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Chiefs-Seahawks trade reactions: Lotta special teams talk

The Kansas City Chiefs traded DJ Alexander to the Seahawks for LB Kevin Pierre-Louis and the NFL world has reacted on Twitter. This isn’t one of those trades where you immediately have a strong opinion because we don’t know much about Kevin Pierre-Louis and DJ Alexander was mostly a special teamer.

However, Alexander was a Pro Bowl special teamer so my take is that Pierre-Louis should be able to match or beat Alexander in special teams OR offer some sort of value on defense (which Alexander didn’t).

We still don’t know whether Pierre-Louis can do that but we do have opinions! Here’s what SB Nation’s Seahawks site, Field Gulls, had to say:

As for Pierre-Louis, it’s just never worked out for him in Seattle. Drafted in round four back in 2014, KPL failed to establish himself with the coaching staff as worth inserting into the team’s defensive rotation. His lone start came in 2015 when Bobby Wagner was injured and couldn’t play in the team’s home loss to the Panthers. Otherwise most of his snaps have been on special teams, and unfortunately this (sketchy) penalty against him in the playoff defeat to Atlanta last season, thus wiping out a huge Devin Hester punt return, proved to be an enormous game-changing infraction.

We collected some of the takes on the trade.

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Who won the trade?

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  • 28%
    Chiefs
    (399 votes)
  • 71%
    Seahawks
    (1022 votes)
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