Ex-Seattle Seahawks fullback Leonard Weaver is learning the hard way in how to deal with the Philadelphia media. Weaver said during an interview with the Philadelphia media that the Eagles were his second choice and he would have preferred to stay in Seattle.
He’s been pretty consistent about saying that, so it’s not a big deal, right? Wrong.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford took Weaver to task for his comments. Here’s an except.
Having to accept a paltry $1.75 million is just a terrible insult, a fallback position that no one — even someone who makes up verbs that don’t agree with impersonal pronouns — should not have to bear. Oh, the humanity. TO HAVE TO PLAY IN PHILADELPHIA FOR A TEAM THAT MADE THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP AND LEAVE THE STINKING SEAHAWKS. It is too much to take.
Weaver, of course, was on the defensive afterward, trying to clarify his statements. In his comments he also refers to himself in the third person as Weave.
Look, I like Weaver a lot and think he’s a good guy and all, but less might be more in this instance. Just go out and show them what you can do Weaver.
From the Seahawks Draft Blog, Charley Casserly of the NFL Network recently revealed his mock draft, and he had a surprise pick for the Seahawks, running back Chris “Beanie” Wells at No. 4 over Michael Crabtree. Casserly’s reasoning is Seattle needs a playmaker and Jim Mora wants to establish the running game, so Wells would add some thump to the running game. It fits my reasoning of Seattle needing a home run hitter because Wells has good speed when he hits the hole, is a big back and has pretty good speed in the open field.
Of course, there’s been questions about Wells being injury prone, but if you limit his carries maybe that’s less of an issue.
Adam Caplan’s of scout.com is reporting that quarterback Josh Freeman will take a pre-draft visit to Seattle.
Jim Moore of Seattlepi.com gives us an update on how former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren is filling his days now that he is no longer coaching.
Frank Cooney of NFLDraftScout.com provides a pretty good overview of the top offensive lineman in the draft.