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Seahawks Send Udfa Brochure To Player Agents


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If anything, pretty interesting stats in those tables.

article: http://www.nfl.com/n...eagent-brochure

PDF of doc: http://static.nfl.co...00000347146.pdf

In the salary cap era, locating players who are both productive and inexpensive is a surefire way to extended success. It's really the only way.

The Seattle Seahawks have become the envy of the league on such matters. General manager John Schneider and coachPete Carroll built a Super Bowl champion by routinely acquiring players overlooked by the rest of the league. Russell Wilson(third round), Richard Sherman (fifth round), Kam Chancellor(fifth round) and Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith (seventh round) are all examples of buried treasure.

The Seahawks have also found success signing players who weren't drafted at all. We gain some insight into Seattle's smart business acumen in the form of a recruiting brochure sent to agents to lure undrafted free agents. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport acquired a copy of the brochure, which can be seen here.

In the brochure, statistical data is used to show that no team offers undrafted free agents more preseason playing time than -- you guessed it -- the Seattle Seahawks.

It all begins with a written message by Carroll himself:

"We wholeheartedly believe in competition in all aspects of our program, and the only way to compete is to show it on the field," Carroll writes. "We're dedicated to giving all of our players a look to find out who they are and what they're all about so we can field the best team possible."

Additional data shows the Seahawkshave consistently fielded rosters with undrafted free agents, are unafraid to cut draft picks to make room for free agents and have created a culture in which undrafted free agents placed on waivers become the subject of great interest from other teams.

It's smart execution from an organization that continues to prove itself ahead of the curve. The only question is who will be the first team to follow Seattle's lead?

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In the salary cap era, locating players who are both productive and inexpensive is a surefire way to extended success. It's really the only way.

This is absolutely true, in free agency and the draft.

The key is value for money, finding productive players who are inexpensive. You don't build a good team by acquiring good players at massive cost

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This is something Smitty would be against. TD and Smitty rather use force plates instead of common sense.

Which is probably why Pete Carroll and Schneider have a ring and Smitty and TD have a notepad and hair gel.

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Chancellor sucks in coverage Smith isnt that good and Wilson isn't asked to do near what a real franchise QB does (Rodgers,Ryan,Brees,Brady,Peyton and so on)

I think there success has as much to do with scheme and coaching than who they draft

Sherman is the only real steal they have gotten.

Again as for chancellor he has 7 career ints in 4 seasons he's not that good is he a big hitter sure but that doesn't make him a great player.

Plus they have nailed free agency a few times with Clemons,Bennett,beast mode,Browner and so on.

I'd say the bangles have been the beat drafting team over the last 4-5 seasons

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Ok, you have to ask this first how many players this coaching staff developed in the past. Oh and the only reason the few UDFA saw the field this year was because they had no other choice but to play them. I bet none of the UDFA would have seen 1/4 the playing time if not for injury to the starters. I bet Worrilow, Bartu and the young DEs would have never played more than 2%. It is as if this staff will only play the high draft picks and big name FAs they bring in. Sounds like a big ego is in the back ground and won't let the team breath.

How many want to see Antone get more playing time? All he does is sit on the bench, WHY?

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Oh great .... now Pete Carroll has brought college recruiting to the NFL. Next thing you know there will be recruiting trips to visit campuses., and rumors of players being paid under the table.

Like the saints don't already do that....

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If you get the most film in preseason it isn't about just breaking in with that team...it's about you advertising your abilities for other teams.

True, but I'd venture to say not making it with your first team makes it that much harder.

There aren't many James Harrisons and Robert McClains out there.

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True, but I'd venture to say not making it with your first team makes it that much harder.

There aren't many James Harrisons and Robert McClains out there.

a lot of the promising ones get at least one more shot somewhere on a practice squad and another camp or two

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Now that Coach Carroll has been in the league for a while , I suspect his late round talent evaluation will come to a halt. Most of his success came from his ability to evaluate most of the players he tried to recruit to USC or remembering the good talent he faced while coaching in college

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"Since 2010, nine players drafted by Seattle have been released during their rookie season"

then they try to spin that off as a good thing...

It is. if you get drafted and dont step up, we will cut your *** and keep a UDFA that outworks you. Makes perfect sense to me.

You only get drafted because of your projected talent, if you don't step up and use it, then why keep you around?

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