Monday, March 31, 2008

No Extra Pick

by: Michael Steffes

The Tacoma News Tribune's, Seahawk Insider, has a post up saying Frank Hughes called in and said the Hawks will NOT be getting a compensatory pick this year.

If you have been following this blog, you know that I expected that there was no way they were going to get one, despite Tim Ruskell saying he thought so. It just didn't make any sense, we signed way more big free agent deals last year compared to the free agents who we let leave. Not to mention that Patrick Kerney, one of the signings, went to a Pro Bowl, which canceled out Ken Hamlin, who also went to the Pro Bowl, leaving. As many of you know, the shear numbers of players going vs coming in, their contract amounts, and post season honors are the three criteria that go into the compensatory pick formula.

I do, however, expect that we will get a couple of late round compensatory picks next year.

Here is a breakdown of the picks awarded if you are interested, credit to Chris Brown at Inside the Bills.END