By TPR Staff

The Seattle Seahawks are bringing in yet another washed up, over-the-hill wide receiver for a workout on Monday, just weeks after signing Braylon Edwards while already having cut Antonio Bryant. The latest example of foolishness by the Seahawks? That would be none other than Terrell Owens.

The Seahawks have done nothing this offseason but further demonstrate an organization’s clear cut foolishness when it comes to signing players. Pete Carroll may be a good coach, but the players brought in are not going to help him win any time soon.

It started with Tarvaris Jackson and Sidney Rice. One is more suited as a back up player, while the other had one good season that comes with a proneness to injury. That was in the past.

This year brought Matt Flynn, who was a career reserve until he had one or two good games, so the Seahawks gave him a huge contract when his former quarterbacks coach did not even endorse signing the player with his new team. What should that have told you?

Apparently, Seattle wasn’t listening.

Then, they cut ties with Mike Williams. They signed Bryant. They signed Edwards, then they cut Bryant. Now, they are working out Owens? Oh, and they still aren’t sure who exactly will be throwing passes to anyone this season. While Flynn may have signed the biggest contract, and Jackson still has a decent chunk remaining, the Seahawks are rumored to be considering starting rookie Russell Wilson, who many felt had a brighter baseball future than as an NFL quarterback due to his size.

I’m not exactly sure what the Seahawks are doing. They throw money at free agent quarterbacks and wide receivers who do not necessarily fit their system. They are more or less throwbacks from other teams who grew tired of their inconsistency or off the field shenanigans. Seattle must not pay attention to the rest of the league.

By signing Owens, that would be the final straw in proving just how clueless they are when it comes to player personnel. A washed up diva receiver coming off of a major injury who could barely hack it in the Indoor Football League, in which he was even part owner of the team. Adding him to the equation with young, undeveloped quarterbacks with an unsettled receiver corpse would not be the smartest move a team could make.

Then again, this is the Seahawks. Why not go after Plaxico Burress, Cedric Benson, Donovan McNabb, and Ryan Grant? They would appear to fit the mold of players who interest the Seahawks.

 

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  1. avatar Nick

    Do you actually belief what you are saying? You ignore all the countless other signings that not only provided immediate starters such as Doug Baldwin and Mar Shawn Lynch but they also signed key depth players like Alan Branch or Giacomini. Every team has bust signings but you can’t call the accuse the team of being clueless when they have much more hits than misses.

    P.S. its not like Flynn and Jackson have huge contracts, it is widely regarded across actual sports analysts that the Flynn contract is very manageable and posses no problem if he is a bust

     
  2. avatar Zach Diluzio

    Mr. Kelley,

    I envy you so much, iv always wanted to become a sports writer. But i always doubt my knowlege, and go nah, i dont know enough. But you MR KELLEY! have gotten a job writing about sports and have crossed my eye because of a seahawks, in which you sound like you have no idea of what your talking about it. You have shown me that you dont have to know anything about sports, to become a writer. If you acually did your research about the seattle seahawks you would realize acually how smart the hawks have been so far. The seahawks have done an amazing job finding late draft steals,and free agents. just look at there defensive secondary and linebackers.

     
  3. avatar Zach Diluzio

    Mr. Kelley,

    I envy you so much, iv always wanted to become a sports writer. But i always doubt my knowlege, and go nah, i dont know enough. But you MR KELLEY! have gotten a job writing about sports and have crossed my eye because of a seahawks, in which you sound like you have no idea of what your talking about it. You have shown me that you dont have to know anything about sports, to become a writer. If you acually did your research about the seattle seahawks you would realize acually how smart the hawks have been so far. The seahawks have done an amazing job finding late draft steals,and free agents. just look at there defensive secondary and linebackers not to mention any other postions. If t.o. has gas left in the tank, its worth the risk, and everybody knows it but, mr kelley know has no idea about the seahawks what so ever other than what he reads online from other people with no idea. Write about your own team, if you even have knowlege to write true articals about them.

     
  4. avatar paul

    They don’t have to pay the receivers their contacts if they cut them, and they Get to try people out. No lose situation to me. And Flynns contract isn’t exactly massive, just the biggest on the team.

     
  5. avatar Bobo

    I still like ya Rob….I thought you were spot on

     
  6. avatar Chris

    I have this feeling you love the sound of your own voice. I pity you fool

     
  7. avatar Rob

    Im not going to hammer you on the issues others have already pointed out about your lack of knowledge, however, the contract Flynn received is not “huge” by any stretch of the imagination. If Flynn becomes the starter the contract is a bargain. If he becomes a top 15 QB, the contract is brilliant. If he is a backup QB, the contract he signed he is still a good value because, at the very least, he will be a quality backup. What Arizona gave Kolb is a “huge” contract for an unproven QB. You have shown that you’re really too much of a hater to have an unbiased opinion.

