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Winslow calls Seattle “a perfect fit”

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New Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow has had time to do little other than unpack his bags in Seattle, but he says that after meeting briefly with head coach Pete Carroll, he knows he’s on the right team.

“It’s been great,” Winslow said on ESPN’s NFL 32. “It’s a perfect fit. Coach Carroll is upbeat, he’s energetic, so it’s going to be perfect. I’m looking forward to working with the whole team, Matt Flynn, Zach Miller, just being a piece of the puzzle.”

So why was Tampa Bay the wrong fit? Winslow said he sensed that new Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano didn’t think highly of him, and didn’t appreciate the fact that Winslow likes to work out on his own during the offseason rather than attend Organized Team Activities.

“I don’t want to say anything bad about coach Schiano,” Winslow said. “It just wasn’t a good fit, I guess. When a new regime comes in sometimes that’s what happens. That’s just what it is. Sometimes they want their guys that they think will fit the team and that’s what happens. And you know what? It worked out, for both sides. . . . I guess they didn’t feel comfortable with me not being there, but it worked out for the best for both sides.”

Carroll has already given Winslow the usual speech about the importance of competition, and Winslow bought what Carroll is selling.

“I can be myself out here — it’s going to be fun,” Winslow said. “I’m totally excited. Everybody’s real nice here and I’m excited to play for the 12th Man.”

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35 Responses to “Winslow calls Seattle “a perfect fit””
  1. rex1979 says: May 24, 2012 9:02 AM

    Clipboard Soldier.

  2. arbiterflick says: May 24, 2012 9:05 AM

    By ‘perfect fit’ do you mean ‘willing to sign me’?

    Great city and great fans, but the QB uncertainty makes it far from perfect.

  3. txxxchief says: May 24, 2012 9:05 AM

    Perfect fit=the team who cuts the paychecks.

  4. highonluck says: May 24, 2012 9:05 AM

    He will be the 12th man in a couple months.

    Benching it up when his injury prone self gets sidelined.

    Zach Miller was in 15 games with 25 catches. I am not sure that Winslow is going to get much more attention, especially with a healthier (better) option in Miller still being there.

    Not exactly the Gronkowski/Hernandez combo is all I am trying to say.

  5. blackgallagher says: May 24, 2012 9:06 AM

    Breaking News: Recently traded player claims to be happy about his relocation in an interview.

  6. urfinished says: May 24, 2012 9:07 AM

    Weird attempts at the phrase “perfect fit” being combined with different forms of “soldier” in 3, 2, 1…

  7. sj39 says: May 24, 2012 9:11 AM

    Another clown joins the Carroll Circus.

  8. ajknox88 says: May 24, 2012 9:13 AM

    Seems like injuries kept this guy from becoming great.

  9. hawks1224 says: May 24, 2012 9:13 AM

    Welcome to the Hawks 82. You are a red zone monster.

  10. buchopeful says: May 24, 2012 9:17 AM

    Bye bye Ball hog..

    j/k hope you do well out there before it falls into the sea :)

  11. boz0sforall says: May 24, 2012 9:21 AM

    I’m sure there’s a Patriot’s reference in this article somewhere. Cheating, tainted, asterisk, yadda yadda yadda.

    Tom Brady sure is a dreamboat though!

  12. rdly49ers says: May 24, 2012 9:24 AM

    49ers and P.Willis 52, says welcome to the NFC West.. Go Niners C$W$

  13. skippynj says: May 24, 2012 9:27 AM

    Sorry to see him leave the NFC South as he was always good for a laugh or two twice a year. Big mouth and small production. Not even in the same universe with his daddy.

  14. oklahomaseahawk says: May 24, 2012 9:37 AM

    I like the way he called out Matt Flynn… Makes me think theirs something about this so-called competition we don’t.

  15. joetoronto says: May 24, 2012 9:39 AM

    “It’s been great,” Winslow said on ESPN’s NFL 32. “It’s a perfect fit. Coach Carroll is upbeat, he’s energetic, so it’s going to be perfect.

