“Still, the Jets feel good about what they have at the position”. They got me today. “I’m still hungry out here and I’ve got a lot of things that I want to prove”.
Jermaine Kearse has gone from a Seahawks team with legitimate Super Bowl hopes to a Jets team in rebuilding mode, but the 27-year-old receiver has no reservations – and no hesitation – about embracing his new team. “Obviously, he can catch the ball”.
“When we realized we weren’t going to have (McDowell), it made us look to see if we could find some way to help that spot, ” Carroll said. An emerging force, Williams said he has been in touch with Richardson since the trade. We’ll see how well we can build our pass rush.
“I’ve got an opportunity here”, he said.
“That was probably one of my favorites”, Kearse said.
“We’re just going to keep pushing forward and keep working hard”, defensive end Leonard Williams said. “I was just trying to make a play and trying to win a Super Bowl”. “I commended him for that”.
But New England ruined Seattle’s repeat bid moments later when Malcolm Butler intercepted Wilson’s pass intended for Ricardo Lockette at the goal line and secured the Patriots’ 28-24 win.
“This will fit together really well”, head coach Pete Carroll said. And I’m ready to get on the field and play. “He called the play and I do as told”. He led the Seahawks in the 2017 preseason with nine catches for 208 yards and a touchdown. With the departures of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, as well as a season-ending neck injury to Quincy Enunwa, Kearse will likely be a starter Week 1 opposite Robby Anderson. Anderson, Charone Peake and Kalif Raymond are in their second years.
In the summer of 2015, Richardson was fined $1,050, given two years probation and ordered to work 100 hours of community service after forcing police to chase him at a speed in excess of 140 mph. “I just want to get to know these guys, talk to them, and let them get to know who I am and what I’m about and go from there”.
The Seahawks will be thrilled to add a player of Richardson’s caliber to what may be the league’s premier front seven. But his four-year career in NY, which included a Pro Bowl appearance, kept him on the Seahawks radar.
In the Richardson-Kearse trade, the Jets also received a 2018 second-round pick and the teams agreed to swap seventh-round choices. But Carroll cautioned several times during the preseason to remember that personnel decisions are not just based on games but also on practice and everything else that the team does.
“He brings veteran leadership”, Bowles said. We did all we needed to do. But if he does depart as a free agent Seattle would nearly certainly get a third-round pick in 2019 back as compensation, helping replace the pick lost making this about as low-risk a deal from a personnel standpoint as possible. “They got a good player”.
And if it might be a one-year rental – Richardson said he isn’t thinking about free agency and that “I’ll let the lord take the wheel on that one” – Carroll said he doesn’t consider it much of a gamble despite some of what happened in NY.