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Morning links: Leiweke reaction

Post by Eric Williams on July 27, 2010 at 8:22 am with 12 Comments »
July 27, 2010 10:17 am

Here’s a few links to start your morning, with most dealing with Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke’s departure. We’ll get back to talking football later on today with the first of my storylines to watch heading into training camp.

Here’s my story from Monday’s Tod Leiweke press conference.

Our own Dave Boling praises departing Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke for putting the fan first.

Leiweke joins KJR’s Ian Furness in this audio link.

ESPN’s Mike Sando weighs in on the impact of Leiweke moving on.

ESPN’s John Clayton says Leiweke will be a big loss for the Seahawks in this audio interview.

Ben Malcolmson of Seahawks.com breaks down the intern coaches who will join the Seahawks as part of the minority program during training camp. They included former NFL players Lance Schulters, Joe Salave’a, James Jones and Reginald Moore.

Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network unveils his top 10 things to watch in NFL training camps. He believes Seattle’s Earl Thomas will be a rookie impact player in the league.

Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu comes in at No. 16 on this list of the top 20 linebackers in the league by Dennis Dillon of the Sporting News.

Pro Football Weekly offers this preview the NFC West.

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  1. For the CEO job you don’t need to be a big football person ?
    I don’t remember his name ,but it was something like Reinmen.He left Seattle to go to Tenn.as GM I think? Could he handle the job?

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Mike Reinfeldt. Yes, he’s now the Titans GM. There are a lot of factors at play, regarding Leiweke’s replacement. Not the least of which is if Vulcan intends to fill his position as CEO of Vulcan and the ‘Hawks, or if they will make those two separate jobs. My feeling is that however Vulcan decides to handle it, they will want a business oriented person first rather than football, for good or ill. They have Schneider and Carroll at the top of the football food chain and I think Allen (or his sister) will want another “right hand man”, so to speak.

  3. Allen need avoid another Whitsitt vs Holmgren confrontation. It was MH that brought Ted Thompson (TT) aboard. Had TT been retained the 12th Man would not have been subject to the dealings of Tim Ruskell. Make no mistake, it was MH and TT who put together the #1 offense.

    Sando should not go overboard on the 12th Man Experience. The seats have been filled because Holmgren brought a winning atmosphere to Seattle long before the arrival of Leiweke. I credit Leiweke with the hiring of TR. And I credit the Hawks downfall – drumroll – to TR.

    Yes, I do believe Schneider and Carroll are a step in the right direction. But this after 5 frickin years of some idiot destroying my beloved team. Leiweke had the reins, the cord, the power. He could/should have pulled the plug long ago. Meanwhile, Thompson has built a powerhouse in GB; Holmgren has taken over in Cleveland.

    That said, Carroll was promised certain control and should not be subject to the undermine dealings of another Whitsitt character. He and Schneider look to be building a solid franchise inside out. No need for some outside influence to come in and foul things. Of coarse, three years from now if the team is still sub 500 I’ll be singing a different tune.

  4. Tod Leiweke was one of the reason why Carroll took the Seahawks job in January. Pete praised Leiweke brothers then. And now Tod is gone, I wonder how Pete is feeling right now.

  5. chuck_easton says:

    Ok enough about Tod. Sorry to see him go as, by all accounts, he was well respected in football circles. Even Holmgren had nothing negative to say.

    I’m more concerned about the lack of movement in signing the final three draft picks. I expected that Okung and possibly Thomas wouldn’t be signed by Friday but what’s the hold up with Tate?

  6. bird_spit says:

    Not enough guaranteed Top Pot maple bars?

  7. Soggybuc says:

    #59 signed just yesterday and 61 previously so the have a pretty defined set of numbers to work with now. i’d imagine its all finalizing the exact gaurenteed money and signing bonus. should see it coming down this week i’d bet. really need bradford or Suh to get a deal done and then the rest will start falling in place.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    710 is holding a vote for who should raise the 12th Man Flag at Qwest this season. Personally, I think everyone here should vote for Walter Jones. He should raise the flag at the season opener and hang his jersey in the ring at half time. It’s a no brainer.

    There are good names on the list (Zorn, Blades…) and I have no idea how much influence this poll has on anything, but for what it’s worth…

    http://www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=344665&nid=590

  9. Chuck, agreed. Seems like every year the agents just get worse and hold all the first rounders hostage until training camps begin. Hopefully, the teams now have the agents beat, since it probably doesn’t matter whether players are in camp on the first couple days or not. Now that the Seahawks run so many OTA’s with 100% attendance, Okung, Thomas, and Tate should already have their playbook and basic packages in their heads. That’s the stuff they used to do the first week of camp.

    I would bet that the high first-roudners all get signed the day after their training camps open. It a game the agent play. I give the Seahawks credit for being the first team to get all their round 4-7 picks signed. I blame the agents for keeping the rest unsigned.

    Q: What do you call 100 sports agents at the bottom of the ocean?
    A: A good start.

  10. No doubt, Duke. Big Walt deserves to raise the flag. And I want Russel Okung standing their in his cleats watching.

  11. Soggybuc says:

    I concur on big walt!!

    It gets pretty easy to blame agents and players as greedy money grubbers(ok on the agents you may have a point) but the reality of it is they really are making a deal with the devil. guys like us find it easy to say ZOMG 5Mil a year!! you privleged pansy!!! owners/”Teams” still make significant ROI. mostly.

    Even the best payed players will never come close to the assests wielded by those who own the team. never mistake an ownership group as a benevolent thing. they are the alpha sharks in an ocean of sharks

    as player and a first rounder you can count 2 things!
    They will ride and milk you for all your worth.
    and then they will spit you out and leave ya high and dry if they can!

    Rarely does the devil make a deal that is not in his favor.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    Not sure how many people caught this, but Justin Forsett was on ESPN’s First Take yesterday. Nothing too exciting revealed, but always good when the Little Big Man gets some pub.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=sea

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