March 27, 2006

The Wrathful, Vengeful Seahawks

Was it vengeance like this that got the Seahawks into the Super Bowl? I'm not sure. After the Vikings stole away Seattle's star offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson with a 7-year, $49 million offer sheet with numerous "poison pills" to keep the 'Hawks from matching, Seattle last week came back and signed Vikings restricted free agent wideout Nate Burleson to an offer sheet of their own- also for 7 years, also for $49 million, and also with strategically written "poison pills" to keep Minnesota from matching.

The winner of the exchange, I say, is the Vikings, hands down. Burleson's really not that good- he was horrid last year, maybe the Vikes' third-best receiver- ask anyone who had him on their fantasy team last year if you don't believe me. Besides, he's not nearly worth the money that Hutchinson is. Giving him the exact money Hutchinson got was petty, the sort of childish, na-na-na-na-na stuff not typically associated with winning organizations. Expect Seattle to take the NFL's traditional year-after-losing-the-Super-Bowl plunge.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 27, 2006 03:24 PM

Burleson's contract has virtually no guaranteed money compared to Huchinson's...

Enough with that. How about some frickin' baseball talk?

Posted by: Jeff S at March 27, 2006 10:41 PM
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