Former Seattle Seahawk Rob Sims took a light-hearted shot at Seattle during his press conference with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday.
“This is a football town,” Sims said, when asked about returning to the Midwest. Sims played at Ohio State. “Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Detroit. I mean, that’s football. Football and cars. This is more of what I’m accustomed to. Out there (in Seattle) the stars are Bill Gates and Paul Allen and the people that run Boeing. This here is what being in the NFL is supposed to be about, (standing) up here at the mic talking to reporters and stuff. In Seattle, it’s not like that. It’s drinking coffee, sittin’ down and chit-chatting. This is a change, but it’s a change that I’ve been looking forward to.”
I talked with KJR’s Ian Furness about the impact of the Sims’ trade on the Seahawks in this audio link.
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