National media still thinks Seahawks hate each other

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 27: Free safety Earl Thomas (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 27: Free safety Earl Thomas (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

Peter King of The MMQB is among the latest of national media to mention the Seahawks not getting along. Is this true or is it their view?

Among different items in Monday’s edition of The MMQB, King wrote about the fight between Frank Clark and Germain Ifedi. King thinks this is indicative of a larger issue with unrest in the Seahawks locker room. As King wrote, “This didn’t seem like a happy team the day I was there (last Tuesday).” King brings up Seth Wickersham’s article from May immediately and goes with that article’s theme throughout his comments on the Seahawks.

I am in no way trying to downplay King’s knowledge about the NFL in general. He has years of experience and is obviously talented. More than I am.

The issue with King’s comments is that he writes that possibly Seattle’s seeming unrest will affect wins and losses early in the year. King wrote:

"Everything’s great when you win—and that’s the case here too. But there is no team in the NFL with a tougher road slate early than Seattle. And keep in mind there is no normal or easy roadie for this team; everything’s more than 1,000 miles, seemingly. In the first six games, Seattle plays at Green Bay, at Tennessee, at Oakland, and at the Giants."

This would be even more worrisome for Seahawks fans if this were factual. True, Seattle does play at Green Bay, Tennessee and the Giants. Oakland is not on the schedule this year, Peter. Unless King is counting the preseason games (which he is not). The Giants game comes after a bye week. Oakland is actually replaced by an away game against the much less dangerous Los Angeles Rams.

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I realize I am nitpicking a much better writer than myself here. But reading so many national articles that seem to use Wickersham’s article as a reference instead of the team itself is growing old. Did “hothead” – King’s word, not mine – Clark and Ifedi fight? Yes. Clark hit a defenseless Ifedi and should not have. Fights happen. Clark has been disciplined for it.

National writers, like King, appear to be waiting for a complete Seattle emotional breakdown. My feeling is, the Seahawks will be just fine.