Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ    Contact Us  Your donations are greatly appreciated! Donate  Chat Room

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ THE OFFICIAL NET NATION FAN FORUM ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:28 pm 
* Glitter over Knives *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:13 pm
Posts: 8511
Thank you Washington Redskins!!!!

_________________
"Some people here have been groomed to accept mediocrity and lame ducks, I'm on board with the vibrato!" -SouthSoundHawk
"BFS is kicking ass in here." -kearly (8/9/2013)


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:30 pm 
NET Starter
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:30 am
Posts: 335
Location: Great Falls, MT
They both made the probowl, so I don't think there is much of difference.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:31 pm 
NET Practice Squad
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:35 pm
Posts: 61
Okung didn't fit the Zone blocking scheme. If we were a power run team, we probably would have went with Okung. Trent Williams was the perfect fit for the zone blocking scheme which is exactly why Shanahan drafted him over Okung. You don't draft a player higher just because Mel Kiper and Todd McShay says he's a higher rated player. You draft people that will fit your scheme.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:33 pm 
* NET Philistine *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 8:02 am
Posts: 14123
Location: Portland, OR
SkinsFan46 wrote:
Okung didn't fit the Zone blocking scheme. If we were a power run team, we probably would have went with Okung. Trent Williams was the perfect fit for the zone blocking scheme which is exactly why Shanahan drafted him over Okung. You don't draft a player higher just because Mel Kiper and Todd McShay says he's a higher rated player. You draft people that will fit your scheme.


You do realize that Okung was drafted for a ZBS in Seattle, right?

_________________
Super Bowl Champions XVLIII


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:33 pm 
NET Rookie
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:13 am
Posts: 122
Dont we run the Zone Blocking scheme?????


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:34 pm 
NET Rookie
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:13 am
Posts: 122
Sarlacc83 beat me to it...


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:37 pm 
NET Practice Squad
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:02 am
Posts: 51
Sarlacc83 wrote:
SkinsFan46 wrote:
Okung didn't fit the Zone blocking scheme. If we were a power run team, we probably would have went with Okung. Trent Williams was the perfect fit for the zone blocking scheme which is exactly why Shanahan drafted him over Okung. You don't draft a player higher just because Mel Kiper and Todd McShay says he's a higher rated player. You draft people that will fit your scheme.


You do realize that Okung was drafted for a ZBS in Seattle, right?


you do run the ZBS now, but i thought that Okung was drafted prior to Carol's arrival . . . i could be wrong . . . either way, they are both real good tackles!!


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:37 pm 
* The Doc *
* The Doc *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:33 am
Posts: 8884
Location: Covington, Washington
For both fan bases, this could be like a Pace vs Jones question. With Okung making it through a regular season, it probably helps many with their fears about him staying healthy. I don't know if there is a correct answer. Both seem to be coming along nicely.

_________________
Image
Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
Wilson will sign for $18M+ (3/4/2014)


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:37 pm 
NET Practice Squad
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:35 pm
Posts: 61
Sarlacc83 wrote:
SkinsFan46 wrote:
Okung didn't fit the Zone blocking scheme. If we were a power run team, we probably would have went with Okung. Trent Williams was the perfect fit for the zone blocking scheme which is exactly why Shanahan drafted him over Okung. You don't draft a player higher just because Mel Kiper and Todd McShay says he's a higher rated player. You draft people that will fit your scheme.


You do realize that Okung was drafted for a ZBS in Seattle, right?



I stand corrected then. I wasn't aware that they were running a ZBS in Carrol's first year. I knew they had ran some ZBS prior to that.


Either way, they both made the pro-bowl. Looks like a push to me.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:39 pm 
* NET Philistine *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 8:02 am
Posts: 14123
Location: Portland, OR
SkinsFan46 wrote:
Sarlacc83 wrote:
SkinsFan46 wrote:
Okung didn't fit the Zone blocking scheme. If we were a power run team, we probably would have went with Okung. Trent Williams was the perfect fit for the zone blocking scheme which is exactly why Shanahan drafted him over Okung. You don't draft a player higher just because Mel Kiper and Todd McShay says he's a higher rated player. You draft people that will fit your scheme.


You do realize that Okung was drafted for a ZBS in Seattle, right?



