slowride wrote:Dang.....I wanted Crabtree to go to Seattle. Now he's going to end up a Raider!!!!!!!!!
I believe Crabtree is a good player and could possibly be a great player, but if we didn't get Housh and took Crabtree instead it would cause a massive collapse in Seattle in general. It signals that we're in a true rebuilding mode because Crabtree, regardless of talent, is most likely not going to be a strong contributor in 2009. This means players like Walter Jones, who really only is playing for a chance at a ring at this point in his career, retire instead of sticking it out a couple more years. If Jones retires and we didn't use that #4 on a LT (because we picked Crabtree), we don't have any close to a decent offensive line. Suddenly, we can't protect Matt Hasselbeck and he goes down with an injury. Seneca Wallace does ok for us because he can scramble, but we're not winning games at this point and certainly have zero shot at going deep in playoffs--not that we were getting there with all of the O-line problems.
Crabtree, no matter what, would have single-handedly doomed the Seahawks for the next 3 years at the very least.
Unless they go 1, 2, 3 I fully expect Seattle to grab either Jason Smith, Eugene Monroe, or Michael Oher. (My bet is on Oher personally.)
It's a good day to be a Seahawks fan for sure.