On the plus side, the Seahawks have also said Get The Fuck In to some
guys guy too.
GONE is Matt Leinart. Of course, since he was never here to begin with, this makes no sense. Still, he’s decided to stay in Houston, presumably because he’s decided it’s better to go full retard than to go to a team with your former head coach and no defined starter at his very position of employment. What does that say about a guy’s heart? I mean, assuming these rumors were true and the Seahawks were truly trying to sign this guy, where are your nuts at, guy?
Matt Schaub is the man in Houston. He’s proven himself and they’ve proven they’re married to him by way of what it took to get him there in the first place. The Seahawks, meanwhile, have two suck-asses at quarterback. Regardless of the fact that we’ve invested draft picks and millions into Whitehurst, regardless of the fact that we hired Jackson’s offensive coordinator (i.e. regardless of the fact that it appears both have a leg up over a theoretical Matt Leinart), neither of those guys have established themselves as starting quarterbacks in this league. Therefore, you’re looking at a strict 3-way competition with the best of the worst earning that starting job come September.
Leinart just chose an automatic 2nd string quarterback job over the potential for a 1st string job. Somebody get that guy a tampon, stat. For his vagina! Because he a little girl! Ho-ho!
GONE is Will Herring. He’s signing with New Orleans. I lamented this for about 10 seconds until I realized that backup linebackers are a dime a dozen and we drafted a couple more a few months ago. Herring was good, worthy of being a starter SOMEWHERE, and he was aces as a special teams coverage man. I hope the Saints let him start because I have a feeling he’ll dominate for many years to come.
GONE is Olindo Mare. He goes to Carolina. What is it with Carolina stealing all our fucking kickers? I didn’t even know John Kasay had retired … and apparently he didn’t know that either. That’s too bad, I guess. Since I no longer have any delusions of competing for even a crappy NFC West, I’m not going to sweat this Olindo Mare move. We should just sign the best undrafted free agent kicker out there and give him a shot for a year; what harm could it do? Better than picking up some old fuck off the scrap heap.
GONE is Brandon Stokley. Again, another move I’m not going to sweat. It’s not like we’ll have Hasselbeck around; buying a possession receiver for the likes of Jackson or Whitehurst just seems like a waste of funds. Unless the possession receiver has Go-Go Gadget arms to reach all the overthrown balls tossed in their general vicinity, I don’t see the point.
HERE is Robert Gallery! This is pretty exciting. The lone bright spot in this whole week of disappointment, we’ve got our O-Line set for at least the next 3 seasons. What ISN’T there to like? He’s experienced, he’s good, he’s familiar with Tom Cable’s system, he’s a veteran presence for these young guys on the line to grow up around, AND it’s only a 3-year deal. Not that teams are necessarily bound by contract years, this is still a good thing all around. I’ll probably have more good things to say about this as the season approaches, but it’s new and fresh now so I thought I’d mention it.
So, what’s next?
Part of me thinks it’s ominous that we don’t have Brandon Mebane signed yet, but I just need to calm down a bit. He’s GOING to test free agency, that’s just something I’m gonna have to get used to. Doesn’t mean he’s going to sign elsewhere, but it does mean his price will go up accordingly. He’s one of the better, younger D-linemen out there on the market; he deserves to get his money now. I just hope Schneider is a little flexible with his negotiating. I have a feeling he’s got a firm offer on the table and it’s going to be dwarfed by the open market. I guess we’ll see.
Also, still no word on a cornerback. It’s still early, none of the big studs have found a home yet (in other words, the market won’t be set until Nnamdi Asomugha signs), and who knows? The Seahawks could very well be comfortable going with Trufant, Thurmond, and the rookies. At the very least, though, I wish they’d get Big Play Babs back in here (if, indeed, they’re not going to make a bigger splash in the cornerback market).
Man, can’t wait for Day 3. At this rate, I’m going to be writing one of these recaps every day through the weekend!