TypeSly wrote:Sgt. Largent wrote:TypeSly wrote:Sgt. Largent wrote:
It's not about what Carson WANTS to take, it's what he has to take.
Do you honestly see Carson getting a monster free agent deal elsewhere? With all the RB contract busts of the past 10 years like Bell and Gurley that blew up in the team's face, I highly doubt an often injured RB like Carson is going to find a monster contract on the FA market.
RB's are now taking more fully guaranteed short term deals, and IMO that's what we'll sign Carson to. Pete loves him, so my guess is he'll get a short two year deal with most of the 1st year fully guaranteed.
We still need Carson, I'm not ready to hand over the bell cow 20+ carriers a game one of the most important positions in our offense to Penny just yet.
But who says he has to take a 1 year contract? I'm sure plenty of teams would happily take him and sign him to a longer deal than that. I now believe that Carson will re-sign with the Seahawks, and I'm guessing it will be to a 3yr-deal with some incentives. This would probably be a compromise from both sides (Seahawks wanting 1-2 years, Carson and his agent wanting 4-5 years). I think that Carson will just be more realistic on his wanting top-5 RB money. He stated that at the same time he stated that he would be healthy for all 16 games, so I'm sure he's backed off that some. Also with the additions of Adams and Dunlap, the team is much more solid going forward and more players will want to stay, even if they have to take a little less than what they desire.:
I just explained it, because RB's are not on the same value level as other position groups anymore, and there's recent examples of team's regretting giving their top 10 RB's long term deals (Gurley and Bell).
Carson's yet to play a full season, he's always injured, so if you think another teams going to give him a monster long term deal? I have no idea where you'd get that precedent from.
Carson's also very unique to our style of offense, which is not run by 75% of other teams. So you have to factor that into the equation as well. Why would another team want to give an often injured RB like Carson a long term deal in a role that's diminished within their offense.
I think you guys are overvaluing Carson's worth. Yes he's still important in OUR offense, but on the open market? I just don't see it.
No, I don't think any team is going to give him a monster long term deal... but that doesn't mean it has to be a one year deal either. I think the Seahawks will sign him to a multi year deal (2-3 years) like any other team would. As for the money, it isn't going to be "monster" from the Seahawks or any other team.
I think Carson has to be in the right scheme... he is in the perfect scheme with the Hawks... He is going to have a longer career with the Hawks as Pete knows how to play him... he is getting 12-15 carries per game and that's about the load he can take and stay healthy...The problem for Carson is Penny right behind him... I just think that's a really great one two punch...I really like Hyde as well and would LOVE to see the Hawks keep all three as these guys are awesome...I don't see Hyde sticking around...