, but that didn't turn out well for the Cards.
Jackson was a low cost, low risk move, who panned out better than most thought he would. Regardless, a two year deal was a pretty sure indication that Seattle didn't (and doesn't) see him as a long term starter . . . and so he is exactly what they thought he would be . . . a low rent stop gap. I don't see that as a misjudgment by Pete and John at all.
Landry Jones back to school.
I didn't really want him at 11/12, but this further thins the QB pool. I wonder if a team like Miami would grab Tannehill in the top 10. Crazy to think about, but teams always need QBs.
With the rookie salary cap, I think we'll also see more kids returning for their senior year than we have in the past...
Yeah, agreed. The big money is made now on the 2nd contract, not the rookie one. Might as well get yourself in the best possible shape for sustainable success.
Which is how it should have been all along IMO.
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