Well, I think there’s only one thing we can truly infer from this week’s poll:
People are more likely to respond to a Twitter poll than one placed in a Seattle Sidelines blog post.
This week’s poll was about developments with Seattle Seahawks during offseason activities. With more than four legitimate answers, as well as the need for more than 25 characters to fully explain each voting option, I decided Twitter was not the right vehicle for polling this week. Unfortunately, that seems to have suppressed the turnout. Last week’s Seattle arena poll question, posted on Twitter, drew 732 votes. This week’s Seahawks question drew less than five percent of that total.
So it was a small sample size this week, which means we shouldn’t read too much into the results. But even in that small sample size I believe there’s information to be gleaned:
So despite a large number of choices, more than half the voters believe the health progress of free safety Earl Thomas and receiver Tyler Lockett, both of whom are returning from broken legs that ended their 2016 seasons early, was the biggest development during OTAs and minicamp.
What that seems to suggest is that the fans are more interested in what’s happening on the field, rather than the drama taking place off of it.