Seahawks waiving Super Bowl breakout wideout Chris Matthews

AP

Chris Matthews came out of nowhere in last year’s Super Bowl, and the Seahawks just sent him back there.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Seahawks are waiving the wide receiver, after he failed to build on the promise he showed last year.

Matthews had 109 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl last year, but just four catches this season.

He failed to carve out a role in their offense, and the fact that Paul Richardson injured his hamstring last week and they still made this move is a clear sign they weren’t pleased with Matthews’ development.

58 responses to “Seahawks waiving Super Bowl breakout wideout Chris Matthews

  1. he’s the fall guy because Wilson is a tool of a QB and doesn’t know how to throw to anyone other then that a$$hat Baldwin, who will be forever remembered and shamed for that stupid TD celebration in the superbowl.

  2. Kinda hard to throw deep when you’re always running for your life behind a terrible O-Line. I liked Matthews….showed lots of promise. Hate to lose a 6’5 WR

  3. Why? Lockett is out, and Richardson pulled a hammy. Not sure where Schneider is headed with these moves

  4. 6’7″ Jimmy Graham, 6’5″ Luke Willson, 6’5″ Chris Matthews…
    Plus Beast Mode…
    Plus Russell Wilson.

    Who could possibly stop that personnel grouping?
    Darrell Bevell, that’s who. Same guy that gave Matthews’ Super Bowl MVP award to Tom Brady.

  5. It would be interesting to see him line up with Gronk and Chandler against a bunch of 5′ 10″ corners.

  6. I loved the promise of Chris Matthews but not the reality. He can’t get any separation and has poor hands. As long as he has a 5’10” corner on him, he is fine but once the defense adjusts and puts a taller man on him, then he doesn’t catch anything (which by the way, is exactly what happened in the Super Bowl. He caught his passes early but once the Patriots adjusted he didn’t catch any more).

    Having said that, I wish him the best of luck. You had a great game in the Super Bowl and nothing can ever take that away. Land somewhere where they can use your skills.

  7. Rosters are stretched pretty thin this time of year and teams with playoff aspirations, especially ones that are fading, don’t have the luxury of carrying guys that are not adding value now. Matthews would be an easier pickup for a team that is playing for next year and wouldn’t mind replacing a high price talent that they can’t or won’t sign with a developmental player.

  8. Probably hasn’t matched that “promise” because he’s not often matched up against a 4th or 5th string corner that he has 8″ in height advantage on.

  9. “It would be interesting to see him line up with Gronk and Chandler against a bunch of 5′ 10″ corners.”

    Not to mention LaFell.

  10. His fault the offense stinks? I think not. Waive the Offensive coordinator. He is failing miserably at his job. Cant find a way to get Jimmy Graham the ball. This kid will be snatched up quick by someone.

  11. hawksnorth says: Nov 17, 2015 2:23 PM

    Kinda hard to throw deep when you’re always running for your life behind a terrible O-Line. I liked Matthews….showed lots of promise. Hate to lose a 6’5 WR
    ____________________

    I couldn’t disagree more. 75% of Wilson’s passing yards come from him scrambling around and waiting for the defense to break down, then he hits a wide open receiver that was able to get behind the defense. Even with a solid offensive line, Wilson is at his best on the move, creating something with his legs. Its not a knock on him, its remarkable. But he is the kind of guy that doesn’t “need” a great offensive line

  12. As a 49ers fan and que the Squak fans talking..
    That aside I actually like the move seahawks are content with 5’10 in low production and they refuse to pay any money to (golden Tate on line one) there offense is built to fail and Wilson like rg3 will be benched..now the jury isn’t out on kap so save your breathe Seattle.. You had a good 2 year run now face the facts your average like green bay
    Who won a Superbowl in ’10 on a off year

  13. Maybe they’ll just move Jimmy Graham to the outside to fill that role because he clearly cannot block to save his life. I think the Jimmy Graham experiment will only be lasting this one season.

  14. 6’7″ Jimmy Graham, 6’5″ Luke Willson, 6’5″ Chris Matthews…
    Plus Beast Mode…
    Plus Russell Wilson.

    Who could possibly stop that personnel grouping?
    Darrell Bevell, that’s who. Same guy that gave Matthews’ Super Bowl MVP award to Tom Brady.

    Bevell was responsible for Brady shredding the legion of whom?

  15. The receiver position on the Seahawk roster is one of the weakest in pro football. To get cut loose from this group tells you what you need to know.
    That being said, Wilson is not a good enough passer to make the players at this position better. His pocket passing skills are non existent, running a route and catching the ball on time is a surprise when it actually happens

  16. Pats like the smaller super fast/quick high agility type Wr’s….
    They have all the height they need

  17. Pretty much a move because they don’t know what else to do. Matthews is good enough, so it isn’t his fault. What could it be?

