Thursday, April 28, 2005

Andre Dyson

The Seattle Seahawks have acquired cornerback Andre Dyson. Dyson has been with the Tennessee Titans for the last four years after being drafted in 2001. He began his football career in the University of Utah where he was a three year starter.

During his time in the NFL, Dyson has started in 60 games. He tallied up a career-high six interceptions last season and led the team with 40 tackles and 15 passes defensed.

Thursday, April 21, 2005


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Darrell Jackson caught 87 passes last season to break Brian Blades' 10-year-old single-season club record, and with 1,199 receiving yards Jackson came within a half dozen broken tackles of doing the same to Steve Largent's 19-year-old mark in that category. But the offense needs even more from Jackson this season. Perhaps not in sheer numbers, but Jackson needs to become more consistent -- which starts with reducing the number of passes he has dropped the past two years. Most of Jackson's drops have come in clusters at midseason, and he has bounced back nicely each year. But this season, with the uncertainty over Koren Robinson's role with the team and who might step in to replace him if needed, Jackson becomes an even more vital cog to the passing game. He runs precise routes and has become adept at finding open spots when things break down for QB Matt Hasselbeck. Now, he needs to catch a higher percentage of the passes thrown his way, and do more with the ball after the catch.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Jamie Sharper

The Seattle Seahawks have signed on Jamie Sharper to a five-year deal. Both the Jaguars and the Bengals were looking at this hot of the press line-backer, but the Seahawks sealed it with the amount of $17.5 million.

Sharper, an 8-year veteran of the game, was originally drafted to the Baltimore Ravens. He has spent most of his time with the Ravens, but was moved to the Houston Texans back in 2002.

Sharper is a very well respected line backer and if you look at his stats it is very easy to see why. Good choice Seahawks.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Chike Okeafor

Chike Okeafor has been traded to the Arizona Cardinals on a five-year year, unrestricted deal. While with the Seahawks, Okeafor recorded a career-high 8.5 sacks and 53 tackles in the 2004 season.

Okeafor was originally drafted with the 49ers in 1999 and stayed with them for four years before moving to the Seahawks. During his two years with the Seahawks, Okeafor tallied up some good stats.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Draft Buzz:

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Think defense. The Seahawks are. The club has received an extra third-round compensatory pick and it is not out of the question that each of their first-day selections will be a defensive player. The most obvious needs are at linebacker, defensive end and cornerback. They need not only players capable of contributing immediately, but also depth. So, the Seahawks could go in any of those directions in any round, but it depends on the players that are available. Some that would be good fits are defensive ends Dan Cody (Oklahoma), Matt Roth (Iowa), Bill Swancutt (Oregon State) and David Pollack (Georgia), linebackers Darryl Blackstock (Virginia) and Barrett Ruud (Nebraska) and cornerbacks Carlos Rogers (Auburn) and Corey Webster (LSU). One thing to remember, which has become apparent in free agency: the new president of football operations wants high-character players, not characters.