Seahawks will likely look long and hard at Tony Scheffler

Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler (85) catches a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter of a preseason game against the New England Patriots at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks might consider the newest free agent on the market, tight end Tony Scheffler.

This is a perfect type of player for coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider. Scheffler would up the ante in the passing game and though he isn’t the greatest blocker, would be an upgrade to Kellen Davis and Luke Willson. Not that they aren’t adequate, but Davis is not as much of a total package and could be replaced while Willson is young and still learning on the fly.

This is what the Seahawks do. They look into opportunities to create competition at every position. Tight end has been the most highly criticized position since training camp. This is the perfect “opportunity” as Carroll would put it, for the Seahawks to get better.

It would be surprising to me if the Seahawks don’t take a long, hard look at Scheffler to improve their team. An addition like this along with the addition of Robinson and the ‘return’ addition of Harvin would put the Seahawks’ offense in prime position to dominate everybody.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Football, Seattle Seahawks, Tony Scheffler

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  • Herman Moore

    Keep in mind this is a guy coming off a concussion who lost his job to an undrafted rookie. That said, Tony is a good football player who always came to play, and has plenty left in the tank. I hope he catches on somewhere.

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