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  • Tim Ruskell expected to resign Thursday

    Just saw it on breaking news on NFL Network.

    edit: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...thewayout.html

    Seahawks president Tim Ruskell is expected to announce his resignation at a press conference the Seahawks have called for Thursday morning at the team's headquarters in Renton.

    Ruskell is in the last year of a five-year contract he signed with the franchise in 2005.
    Not sure what his track record is, but wouldn't most Seahawk fans be happy with this?

    Originally posted by fenikz
    His soft D really turns me off
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  • #2
    hm maybe Curry IS AJ Hawk.

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    • #3
      They're already celebrating about it in the Seahawks forum. :D
      Still Team The Ke$ha!!!

      [@TDWinstead]
      Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
      Damn Ke$ha is sexy.

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      • #4
        The Shaun Alexander mega contract was his downfall.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CC.SD View Post
          The Shaun Alexander mega contract was his downfall.
          I'm not pretending I know how NFL front offices work, but I imagine such a decision is given plenty of consultation from team coaches, trainers etc. If internally a GM is being told this guy can still play, it was his running not his elite blocking etc, then while it's his call, it's not like it's just his failure (at least, not likely, assuming he didn't ignore what he was told).

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          • #6
            Opens the door for Holmgren.


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            • #7
              You can understand WHY he would give SA the contract he did (coming off an NFC Title/Face of the Franchise/Made them relevant for once) even though most knew it was the wrong football move, but that wasn't his only screw-up.

              Traded a first for Deion Branch.

              Gave Julius Jones a starter-ish contract.

              Chris Spencer, Kelly Jennings, Darryl Tapp, Lawrence Jackson have all underwhelmed.

              Besides Carlson and Tatupu, he hasn't really done much good.

              And I'm of the belief that he royally screwed the team going forward with last year's brainfart of an offseason.

              He made a "save-my-ass" move and signed the 32-year old Housh (who is not a premiere, impact wide receiver) to a huge contract.

              Then, he drafted Aaron Curry, a 4-3 OLB, to a team already with three good LBs (I'm counting Hawthorne). Good player, sure, but it's not an impact position, and they had been down the "great linebackers, shaky everywhere else" road before with the Peterson-Tatup-Hill threesome of years prior.

              I said it then, and I'll continue to say it- they should have NEVER signed Housh and then should have taken Crabtree. OR even if they do make the mistake of signing Housh, TAKE MARK SANCHEZ. You don't get a chance at a potential franchise QB that often. A very good 4-3 OLB you can find.

              And Curry apologists save it- what has he done to this defense? They still don't have a great pass rush and can't cover in the back end. What good is it to be a great player making tackles five yards behind the LOS? "Impact" is the word, and Curry is and will be a fine player, but I fail to see how any 4-3 OLB will make the impact a QB or game-breaking WR would have made.

              The bottom line is- Ruskell allowed this team to become a mess. An old mess. They don't have a QB of the future, the OL is a quagmire of oft-injured, too old/too young, inconsistent question marks, no young RB to get excited about (maybe half of that equation if you believe in Forsett), and even WR- YES WR- will become a need sooner than people realize. AND THAT'S JUST ON OFFENSE!

              And to top it all off, Jim Mora Jr. is the head coach going forward...

              It's sad really to think that this franchise went from perennial NFCW Champs to a bottom-dweller in just two short years. Ruskell was a huge part of that downfall, so his "resignation" is the best thing for the Seahawks and their fans right now.

              Holmgren might be the guy, and I wouldn't be opposed, although he wasn't the best talent evaluator when he had both jobs during the beginning of his time in Seattle. Maybe without the coaching responsibilities he'll excel in that role.
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              • #8
                He did a good job as scout/head of scouting for the Buccaneers, but maybe GMing just isn't in his repertoire.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shane P. Hallam View Post
                  Opens the door for Holmgren.
                  My first thought as well.
                  #Chop


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                  • #10
                    I thought the Curry pick was playing it safe. I agree with with gpngc, if you have the chance to draft a potential franchise QB or LT in the top 5 you have to take it, not to mention Hasselbeck is 34 and Walter Jones is 35.
                    Taking a Knapp.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gpngc View Post

                      And Curry apologists save it- what has he done to this defense? They still don't have a great pass rush and can't cover in the back end. What good is it to be a great player making tackles five yards behind the LOS? "Impact" is the word, and Curry is and will be a fine player, but I fail to see how any 4-3 OLB will make the impact a QB or game-breaking WR would have made.

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                      I would take a impact OLB over a game-breaking WR every play. A great WR is good for a average of about 5-7 plays a game. A great OLB can have a impact on virtually every play on D.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ravens1991 View Post
                        I would take a impact OLB over a game-breaking WR every play. A great WR is good for a average of about 5-7 plays a game. A great OLB can have a impact on virtually every play on D.
                        That's fine but Aaron Curry has not been an impact LB. Part of that is due to the scheme, part of that is due to his supporting cast, and part of that is due to him.

                        I don't think any 4-3 OLB is worth a 4th overall pick ever unless they are some sort of LT-like freak or something.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TitanHope View Post
                          They're already celebrating about it in the Seahawks forum. :D
                          All two of them?
                          Last edited by Paul; 12-03-2009, 01:36 PM.

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                          • #14
                            I myself cant knock him for the Aaron Curry pick. I thought that he was the best LB to come out in years. Remains to be seen, not looking to good so far.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Paul View Post
                              All two of them?
                              I think it's 3.:) I think Ruskell's downfall was letting Steve Hutchinson go and trading a #1 for Deon Branch.

                              As for Aaron Curry i think they might change to a 3-4 in time because of his ability to get a pass rush. If they didnt draft Curry the only real options were Mark Sanchez or Eugene Monroe. I'm not worried about Aaron Curry.

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