Seahawks “expect” to have Bruce Irvin for a long time

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The Seahawks may not be picking up the 2016 option on linebacker Bruce Irvin’s contract, but that doesn’t mean they are in a rush to have him off their team.

That was the message sent by coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider when they met the media after they wrapped up the draft on Saturday. Reports last week indicated that the team would pass on the $7.8 million option, something they wouldn’t confirm Saturday while saying that the plan is to hold onto him whether they use it or not.

“We met with Bruce yesterday before we got going, and it went very well,” Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. “We discussed what our plan is and what we are planning on doing, still knowing that maybe something could happen that could change the decision. It has nothing to do with the statement of how we feel about him in our program. We expect him to be here for a long time and we will work to get that done.”

Schneider compared the situation to the team’s decision not to exercise guard James Carpenter’s option last year, although those who would like to see Irvin remain in Seattle will likely note that the Seahawks failed to re-sign Carpenter before he left for the Jets.

40 responses to “Seahawks “expect” to have Bruce Irvin for a long time

  1. Of course Bruce wants to stay with the best team in the nfl and seattle (best team in the nfl) will figure out a way to keep him through his prime.

  2. Considering Ingram and Coples got their options picked up, and Irvin had similar stats as Coples and superior stats to Ingram, if Seattle didn’t have so many people to pay, the option would’ve gotten picked up.

  3. Remember when he tried to cover Gronk in the super bowl? That was funny!

  4. Its the RW factor. Until that’s settled thier in a holding pattern. This team simply won’t have the luxury it once did when Russ was making under a mil a year. The secondary will have to stay revolving outside of the big three and with thier intent to lock up Wagner it’s obvious they have to have a plan in place when they can’t afford to pay Bruce. 20 mil a yr is coming off the cap for this team so RW is going to have to make do with less for the rest of his carrier and that means better decisions in critical situations and critical games. It means not waiting till the end of games to make things happen. It means throwing the ball a way and not taking sacks , ya know, BIG TIME QB stuff, 20 mil a yr stuff.

  5. He’s a good player with unique physical talents. Much, much better than the idiot pundits who widely lambasted the pick expected him to be.

  6. Lots of people would look at his stats and say he hasn’t lived up to the 1st round pick but I love him on the field. He is an athletic freak at 6’3 – 250 and can make plays in the passing game and is a solid but not great pass rusher with room to grow.

    Also he had character concerns but has been an excellent professional. I met him the summer of last year and I gotta say the dude is massive and he loves the 12s. Plus who doesn’t love screaming Bruccccceeeeeeee when he makes a play at Century Link. Go Hawks!

  7. He’s a solid player. But not worth $7.8 million. That’s all this is about people. They’ll resign him if they can get him for 3-4 mill

  8. He’s was a reach when he was picked, and has been mediocre at best. Sign him if you want, but he nothing special. We all know that the Hawks front office knows this too which is why they didnt sign his 5th year option.

  9. Pats fans show their lack of knowledge of football talking about Bruce covering Gronk.

    Seattle’ scheme usually had KJ Wright (the other outside linebacker) covering Gronk and he got beat due to late help from Kam Chancellor. The other time if I recall right Kam got beat by Gronk one on one.

    In case you guys didn’t know – the weak AFC East just got a whole lot tougher this year after a decade of cakewalks. Enjoy trying to even make the playoffs.

  10. Irvin showed in the Super Bowl he is nothing but a punk. A punk who picks a fight and then runs away.

    Kinda like how the Super Bowl went for the Chickenhawks.

  11. thebirdofprey2 says:
    May 3, 2015 11:11 AM

    In case you guys didn’t know – the weak AFC East just got a whole lot tougher this year after a decade of cakewalks. Enjoy trying to even make the playoffs.

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    You’re so original. We have been hearing that every year since 2001…. blah, blah, blah….

    I hope you Seattle fans enjoyed your one year “dynasty.”

  12. So the new litmus test on if a linebacker is good or bad is covering Gronk? Guess 99% of linebackers are hot garbage.

