Free Agency kicked off yesterday afternoon with a flurry of deals throughout the league. It felt like every team was tied to at least one player. Every team but Seattle that is. As expected, the Seahawks skipped the frenzy of overpriced signings and will wait until the prices come down.
Instead Seahawks fans were introduced to Percy Harvin, who was acquired via trade with the Vikings yesterday. The press conference was cool and everything, but it lacked the sizzle of the day before when found out about the trade.
I think Danny O’neil of the Seattle Times had the right idea:
Today’s inactivity was completely expected though. That’s been the standard procedure for the Seahawks under John Schneider. They have, for the most part, avoided the all the craziness of the first few days of free agency.
Only once, when they had an absolute ton of cap space following the uncapped year when they shed all those big contracts, did the Seahawks jump in and sign some big name players. That was before the 2011 season, and brought Sydney Rice and Zach Miller to Seattle.
Seattle lacks the cap room they had that year; hence the inactivity today. Don’t worry though, I’m sure they’ll sign someone who most fans have never heard of at some point next week. That’ll be fun, right?