Thursday, December 22, 2011

Roster Churn is Paying Dividends

For those naysayers who said that PC and JS were turning over the roster too quickly, it is fair to say that they were dead wrong. The cupboard was essentially bare when they took over, and in less than two years they have orchestrated a massive turn around in the talent level and overall depth of the team. Let's look at some key players and how they were acquired:

  • Drafted in 2010--Earl Thomas, Russell Okung, Golden Tate, Kam Chancellor
  • Drafted in 2011--KJ Wright, Malcolm Smith, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, James Carpenter, John Moffit 
  • Undrafted FA in 2011--Doug Baldwin, Josh Portis
  • Trades--Chris Clemons, Marshawn Lynch, Leon Washington, Clint McDonald
  • Free Agents--Alan Branch, Zach Miller, Sidney Rice, Robert Gallery, Anthony Hargrove,  Tarvaris Jackson
  • Players cut from other teams--Atari Bigby, Michael Robinson, Raheem Brock
  • Players left for dead--Brandon Browner, Mike Williams
I only count 12 players left from the Tim Ruskell era: Marcus Trufant, John Carlson, Leroy Hill, John Ryan, Ben Obomanu, Brandon Mebane, Red Bryant, Roy Lewis, Justin Forsett, Max Unger, Deon Butler and Cameron Morrah.

After next summer's training camp, this number will be in the single digits with Trufant, Forsett, Morrah and Carlson potentially not returning.

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