Saturday, March 6, 2010
Why Seahawks' Wallace has value
By Mike Sando
Seahawks backup quarterback Seneca Wallace spent six seasons learning Mike Holmgren's offense.
Wallace's mastery of that offense could make him more valuable to the Browns, who are implementing Holmgren's offense, than to the Seahawks, who are changing offenses for the second consecutive offseason.
Backup quarterbacks don't get many reps. It can take them longer to master an offense.
Former Seahawks offensive coordinator Gil Haskell is helping the Browns install Holmgren's offense. Wallace would give the Browns a quarterback instantly familiar with the terminology and playbook.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, citing a league source, said the Browns could have interest in Wallace. I'm not sure how much the Seahawks' new staff values Wallace, but if Seattle could find a suitable backup, parting with Wallace by trade could make sense. It's not like he knows the Seahawks' offense.