The Seattle Seahawks are bringing in yet another washed up, over-the-hill wide receiver for a workout on Monday, just weeks after signing Braylon Edwards while already having cut Antonio Bryant. The latest example of foolishness by the Seahawks? That would be none other than Terrell Owens.
The Seahawks have done nothing this offseason but further demonstrate an organization’s clear cut foolishness when it comes to signing players. Pete Carroll may be a good coach, but the players brought in are not going to help him win any time soon.
It started with Tarvaris Jackson and Sidney Rice. One is more suited as a back up player, while the other had one good season that comes with a proneness to injury. That was in the past.
This year brought Matt Flynn, who was a career reserve until he had one or two good games, so the Seahawks gave him a huge contract when his former quarterbacks coach did not even endorse signing the player with his new team. What should that have told you?
Apparently, Seattle wasn’t listening.
Then, they cut ties with Mike Williams. They signed Bryant. They signed Edwards, then they cut Bryant. Now, they are working out Owens? Oh, and they still aren’t sure who exactly will be throwing passes to anyone this season. While Flynn may have signed the biggest contract, and Jackson still has a decent chunk remaining, the Seahawks are rumored to be considering starting rookie Russell Wilson, who many felt had a brighter baseball future than as an NFL quarterback due to his size.
I’m not exactly sure what the Seahawks are doing. They throw money at free agent quarterbacks and wide receivers who do not necessarily fit their system. They are more or less throwbacks from other teams who grew tired of their inconsistency or off the field shenanigans. Seattle must not pay attention to the rest of the league.
By signing Owens, that would be the final straw in proving just how clueless they are when it comes to player personnel. A washed up diva receiver coming off of a major injury who could barely hack it in the Indoor Football League, in which he was even part owner of the team. Adding him to the equation with young, undeveloped quarterbacks with an unsettled receiver corpse would not be the smartest move a team could make.
Then again, this is the Seahawks. Why not go after Plaxico Burress, Cedric Benson, Donovan McNabb, and Ryan Grant? They would appear to fit the mold of players who interest the Seahawks.