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Shaquill Griffin Color Rush Jersey , and with the holiday the news cycle is slow, especially as the league prepares to enter the slowest time of the year. The draft and free agency are in the past, and while..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteField Gullsa Seattle Seahawks communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsSeahawksOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections VideosCoffee and CigarettesGame AnalysisThe Numbers GameCigar ThoughtsFiled under:The OffseasonRemembering some great Seahawks on Memorial DayNew,13commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareRemembering some great Seahawks on Memorial DayMonday is Memorial Day, and with the holiday the news cycle is slow, especially as the league prepares to enter the slowest time of the year. The draft and free agency are in the past, and while OTAs are getting covered, non-contact practices simply don’t do it for a lot of fans. So, rather than leave fans of Field Gulls without anything to do today besides barbeque, drink the beverage of your choice and whatever else people have a custom of doing on Memorial Day, let’s take a moment to remember some of the great Seattle Seahawks. To start with, it was the Tuesday prior to Memorial Day in 2017 when Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy passed away unexpectedly at just 48 years of age. Cortez was one of the few bright spots on the roster for much of the 90s, and his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame meant so much for so many Hawks fans. He was an absolute monster on the field, and of course holds the distinction of having been named Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 in spite of playing on a last place team that finished 2-14. I could try and describe his play, but it may be easier to simply let fans enjoy watching him themselves. Further Delano Hill Color Rush Jersey , any look back at influential members of the franchise would not be complete without touching on two important people who passed away last fall. Just sixteen days apart last October the Seahawks family lost both Paul Allen and Jack Patera. Patera, of course, had been the first coach in franchise history. He never quite made the playoffs, but he laid the foundation upon which the 1983 team would make it to the AFC Championship Game. Allen, on the other hand, was a hero for fans when his purchase of the franchise prevented the Hawks from relocating to Southern California in the mid nineties. With both the Los Angeles Rams having relocated for a period of time to St. Louis and the Oakland Raiders having ditched L.A. after barely a decade, there was a very real risk the Seahawks could have relocated. Luckily for fans, though, that never happened.In any case, everyone stay safe this holiday weekend, be thankful that the Seahawks are in the position they are in where they can be competitive each season, and with training camp less than two months away, the summer doldrums will soon be a thing of the past. NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump.Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players “make a fortune doing what they love Earl Thomas Color Rush Jersey ,” and those who refuse to stand “proudly” for the anthem should be suspended without pay.He contended “most of them are unable to define” what they’re demonstrating against.” Instead, he said, players should “Be happy, be cool!”In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end Chris Long placed his arm around Jenkins’ shoulder. Jenkins had stopped his demonstration last December.Defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel during the anthem and walked toward the bench while it played. It appeared all the Steelers stood.“Everybody is waiting for what the league is going to do,” Jenkins said. “We won’t let it stop what we stand for. I was very encouraged last year with the direction and that obviously took a different turn.“I think it’s important to utilize the platform as we can because for whatever reason, we have framed this demonstration in a negative light, and often players have to defend why we feel the need to fight for everyday Americans, and in actuality we’re doing the right thing.”At Miami, Dolphins receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson and defensive end Robert Quinn protested during the anthem. Stills and Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Quinn stood and raised his right fist. There were no apparent protests by the Buccaneers.“As a black man in this world, I’ve got an obligation to raise awareness,” Quinn said. “If no one wants to live in unity, that’s why we’re in the situation we’re in.”Stills kneeled during the anthem during the 2016-17 seasons and has been vocal discussing social injustice issues that inspired the protest movement by NFL players.Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a leader of the movement J.R. Sweezy Color Rush Jersey , tweeted support for Stills and Wilson.“My brother @kstills continued his protest of systemic oppression tonight by taking a knee,” the tweet said. “Albert Wilson joined him in protest. Stay strong brothers!”And in Seattle, three Seahawks players ran into the team’s locker room prior to the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”Defensive linemen Branden Jackson and Quinton Jefferson, and offensive lineman Duane Brown left the field following team introductions and before the start of the anthem. They returned to the sideline immediately after it concluded. All three were among a group of Seattle players that sat during the anthem last season.Brown and Jefferson said they intend to continue the action all season. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the team discussed the topic and decided to support individual decisions. Brown said he didn’t believe there had been much progress made from the demonstrations of last season.“Everyone was clear on my decision and understands and supports it,” Brown said. “We all have different realities in this country and they understand my perspective. We’re all on good terms.”In Jacksonville, four Jaguars remained in the locker room during the national anthem, and team officials said it would be up to the players to explain why they weren’t on the field. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey, linebacker Telvin Smith, and running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon joined teammates on the sideline after the anthem.“As a man, I got certain beliefs,” said Smith, who wore “Salute the Service” cleats. “You know what I mean? This is not going to become a distraction, and Jacksonville’s not going to become a distraction for this team. I got beliefs. I did what I did. I don’t know if it’s going to be every week, can’t answer if it’s going to be every week.“But as a man I’ve got to stand for something. I love my team, I’m dedicated to my teammates Quinton Jefferson Color Rush Jersey , and that’s what we’re talking about. I did what I did. It was love. I hope people see it and respect it. I respect views.”At Baltimore, both teams stood, but while most of the Ravens lined up shoulder to shoulder on the sideline, second-year linebacker Tim Williams stood alone in front of the bench with his back toward the field.All players on each team at New England appeared to stand for the anthem, some bowing their heads and others placing their hands on their hearts. The Patriots observed a moment of silence beforehand for Weymouth, Massachusetts, police officer Michael Chesna, who was killed last month in the line of duty.The league and the players’ union have yet to announce a policy for this season regarding demonstrations during the anthem after the league initially ordered everyone to stand on the sideline when the anthem is played, or remain in the locker room.“The NFL has been engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social justice that are of concern to many Americans,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email.“While those discussions continue, the NFL has agreed to delay implementing or enforcing any club work rules that could result in players being disciplined for their conduct during the performance of the anthem.“Meanwhile, there has been no change in the NFL’s policy regarding the national anthem. The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at that time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem. Personnel who do not wish to do so can choose to remain in the locker room.“We remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issues affecting our communities.”

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