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Former Seahawks Safety Earl Thomas Says He Doesn’t Regret Middle Finger at Carroll

Former Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is speaking out about the now famous ‘middle finger’ incident directed at Hawks coach Pete Carroll.

In an interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Thomas said that he does not regret his actions, and that despite the incident he does hope to retire one day as a Seahawk.

“I don’t regret my decision,” Thomas said. “If my teammates felt like it was towards them, then I regret that part, but I don’t regret doing it to Pete.”

The superstar safety flipped Carroll the bird on the field, but it was the off-field histrionics that boiled over for Thomas, who believed that the coach and front office weren’t being genuine in their desire to re-sign him.

“It’s a business at the end of the day,” Thomas said. “I think my time just ran out. Pete and the front office, we just didn’t, they didn’t value me, I guess, like they used to. And I had just talked to coach Carroll. He was saying how he was trying to get me in their plans, of getting a new contract. But I got hurt the next week and I think I hurt myself too by my actions getting carted off the field. … I gave Pete the middle finger because I felt like he wasn’t being honest with me.”

Added Thomas: “I was basically talking s— to Pete because I knew what happened, because I had been through it before. I knew it was broke. Like when Pete came trying to act like he was concerned, I was like, You won, bro. Just kept moving.”

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Check Out the Madden 20 Rankings for All the Seahawks Players

Monday was a day that many gaming fans wait for each year, the day that the most popular sports series of all-time puts out their player rankings.

That game of course is Madden football, and this year Madden 20 is once again going to be a game played by millions who are into the NFL and video games.

One aspect of the game is player rankings, and the top Seahawks player on the list was MLB Bobby Wagner who gets a mark of 99.

QB Russell Wilson comes in second for the Hawks with a ranking of 91. Chris Carson and Tyler Lockett are both in next at 87.

Check out all the Hawks Rankings by clicking HERE.

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Football Gameplan’s 2019 NFL Team Preview: Seattle Seahawks

00:49 – 4-Minute Offense
2:18 – Positional Breakdown
8:19 – Hunt’s Playbook
12:27 – Fantasy Focus
15:21 – Best Bets
15:54 – Training Camp Quick Takes
18:30 – Road to the Super Bowl

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Excited to Have a Healthy C.J. Prosise This Offseason

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says it has been “great” to see running back C.J. Prosise healthy this offseason according to John Boyle of seahawks.com.

A third-round pick out of Notre Dame in 2016, Prosise showed some promise particularly as a receiver out of the backfield during his rookie season but injuries have cost him most of his career up to this point.

He has been able to suit up for only 10 games the past two seasons while battling abdominal, ankle, and hip injuries. “To add him into the competition is really nice,” said Carroll. “We’re fired up about C.J. being back.”

That praise from his head coach doesn’t necessarily mean the 25-year-old Prosise will survive final roster cuts.

Many observers believe he will be the odd man out in the Seattle backfield, with veteran Chris Carson and last year’s first-round pick Rashad Penny seeing most of the carries and J.D. McKissic possibly being kept over Prosise due to his value on special teams. Releasing Prosise would save $475K in cap space.

Three Questions About the Seahawks as Training Camp Gets Closer

The 43rd year for the Seattle Seahawks saw the team go 10-6, but fall in their first playoff game, a road game in Dallas to the Cowboys 24-22.

The team is expected to be in the mix for the NFC West title again this season with the Los Angeles Rams, as if you use 4njbets you can put some cash on the Hawks to try and take the title in 2019.

There’s been plenty of activity this offseason for the Hawks as they look to take a step forward, the biggest of which was to get QB Russell Wilson under a new deal.

Today we take a look at three questions about this team as camp closes in at the end of the month.

1. Let’s Get to the QB More

The Hawks last season recorded 43 sacks, and if they are going to put the heat on QB’s again in 2019, there’s a question on what player is going to do it?

The Seahawks dealt pass rusher Frank Clark to the Chiefs for a first-round and a second-round pick in 2020. Last season he had 13 sacks, and someone has to step up and replace that.

Can L.J. Collier from TCU, the team’s first-round pick this season have an impact? He might be a player that is called on to step in for Clark.

Look for Rasheem Green and Jacob Martin to also be players that try to do more to get to the quarterback in 2019.

2. Who Replaces Doug Baldwin?

Doug Baldwin was released from the Hawks for not being able to pass a team physical, and no matter if it was right or not to cut the longtime pass catcher, the team now must move on without him.

Baldwin last season caught 50 passes for 618 yards with five scores. While not huge numbers, they are numbers that someone must make up for Russell Wilson and the offense.

One player who will get that chance to step up in 2019 is draft pick D.K. Metcalf, a player with blazing speed who could have a great first year for the Hawks.

3. Can Carson Repeat His 2018 Success?

It felt like the Hawks had spent the last few seasons looking for a back to step up and take over as the lead running back, and in 2018 that happened with Chris Carson.

The 24-year-old had a great season rushing for 1151 yards, a 4.7 yards per carry average to go along with nine scores.

He also caught 20 balls for 163 yards, not great but also not terrible numbers for a three-down back. Now that teams know all about Carson, it will be interesting to see if they key more in on him as 2019 gets going.

Former Seahawks Owner Ken Behring Passes Away at 91

Ken Behring, a billionaire philanthropist and the controversial former owner of the Seattle Seahawks, died Tuesday, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports. He was 91.

Behring bought the Seahawks in 1988 and presided over the most seminal period in the franchise’s existence, attempting to relocate to Southern California before selling the team to Paul Allen.

“We are saddened by the loss of former Seahawks owner Ken Behring,” the Seahawks said in a brief news release. “We send our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Behring’s family and friends.”

Behring made his fortune as a real-estate developer before buying the Seahawks from the Nordstrom family. He announced in February of 1996 that he was moving the team to Anaheim, citing an inability to secure funding for a new stadium or renovations to the crumbling Kingdome.

The Seahawks had one foot in California, having packed up equipment in moving vans, heading south and setting up operations at what used to be the Rams’ facility. They even held a few workouts there before returning to Seattle once the city and NFL intervened.

Allen bought the team from Behring in 1997 after Washington voters passed a referendum to pay for the majority of the costs for what would become CenturyLink Field, which was a condition of Allen’s purchase.

Seahawks Ink Veteran QB Geno Smith

The Seahawks have signed quarterback Geno Smith according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.

Originally a second-round pick by the New York Jets out of West Virginia, Smith was an abject failure as a starting quarterback for Gang Green but has since carved out a respectable career as a backup. He spent the 2018 season backing up Philip Rivers for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Now 28 years old, Smith has a bette rthan even chance of winning the No.2 job in Seattle as former draft bust Paxton Lynch is the only other quarterback on the roster behind Russell Wilson.

Like the Chargers, however, the No.2 job in Seattle is a pretty dead-end job as Wilson has never missed a regular season game in his NFL career.

The Seahawks will be Smith’s fourth team in four seasons.

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