Originally Posted by Texasmade
I've always respected Earl Thomas from his days at Texas. Bobby Wanger doesn't seem too bad either.
I was 100% sure when the Eagles traded up that they were going to take Thomas. As was pretty much every other Eagles fan with half a brain. Brandon Graham is finally showing something, but they ended up taking Nate Allen in the 2nd round at safety, and he's been a shit show. Both of their careers combined are never going to come close to Earl Thomas.
Originally Posted by RedLantern
Totally get that the Seahawks are pretty unlikable to fans of other teams - defense constantly pushed the envelope as far as what is legal and is pretty arrogant about it (Sherman etc.)
I'm kind of surprised people seem to hate Pete Carroll though. He seems to be a pretty fun guy and always seems complimentary of other teams/players. He doesn't really do any dick move-stuff or have any horrible sideline antics like Jim Harbaugh does.
Most of the crackdown on defensive backs this year that everyone hates is probably due to the Seahawks. They rode that defensive mentality to a championship, so good for them - can't really blame them. The Seahawks seem to take everything that fans hate about other teams (trash talk, penalties, getting caught using banned substances) to the next level.
I hate Sherman, and don't see that changing. If you're going to be a loudmouth, so be it. Not my style, but whatever. But if you're going to talk as much as he does, you better show up to speak to the media after every game. Don't duck them if another team completes a few passes against you. And if you're the best CB in the NFL, nut up and line up across the other team's #1 on every play.
I don't much follow college football, so I also don't know about the hate around Carroll. I mean, I know he bolted USC when sanctions were coming. The only other situation where I remember thinking he was an ass was his reaction to Sanchez entering the draft.