Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday Reading

by: Mike Parker

Now that we're all overloaded with post-draft breakdowns and discussion, here are a couple of other bits of news and speculation from well-known voices on all things Seahawks:

-Danny O'Neil talks about Aaron Curry's introduction at yesterday's Renton press conference here. O'Neil said Curry's reputation as a stand-up guy and a potential locker room leader were in top form, and at least one person in the background couldn't stop yelling "Nice suit!" A good start, I think.

-Mike Sando weighs in on the Leroy Hill situation, recalling his own words he wrote when Hill voluntarily skipped the team's recent optional mini-camps:

I'm not sure what Hill is accomplishing by staying away. Imagine if the Seahawks drafted Aaron Curry in the first round and then withdrew the franchise tag.
And indeed, the words are prophetic. Hill now faces a tough situation, as teams are securing their lineups and halting any pursuit of more free agents. If he's not happy in Seattle, he soon might himself stuck here, which won't be a good scenario for anyone involved. Hill isn't likely to turn into a primadonna, but some would've said the same about Jay Cutler not even six months ago...

-And finally, in a bit of sad-but-no-less-expected news, former Hawks punter Ryan "Fudge" Plackemeier was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals today. The really sad part is Fudge was acquired off waivers from the Redskins Feb. 13, and didn't even play in a single game for Cincinnati. Will the Raiders be next to sign him?