And so it begins. I'm going to post quotes from two different articles that will speak for themselves.
The first is taken from the Trib, entitled "Ruskell's Law":
"Tim Ruskell will not tolerate Seattle Seahawks players uncommitted to the team concept, on and off the field.
"The Seahawks’ new president hasn’t had time for many interviews since diving into his work one month ago. But his message came through clear in a letter Ruskell sent to players earlier this month.
"In the letter, Ruskell demanded full participation in the team’s offseason workout program. He stressed the need for players to believe in the team concept without worrying about who receives the credit. And he outlined good citizenship as a value that is non-negotiable.
"“These things alone do not guarantee success,” Ruskell wrote, “but a lack of complete team-wide participation in the aforementioned areas almost always guarantees failure.”"
Couple this with the "Hawk Talk" bit in the PI:
"As expected, Pro Bowl running back Shaun Alexander is not among the players participating in the Seahawks' offseason conditioning program, which started Monday. Alexander was given the franchise tag last month, but has shown no indication that he is ready to sign the $6.32 million tender."
Mark my words: Shaun is gone.
What a jerk. He's letting his team down. He's letting the legions of fans, the 12th man down. Six million dollars ain't enough?
Get lost, Shaun. You just lost one of your biggest fans.