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Underperformers who could transform the Seahawks from good to great

Red BryantDespite the Seattle Seahawks very good season last year, there are still areas they can improve. What’s puzzling to me is that a lot of these areas of improvement have been proven to be points of strength in the past—you’ll see what I mean when you check out this list of players whose bounce-backs from a sub-par year could mean the difference between losing in the quarterfinals and winning it all.

Red Bryant

Big Red looked like the new anchor of the defensive line two seasons ago, and the Seahawks rewarded him with a seven year, $35 million contract that offseason as a reward.

But after watching Bryant last year repeatedly get pushed off the line of scrimmage, maneuvered out of the play, or get blocked one-on-one (instead of requiring his usual double team), basically everything but being the double-team commanding, immovable force he was a year earlier, it’s going to be hard to justify Red Bryant’s $7.6 million cap hit for this upcoming season should he continue his relatively ineffective play. In fact, should his pedestrian play continue I wouldn’t be surprised to see him benched for the more disruptive but smaller Michael Bennett. Continue reading Underperformers who could transform the Seahawks from good to great

Redskins Cut Fan-Favorite Chris Cooley

ASHBURN – While the writing may have been on the wall, Redskins fans watched reluctantly as their fan-favorite tight end, Chris Cooley, spoke his final words as a Washington Redskin Tuesday afternoon, as Mike Shanahan made the decision to release the two-time Pro Bowler in favor of Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul at the position. Shanahan chose to let Cooley make the announcement of his release to the public himself, before it could leak to an outside news source.

“This will be my last day as a Redskin,” Cooley told Reporters at the Redskins facility in Ashburn Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m very fortunate to have played for a team and a fan base that have embraced me like they have. This team changed my life.”

“I have every belief that I can still play football at a high level. I will take some time… Not sure I could wear another jersey.”  Continue reading Redskins Cut Fan-Favorite Chris Cooley

Part 1: Redskins 53-Man Projected Roster for 2012 Season

Part 1: Offense Fifty-three. That’s the ‘magic number’ – The number of men each NFL team can carry on its official roster for the season. The Washington Redskins and 31 other franchises now have 90 athletes on their respective rosters but must cut to 80 by next Tuesday (Aug. 28).

After the final preseason game, the ‘Skins need to nix 27 more players all the way down to 53.

Dozens of young men, who since kindergarten, have replayed the image over and over of throwing or catching the pigskin in an NFL end zone will have those dreams crushed, at least temporarily, and become forced to look elsewhere for another shot. Yet the men fortunate enough to remain Redskins must dig deep to prove the coaches did indeed make the right decision. Continue reading Part 1: Redskins 53-Man Projected Roster for 2012 Season