Drafted in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, Hutchinson spent his first five seasons with that team. In March 2006, Hutchinson, a free agent, was designated as Seattle's transition player. On March 14, 2012, Steve Hutchinson met with the Seattle Seahawks, to work out a possible deal with his former team.
Unanimous All-American (2000)
7× Pro Bowl (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
7× All-Pro (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
2× NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year (2006, 2009)
The 2008, 2009 and 2010 drafts caused the rebuild - fewest picks in the NFL during that 3 year span, looking for that last piece of the puzzle...
The last two drafts have been ok, funny reading last years review: "boom or bust"
It's the totality of his work that will be the defining characteristic here. This is a very important draft and Idzik will be measured based on that. But not anymore so than other drafts and his total overall work. It's things like contract negotiations, what he does in FA, etc., those will be hot button issues because of what Tanny did during his years. Those issues are high on the radar from fans aware of what Tanny did when he was here.
When you look at this from a short to long term measure, this draft is very important. The Jets have multiple picks, and if they plan being competitive quickly, Idzik will need to restock the team with talent this season. If he misses and the Jets flop, he will be heavily criticized.
Remember, everybody loved Tanny when the team was going to back to back championships. Those same fans dropped him like a hot potato after last season.
Overall, and I agree with Idzik's approach here, WINS will determine how he is portayed. In other words, don't get too concerned with needs to fill as there are way too many to even try to fill. But building a good talent base for which to operate from will make his job much easier going forward.
"Define" BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm so sick of these moronic pudits.
1. responding to Dcat, if Idzik felt that strongly about Revis, Woody would have listened.
2. Idzik will take the steady, conservative approach to rebuilding our team. That is the right way to do it. (paying a corner 16 million per year is not conservative, its stupid)
BTW, I for one am not upset that Idzik will be leaning on Bradway for this draft. It's the one thing Terry isn't bad at, and if Bradway is as high on a QB that can be had in the 2nd round or later as he was on Russell Wilson, then let's get that guy this year.
1. You're keeping Rex at least one more year
2. You are trading Revis so don't bother negotiating with his people.
Those decisions were made before Idzik ever boarded the plane for his interview.
Sorry, but Cimini is dead wrong. Trading Revis in no way "defines" Idzik or comes remotely close to "defining" Idzik. It's far more a definition of Woody Johnson.
If Revis wanted to sign for 10 mill a year, he'd be a Jet.
And Idzik absolutely is graded for trading Revis. If he felt strongly enough against it, Woody would have went with him, or Woody wouldn't have hired him.
Cimini is awful. The only way this draft defines Idzik is if he gets fired after this season.
Which could happen since Woody could throw a hissy fit when he has to fire Rex after a 4-12 season.
Rex won't ever go 4-12... No matter how bad the offense is, his defense will always get at least 6 wins.
And there is zero chance Idzik gets fired after year 1 outside of getting arrested.
Yes, that sums it up nicely.Overall, and I agree with Idzik's approach here, WINS will determine how he is portayed. In other words, don't get too concerned with needs to fill as there are way too many to even try to fill. But building a good talent base for which to operate from will make his job much easier going forward.