Saturday, February 28, 2009

Colin Cole Reportedly Meeting with Seattle Today

by: Chris Sullivan

Green Bay DT Colin Cole is in Seattle today meeting with team officials. Cole is not a superstud, but is definitely a solid tackle in this league. The Packers made an attempt to sign him prior to the free agency period beginning. The Packers, who are moving to a 3-4 defense, believed that Cole would be a solid nose tackle in that system.

Now, this is merely a report and it is from the ALWAYS RELIABLE (read: totally unreliable yesterday) Joe Fortenbough, but it is an interesting tale.

Also interesting is that Cole, who the Packers like as a nose tackle (meaning, the sole DT in a 3-4 defense, flanked by two larger Chris Canty-like defensive ends) is presumably being brought in for an interview on the same weekend that Chris Canty, a guy very few had us interested in based on our 4-3 defense, will be showing up. Is it possible that the Seahawks are preparing to operate within a 4-3 defense with a fair amount of 3-4 looks? We know the coaching staff is there. What do you guys think?

Also, look for the Seahawks to get in touch with Jovan Haye and perhaps Shaun Cody and some others. It's clear that the Seahawks are targetting defensive linesmen this offseason, which is probably indicative of the Hawks not liking the top draft options at those positions this year like BJ Raji and Peria Jerry. I would still like them to target Ziggy Hood, but we shall see. ~END~