Friday, 8 January 2010
Thinking out loud
The hot rumour is that Pete Carroll will become the Seahawks' new all encompassing coach and GM. In that scenario, it's being touted he'll bring in Pat Kirwan to handle contract negotiations and player evaluations. Kirwan currently works as a Senior analyst for NFL.com and CBS. He published five mock drafts ahead of the 2009 event. If you're looking for any evidence as to where he thinks the Seahawks need to invest...
Four of the mocks had Seattle taking a quarterback fourth overall - Matt Stafford (who ultimately went to Detroit with the #1 pick). The other had the Seahawks taking Michael Crabtree. Kirwan: "Time for the Seahawks to start thinking about their long-range future at quarterback."
This is all premature of course and is merely something to chew on, but the Seahawks are clearly going in a very different direction from 2010 onwards. If Carroll and ultimately Kirwan land in Seattle, despite Carroll's defensive backgrounds the emphasis may be on rebuilding the offense.
Posted by Rob Staton