2012 Seattle Seahawks roster cuts: Love ’em & Hate ’em analysis

The Seahawks announce their final roster

I have to be honest, I feel really good about the roster decisions that were made.  After the Seahawks game last night I broke down the roster, and came up with a 53 man roster of my own.

Other than a couple roster spots, Pete Carroll and John Schneider came up with the same list as I did.

Love ’em

I love the fact that the Seahawks chose to keep Charly Martin, and release Deon Butler.  As I explained before, Charly has done nothing but make plays every time he has been given an opportunity.  On the other hand, Deon has yet to develop into the player that the Seahawks had always hoped he would be.

Deon Butler is a bit limited due to his size, and that is primarily why Charly Martin had the upper hand.

I love that the Seahawks chose to keep Kregg Lumpkin over Vai Taua.  I feel like Kregg is better lined up in the half back position than Vai is.  When it comes to blocking as a fullback I believe Taua is slightly better.

However, too often, he releases his blocks too early which enables Lumpkin to close the gap in that department.

I love that the Seahawks released Josh Portis.  Though I had Portis on my 53 man roster, it was not because he earned the spot.  Last preseason Josh turned a lot of heads when ran around to avoid pressure late in games.

Greg Scruggs

I love that the Seahawks kept Greg Scruggs.

I always felt like he had the potential to be a poor man’s Seneca Wallace, although he needed to grow quite a bit before he would reach that point.

Many fans became enamored with the way he looked running the ball.

I love that the Seahawks kept Greg Scruggs.

I was very upset when the Seahawks drafted him in the 7th round.  I felt like they had wasted the pick on a player they could have gotten in free agency.

Ever since the draft, this young man has done nothing but impress me.

Hate ’em

I hate that Pete Carroll chose to keep Winston Guy.  I don’t see any reason to believe that he will get his head on straight, or realize the opportunity he has.

Personally, I expected to see Guy flying around making plays during the final preseason game.

What I saw was a player who was slow to recognize running plays and seemed to be playing at half speed.

It is not a secret that I don’t care for his play.

I hope that before the season starts he is sent packing.

All-in-all I am very happy with the way the roster is shaping up.  Be aware that the preliminary 53 man roster is just that, preliminary.

There should be a few roster spots that change between now and the start of the regular season.


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