This is the time of year when National Football League fans deal with a bit of what is real, but is not, and a lot of nonsense, yet could happen. A few of these are important to Seattle Seahawks followers. Here are a few for Monday.
Richard Sherman is still a Seahawk. It has been rumored Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered their first round picks for the next five years plus the rights to the Miami ATP tour stop, along with naming rights to Hard Rock Stadium for Sherman. While Dan Schneider was reputed to mull the thought of Twelfth Man Stadium, Ross was reportedly subdued by Miami officials. No deal. Listen, it makes as much sense as some of the other rumors we’re hearing, right?
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Eddie Lacy joining the Seahawks may not have gotten rave reviews everywhere, but I like the move a lot. Pete Carroll is letting him play about ten pounds heavier than the goal weight the Packers had set for him, which should really let him bang. Yeah, I know he didn’t always hit that 235 pound goal, but it wasn’t realistic. I’m not the only one who likes the move, either. ESPN’s John Clayton sees this as one of his favorite free agent signings so far. I’d link to the article, but you probably don’t have an Insider account, and that would just make you cry when you couldn’t read it.
OTA dates were announced today, as the Seahawks will hold their first offseason program on April 18. The first two weeks are limited to strength and conditioning, rehab, and salsa dancing. Salsa dancing is extremely optional. The following three weeks can include instruction and practice, but no live contact, nor 11 on 11 drills. Live contact apparently is restricted to the salsa competition. The Seahawks, as you no doubt know, lost a week of the third round of OTA sessions due to excessive contact (not doubt during salsa dancing) during last June’s organized team activity. Salsa, man – causes more trouble than people know.