Three thoughts before answering your mail in the wake of the one of the most interesting weekends of an offseason in years:
Go back to 2007, when Seattle won the NFC West and finished seventh in the league in scoring and ninth in total offense. The Seahawks had a healthy
In the West Coast offense, precision is so important because multiple receivers have to get to pivotal gaps in a defense. And Houshmandzadeh is one of the best route-runners in football. If he's supposed to run a 12-yard incut, he'll run the 12 yards exactly, and the quarterback can throw to a spot knowing he'll be where he's supposed to be -- just as Engram was there for Hasselbeck for several years.
By the way, Hasselbeck's back, according to coach
And I haven't even gotten to the big story of the day in Denver: How on God's green earth, if you want to trade for Cassel, do you come to the party too late and then infect your own top quarterback,
Now on to your e-mail:
As long as there's a
Good point. But I'm not sure you can peg the lack of Leinart development on Haley. Leinart didn't get his chance this year not because Leinart stinks, but rather because Warner was too good. I think Leinart would have played well this year had he gotten the chance. How well, no one knows.
Dan Orlovsky is a nice third quarterback who, given a chance, might be able to play in the NFL at a competent level someday. He has given me no reason to think he deserves to get $3 million a year and be one of the highest-paid backup quarterbacks in football.
Sure, but there are other factors. Scott's wife is a fashionista, and they have come to Fashion Week in New York before. That was a factor in the decision he made.
Appreciate that, Dean. It was fun to follow, too. That's the kind of stuff I love to do.