Unable to Fit Carroll’s Scheme, DE Jackson Sent To Lions For Draft Pick

August 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A familiar story line seems to be recurring in the Seahawks camp, trades involving 2008 first-round draft picks for late-round 2011 draft picks.
Kentwan Balmer came to the Seahawks from San Francisco for a sixth-round pick over the weekend.  Today, the man selected just before him, Lawrence Jackson, was sent packing to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed (likely late-round) draft pick.
There was speculation that Jackson was feeling a bit lost amongst the new defensive scheme, which has emphasis on size to stop the run, and speed rushers to attack opposing quarterbacks.  With Red Bryant firmly entrenched on one end as a bulky, gap-filling defensive end, and Chris Clemons showing promise rushing from the opposite side, Jackson's role diminished drastically.  
Kentwan Balmer, although to date has shown little, fits the physical characteristics Carroll is looking for in his defensive line.  The two trades really work out to swapping one player for anothe...

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