On the eve of the NFL trade deadline, the Seahawks and several other NFL teams will certainly be working the phones looking to make a deal to either improve their current roster or add draft capital.
But much to the dismay of coach Pete Carroll, fans and media members hoping to see a flurry of deals over the next 24 hours should temper expectations as the deadline rapidly approaches.
“I don’t think it’s gonna entertain me as much as I would like.” Carroll chuckled. “It seems kinda quiet.”
Seattle already made one trade last Tuesday to acquire safety Quandre Diggs from the Lions and as Carroll noted, the organization is always looking to see what’s out there. Injuries to tight end Will Dissly and center Justin Britt have created needs that the team would love to address heading into the second half of the season.
In recent years, NFL teams have been more active pursuing trades at the deadline than earlier eras. Carroll attributed the change to increased urgency from younger general managers who don’t have the job stability to sit pat, but he didn’t sound optimistic about many moves being made in the next 24 hours.
“Yes, it does seem like that [teams are being more aggressive].” Carroll paused. “But it doesn’t seem like that today.”
Situations can be fluid in the NFL and there’s still a chance the Seahawks could find a trade partner before Tuesday’s 1 PM PST deadline. General manager John Schneider and Carroll won’t leave a stone unturned and if the opportunity presents itself, he won’t be afraid to make a move.
"Like we say, we're always in on it," Carroll said, adding. "And I'm kinda hoping things start picking up a little bit."
But based on Carroll’s remarks, it sounds like Seattle may need to settle for bringing back tight end Ed Dickson off injured reserve as their other trade deadline addition.