Father’s Day has added meaning for Seahawks’ quartet of thirds

Seahawks fans must leave most bags at home

(AP) NEED SOME? GET SOME Feed your NFL addiction! Come feast on all the news in our updating blog . The Seahawks announced Thursday night they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson to compete with Brady Quinn for the backup role behind starter Russell Wilson . Jackson won seven games for the Seahawks as their starting quarterback in 2011. He was traded to the Buffalo Bills during training camp last season when it became evident he would not win the starting job over Wilson and Matt Flynn. The Bills released Jackson earlier this week after they added Kevin Kolb in free agency and selected E.J.

The initial expectation was that the expansion fee to the NFL was to be $12 million. The least enthusiastic of the group headed by his uncle Lloyd was John himself. “I was a rag merchant, so I told Lloyd I thought it was a big risk. I was building a house and had a little family, so I was up to (my neck).” The NFL expansion committee granted them the franchise, but informed them that one person or closely held group had to be majority owner with 51 percent. Lloyd Nordstrom pulled together a total of eight family members to try to raise the money, with the other non-family partners accounting for the minority shares. Seven in the family agreed to up their ante to meet the required majority. The eighth, the lone negative vote, was John Nordstrom.

He took me fishing. He took me to work with him. “So I just always felt something strong with him, just because he was the one who took care of me a lot when I was young. My grandfather stood for the right things. So I definitely enjoy being a third. I feel you’re kind of unique from everybody else.” For Tate, also a wide receiver, the situation is reversed. His grandfather died before he was born.

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Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, left, and former Seahawks owner John Nordstrom, right, before the NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Not only is Winfield effective in pass coverage but he is known as one of the best tacklers at the position in the league. “He’s fearless,” defensive backs coach Kris Richard said of Winfield’s tackling ability. “… It’s a complete disregard for sanity. He just plays the game the right way. That’s what you appreciate about him.” All four starters (Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas) have been selected to the Pro Bowl or have been an All-Pro pick in the last two seasons. Winfield’s addition inside could be the final piece to truly cement Seattle’s status as the best secondary in the league.

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Boling’s meaty profile on Nordstrom provides some great back stories on the beginning of the franchise, and is a must-read this morning. One of those back stories is the fact that the Seahawks initially wanted Bill Walsh to coach the franchise when they began in 1976. Boling: “While (John) Thompson wanted (Jack) Patera as the first coach, Lloyd Nordstrom was a fan of a sharp assistant coach under Paul Brown at Cincinnati: Bill Walsh. ‘Lloyd got on a plane and saw Paul Brown,’ John Nordstrom recalled. ‘He wanted to get clearance to interview Bill Walsh for the head coaching job. But Brown told him, ‘Oh, you don’t want him, he’s a terrible alcoholic, we’re having all kinds of problems with him.’ Lloyd hadn’t been in the league before so he bought what Brown was telling him. It wasn’t true … (Brown) just didn’t want to lose him, and we never got the chance to interview Bill Walsh.’” Mike Floro of Pro Football Talk offers his Mount Rushmore for the Seahawks in this video link – Steve Largent, Shaun Alexander, Cortez Kennedy and Walter Jones. I’d go with Kenny Easley over Alexander. Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times provides a position analysis on the Seahawks roster.


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