Golden Tate and LenDale White Cool Expectations for Seattle Seahawks

Jason Brynsvold@jbrynsvoldCorrespondent IJune 9, 2010

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 03: Golden Tate #23 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs against the Washington Huskies on his way to a 67 yard touchdown on October 3, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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After having what looked like a solid off-season, the Seattle Seahawks are scrambling to save face and get the season started as quickly as possible.

LenDale White, Earl Thomas, Golden Tate, and Leon Washington were all added on, or around draft day, and things were looking good for the new-look Seattle Seahawks, even though they finished a disappointing 5-11 in 2009.

LenDale White was supposed to reunite with Pete Carroll and breakout as a top running back in the NFL, but he didn't even make it to training camp because of a bad attitude, etc. Now the Seahawks are left with Leon Washington and Julius Jones to battle for playing time at running back.

Now with all the trouble the Seahawks players have got into, there is a bit of a bad feeling surrounding this team, even with all the talent it has added.

The Seahawks had a great draft, adding Earl Thomas and Golden Tate with their first two picks, but now whenever the Seahawks are talked about in the media, it will probably be about their players performing foolishly during the off-season.

Golden Tate has come out and made an apology about him stealing some pastries and trespassing while being drunk, but he isn't escaping this odd story any time soon.

Seattle desperately wants the season to start so they can put all of these off-season distractions behind them, but will they be able to do that?

Hopefully for Seattle's sake, the incidents that have happened in the past couple of months will wash away when training camp starts, but for now, a lot of the good feelings associated with a possible comeback year for the Seattle Seahawks are gone.


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