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    Seahawks Sign Sharper

    Seahawks | Sharper Agrees to Five-year Deal - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 12 Apr 2005 15:04:52 -0700

    John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with free agent LB Jamie Sharper (Texans) on a five-year, $17.5 million deal that includes a $1.5 million signing bonus.
    Did the Seahawks overpay again? BTW, where are they getting all this money from?


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    Re: Seahawks Sign Sharper

    And now, a lesson in John Hadley style journalism...


    About a week ago, when Sharper was released, I posted as follows:

    I bet the SheSquawks will make a big effort to get him.
    Now, make no mistake - that was merely speculation based upon a rather obvious need that the Hawks have a LB. I had no inside information whatsoever.

    Had I been John Hadley, I probably would have written something like:

    "Word out of Seattle is that they are close to signing Jamie Sharper."

    Had I been wrong, I would simply never mention the subject again.

    When the Hawks actually did sign Sharper, though, I could then write - "See! You read it here first!"


    On the serious side, this is a good signing for the Hawks at a good price. The problem for them, however, is that they are likely to lose their best LB, Chad Brown, after June 1 because he doesn't want to take a pay cut (at least, that's what I've read).

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    Re: Seahawks Sign Sharper

    Hmmm...Chad Brown? Wouldn't it be interesting to see him in horns.

    Naaah.

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    Re: Seahawks Sign Sharper

    Good signing for the 'Hawks. Wonder if Sharper is going to play on the inside or outside.
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    Re: Seahawks Sign Sharper

    My question is: Is Sharper a better LB'er than Claiborne and/or Coakley?

    not talking about salary cap, just talent.

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    Re: Seahawks Sign Sharper

    To tell you the truth I'm not extremely impressed by Sharper. Then again I haven't seen him much in Houston, and he was overshadowed by Ray Lewis in Baltimore.

    I really like what I've seen from Coakley, and I did observe Claiborne a few times at the college level at MLB, but it's hard to tell whether the transition to the pros will be successful.

    Sharper is the bigger name, but I'd imagine they're all about the same talent wise, perhaps a slight edge goes to Sharper from outside opinions I've heard.

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