  18. 6’7″ Jimmy Graham, 6’5″ Luke Willson, 6’5″ Chris Matthews…
    Plus Beast Mode…
    Plus Russell Wilson.

    Who could possibly stop that personnel grouping?
    ——————————-

    6’7″ Jimmy Graham, 6’5″ Luke Willson, 6’5″ Chris Matthews…
    Plus Beast Mode…

    I know who can stop that personnel grouping, you just named him…..Russell Wilson. Just like he stopped Golden Tate, and Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin and Zack Miller…who all made pro bowls with someone other than Wilson as their QB.

    Fact.

  19. He probably had a great SB at least in part because BB schemes heavily to take away the opponent’s best weapons – that would mean concentrating on Lynch when he was on field or otherwise trying to limit Wilson’s rushing and keep him in the pocket. Which means other weapons have a relatively (or even surprisingly) good game. Seen it hundreds of times yet dumb commentators still don’t seem to understand how this strategy plays out and will therefore gush about such lower-priority guys as if they’re really “stepping up” against the Pats.

  20. It sounds like Seahawks fans really want to blame the offense for their struggles when in almost every game the defense has been shredded for late game winning scores. That was my biggest takeaway from the SB. Not Wilson’s interception, but Brady torching the Hawk defense for 14 4th quarter points. Their troubles started then and haven’t stopped.

  21. That entire franchise is a mess. This move will not help and it probably won’t hurt. I’m just glad for Matthews that he may get an opportunity now with a productive offense somewhere.

  22. “It sounds like Seahawks fans really want to blame the offense for their struggles when in almost every game the defense has been shredded for late game winning scores. That was my biggest takeaway from the SB. Not Wilson’s interception, but Brady torching the Hawk defense for 14 4th quarter points. Their troubles started then and haven’t stopped.”

    If you watch the games, the defense is the main reason why they have the lead in the first place. Case in point, the defense was the reason they were winning in the 2nd half of the Card’s game after the offense was non-existent, then the offense only scored 3 points the rest of the game. Defense can only do so much, especially when the Wilson-led offense is going 3 and out the whole game.

    Wilson is 0-13 when the opposing team scores 25 pts or more….fact.

  23. The Seahawks fell for Wilson’s negotiating tactics (“I’m going to play pro baseball!”) and grossly overpaid him. Combine his massive cap hit and the rest of the core players on D, then there isn’t much money left for other players such as offensive linemen. Games are won and lost on lines.

  24. Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bengals go after him. They have had limited success with Sanu and Tate, and he seems similar.

  25. Baltimore, San Diego or Carolina might want to take a flier on the kid. He’d fall behind in the depth chart but these 3 teams really don’t have that much depth to fall behind in.

  26. Bevell is clueless. If you’re an honest ‘Hawks fan you’ll admit this. Schneider and Carroll didn’t do us any favors by obliterating the O line and turning Graham into a blocker, but damn our play calling BLOWS.

    by the way….where are all of the FortyWhiner fans I’m so used to hearing snivel so badly??

    Must be at the bar…finishing off the 8th beer of the day…

  27. It’s ironic that discarded Mathews might have been considered for MVP of the Superbowl had Carroll not undermined his great game with a foolish goal line call.

  28. kingpel says:
    Nov 17, 2015 3:26 PM

    It sounds like Seahawks fans really want to blame the offense for their struggles when in almost every game the defense has been shredded for late game winning scores. That was my biggest takeaway from the SB. Not Wilson’s interception, but Brady torching the Hawk defense for 14 4th quarter points. Their troubles started then and haven’t stopped.
    _______

    Nope. The reason the defense gives up points at the end of games is because the offense consistently goes 3 and out and can’t stay on the field. They’re exhausted. It’s true the defense hasn’t been as good as the past couple years, but a lot of that is because the offense can’t give them any rest. Also, people saying Bevell isn’t the problem or the line isn’t the problem and it’s all Wilson’s fault are flat out stupid. The only reason Bevell is still employed is because Wilson’s good enough at creating on his own and keeping plays alive.

  29. Great and telling stat: Wilson 0-13 against opponents scoring 25 or more points.
    He is not a good enough QB to pass his team to a win when other aspects of the team falter. 20 million dollar QB’s are expected to put the team on their backs and win a game that they shouldn’t from time to time by airing it out and winning a shoot out. Wilson will NEVER be the kind of player to drop back and sling it around the yard for 350 yards and 4 TD’s when the team needs to burn the game plan and let it rip. Judging by the defense’s performance, they are going to need just that a few times this year.

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