Pete Carroll Downplays Andre Gurode Interest… Sure

It’s not like he’s the only one whose guilty but Pete Carroll has a nasty habit of telling little white lies especially when it comes to personnel decisions.

It’s not as if I expect him to come out and say, “oh yeah, were going after Sidney Rice and Zach Miller as aggressively as we can” when pressed about those signings this off season before they’re completed.

The same case goes for pro bowl center Andre Gurode, who recently visited with the team and would represent another signing of the top available option at their respective position (unless you want to argue Ryan Kalil was available).

When asked about the Gurode visit:

That’s just us taking advantage of the opportunities,” Carroll said. “He’s kind of taking a tour right now and looking at some places.

Sorry, I don’t buy that for one minute. The teams offensive line has noticeably struggled and you don’t schedule a visit with the best available offensive lineman one week before the regular season starts for nothing. Not to mention the team has $15.5 million in cap space left and it would probably take about a $2.5 million cap hit to acquire the best help anyone can find right now.

He is past his prime and likely is done collecting pro bowl honors; still, he is a quality starter in the upper echelon of his position. He has the flexibility to move to guard as well. This would be ideal because it allows the Seahawks to make a pattern on the offensive line of a rookie and a veteran.

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Sandwiched between two second year (Unger missed a season) and a rookie would be two stable veteran presences, this would be a very ideal situation given the current units struggles, notice Moffitt isn’t in that projection, although it’s been Carpenter who has been a turnstile lately.

Especially with the lose of TE John Carlson, Carroll will definitely be looking for additional presence(s) at blocking positions. Along with Gurode recent visitee FB Mike Karney all but confirms the Seahawks are putting their feelers out for some blocking.

Even if they do acquire Gurode what happens when if Okung goes down with an injury?

Tyler Polumbus-Tarvaris Jackson may very well become the worst left Tackle-quarterback tandem in recent memory…

Man why is Tarvaris Jackson my favorite teams starting quarterback… Everything else they did was great, but Pete you just dropped the ball on that one; whether it’s on purpose or not I guess we’ll find out if/when your selecting Andrew Luck or Matt Barkley 8 months from now.


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One Response to “Pete Carroll Downplays Andre Gurode Interest… Sure”

  1. Hawk_Eye says:

    Thats the plan. Build the team from inside out. Then draft our quarterback of the future next year.