As a Seahawk season ticket holder for 25 years, I have been through the ups and downs with our beloved Hawks, but these past two weeks have shown me a different side to our team. First was the debacle that ended the Jacksonville game. We got out-played and beat, but an ugly side of our team reared its ugly head. They were the epitome of “poor sports” from attempting a cheap shot as the clock expired to the ejections of two of our players.
Last week showed me how quick the mighty have fallen. Two of our stalwart players (Bobby Wagner and Earl Thomas) turned on each other by tweeting their opinions following the worst beating this team has been handed in the Pete Carroll era. It didn’t take long for our team to start turning on each other, but we saw this handwriting on the wall last season with Richard Sherman on the sidelines.
These players may be “veterans and leaders” in football jargon, but they are far from it in the real world. They showed poor sportsmanship and the loss of teamwork and loyalty, all within two weeks. Aren’t these two qualities we try to instill in our children on an everyday basis? What are our kids thinking when they see their idols setting this type of example?
It’s time for our players to grow up, act like men and set examples that our kids can emulate.
Kelly and Marcia Gray