Monday, March 21, 2005
And the evolution continues...
There's a GREAT aricle in the News Tribune today regarding the Seahawks organization, how they're viewed by the rest of the league owners, and what new leadership's ultimate goal is within this venue:
CEO Tod Leiweke foresees a day when the Seahawks’ relevance extends beyond their Super Bowl-winning head coach. His vision goes like this: “That we’re respected by the league, that we’re smart in how we run the team side and the business side, that our expertise is coveted at committee levels and our opinion is sought overall.
It gives a good snapshot summary of how the Seahawks allowed themselves to slip into a state of irrelevence within the NFL over the years, but shows that the new leadership that's in place in Kirkland hopes to turn that around over the next few years.
The most telling and encouraging quotes though came from Holmgren, who seems to be benind the "new guys" 100%
“The organization has been outside the window for a long time,” Holmgren said. “But we have a tremendous management team in place and we have people who would be good on those committees. “Tod will become involved naturally. Tim is going to be great. Reinfeldt is outstanding. Gary Wright is the best at what he does.
Let's hope these plans take root and we'll earn the respect within the NFL higher echelon by earning victories and championships on the field!