Originally Posted by mmillman
Aaron Curry in 2009 is not on the team and maybe not in the league that was a whiff by another GM and coach, sound familiar
2010 was Okung at 6 I believe and he has been hurt most of the time
2011 was Carpenter late and he has been injured also.
2012 Bruce Irvin. contributor pass rushing but doesn't start
My point is despite what you and others are saying Seattle didn't build by drafting in the top ten for 5 years and acquire obvious elite talent. They were built in Free agency and solid drafting in the middle rounds.
try reading the 1st line you replied to.
the seahags were a bad team for 4 years in a row. they played 4th place schedules in a terrible conference and played a lot of young guys to see who could play. what they did is hardly amazing or rare. they had half a decade to rebuild into a young quality team.
they were able to trade picks because they had high draft slots. that means they had more ammo than other teams.
you are supposed to add talent when you are bad. you dont get special awards for turning it around in 5 years.
carroll came in after 3 failed seasons and had young talent on the team and high draft picks to work with. the high salaries were mostly cleared out and he had tools to work with.
and again, this year was largely based on running a new offensive system. once the nfl adjusts to that we'll see how seattle fares. it is ironic because this week they face the only other nfl team running that system.
a team very like them that has been built through being bad for a while.
you might as well have listed the redskins here.
they have at least won a division.
you are just holding on to a weak argument here.
the seahags arent a model for team building at this point.