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Old 03-16-2007, 10:02 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by j-bird
With all the moves the Seahawks have made in the secondary I wouldn't be surprised if Hamlin got cut & ended up in Midnight Green.
My concern is still the LB spot & would love to see Vilma here,the kid can plat out play the game,side to side.
After that I'm still looking at the RB spot & Ron Dayne just doesn't cut it with me.We've got better options(Chris Brown,Mike Anderson,Tony Hunt in the 2nd rd)along with Bucky.
It's still early & IMO we're not done yet.
No way do you spend a 2nd rounder on a runningback [Tony Hunt] That will get at most 5 carries a game.

Ron Dayne isn't a marquee signing, but it's a very good one that helps this team win.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:06 AM   #12
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i'd like to see them explore a trade for briggs or vilma, if he is truly on the market.

i'd like them to sign a complementary back.

then i'm waiting for their two or three first-day picks (depending on whether they trade one for an LB).

i don't want Doss. they can find a SS in the draft. Probably not Hamlin either. Wouldnt mind seeing them make a run at RFA Gibril Wilson.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:22 AM   #13
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dillon plz
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:39 AM   #14
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That Marty plans to keep a strong presence in the running game (notice that, after last year, he went from "Morningwood" to "Marty M" or even "Marty Mo"?). Run stuffing DT, LB help, durable power RB. And some help to Burkholder to keep these guys healthy.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:00 AM   #15
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If they can work out a trade for Vilma then it's a no brainer. I think he's the perfect compliment to JJ's system. He's strong, very fast, a solid hitter and a tackling machine who moves well side to side. Let's face it, how often are you able to bring in a Defensive Rookie of the year? If the Eagles can work out a trade that let's them keep their 1st round pick this year I do the trade in a minute. The problem is that the Jets are one of the teams with a solid (although young) offensive line, so one of our best trading positions won't help us with them. But regardless, if we can work something out I'd love to have Vilma here.

If we get him and add a decent RB we're in great shape. Curtis Martin or Chris Brown would become extreme long shots if they land Vilma or Briggs, so resign Buckhalter and we head into the draft looking for a SS (1st rnd) and a CB (3rd rnd). I'm assuming the 2nd is gone in the LB trade. If we get Vilma/Briggs and resign Buckhalter we're ready to take another division title.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:02 AM   #16
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Unlike many I'm not all that concerned about another RB, if Bucky comes back I'm fine if not bucky I'm ok with Dillion or Dayne or Brown....... people, IMO, still make too much out of the backup RB on this team.

I'm all for a trade for a bigtime LB, Vilma or Briggs type, but I don't think it will happen.

I'm looking to the draft now, as I think FA went fairly well, based on what my realistic expectations were.
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I think they only go with one more move in FA, and that's to sign a rb...So for me, realistically

Get Dayne or Dillon signed....The offense would then be set.

Go heavy on Defense in the draft...LB, safety and CB preferably.

Now, for a serious wishlist....throw in trading for Vilma (if the rumors are even true that they are willing to deal him...which I doubt)

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Old 03-16-2007, 01:35 PM   #18
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Need? For this year?
Big hitting LB is my choice. If healthy, I'm ok with the DL other than they have draft picks and a DE at some point would be ok to replace JMac as the future replacement for Howard/Kearse. I'm also ok with Considine/Mikell/Dawkins but a draft pick for the future is ok.
RB has to be addressed for this year. Who that is really depends on them IMO. I'm ok with Dillon, Dayne, or Buck--in that order but I won't mind seeing a pick here.
Those are really my only concerns for this year. I also think they need to look at future operations at TE (Is LJ able to be signed) and CB (What is the future with James? Hanson is an ok fall back if times are tough but he won't be a starter I don't think. Need a long term look at #3)
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:16 PM   #19
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I'd love to see Hamlin added. The Seabags can't afford to re-sign him after all the dough they threw at Kerney, and the guy hits like a truck. Would be a great complement to Dawk in the secondary, IMO.

Vilma would be nice too, but I don't see how he would fit into the LB corps as it stands. Unless I'm missing something, Vilma fits best as a MLB and we've already got Trot there with Gaither waiting in the wings. WLB and SLB strike me as much bigger needs.
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CLTM - The Seahawks signed Deon Grant instead of resigning Hamlin. I saw there were some on field "communication" rumblings about Hamlin. Otherwise, I'm unsure why they went after Grant instead of Hamlin. Can you shed any light?

As for LB - I'd like to see them keep Gaither on the outside. He seems undersized for MLB.
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