Pete Carroll on Jadeveon Clowney: If an opportunity makes sense, we’ll dive back in

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Before the draft, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider said the door is not closed on re-signing Jadeveon Clowney but that they had to move forward as if Clowney wouldn’t be back with the team in 2020.

The Seahawks added defensive end Darrell Taylor after trading up in the second round and drafted defensive end Alton Robinson in the fifth round, but head coach Pete Carroll said that didn’t change the outlook on the Clowney front.

“Just staying in touch with him, he’s kind of patient with the time frames that are out there and all that,” Carroll said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. “But he knows that the Seahawks are a place that he had some success, and that he had a really good time and he contributed to our club and all of that. That’s a pretty good feeling for him being out there still. John will take care of it. If there’s an opportunity that makes sense, we’ll dive back in and pursue it.”

The two rookies will join Bruce Irvin, L.J. Collier, Benson Mayowa, Rasheem Green and Branden Jackson on the defensive end depth chart and it sounds like it will be some time before we find out about any other addition to that group.

17 responses to “Pete Carroll on Jadeveon Clowney: If an opportunity makes sense, we’ll dive back in

  1. Likely not going to “make sense” to jump back in unless Clowney wants another one year, $15M deal. For Clowney, It would have to have “no trade” & “no tag” clauses.

  2. Will be signing for the Titans as soon as it won’t count against the compensatory picks formula.

  3. Pete Carroll and John Schneider should give 25% of their yearly salaries to Russell Wilson, because they wouldn’t still be working in Seattle had they not hit the lottery drafting him in the 3rd round back in 2012. Don’t tell me it wasn’t pure luck because if they knew he was going to be even 75% as good as his is right now, they would have traded up in the 1st to grab him.

  4. Clowney is no where near as good as he thinks he is.
    I’d gladly give him a 1 year deal with a no trade/no tag clause, but at a low price.
    No way I’m paying 15MM.
    He’s a great run stuffer, and occassionally gets pressures.
    12 million tops, and even then thats a bit much. His performance is worth of 10-12MM

  5. A $13M one-year no-tag deal makes sense for both sides. Clowney needs a prove-it year to show – or not show – that he now knows natural talent and strength alone are not enough, that he needs to bring it all the time. He’s still a monster-in-training, and I don’t know if this winter has been the wake-up call he needs. Also, he doesn’t play the position he thinks he does. He’s a 5-technique (inside the tackle) lining up as a 9 (edge rusher), but he doesn’t have the bend to get home as a 9, and he can be devastatingly disruptive as a 5. At his best, he won’t get a lot of sacks, but he’ll flush QB’s into the edge rushers, blow up running games, and keep interior linemen from getting to their second-level blocks or coming off to chip the edge guy. That’s at his best, which he doesn’t put on exhibit very often. When he takes plays off, he’s a useful piece because you still can’t run through him, but that’s worth $5M in today’s economics, not $15M+.

  6. I agree with many that think he should get paid half of what he wants. The $15M I’m using is $6m below his initial asking price & $2-3M below Seahawks initial offer. Remember that he was fighting thru “core” injuries & still was a significant disruptive force. His “potential ceiling “ is way up there and why he will get paid extremely more than most believe he should get.

  7. If you’re a good young player and the Seahawks won’t pay you, then you are asking for way too much.

  8. “If you’re a good young player and the Seahawks won’t pay you, then you are asking for way too much.”

    No, Pete and John are similar to Belechick in that they know you must place a value on the specific position and player and try to have the discipline to avoid overpaying any player too often. All coaches and GMs would do well to emulate them.

  9. Clowney must think that he’s as good or better than those who put him on a pedestal prior to the 2014 draft. Although he hasn’t been a bust, he certainly hasn’t been a superstar either.

    I say let him go get a job in his major field of study in college.

  10. “Pete Carroll on Jadeveon Clowney: If an opportunity makes sense, we’ll dive back in”

    Translation: When Clowney comes to his senses and realizes that nobody will pay him what he wants, we will welcome him back….but at less money than our prior offer. That train has left the station.

  11. “Pete Carroll and John Schneider should give 25% of their yearly salaries to Russell Wilson, because they wouldn’t still be working in Seattle had they not hit the lottery drafting him in the 3rd round back in 2012.”

    The down side is that they now pay Wilson so much money that they can’t afford too many really good players. The Seahawks pay Wilson, $35M per year, which is 18% of their entire 2020 salary cap….and they still need to pay 51 other players.

  12. I don’t see the hipe for Jadeveon Clowney, he’s never had a double digit sack year and that’s with playing across Watt for all those years. Not worth more than $10 million a year.

  13. jackedupboonie says:
    April 26, 2020 at 12:15 pm
    Pete Carroll and John Schneider should give 25% of their yearly salaries to Russell Wilson, because they wouldn’t still be working in Seattle had they not hit the lottery drafting him in the 3rd round back in 2012. Don’t tell me it wasn’t pure luck because if they knew he was going to be even 75% as good as his is right now, they would have traded up in the 1st to grab him.
    +++
    There’s a former 6th rounder in Tampa. Yet no mention about him and his former team? They had no idea. No one truly knows how good/bad a drafted player will be. Sure fire locks bust all the time yet, there’s a lot of nobodies, when drafted, in the HOF.

    Should Bill do the same out in NE?

    Wilson wasn’t listed as a first round product that kept dropping.

    He was projected as a mid to late round pick due to his height. The Seahawks saw what we’re seeing. That ‘It’ factor that very good to HOF caliber players have. All 32 teams passed on him at twice. Seattle hedged their bets that he would be available in the third round. He was.

    What if Seattle traded their second round pick that year to aquire more picks? No future HOF Bobby Wagner. How about that fifth round pick the same year? Then ‘The Tip’ probably doesn’t happen.

    What if scenarios are for those that want to change history, but can’t.

    Just be happy with what you have because, you, me and other fans can’t control what we can’t control.

  14. This is how the Clown Clowney operates. If he isn’t sitting out games while getting paid because he has injured something, he holds out until the last minute so he doesn’t have to prepare. He is all game. He is all show. His substance in a career is padded with lots of missed games. That makes him garbage.

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