  13. The Seahawks have done pretty well the last 3 years. Maybe someday they can start a successful run without the refs’ help.

  14. I always thought the Irwin picks was a stretch by the Hawks in the first round. Irwin has been a project; his sack totals were way down, he can’t keep his emotions in check which leads him to do and say stupid stuff.
    In other words, he needs a lot of coaching, and keeping him iincentivised and focused is the issue.

    So I don’t blame the Hawks idea, but he could bolt.

  15. thebirdofprey2 – Well, considering that 38% of every teams schedule consists of playing their divisional opponents, I would say that the Patriots (and every other team) play a big part in determining the success of those other 3 teams. Maybe the Jets, Dolphins and Bills would be better if they didn’t have to play the best organization in football twice every year.

  16. Boston area sports fans are by far the worst. They have the lowest football, hockey and baseball IQs and their knowledge is to say “our team is the best”. Yet for some reason they think they the most hated for other reasons.

    You say Chad Pennington, Mark Sanchez, Henne, Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith all weren’t good because they had to play the Patriots. Classic! Check the AFC East win % outside of the division, the only one weaker in NFL will probably be the AFC South in last 10 years.

  17. Maybe Boston area sports fans are ‘the worst’.

    But, fortunately, are teams are the best.

    9 championships in 13 years.

    That doesn’t suck.

    SCOREBOARD

  18. uwisheuwereapatsfan2- Swing…and a miss!!! Lol that was KJ Wright . Bruce probably would have done better considering he’s a massive man like Gronk but faster than Gronk ..

    I see how your trying to troll hawk fans , but your so terrible that you suck at it. Haha

  19. theringisthething – yes Boston has been winning a ton. Resoect that but no need to troll you won on a bonehead play call and bc Seattle had 4/5 of their secondary hurt and lost two defensive starters during the game . Not like the patriots dominated. I know you’ll take the ring , but do so objectively pimpin!

  20. Everybody says the AFCE has sucked for 15 years now and I get it, but the NFCW hasn’t exactly been lights out over that time frame either.

  21. There is still no other franchise QB in the AFC East. Pats will roll thru their division once again.

  22. Still not another franchise QB in the AFC East. Pats will win it again.

  23. heelergirl says:

    Can’t cover Gronkowski, starts a fight when they lose, he’s a real prize
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    Please show me film of when he was ON Gronkowski, Brainiac.

  24. Irvin showed in the Super Bowl he is nothing but a punk. A punk who picks a fight and then runs away.

    Kinda like how the Super Bowl went for the Chickenhawks

    heelergirl says:
    Dynasty, now that is a good one
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    Say whatever you want now, but this is still the best roster in football by far and unless Wilson gets hurt, an easy lock for another Super Bowl.

  25. uwisheuwereapatsfan2 says:
    Remember when he tried to cover Gronk in the super bowl? That was funny!
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    Um, no, because it didn’t happen. Nor do I recall Brady completing anything significant against out top 5 DB’s.

  26. jeffesky says:
    May 3, 2015 7:54 AM

    Its the RW factor. Until that’s settled thier in a holding pattern. This team simply won’t have the luxury it once did when Russ was making under a mil a year. The secondary will have to stay revolving outside of the big three and with thier intent to lock up Wagner it’s obvious they have to have a plan in place when they can’t afford to pay Bruce. 20 mil a yr is coming off the cap for this team so RW is going to have to make do with less for the rest of his carrier and that means better decisions in critical situations and critical games. It means not waiting till the end of games to make things happen. It means throwing the ball a way and not taking sacks , ya know, BIG TIME QB stuff, 20 mil a yr stuff.
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    Except the Seahawks have $44 million in cap space in 2016, and the cap will go up $20 million in the next 2 years, so it’s a complete wash in terms of cap space.

  27. If the Packers hadn’t imploded the Seahawks wouldn’t have been in this Super Bowl
    Thanks for calling me a brainiac, appreciate it!

