Originally Posted by jballa838
Not drafting offense really crushed the hawks IMO. OLine looked awful and our lack of playmakers really hurts us badly. Eddie Royal, DeSean Jackson, Dustin Keller would have all been great, but our offense has no big play potential with the exception of Burleson who is only a deep threat.
I agree. Carlson may have been the most complete TE in the draft, but I believe that in today's day and age it is more important to have a TE who is capable of stretching the defense down the seam. I don't believe that Carlson is capable of doing that. I never did. He's not a big play TE. He does need to step up the mental aspect of his game though, false starts are not going to be accepted by the fans or by Holmgren.
Now that Burleson got injured, but I don't know how seriously...we have no big play guys at the moment. Honestly...this entire game I was practically begging to see a screen pass thrown to Burleson and letting him do what he does, make big plays. But no...they decide to throw elsewhere ending with a 17-41 day for Hasslebeck and only 10 points on the board.
This game had better wake up the Seahawks, they were way too casual about today's game. It's like they expected to be handed victories this season or something.
Edit: I'm beginning to think that Ruskell doesn't know how to evaluate offensive players skill players very well which is why I think that he decides to go with the safe picks, offensive linemen, when he does decide to draft high. Even Carlson was a safe pick. He was the consensus overall best all-around TE. Maybe he needs to get some help when it comes to evaluating players at the skill positions.