Seattle Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell resigned Thursday when he saw the handwriting on the wall that he was going to get fired after the season.
The Seahawks got what they deserved by hiring Ruskell.
It should have been Ron Hill's job.
Hill, who had been the GM in Atlanta before the team brought in Rich McKay over him, interviewed for the Seattle position. When he got back from that trip, Hill thought he had a real chance to get the job. But McKay instead recommended Ruskell at the 11th hour, after Ruskell initially said he wasn't interested.
Ruskell interviewed and, thanks in large part to the McKay recommendation, which then held a lot of clout, Ruskell got the job.
Hill was later fired by the Falcons -- at McKay's request -- and has since worked in the league office.
Seattle blew it. Hill is a good football man. It was his job. The Seahawks got what they deserved.