  28. The Packers didn’t “implode,” they got beaten down by a physically superior team that refused to quit. Maybe next time they’ll be tough enough to play a full 60 minutes.

    But I doubt it.

  29. If the Seahawks don’t resign Irvin. The Jaguars are ready to make him an offer he can’t refuse! HC Gus Bradley loves Bruce from as he was Irvin’s original DC in Seattle. The Jags would like to sign him and add him to the rotation of LEO’s of Dante Fowler Jr., Chris Clemmons and Andre Branch. The Jags realize Clemmons is probably done after this season.

  30. He’s already been suspended once, what do you think will happen when he gets paid again? Fantastic talent, but I just don’t trust the guy. Hot headed, prone to foolishness.

  31. You want to know why your Packers are 0-3 against Pete Carroll’s Seahawks, Packer fans? Here’s why:

    2012: Aaron Rodgers,
    26/39, 223 yards, 0-TD, 0-INT, 8 sacks, 81.5 QB RTG
    Score: Seahawks 14, Packers 12

    2014 week 1:
    Aaron Rodgers,
    23/33, 189 yards, 1-TD, 1-INT, 1 lost fumble, 3-sacks, 81.5 QB RTG.
    Score: Seahawks 36, Packers 16

    2014 NFC Championship Game:
    Aaron Rodgers,
    19/34, 178 yards, 1-TD, 2-ints, 1-sack, 55.8 QB RTG.

    Score: Seahawks 26, Packers 22.

    3 Game Average Totals:
    23/35 (66%), 196 yards, 0.66 TDs, 1-INT, 4-sacks, 72.9 QB rating.

    So if you want to blame somebody for your defeats, look no further than Aaron “MVP” Rodgers.

  32. Schneider has a grand scheme for the roster. He will make what he considers a fair offer to Irvin when the time comes and let him decide. This is exactly what was done with the other FAs whether they agreed or went elsewhere. If they sign, all well and good. If they don’t, they usually get a good enough contract with another team that we end up with a nice Compensatory Pick. Since he’s always looking to find talent every year, we usually have a replacement ready to take the player’s spot.

    I know your GMs don’t know what they’re doing, but that’s no reason to project their failure onto the Seahawks.

  33. osiris33 says:
    May 3, 2015 11:05 PM

    You want to know why your Packers are 0-3 against Pete Carroll’s Seahawks, Packer fans? Here’s why:

    2012: Aaron Rodgers,
    26/39, 223 yards, 0-TD, 0-INT, 8 sacks, 81.5 QB RTG
    Score: Seahawks 14, Packers 12

    2014 week 1:
    Aaron Rodgers,
    23/33, 189 yards, 1-TD, 1-INT, 1 lost fumble, 3-sacks, 81.5 QB RTG.
    Score: Seahawks 36, Packers 16

    2014 NFC Championship Game:
    Aaron Rodgers,
    19/34, 178 yards, 1-TD, 2-ints, 1-sack, 55.8 QB RTG.

    Score: Seahawks 26, Packers 22.

    3 Game Average Totals:
    23/35 (66%), 196 yards, 0.66 TDs, 1-INT, 4-sacks, 72.9 QB rating.

    So if you want to blame somebody for your defeats, look no further than Aaron “MVP” Rodgers.
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    The Seahawks’ “win” in 2012 was the result of 4 blown calls by the refs. The absurd roughing the passer call, the defensive pass interference call when the receiver hitched a piggy back ride on the defender, and of course the infamous Fail Mary play where Tate pushed off and didn’t catch the ball.

  34. @thebirdsofprey2
    Your comment about the AFC East getting stronger made me laugh only because when you look up who has had the weakest division over the last 12 years its the NFC west but you should know that since you guys were all Seahawks fans before 2012 right? From 2002-2012 when you take out wins against division teams there have only been 8 times a division had less then 15 wins and guess what? 5 of them belong to the NFC West. The AFC East however has never had less then 15 wins outside its division but you and the one year dynasty probably know more then me.

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