The Seahawks are a team in transition. They are about to need to replace Matt Hasselbeck and they just made a trade for Charlie Whitehurst on draft day this year. Whitehurst looked great in week one of the preseason and is said to have the opportunity to win the starting job this year. I don’t buy that at all. Even with a new coaching staff in place the job is Hasselbeck’s until the playoffs gets out of reach. In the past few years the Seahawks have been quite active making moves and signing free agent talent. But after a very forgettable one year stint for Coach Mora it became clear that they needed to go back to the drawing board. Julius Jones remains the coaches favorite at running back with the new administration, much to the chagrin of fantasy owners like me who love Justin Forsett. What frustrates me the most is that these coaches are clearly not watching any GAME film and are too focused on practice. To end last season Forsett was the only guy that could get ANYTHING done. Do not expect much from any Seahawks this year, but you should be able to get both Forsett and Houshmandzadeh at a pretty good deal.
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Justin Forsett – The most talented player on the team, not a great team but good enough that Forsett would be higher than 26th in my rankings if the coaches weren’t in love with Julius Jones for no reason at all.
TJ Houshmandzadeh – Last year was pretty disappointing, but Nate Burleson can’t take all them targets from him, so he should rebound pretty well this year if they get quality play from their line and QB.
Matt Hasselbeck – Once he was a great player, I think his time in this league has reached an end. I expect Whitehurst to be starting by the end of the season and Hasselbeck’s retirement to come early in the off season. Don’t draft him… even in a 2 QB format.