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Seahawks re-sign cornerback Neiko Thorpe
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:32 pm
  • For me, this is a pretty important development. :2thumbs:

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  • He was a good solid pickup last season, great ST player. Nice to seem him back.
    Until we develop a pass rush that will cause opposing teams to be forced to scheme to defend it we will never be able to consistently take the final step. The interior rush needs improvement. The OLine clearly still needs work.

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  • Might be our best signing yet
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  • Important depth for the secondary. Familiar with the system. :2thumbs:
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  • Nice. The dude was everywhere on special teams.
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  • Looks alot better in #27 than the last guy.
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  • I remember him always making plays on special teams and being a great tackler. Great to see him back.
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  • Nice. He's one guy I wanted back. Now, hopefully we'll see Reece come to terms.
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  • Hendo66 wrote:Looks alot better in #27 than the last guy.


    Not wearing 27 anymore. They gave it to Lacy.
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  • Great news.

    There were stretches of games last year where he was in on nearly every ST tackle.
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  • Seafan wrote:
    Hendo66 wrote:Looks alot better in #27 than the last guy.


    Not wearing 27 anymore. They gave it to Lacy.


    Probably why they waited to sign him after the Lacy signing also, Athletes are superstitious as hell anyway but Thorpe was not officially on the team at that point so the Number was available.
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  • Good signing. Upside as a coached, in house corner while providing an extremely good gunner in the mean time.
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  • Pandion Haliaetus wrote:Nice. He's one guy I wanted back. Now, hopefully we'll see Reece come to terms.


    Hope so, he too was another quality acquisition from last season. Good blocker, good out of the backfield. The best FB on the market, hope he's not out of price range.
    Until we develop a pass rush that will cause opposing teams to be forced to scheme to defend it we will never be able to consistently take the final step. The interior rush needs improvement. The OLine clearly still needs work.

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  • jammerhawk wrote:
    Pandion Haliaetus wrote:Nice. He's one guy I wanted back. Now, hopefully we'll see Reece come to terms.


    Hope so, he too was another quality acquisition from last season. Good blocker, good out of the backfield. The best FB on the market, hope he's not out of price range.


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    Pandion Haliaetus wrote:Nice. He's one guy I wanted back. Now, hopefully we'll see Reece come to terms.


    Hope so, he too was another quality acquisition from last season. Good blocker, good out of the backfield. The best FB on the market, hope he's not out of price range.


    Mike Tolbert got 1 yr, 1m. I can see the same for Reece if he wants to come back and play at that number.

    I'd honestly go up to $2m for Reece though. At 6-3, 240 he plays more like an H-back and can do many of the same things Luke Willson does at TE. Maybe not the athletic mismatch Willson was at times but Reece is probably the more natural receiver of the two.

    If the Seahawks are trying to recreate thier Run Game dominance at its peak.. Lacy and Reece is likely as close to Lynch and M-Rob you can get with the resources the Seahawks have available.
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  • Thorpe proved to be very valuable for the Hawks. Played in 15 games and saw the 6th most snaps on ST. Got in on the last 2 games starting after Shead went down (who probably WON'T be ready for the opener).
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  • Thorpe is a strong run-support corner but really struggles in coverage. But that doesn't matter, because even if he doesn't play a single down on defense he'll be worth his roster spot and salary just for what he provides on ST's coverage. Besides having great speed getting downfield and a very wide, long-limbed tackling radius, he really understands the concepts around gathering yourself, breaking down in space, and corralling the return man without over-pursuing and taking yourself out of the play. Thorpe's 9 tackles on ST's last year is very misleading, as it doesn't account for all the times that his pursuit and positioning forced the return man to re-direct right into the arms of another tackler in the immediate area.
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  • I like Thorpe. Glad we signed him.
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  • nash72 wrote:I like Thorpe. Glad we signed him.


    Wait. You actually LIKE something?
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  • Largent80 wrote:
    nash72 wrote:I like Thorpe. Glad we signed him.


    Wait. You actually LIKE something?


    He's a good special teamer and I think Shead stinks, so yeah.
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  • Two year contract ..............

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  • Is this another 1 year deal?

    There must be some cap worries that the team has to cause them to be doing all these 1 season deals.
    Until we develop a pass rush that will cause opposing teams to be forced to scheme to defend it we will never be able to consistently take the final step. The interior rush needs improvement. The OLine clearly still needs work.

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  • jammerhawk wrote:Is this another 1 year deal?

    There must be some cap worries that the team has to cause them to be doing all these 1 season deals.



    It's a two year $3.5 M deal that includes a 600K signing bonus.

    2017 ..... 800K base + 300k prorated signing bonus = $1.1M cap number
    2018 ..... 1.6M base + 300k prorated signing bonus = $1.9M cap number
    Plus ..... 500k in incentives not yet figured into cap number
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    Until we develop a pass rush that will cause opposing teams to be forced to scheme to defend it we will never be able to consistently take the final step. The interior rush needs improvement. The OLine clearly still needs work.

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  • Pretty good deal... he's worth at least worth 1m on ST play alone but he has a chance to develop into a quality CB. My initial number for him was a 2yr 3m deal to resign and then 1 yr, 1m later on.

    So 1.1m is close.
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  • He was so amazing on Special Teams from the moment he got out there... I kept noticing this #27 being the first guy down, well ahead of anyone else, time after time, and making plays or limiting the runner's options. "Who is this guy Thorpe? Where the heck did he come from?" Awesome to have him back. Looking forward to his development as a DB too.
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  • Update from todays interview ......
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  • One has to like this. It is setting up our draft to get KEY depth and future starters.
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