Monday, September 11, 2006
The Seahawks have acquired wide receiver Deion Branch from the Patriots for a 2007 first-round draft pick. Branch was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX in February 2005 when the Patriots defeated the Eagles in Alltel Stadium at Jacksonville.
As you all know, the Seahawks' offense was dismal yesterday in Detroit. Adding Branch to the wide receiving corps can only help matters. I'm still not convinced that Darrell Jackson is fully healthy. Jerramy Stevens will be out for a couple more weeks. Anytime you can add a Top 15-caliber wide receiver to your roster, you have to go for it. Think of this move as a "Yankee-like" move. The Seahawks are the best team in the NFC and barring injuries, could be back in the Super Bowl this season.
Welcome to Seattle, Deion. And as I like to say to each and every Seattle receiver, CATCH THE DAMN BALL! Thanks in advance. I know you will.
(This post is coming to you from the ASU computer lab where I should be doing something useful, but hey, this is useful news to you, the Sports and B's reader. The few that we have left, anyway. Heh.)