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Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 13, 2014 at 3:32 pm with 46 Comments »
March 13, 2014 3:43 pm

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  1. doubledink says:

    If Thurm signs with SF he will forever be on my turd list.

  2. DreadHawks says:

    They need corner help in SF badly. I hope he doesn’t sign there. If he does I hope he’s ready for the Boos because they will be coming!

  3. Agreed! Steal money on IR for a few years, smoke weed and get suspended in the middle of Super Bowl run, get a ring and then sign with our most bitter rivals. Yeah I wont be cheering for him.

  4. CDHawkFan says:

    What did Thurmond do to make you worry about playing against him? I don’t see him as an above average CB, so you would expect anyone starting to be as good or better than him.

    Go ahead and sign with San Fran, hopefully for good money to take some cap space away.

  5. RDPoulsbo says:

    He wants starting CB money and Seattle already has starters. He was going to walk as soon as he hit free agency and everyone knew it. He never really fit Seattle’s system to begin with, so there’s plenty of obvious reasons why he hasn’t signed back up with Seattle.

    He’ll get his starting money, but I’m ok with that even if he goes to SF.

  6. bsinnitt says:

    Thurmond is above average and is a starter on most teams but he’s also one bad pee test from a year long suspension. If he signs with SF hopefully it’s for big garaunteed money and he celebrates by smoking a J to be followed by a test the next week.

  7. Meh. Thurmond Shmermond…I don’t care… good riddance.

  8. Yeah, if Thurmond signs with SF he goes to my most hated player in the NFL. SF needs CB depth badly, and he would go a long way to helping that if he’s healthy and not suspended. His injuries, and stupid actions gave rise to Sherman, Maxwell, and Lane. I hope he’d have to try to tackle lynch in a one on one situation.

  9. grizindabox24 says:

    WT3’s tweet says quite a bit

  10. The reason your not going to be with the Super Bowl champs is
    your a piss test away from going bye for a year.I think whiners
    is a good place for you.

  11. The more, and more I think about this I wonder if there was more to how WT and BB got suspended. Could WT have been the one smoking and BB got busted for second hand smoke? I’d rather have Lane try to become the starting Nickle Back anyways.

    I keep hoping to read Hawks are making a run at Steve Smith so the Hawks can have the angriest WRs in the NFL.

  12. Southendzone says:

    Just tweeted by someone, Thurmond and Tarrell Brown (SF corner) both have the same agent.

    Thurmond is a good corner. And he quotes the Godfather so that’s a plus.

  13. MadSweeney42 says:

    Stealing money on IR? The FO knew of his injury history, including that he wouldn’t play his first season at all. They chose him, they paid him. Him getting hurt is a risk of business. Signing with SF is also a risk of business. Our FO is choosing not to sign him, that is the risk of the NFL being a business. I don’t care if he signs with SF, that won’t be a factor in my feelings about him. He’s already on the turd list, along with the other massive idiot Browner, for getting caught during the stretch run. Both of those morons were being tested at least once a week and they let the team and us fans down unimaginably. It worked out for us, so maybe that makes going to SF seem worse, but nothing is worse than selfishly hamstringing your own team. Are we going to boo Lockette when he’s out there because he went to SF after we cut him? No, signing with SF isn’t the problem if we don’t sign him he’s free to go where he can get paid as much as possible. Just take solace in the fact that he’s a massive idiot who’s one toke away from a yearlong vacation. FTR, I don’t want Browner back either.

  14. grizindabox24 says:

    Hawks85…you have way too much time on your hands….the WT3 conspiracy

  15. GeorgiaHawk says:

    At least Thurmund is honest with regards to the 49ers.

  16. MadSweeney42 says:

    Browner didn’t get busted for secondhand smoke. He’s an idiot and got what he deserved for failing his teammates.

    I’d rather have Browner as a WR than Steve Smith. Let him go to the Pats. He’s a lowlife thug that we don’t need on our team.

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:


  18. Southendzone says:

    For all the teams signing our backups, the one group of backups I’d be going like crazy after are the CBs. They are all good and learned under Earl and Sherm who are the best.

    Look what happened to Perrish Cox, he spent like 2 weeks on the Hawks, went back to SF and played a huge role for them in their playoff run.

    If you think Thurmond is going to stay out of trouble, the Hawks should sign him. If Maxwell keeps playing as well as he is now, we won’t be able to afford him whenever his rookie deal runs out.

  19. banosser says:

    Thurmond will sign with whomever gives him the most cashola.. regardless he is going to be a bargain having little negotiating power.. whoever gets him will get a good CB and not break the bank

  20. edstang45 says:

    He’s a Duck enough said….lol…he was a good depth piece but JS knows his stuff..excited to see the next month or so as he builds us toward a repeat baby go hawks

  21. freedom_X says:

    I’d guess Thurmond is looking for the most guaranteed money. Probably teams right now are floating play-for-pay (i.e. no big signing bonus) contracts. We’ll see if a team is desperate enough to roll the dice on guaranteed money.

