SeaHawkster20 wrote:I've been doing some thinking. I really would like to give Russ the benefit of the doubt but it's just very hard as of late.
I don't think the Seahawks aka Pete Carroll are doing much to keep Russ happy, especially after that early playoff exit to the Rams. With that being said I think Russ just wants out of Seattle. I truly believe he and Ciara feel that their brands would be a better fit for a bigger market, which pushes the urge to get out of Seattle. Thoughts?
Other than made him the highest paid QB at the time, draft a bigtime WR for him, listen to him for free agent decisions like signing Greg Olsen and hire the O-coordinator he wanted after he said he wasn't happy with how the offense was called down the stretch and in the playoffs.
Russell doesn't really want to control personnel decisions, he wants the APPEARANCE of being involved. Because really being involved? I mean REALLY being involved? That means lots and lots of hard work studying game film of college players and free agents you're not familiar with.
It's why giving Russ even a little say in personnel is a bad idea. He wanted Clowney back, he wanted Greg Olsen, he wanted AB, he's always talking about getting more free agent buddies in here. Stars know stars, that's it.
Terrible way to run a franchise......but yeah, let the media think Russell's helping pull the strings. That's all he really wants. Optics of being in charge.