Friday, February 15, 2008

Let the pilfering continue

As you probably have seen, Alge Crumpler was released by the Falcons today. This is a guy who has not caught less than 42 balls and 5 TDs in any of the last five seasons. Outside of Jerramy Stevens "break-out" year in 2005 (45 rec, 5 TD), those numbers would be the best of any Hawks TE. Considering Stevens' set Seahawks TE records that season, Crumpler could walk in tomorrow and have his worst season, and potentially be the best TE in Hawks history.

More please.

Perhaps more intriguing is the possibility that Warrick Dunn will be released in the future. He might be the perfect near-term solution for our RB situation. He's still one of the best combination of catching and running out of the backfield in the NFL, and he's a consummate pro. Links to Kerney and Mora Jr. can't hurt.

Filling some needs this way will give the team maximum flexibility to pick the best player available in the draft and avoid reaching.

2 comments :

Steve said...

Is there a usual time for the Seahawks free agents to get sorted out? ie, do you think we will hear anything about Tru, Hack and Brown soon?

I'd think nailing them down would be the first priority, as the decisions there greatly impact what you can/should do for the rest of the off-season.

hawkblogger said...

I believe the franchise tag deadline is april 16th, which means the Hawks will clearly want to get the Tru situation figured out before then. The draft is april 26-27th, and the Hawks generally want to have their major free agents signed before heading into the draft so they are very clear on what they need to address through the draft.