Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.
February 24, 2009 10:02 AM
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Leroy Hill appeared at a breakfast event over the weekend in his home state of Georgia, and he was asked about the Seahawks' decision to place the franchise tag on him.
"Obviously, I'd rather get a long-term deal done, but I can't complain. They committed to me with the franchise tag. I accepted and I'm going to give a full commitment back."
-- Leroy Hill
Here's a link to the whole story. The quote is improtant because one of the things that can happen when the franchise tag is used that it creates an impasse in a process that usually goes like this:
But reading the story that is not what is happening in Hill's mind, and the fact that he said he's giving his full commitment back is a sign that don't expect to see a holdout. The next thing will be to see if he plans to participate in the offseason minicamps.
Hill was also asked about the coaching change.
"I think it will bring a new spirit. Mike Holmgren was more of an old school-type coach and Jim Mora's a new-school, player's-type coach, so I think it will just bring a new feel to Seattle."
-- Leroy Hill
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