In the first week of six truly off-weeks for the Seattle Seahawks, there is still some news fit to read. Here is a bit of it.
Seahawks fans love to keep tabs on their favorite teams’ former players, especially the more outspoken ones. Maybe the reason is that even when a player leaves Seattle for another team, the player will always be in some way a Seahawk. Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett? They helped Seattle win a championship, almost two. They will always, if somewhat reluctantly, have a special place in the heart of 12s.
Earl Thomas takes his shots
So, too will Earl Thomas be looked upon favorably in Seattle when his career is done. He wasn’t always easy to understand or love, but he played hard and helped win a lot of games. Thomas, though, thinks that it was his time to leave Seattle and thinks the Ravens defense is more complicated, according to Pro Football Talk.
Now in fairness, Thomas saying that the Seahawks defense was easier to learn wasn’t really Thomas trying to be mean. He actually was saying he was having more of an issue learning Baltimore’s style.
What Thomas said that could be interpreted as sour grapes is the fact that he said the Ravens were his “type of guys.” Maybe Thomas didn’t mean the players he played with in Seattle in 2018 were not his type of guys, either. But a Seahawk might read it that way.
The Seahawks versus Ravens game at CenturyLink on October 20th sure will be fun!
Germain Ifedi is working to get better
This may be the offseason Germain Ifedi finds his greatness. Until 2018 when Mike Solari was hired as Seattle’s offensive line coach, Ifedi was basically a bust of a draft pick. The Seahawks made the decision in May not to pick up Ifedi’s fifth year option. But this seems to have only made Ifedi work much harder.
Ifedi said he wants to play faster and and fix the small things when it comes to technique. If Ifedi can develop into a good right tackle after being terrible his first couple of seasons in the NFL, the Seahawks might pony up the money to re-sign him. Let’s hope for the success of the team, Ifedi is an All-Pro in 2019.