Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hawks Looking at Levi Jones

by: Michael Steffes

According to Alex Marvez of, the Seahawks have a visit lined up with former Bengals tackle Levi Jones. Jones is a talented tackle who has struggled in recent years.

This is a strange move. The Seahawks seemingly told everyone what they think about their tackle depth chart when they opted to take an interior linemen and no tackles. Mike Sando has said the team feels strongly that Walter Jones will make a full recovery. Maybe things have changed, or perhaps they saw something from Locklear they didn't like last weekend? Ray Willis would be next in line to get snaps should Jones not be healthy, or should Locklear be confined to the pine.

Levi Jones has never played in a zone blocking system, at least that I know of. He is more the prototypical left tackle guy like Walter Jones. It will be curious to see how serious the Hawks are about this move. They can't have much money left, and should they lay out some coin for Levi Jones it will totally change what many of us think about the upcoming season, and not in a good way.

And then of course, there is always this video, as if we haven't had enough problems with Joey Porter and his endless wit: