I don't like where this is going.
1. The Seahawks told Shaun Alexander's agents (yes, he apparently needs two agents) that they are interested in trading him for less than a first round pick. He was a first round pick when we drafted him, which means that the Seahawks think that the RB's coming out of the first round are more valuable than him. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't, but either way, it's a SLAP IN THE FACE to him.
2. He was reportedly 'franchise tagged' with out so much as a phone call. That's a SLAP IN THE FACE to him.
3. He was 'stabbed in the back' last season. I'm sure he'll remember that SLAP IN THE FACE the next time Holmgren doesn't call his number.
4. Nobody in the NFL is beating down his door for a trade, even in his 'bargain bin' status. **SLAP**.
I could very well be overstating the impact all these things has on Shaun's psyche. After all, he is a professional, and he's done nothing but produce for his entire career.
But I've got a funny feeling about the way the Seahawks have treated him. It could have been better. And running back is a position that is all about talent but magnified by heart. I just think Shaun's may have been turned away.