This article in today's Post Intellegencer should be required reading for every NFL Rookie, and a few veterans, like Shaun Alexander, and Randy Moss.
Robbie Tobeck signed with the Seahawks for less money than other teams were offering, and staying in Seattle was always his ultimate plan.
"For me, leaving Seattle really wasn't an option."
"I'm not leaving my kids," Tobeck said. "That's why leaving Seattle was not an option for me -- plus, the fact that this is home for me. I'm not leaving home. Not at this point in my career."
"I told Carl (his agent) a long time ago, 'Anything we do with another team is just leverage, because I'm not leaving,' " Tobeck said. Tobeck broke into a laugh before adding, "I would have liked to have a couple of visits. A good meal or something.
"But in the end, things work out like they're suppose to and I couldn't be more happy to still be a part of the Seahawks."
While you can't fault a guy for trying to maximize his earning potential, like Lucas did with the Panthers, it's refreshing once in awhile to read about a guy who "gets it".
Now, for your viewing pleasure, here's a couple of graphics I considered using for this story. Warning: they are "R" rated, so careful opening at the office!
Just Enought To Keep Us Warm!
Where's my Paint Remover?