Sherman Trade Talk, Boykin’s Status and other Seahawks Notes for April Fool’s Day
By Lee Vowell
Thank goodness for Final Four weekend and Opening Day of the baseball season. This can distract Seattle Seahawks football fans from going into early Spring hibernation. We are post-free agency – at least as far as the big fish players go – and pre-draft. We have a little less than a month to go before the draft chaos.
Lots of mock drafts have appeared and will be coming. All of them, from Mel Kiper to my personal feline, are guess work. (For the record, my cat has Kevin King going to the Seahawks in the first round.) Some other Seattle notes remain slightly less gray, however. Such as…
The Richard Sherman trade talk is not going away. Will Sherman be traded? Probably not. The issue is that in the past week both Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have not emphatically said, “We will not be trading Mr. Richard Sherman of 4 Privet Drive.” Instead, Schneider and Carroll said, “Meh. We think we won’t be trading the big cornerback, but we will listen to anything. In fact, I am now going to listen to old Air Supply records.”
Sherman responded to Carroll’s mention of Sherman being traded to Gee Scott of 710 ESPN Seattle by saying, “I wouldn’t want to leave this city and my guys, but understand it’s a business and organizational philosophies change.” In other words, everyone sounds like Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Knowledgeable, but passionless.
Will Sherman be traded? Not unless the relationship between Sherman and the Seahawks front office gets much worse.
In other nonsensical speculation (at least on my part), I am assuming that the Seahawks will not draft a quarterback at any point. Carroll and Schneider both said backup Trevone Boykin will get a chance to come back to the team after Boykin’s arrest in Dallas. That the Seahawks did not immediately dump him says they believe the situation with Boykin is not as serious as some might have believed.
Did Boykin, whether he was driving the vehicle at the time of his arrest or not, make a mistake in judgement? Yes. He needs to be more aware of the fact he is lucky to be playing in the National Football League. Still, he did choose to let someone else drive the vehicle that night. Doesn’t that say something?
Well, doesn’t it?