Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SEAHAWKS: RB LenDale White released over weekend

The Seahawks released newly-acquired RB LenDale White over the past weekend, leaving a lot of fans in the Seattle area wondering what went wrong.

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After being traded for during draft weekend in April, and setting up a precious reunion with former USC coach Pete Carroll, the ‘Hawks appeared to be heading in the right direction by making a dramatic impact on the run game for the 2010 season.

LenDale White is facing a potential 4-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy, but the Seahawks knew that while trading for him. What ultimately led to White’s release, according to sources, was the apparent notion that he is uncoachable, even to his former collegiate mentor.

The Tennessee Titans dealt with all the discrepancies that came attached to White as a player – not showing up on time, not endearing himself to the team, as well as not being able to stay quiet in and outside the locker room. Not to mention, White dealt with a major weight-issue when joining the Titans, but overcame that by losing over 40 pounds when needed.

Seahawks GM John Schneider released a statement last Saturday, reading: “It became apparent at this time that LenDale was not ready to be a member of the Seattle Seahawks; It just did not appear to be the right fit at this point in our program. We wish LenDale all the best with his future.”

Hopes are still high, though, as the second part of our draft-day running back frenzee (that being Leon Washington acquired from the Jets) is ready and willing to make a dramatic impact on the 2010 speacial teams and run game along side Justin Forsett.

Reach Jacob Kehle at nextseasonsports@gmail.com