The Seahawks pretty much did everything I told them not to during the offseason, so if they wind up being horrible, I can at least say I was right.
But man, how sad is it that the best player out of this class could be the damn punter? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for downing the ball inside the ten yard line, but when your team misses the playoffs the year before it’s not very encouraging to hear that field position is your biggest improvement.
For some reason, the Seahawks used a first-round pick on a backup running back in Rashaad Penny. Yes, he’s talented and certainly has potential, but when Michael Dickson and his knuckleball fucking punts are being raved about while Penny is coming back from finger surgery, I wouldn’t say we’re in a solid spot.
In all reality, this punter fella seems like a stud. He’s an Australian trick shot specialist-converted NFL punter that the Seahawks traded up to get, as stated in the video. He’s also making open field tackles on returners that are putting linebackers to shame, and if you Google “Michael Dickson” you’ll see that the Seattle media has a collective middle school crush on the guy. Could he be the very first punter to win Rookie of the Year? Maybe, I’d certainly love to see it.
I have also learned to never doubt Peter Clay Carroll and the Seahawks front office. They’re definitely a little obscure, but let’s not forget what the magnificent Shania Twain once said:
“I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful.”
Bottom line, In Pete I trust. But dude, a punter?