J.J. Watt signing shocks NFC West power rankings
Okay, so maybe it’s not the biggest numerical drop in the rankings, but the Seattle Seahawks take the 3rd place spot in my NFC West power rankings. It’s the quality of drop that stings. The ever-changing saga that is the Russell Wilson drama is just something that can’t happen in a franchise. Haven’t they learned anything from the Houston Texans? If your franchise quarterback is angry or dissatisfied with something that could improve, wouldn’t you take all the steps you could to make it right?
Once you have trade rumors about your franchise’s most important player of all time, you’ve officially begun to lose your team. I know that Pete Carroll may be one of the more “hip and happenin'” coaches around, but I think his easygoing, status-quo mentality is starting to cause a rift here. On top of all this, a limited amount of draft capital this year and a measly $4.5 million in cap space make this even more troubling for Carroll and general manager John Schneider.
I do not know what the Seahawks will do to keep pace in the division. Their defense was synonymous with the Dallas Cowboys throughout the first half of the season last year. Will both K.J. Wright and Carlos Dunlap walk and leave their defense with even less of a rush than they had all of last season?