The Reason For Releasing Lendale White

Bubba GillContributor IMay 28, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 3: LenDale White of the Tennessee Titans looks on against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason NFL game at LP Field on September 3, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans beat the Packers 27-13. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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The recent release Seattle Seahawks runningback Lendale White was nothing short of surprising. The newly acquired runningback was in fantastic shape, still had his youth, but what went wrong?

John Schneider has recently commented that White "wasn't ready to be a Seahawk." So one would have to suspect that White had a bad attitude, wasn't performing, or was just simply being outplayed by hungrier RB's such as Justin Forsett, or Julius Jones.

Another reason could be that Lendale White had a possible four game suspension coming. Why do you think White came at such a cheap price, it certainly makes a little more sense. The Tennessee Titans knew this, just as I suspect Carroll and Schneider did as well.

Pete Carroll has a sign in the locker room that says "Buy In." Obviously Lendale White never "bought in" to the Carroll philosophy. It is also a good sign that every player on this team must be their best at all times and no one is guaranteed a position.