Saturday, May 31, 2008

Moving on From May

by: Michael Steffes

With today the last day of May, and the Seahawks about to the field again Monday, it appears as the team is putting a rough Month behind them. Profootballweekly, has some blurbs in their weekly "whispers" column that suggest the teams legal woes are nothing to be too concerned about.

"Our Seahawks sources tell us star MLB Lofa Tatupu couldn’t have been more apologetic and embarrassed over his ill-timed arrest May 10 on suspicion of drunken driving, and that he made a point of spreading the word to his teammates about the arrest before it became public knowledge. As for Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard, we hear the team is a lot more worried about the condition of his injured toe than his April arrest on misdemeanor assault charges following a run-in with an ex-girlfriend at a downtown Seattle nightclub. A pretrial hearing for Bernard was scheduled for June"

If you didn't know June 2nd is the first day of Mini Camp, so expect Bernard to be absent while dealing with this isses. PFW also has some kind words to say about DL Chris Cooper. Saying...
"Don’t underestimate the value of Seahawks backup DL Chris Cooper, who is back for his second go-around in Seattle. Our sources tell us the team really appreciates his ability to make plays at either end or tackle."
Cooper has a good chance to make this team due to his versatility, however, for the first time in a while, there are a lot of good players competing for roster spots as defensive linemen. The team will likely keep nine of them.