Let me get this started by saying I'm a writer for the Detroit Lions. I was never a fan of the Seahawks until I moved to a little town about 3 hours east of Seattle in the summer of 2009. I fell in love with the state, and the city of Seattle, as well as the amazing Qwest Field. Ever since, I'v supported the Hawks, M's, and even the Sounders.
But I can't help but notice all the recent moves bringing Seattle players to Detroit. Players such as Julian Peterson, Maurice Morris, Rob Sims, Will Heller, Nate Burleson, and getting them for basically nothing. I thanked the football heavens when Seattle gave the Lions Peterson for Cory Redding, who as Seattle fans seen, is over paid and worthless for the price.
I do understand the trading of Sims. He does not fit the Pete Carroll zone blocking scheme. Yet, for a guard like Sims, you would think the front office would ask for more. Yet the Lions jumped right in and gave up Robert Henderson and a late round pick, another steal for the up and coming Detroit Lions.
None the less, what really surprised me was the Burleson deal. He was my top target for Detroit, but I found it hard to believe that he would be willing to leave his home field and move to the thrilling 313 (Detroit). Yes, Detroit overpaid, but a guy like Burleson is someone any team would like to have as a second or third option at receiver.
I know I only mentioned a few players but as you can see Detroit has always got the upper hand thus far, even with Will Heller, who in Detroit, is a new fan favorite and put up the best numbers of his career by leaps and bounds. As well as Maurice Morris, who served as a great back up to Kevin Smith, and played well when Smith went down with a season ending knee injury.
Now, I'm not trying to knock the Seahawks in anyway, in fact I love the signing of QB Charlie Whitehurst. As well as the great young group of linebackers. The best move of them all was getting Pete Carroll, a guy who can really coach. I would say with in the next two years, he can get Seattle back in the playoffs.
Yet, it just seems kind-of odd that Seattle is shipping away good players for nothing. Not that Detroit has been winning because of the Ex-Seahawks, but they are starting to build a nice core around them.
This will more than likely be my only Seahawk article, so I wish your team the best of luck. If your anything like my fellow Lions fans, you will stick with the team through bad, worse, and just straight up nasty, until the good comes back. As I look forward to watching my new, second, favorite team this upcoming season.