In my story today, I talk with Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who’s now the most-tenured member of the team with Marcus Trufant and Leroy Hill not returning in free agency.
Selected by Seattle in the third round of the 2007 draft, Mebane is not long in the tooth at 28 years old.
“It doesn’t seem like I’ve been here that long,” Mebane said. “But time flies. I don’t really see myself as an old, old veteran. I mean, I’ve been on the team the longest, but I don’t see myself like that yet. I haven’t even hit 30 yet.”
Still, for this young team that believes it can make a deep playoff run, Mebane’s experience helps keeps things in perspective for the Seahawks.
“For the fans it’s very exciting,” Mebane said. “And I think we’re excited, too. But I think the main thing you have to do is still come out here and work, and prove that we are who we are. We can’t really buy into all the media hype – what ESPN is saying and all that stuff. We still have to come out here and work hard.”
Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post wonders if Seattle’s secondary can be even better in 2013.
ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a look at the performance and snap counts for Seattle’s rookies.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com catches up with former Seattle returner Bobby Joe Edmonds.
Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN Seattle says that Steven Hauschka’s near miss on a 61-yarder against San Diego is something to file away in your memory bank, and perhaps justification for Pete Carroll going for a 61-yard, game-winning field goal against Atlanta in 2011.
Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News criticizes new Jets general manager John Idzik for his poor decision making this offseason, and believes it will ultimately cost Rex Ryan his job.