Pete Carroll and company are driving on a risky road, and the wheels may fall off the vehicle.
In the draft, Seattle picked up more players with character issues.
Seattle drafted Tharold Simon out of LSU. Simon was arrested two days before the NFL draft. Simon was arrested in his hometown on the eve of a day in his honor.
Seattle drafted Texas A&M running back Christine Michael. The Texas A&M coaches thought he was lazy and had a bad attitude. He was benched early last season and did not play in the 2013 Cotton Bowl.
Seattle added LSU fullback Spencer Ware in the draft. At LSU, Ware was a disappointment. He did not say in shape. He was suspended for using recreational drugs--synthetic marijuana.
Even before the draft, Seattle already had plenty of players with issues. Before he was drafted, Bruce Irwin was arrested in an incident where he damaged a food delivery vehicle. Now, he has been suspended for the first four games of the season for using performance enhancing drugs. Irwin is the 6th Seattle player suspended for PEDS since 2011.
Marshawn Lynch was arrested and charged with DUI last year. The case has not been tried yet. Lynch may be suspended up to four games. Lynch had problems before he arrived in Seattle. He was suspended for three games when he played for Buffalo for violating league rules.
Back-up quarterback Josh Portis was released almost immediately after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence earlier this year.
In May, John Moffitt had a court hearing on criminal trespass and obstruction charges. He has another court appearance scheduled for June 14. Moffitt was suspended for four games at the end of the 2011 season for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drugs.
This off season, the Seattle added Percy Harvin, and face it Harvin has issues. He has clashed with his coaches and teammates wherever he has played, including Minnesota. Convinced that the Vikings were not paying him enough, he threatened to quit the Vikings during the 2012 off season. He openly questioned the ability of Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.
The charges against the Seattle players might not all that serious in and of themselves, but the quantity is alarming and an indication of a profound disrespect for the rules of the game and a lack of discipline.
[ Edited by buck on Jun 2, 2013 at 7:59 PM ]