Tag:Seattle Seahawks
Posted on: January 8, 2010 3:39 pm
Edited on: January 8, 2010 6:21 pm

Be careful, Seattle

Did Jim Mora deserve better?


His Seattle Seahawks team quit and collapsed on him late in the season, and this was a team picked to make the playoffs, so it's understandable that he was let go Friday.

Plus, he has an owner in Paul Allen who isn't exactly pinching pennies, so replacing him is easy if that's what he wanted to do.

The Seahawks will probably make a big splash. Thre is some talk they have their eye on USC coach Pete Carroll.

That's swinging for the home run. The one concern  would be that Carroll has always told NFL teams that he would want total control to return to the league. That's dangerous.

Seattle has four finalists for their GM job, and here's hoping the Seahawks don't back away from hiring one of those men. There are some really good candidates, including Eric DeCosta of the Ravens and Steve Keim of the Arizona Cardinals.

Carroll would be a heck of a pick up for the Seahawks. He's a good coach and he can relate to players.

But don't give him all the power. Just don't do it.

He needs a football man -- if he is indeed the choice.

Pay both, Paul. We know you have the money to do it.



Category: NFL
Posted on: December 3, 2009 5:00 pm

Seahawks got what they deserved

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.

Category: NFL
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