"Sounds like shit. What else we gonna do, go home?" - Lt. Aldo Raine
I don't like the moves the Seahawks made today. I hate that they let Matt Hasselbeck walk, and I can't say that I love the signings of Matt Leinart OR Tavaris Jackson. I can't think of a SINGLE example of a 3-way QB battle in an NFL training camp, let alone such a battle that resulted in a team having a successful season.
Here's the thing, though- I also thought the Seahawks shouldn't have drafted Lofa Tatupu, and I thought we should have drafted Michael Crabtree. My point? I know fuck-all, when you get down to it. I HAVE TO have faith that the Seahawks front office knows better than I do, that they have a plan, and that they are competent. I have NO CHOICE if I want to maintain my sanity. So, here's my positive spin-
We still have PLENTY of money to go make big moves in free agency, and frankly, we have to spend a shit ton of money to reach our spending obligations under the new CBA. Hopefully, very soon, I'll be writing another post about the amazing free agents heading to Seattle.
I've never seen a 3-way QB derby like this before- That fact is scary, but also exciting. We are about to see perhaps the most compelling training camp in team history (Man, we REALLY should have been on Hard Knocks, huh?), and we're also about to see some of the most important preseason games in franchise history as well. The winner gets to start at San Francisco week 1, so we should see all three men giving their absolute best efforts over the next six weeks.
Pete Carroll is NOT trying to "Suck to Get Luck." I don't agree with this strategy, but I can see what he is trying to do, and hope like Hell that it works. He hopes competition will produce at least ONE QB that can keep Seattle competitive in 2011, if not 2 or 3.
I'm not happy. Frankly, I'm pretty fucking depressed right now. But I'm still in, Coach.
What do you think, sirs?