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How Spielman's controversial moves panned out

This has probably been done before, but I'd like to just condense all of Spielman's controversial offseason moves and how they look so far.

1) Trade Harvin for draft picks. Sign Greg Jennings with saved cap space. This one looks good so far. Jennings is healthy and had a good camp. Harvin is out 10 weeks. Rhodes has looked good. And we still get another 3rd rounder next year.

2) Cut Winfield. Winfield has retired after being unable to make the Seahawks squad. That move looks appropriate.

3) Cut Kluwe, draft a punter. Now I'm still not sure using a high pick on a punter was the right move. Locke has to be lights out for that to make sense. But certainly cutting Kluwe was correct. The dude couldn't beat out a UDFA for the freakin' Raiders. He was in the bottom 10 of punters the last couple seasons. Plus he garners too much attention for a punter.

4) Not signing Urlacher. Well nobody would sign him and now he's retired. This isn't really a controversial "move" per say since most of it was to do with fans and reporters making something out of nothing.

5) Trade up into the 1st round for a WR. Well this one the jury is still out on and honestly it can take 2 or even 3 seasons before you fully know if this was the right move. But to Patterson's credit, he's looked pretty good thus far for a rookie WR, especially one that is supposed to be raw.

So there you have it. I'd say Spielman is doing a pretty good job. By my count he's 4-0-1 during the offseason doing things that other people think were wrong to do. Patterson is still a tie.

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a community, that view is no less important.

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