     
  8. avatar ja

    wow rob your so smart maybe you should run the seahawks., you sound like your a professional leader and sound like a great GM..get a life you know nothing about the hawks.

     
    • avatar Rob

      Shouldn’t you be getting ready for sixth grade, your summers almost over girlfriend.

       
      • avatar jared

        wow, what a douche bag remark. almost as terrible as what i just read.

         
  9. avatar Blah

    Wow it’s a tryout. TRYOUT
    Also I think you and anyone is a fool to think that Wilson is going to be the starter at QB this year.

     
  10. avatar george

    Pete Carroll is still playing college ball.. End of story. He is still trying to get guys he missed out on at USC, And allowing a QB rivalry to go this long is ridiculous. Make some decisions, take responsibility for your actions, and roll the dice. Quit trying win the Pac 10.

     
  11. avatar AJ Urlacher

    Mr. Kelly, your claim that my beloved Seattle Seahawks are “foolish” when it comes to player personnel decisions is absolutely ridiculous. Any potential Terrell Owens signing will likely be a one year deal, for the league minimum, and will certainly involve zero guarunteed dollars. Yes, he may be a washed up diva receiver. He also happens to be a future 1st ballot Hall of Famer, who’s completely broke, who’s been shunned by every team in the NFL since he last played. This is probably, nay, it’s definetely his last shot. If there’s one ounce of ability left in his body, and his 40 yard dash ran in under 4.5 seconds suggests that there certainly is, he’s going to contribute to this team. However, should his knees fail to hold up, or should his mouth get himself in trouble, guess what? He’s cut with the snap of a finger, with absolutely no damage done to either the teams pocket book or depth chart. This is the definition of a low risk high reward signing.
    Now, let’s further explore your claim that Carroll and co. don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to player personnel. Have you ever heard of Brandon Browner? Before last season, nobody did. A 27 year old 6-4 cornerback playing in the CFL isn’t exactly an enticing option on paper. As a professional sports writer, you’re aware that he was plucked by Seattle and plugged into the starting lineup last season. He responded by tying for second in the entire NFL with six interceptions, and earning himself a trip to Hawaii. How about the other 3 starting players in the Seahawk secondary? The two safeties, both under the age of 25 and both hand picked Pete Carroll/John Scheider guys, also made the Pro Bowl last year. Yes, as a first round pick, expectations were high for Earl Thomas. But Kam Chancellor, a 6-3 235 pound safety, was a 5th round pick. As was Richard Sherman, the Hawks other staring corner, who tallied 4 picks in limited duty as a rookie last season. Marshawn Lynch was labeled a monumental disappointed after losing his job to Fred Jackson due to minor, and I do mean minor, behavioral problems. All he’s done since being acquired for a couple of late round picks is establish himself as one of the best running backs in the NFL. Red Bryant was a virual unknown DT before Petey came into town. In a truly unconventional move, Carroll converted the big man (6-4 325) to defensive end, and he’s been a force to be reckoned with ever since. Doug Baldwin went undrafted last sason, but injuries to the Hawks receiving corps forced him into action. He responded by leading the team in receptions and receiving yards, trouncing several other rookie wideouts drafted with much higher expectations and bank accounts in the process.
    I think it’s easy to pick on my Seahawks. The organization has been around for 35 years and hasn’t won, I’m gonna quote the great Jim Mora Sr. here, “diddly poo.” But to claim that the current front office is futile in their decision making, one would either have to be retarded, or simply uneducated. So my question is, which one are you?

     
  12. avatar larry Foreman

    Wow. You have no idea what you’re talking about. T.O. was the best receiver on the last two teams he played for. The Bengals and the Bills. As you can see, he can still out run even the younger WR’s. He has also learned to behave himself and became a team player, but YOU don’t believe in giving anyone a second chance. Why don’t someone take away your livelyhood and see how you like it.

     
  13. avatar Neal Eubich

    Sorry to be nit-picky, but “corpse” is not the same as “corps”. Otherwise, I thought it was a good read.

     
  14. avatar Reticulo

    Ha. This article is worthless.

    You can say TO won’t help. He might not. But there’s no risk here. They can cut him. Who do you suggest the ‘Hawks should have signed instead of Tavaris? Hasslebeck is a reasonable answer, but he wanted $8M per year. Otherwise, what’s your answer? Kolb? That’s working out GREAT.

    The Hawks have done probably the best job of reclaiming veterans that sign for very little of any NFL team.

    Do some research before you further pollute the internet with nonsense.

    For those wondering about this guy’s job, you CAN have it. You too can be an unpaid web columnist.

     
  15. avatar Stuart Inman

    Clueless? Absolutely! This was the most clueless nonsense I’ve ever read on the internet or anywhere else.

     

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