Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Because They Said So, Fourth of July Edition

Because They Said So is a regular round up of Seahawks news from other sources. We gave it this name because we bloggers have no media credentials and we have to take these people's damn word for it.

It's that wonderful time of year where there are more Coronas in my fridge than good Seahawks topics. I just wish I could keep that ratio going through training camp. Nonetheless, here are some things of note:

  • The Seahawks have signed four year contracts with two of their rookies, guard Mansfield Wrotto and linebacker Will Herring, chosen in the fourth and fifth rounds respectively. I'm trying not to yawn, but it's hard. The most intrigue I call possibly pull out of this is that Wrotto was essentially acquired in trade for Darrell Jackson, and is a project at best, in the process of converting from defensive tackle in college. If and when things go wrong this season, I expect this trade to be brought up by the old 'fire Holmgren' crowd.

  • Matt Hasselbeck is out of shape. I know it's a couple of weeks old, but Art Theil reports that, while Hasselbeck's shoulder surgery is ahead of schedule, he doesn't have his football strength yet:
    "Right now I'm not strong. I'm trying, but I have a lot of training to do. In order for me to be successful and play a full season, I gotta be strong. I'm way ahead of my rehab, but where I am physically is more like March. I'm way behind."
    Maybe he's got a little jellybelly going on. But he's going to have to train hard this offseason to get back into shape, or it's going to be a long year for him.

  • Michael Silver of ranks the top NFL owners. Of course, it's chock full of East coast bias. Paul Allen shows up strong at #12. But at least Silver brought home a paycheck.

Now if you'll excuse me, my Coronas are lonely.


  1. Great graphic to accompany this piece. (is that redundant?) It actually took me a few minutes to realize there was textual content!

    I'm sure EPG3 has some choice opinions on the Wrotto/Jackson thing...just hope he doesn't wander over here to express them now that Sando's blog is For Sale By Owner.

    And you missed the irony or Paul Allen coming in at #12, which is exactly where you'd expect a Seahawks owner to be.

    Now pass me one of those Corona's bitch...I've got my own lime!

  2. Here's another good link which just proves what we already knew, which is that Merrill Hoge is an Idiot!

  3. Oh, shit. How did I miss the #12 reference?

    Breaking news: Hodge is ignorant.