Seahawks Interested In Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon

The Seahawks are monitoring Antonio Brown‘s situation and they’re “very open” to re-signing Josh Gordon, head coach Pete Carroll says (via Geoffrey C. Arnold of The Oregonian). Brown was recently hit with an eight-game suspension from the NFL, meaning that he wouldn’t be able to play until November. Gordon, meanwhile, is waiting for word on his bid for reinstatement. 

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The Seahawks are set to go into the season with Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf, Phillip Dorsett, and David Moore as their top receivers. From a pure talent perspective, Gordon or Brown would provide Russell Wilson with some serious offensive firepower.

What I’d say to you is what we always say because it’s what we always do and who we are,” Carroll said, in reference to Brown. “[Seahawks GM] John [Schneider] is competing at every turn. There’s never been a process, unless we just missed it, that we weren’t involved with to understand what the chances were of helping our club. He’s all over it. He understands what’s going on right now, as much as you can. It’s a very complex situation. We just need to see where it fits somewhere down the road. That’s all I got for you.”

Brown, 32, comes with some very obvious complications. He could also face even more NFL discipline. His eight-game ban covered only some of his personal conduct policy violations; the league could consider another suspension for an alleged sexual assault.

Carroll seemed to indicate that a Gordon reunion was more likely to happen. Of course, the Seahawks will have to wait for Roger Goodell‘s verdict before making a move.

It’s not in our hands,” Carroll said. “Josh did a really good job with us last year. He fit in really well. He was part of this team by the way we opened and embraced his coming to us but also by the way he adapted. So we are very open to that thought, and we’ll see what happens. I don’t know. I can’t tell you what’s going to happen on that.”

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21 comments on “Seahawks Interested In Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon

  1. DarkSide830

    Quite frankly, Gordon might not last long either, but he seems like less of a lockerroom cancer then AB is. A lot less of one.

  2. ruckus727

    I don’t understand why any coach or GM would consider either of these guys. There is a reason why almost no one is considering them. If you’re one of the 2 or 3 people kicking the tires, you gotta ask yourself why. There are plenty of other guys out there who can play a role in your offense and help you. Guys you can count on to a) be there b) give you their all and c) show respect as a player and teammate. Guys who deserve their FIRST chance to play in the league.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    The Seahawks are trying to prove that they can make worst decisions than attempting a one yard pass in a SB.

    • dugdog83

      Everyone in the world knew they we’re gonna run it. It was an excellent play call just horrible execution. We all would be talking about how great of a call that was if it worked, that’s sports.

      • ruckus727

        I wouldn’t. If that play worked, I’d be saying “Wow. That was ballzy. And potentially a disaster.”

      • crosseyedlemon

        Risking a pass when you have a RB who has gained 102 yards for you in the game is an excellent call?

        • JJB0811

          Lynch was the best player on the field that day. Anyone that likes the game remotely knew when they broke the huddle, Lynch wasn’t getting the ball. His body language said so. Cost them a repeat.

          • rusty.coqbern

            That’s a theory I agree with.. IMO – The money play was the run (was working all throughout the game) but they tried something that would have worked had it not been prepared for (only reason it didn’t work – Carrol should have had an idea that BB picked up on that play earlier in the year and prepared his team for it)..

      • mitchrapp

        Everyone knew they were running it all the way down the field and the Pats couldn’t stop them. Yes excellent pass if your a Pats fan.

      • Ak185

        Even if they wanted to throw, a slant in the endzone is the most predictable one they could have used. A play action pass, especially a roll out, with a mobile QB, would have given Wilson to run if no throw was there. On top of that New England was looking run. Second option? Slants, in all likelihood. That’s a bread and butter short yardage play that every coordinator expects and prepares for, because every team on the planet uses it. People talk about Browner and Butler anticipating the play but that’s not some secret Seahawks gadget that they had to study. It was a slant. Targeting the third or fourth receiver on the team.

        Play action-or a fade to your 6’5” receiver having a monster breakout game-were both better decisions. It was second down, wasn’t it? Like twenty plus seconds left? There was time and opportunity for another run, too. Russell Wilson is the most talented mobile QB in the league. That was a unique advantage that Seattle chose not to use. There actually was no WORSE an option than Seattle could have chosen.

        • compassrose

          People especially those in Seattle don’t want to place the blame where it should go. First they needed to pass on one play and NE knew it. If they ran on both they wouldn’t have gotten the FG team out before time ran out. Also it has been speculated that Pete wanted Wilson to be the MVP. If beast mode would have scored he would have most definitely been MVP.

          Now back to the pass. It was not a bad call it was a bad pass. That ball needs to be low and into the body. That way nobody could have gotten to it but the receiver. It wouldn’t matter how much you practiced for it. If you have to go through the body it will be a PI. Play wasn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Seattle had to pass once so passing that down maybe they thought they would catch them off guard. The pass execution was the worst part of the play.

  4. Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

    These guys have to be signed as a package deal, because there is no possible way Gordon goes more than 8 games without getting suspended. Just in time for AB to suit up and do what he does.

    Who will the 3rd receiver be who can take over for AB after Week 10 though?

  5. JJB0811

    I’m not a pro personnel, but AB has been fired 3x in 1 year, plus a nice police portfolio. And Gordon hasn’t been sober since elementary school. Why pay either of them a penny?

    • warwhatisitgoodfor

      And what if you could bring them both in for roughly what you would save by releasing David Moore and his salary

      • wagner13

        I guess taking a shot on Gordon wouldn’t be the worst idea, but even if you’re paying Brown the league minimum, he can still easily toxify the lockerroom. If Mike Tomlin and Bill Belichick couldn’t control him, what makes you think Pete Carroll has some magical formula?

        • compassrose

          I am not a fan of Gordon but he was fine in tbd locker room last year. He had some strong leaders to keep him in check. I doubt that there is anyone that can control Brown. I am meh on Gordon and a hell no on Brown.

  6. Wade Herbers

    Two boneheads who do NOT deserve a chance.
    Years ago it would have been the Raiders thinking about this….now even they have too much class.

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