Many in the national media certainly love to stir up – shall we say, garbage – when it comes to the Seahawks. Trust your local sources first and foremost.
The media storm that was generated by the negotiations between the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson made for clickbait of the first order. I can’t begin to tell you how many articles were written about all the great trade partners that were waiting for John Schneider to call. There had to be a hundred pieces about possible deals with the New York Giants alone. There were dozens of articles about how much Wilson wanted to be in New York. And it was all ridiculous.
If there was ever a time to point out that there are some terrific sources for actual Seahawks news and meaningful, thoughtful speculation, this is the time. Especially as now we’re seeing articles pushing the idea that Bobby Wagner and Frank Clark skipping voluntary workouts in April is a bad sign for Seattle. Please, just stop.
Let me be clear, this isn’t a plug for this site. We do our best to pass on fun and interesting perspectives about the Seahawks, but we aren’t a news organization. We aren’t reporters; we’re fans. But as fans, we hate to see so many in the national media stirring up rumors just to get viewers and readers.
This is exactly why you should always go local for the best Seahawks coverage. In no particular order: Michael Shawn-Dugar, Gregg Bell, Bob Condotta, Liz Mathews, Samuel Gold, and of course John Clayton are a few of the names that truly stand out for me as sources you can always trust. They may not always be right, but, come on, who is? However, I have yet to see an article, tweet or quote by any of them that wasn’t completely honest. Their work is always forthright, thoughtful, and insightful. Not once have I seen a line from any of them intended to simply get views, as opposed to imparting solid, measured insight into the Seahawks team.
Why do I mention this? For one, as a very small thank you to them, and to the many others who share their own honest work. And for our readers, keep this in mind. Now with Wagner, Clark and Jarran Reed up next on the contract carousel, do your best to shut out the noise from the national outlets, and just pay attention to the people who do their best to give it to you straight.