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Seahawks weren't eyeing RBs in second round
Posted Apr. 24 at 02:38 AM
I thought it was cute on Friday when Mike Holmgren traded into the spot in front of Seattle to select Montario Hardesty, the running back from Tennessee. The Seahawks have a need at running back, with just Julius Jones and Justin Forsett, and a couple went right before they picked 60th.
The Texans also traded up to select Ben Tate with the 58th choice.
But an article in The Seattle Times indicates the Seahawks weren't looking for a running back in that spot. They had their eyes on Golden Tate all along. Danny O'Neill says they thought Tate would be selected in the first round and were pleased and surprised to see him still there at the end of the second.
Seattle ended up addressing their running back need today, swinging trades for LenDale White and Leon Washington. Looks like Pete Carroll will go with the same kind of committee approach he employed at Southern Cal, with two-three backs sharing time.
Posted by Brian Grzybowski | Apr. 24 at 02:50 AM
Beginning to have serious reservations about the Pete Carroll era. He seems to be happily gathering players that other teams have gotten rid of or are trying to get rid of.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Apr. 24 at 03:06 AM
I'm not a big Carroll fan, but I think the Seahawks were on the money taking Golden Tate in the second round. He looks like a pretty safe selection to me; could be another Hines Ward type guy. I think he'll be better than either of the two running backs. I think Seattle is making the correct decision going with a host of lesser running backs. To me, that makes a lot more sense than having maybe selected Spiller 6th or Ryan Mathews (had he been there) at 14.
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