I stand corrected then. I wasn't aware that they were running a ZBS in Carrol's first year. I knew they had ran some ZBS prior to that.


Either way, they both made the pro-bowl. Looks like a push to me.


Seahawks brought in Alex Gibbs to implement his ZBS that year before the unexpected retirement. (There were rumors that he butted heads with Jeremy Bates, but that was never confirmed.)

_________________
Super Bowl Champions XVLIII


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:42 pm 
*Bacon Eating Crusader*
*Bacon Eating Crusader*
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:17 am
Posts: 2437
Location: San Antonio, TX by way of Kalispell, MT
Pretty sure we have been running the ZBS since Holmy's last year when Solari came in....

_________________
_____________________

Where can I find Seahawks98.com???


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:43 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:46 pm
Posts: 1432
drdiags wrote:
For both fan bases, this could be like a Pace vs Jones question. With Okung making it through a regular season, it probably helps many with their fears about him staying healthy. I don't know if there is a correct answer. Both seem to be coming along nicely.

I agree with this. I'm sure glad we ended up with Jones and the Rams were happy about Pace. I think this is a very similar situation.

_________________
SUPERBOWL!!


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:47 pm 
NET Veteran
Offline

Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 4:38 pm
Posts: 2279
drdiags wrote:
For both fan bases, this could be like a Pace vs Jones question. With Okung making it through a regular season, it probably helps many with their fears about him staying healthy. I don't know if there is a correct answer. Both seem to be coming along nicely.


question?

NO QUESTION


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:55 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:59 am
Posts: 2888
themunn wrote:
drdiags wrote:
For both fan bases, this could be like a Pace vs Jones question. With Okung making it through a regular season, it probably helps many with their fears about him staying healthy. I don't know if there is a correct answer. Both seem to be coming along nicely.


question?

NO QUESTION



This,
Quote:
question?
sure looks like a question to me.

_________________
EastCoastHawksFan posted... "Trading for Harvin is by far the worst move John S has ever made." (March 18, 2014)

Moved to Seattle in 1980. Hawks fan for 34 years and counting.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:58 pm 
* Glitter over Knives *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:13 pm
Posts: 8511
I like our guy. Did before the draft, too.

I'm not part of the think tank around here re. the draft, nor do I aspire to be. But sometimes I know what I want and I get it right. In that draft I hoped Trent and Berry would go first leaving us with Okung and ET.

I got my wishes on that day.

_________________
"Some people here have been groomed to accept mediocrity and lame ducks, I'm on board with the vibrato!" -SouthSoundHawk
"BFS is kicking ass in here." -kearly (8/9/2013)


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:01 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:53 am
Posts: 2301
I remember reading that the Hawks staff viewed Trent Williams as the superior prospect for the ZBS because he was supposedly faster and more athletic than Okung. I am not at all familiar with Williams' pro career so I cannot comment on him now, but I know that a healthy Okung gives you a well-rounded tackle who is proficient in every way, and I am thrilled we have him.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trent Williams or Russell Okung?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:12 pm 
NET Veteran
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:48 pm
Posts: 2281
SkinsGuru wrote:
Sarlacc83 wrote:
SkinsFan46 wrote:
Okung didn't fit the Zone blocking scheme. If we were a power run team, we probably would have went with Okung. Trent Williams was the perfect fit for the zone blocking scheme which is exactly why Shanahan drafted him over Okung. You don't draft a player higher just because Mel Kiper and Todd McShay says he's a higher rated player. You draft people that will fit your scheme.


You do realize that Okung was drafted for a ZBS in Seattle, right?


you do run the ZBS now, but i thought that Okung was drafted prior to Carol's arrival . . . i could be wrong . . . either way, they are both real good tackles!!


Actually he was PC first draft pick. We had 2-1st round picks in 2010 due to Denver's ill-advised trade with Seattle the previous year by Josh McDaniels. We gave them a 2nd round pick (Alphonso Smith- a CB who only lasted 1 year in Denver, only to be shipped off to Detroit)

Both have proven to be good players and picks for their respecitive teams.


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ THE OFFICIAL NET NATION FAN FORUM ]



 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Seahawks.NET is an independent fan site and not associated with the Seattle Seahawks or the NFL (National Football League).
All content within this Seahawks fan page is provided by, and for, Seattle Seahawks fans. Copyright © Seahawks.NET.