    If he comes back to Seattle, I’ll say it will only be on a 1 year deal.

  22. he’s a good player. we can rationalize away reasons why none of this hurts us, but at minimum we are losing quality depth here, Thurmond is starter caliber in the event that any of the CB’s get hurt.

    you can see why it ain’t easy to repeat . . .

  23. He’s a whiner and the Red stuff is proof. He was carried by the team when many other organizations would have released him

  24. Besides he played in only 34 of 64 available regular season games and simply was unavailable for 2 years of playoff games. He’s worth keeping but fails to recognize he’s hurt his value and it isn’t as high as he thinks.

  25. wabubba67 says:

    You can never have too many talented corners in this league. Keep him if at all possible.

  26. RDPoulsbo says:

    He’s definitely worth it for a lot of teams around the league, but not for Seattle. He just doesn’t fit the profile they are looking for in a CB. It is business and he just happens to be more valuable to teams with a different scheme. Doesn’t hurt me at all that he’s leaving. He’s a good player that’s just the wrong fit here.

  27. I kind of like how we are doing free agency so far. They seem to be banking money for something, maybe lock up some of our core players or they are going to grab Jared Allen I would be fine with that i have always admired the way he plays.

  28. skystyler says:

    he’s not depth, he’s our nickelback and a damn good one. I dont think PC and JS would see it as anything but a kick in the stones if he went to the niners. Makes them better and us weaker.

  29. I like how Harbaugh has made fun of the Seahawks (indirect backhands) about how the Seahawks break the rules and guys get suspended and all this jazz, but now he’s trying to take one of our guys who have been suspended.

  30. I gave a super unscientific analysis as to why I thought Sid could/would come back next season based on his twitter account, but here’s a little something else:

    I’d love to see Sid and Harvin actually play together. I just wasn’t interested in it with Rice making $7 million, but am interested if he’s on the clearance rack at a suped-up sale that would make my wife feel she “had” to buy it.

  31. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Let Thurmond walk no biggie, we will just reload in the secondary.. LOB!!!

  32. DanielleMND says:

    Thurmond wants the money. Seattle likely would only offer him nickelback money when he’s someone who could start for many teams and get paid accordingly. I’m fine with him leaving and Jeremy Lane replacing him.

  33. HawkFromDay1 says:

    Yeah kind of an obnoxious attitude – drafted with a broken leg, loads of injuries, suspended and then compares his situation to Red’s (who will be the [other] last player to wear 79)… sort of not cool.

    Tweets (like email) can come off wrong I guess… I doubt he meant it that way.

    And Paul McQuistan – stop reading this blog and re-sign please.

  34. princeaden says:

    If WT3 has that little of class to go to the 49ers then let him. He does however need a fullback screen to his side and get the MikeRob treatment given to the Chicago corner 2 years ago. “We must break him”. lol

  35. princeaden says:

    And as Danielle deftly pointed out, Jeremy Lane will fill in magnificently.

  36. vichawkfan says:

    Ian Rapport says Browner signed 2 years in NE

  37. Walter is a darn good cover guy, but he’s more the old school CB mold, not quite the long, physical style we like. I’d love to have him back though because he is really, really good. Can play the slot extremely well.

    But I think Maxwell is better suited to start for us and I think Walter has a few sour grapes about us letting some guys go. Fact is, as he states, it IS a business. But why he hasn’t resigned sounds more like he’s afraid he can’t win a starting spot so he wants to go where one will be handed to him. My bet is he signs with the 49ers. They are in dire need and he could instantly be penciled in.

    Long term I see him as a high end CB but not an elite CB. Wes Welker was open on more than one occasion during the SB, but thankfully the d-line pressure prevented throws his way for the most part.

  38. Welker is pretty much open in the slot vs. every CB he’s ever played against.

    WTIII is a good talent and an above average NFL CB. I just hope he doesn’t sign with the Whiners (unless he smokes a fat one and gets suspended again).

  39. there was a noticable dropoff in slot coverage play between WT3 and Lane.

  40. MoSeahawk12 says:

    I just picked up a Rice Wolf Grey for $20. I’d be glad if he came back. Always a good teammate. No Diva attitude. Baldwin, Tate and the crew often mentioned how much they respected and learned from him. He could help us. Certainly more than we can expect from Lockett.

  41. Yeah, Rice was no diva, that’s for sure. Great point. And he’d be even more admired, imo, if he came back on the cheap (which is what I think he’d be forced to do with anyone in ’14 coming off that ACL injury). He certainly wouldn’t be lacking for money, as he’s made his big bucks already and would now become the richest player not making much.

  42. JMSeaTown says:

    Typical Duck.

  43. Walter is an immature kid. This is how the NFL works. What an idiot. Seattle released Red knowing that Bradley would pick him up. Same thing with Clemons. The little pot head needs to grow up and put down the pipe. One the field he is good but off the field his brain is clouded. Bye, bye Walter. Hello kiddo….salary cap. Duh.

  44. Would the “break a leg” good luck saying work in this situation?

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