    He greeted me with a short skirt on, pom poms, the whole shebang.”

  16. tatum064 says: May 24, 2012 9:46 AM

    Unless this guy puts out a Jimmy Graham type performance, it is probably a one and done deal. Keep in mind they dont have a QB left, and can you remember the last TE that was traded that actually put up big numbers and led a team to a Super Bowl? Its like a complimentary piece to an offense that hasn’t even crystalized yet.

    And Shockey was along for the ride when the Saints won theirs.

  17. upyoursnfu says: May 24, 2012 9:48 AM

    He’ll be looking for another team in 2 years max

  18. ravenscaps48 says: May 24, 2012 9:50 AM

    Is that not what this clown said about Tampa Bay?… Good luck trying to find a decent QB to throw you the ball, Mr. Soldier

  19. dasportsninja says: May 24, 2012 9:56 AM

    He could move into Jeremy Stevens old apartment.

  20. maryannwiththeshakyhands says: May 24, 2012 9:56 AM

    But now comes the hard part, finding someone to rent him an apartment.

  21. trollhammer20 says: May 24, 2012 10:00 AM

    highonluck says:May 24, 2012 9:05 AM

    He will be the 12th man in a couple months.

    Benching it up when his injury prone self gets sidelined.
    ________________________________

    “Injury prone”? He made 48 straight starts in Tampa.

  22. terry4505 says: May 24, 2012 10:05 AM

    A redzone monster with 4 TDs last year.

    As a Bucs fan, trust me when I tell you, this will not end well.

  23. cbass59 says: May 24, 2012 10:08 AM

    The browns drafted him instead of Ben Roethlisberger.

  24. Pacific NW Mark says: May 24, 2012 10:12 AM

    Still a lot of question marks in the Seattle receiving corps – Rice’s health, Tate’s emergence (or disappearance), Williams’ weight, Butler’s recovery – plus the usual handful of rookies added to the mix. And now Winslow.

    Still, Zach Miller pretty much disappeared here last hear, so if Winslow can pull down 60+ catches (and he’s averaged more than 70 for the last 6 seasons) he really might be a perfect fit. Time will tell.

  25. fcs34 says: May 24, 2012 10:15 AM

    So add the Bucs new coach to the 8 million other people who don’t think highly of this idiot.

  26. rayguyreturns says: May 24, 2012 10:25 AM

    Well, he IS a small step up from Jerramy Stevens, Seattle fans.

  27. jusjamn says: May 24, 2012 10:25 AM

    It wasn’t a good draft for tight ends. That makes this a great pickup. This guy doesn’t drop balls from what I’ve seen too. Tampa fans – start your hating.

  28. leitrim says: May 24, 2012 10:31 AM

    This guy always thought that he was an outstanding titghtend –the fact that he wants to work out and do his own thing tells me that it is about Kellen –this clown is a good fit for Seattle –he is lucky to be lacing up.
    What is wwrong with all these ungrateful ball players ie Clemens, Favre, To and now this clown!

  29. cyberbucs says: May 24, 2012 10:49 AM

    Josh Freeman will develop faster and become a better quarterback now that hes gone imo.

  30. chawk12 says: May 24, 2012 1:00 PM

    Love him when he’s on your team, hate him when he leaves. It was a bad trade on Tampa’s part and a good trade on the Seahawks side. Hawks get a productive TE(can’t argue the numbers), only costs at the most a 6th rounder, (who you end up cutting at the end of training camp) and Tampa’s already paid all his guaranteed money and now he has to earn his paycheck, what novel idea!!

  31. wasting083 says: May 24, 2012 1:13 PM

    Oh, Jada in Toronto. You must have been a water boy that was competing for the starting water boy spot at USC. (The lone male cheerleader beat you out for that spot). You’re still hurt that you were escorted off of the campus and didn’t get an explanation from Pete.

  32. ezmagic says: May 24, 2012 1:25 PM

    What a team player. He likes to work out alone away from the team. No OTA’s….I’m glad he’s gone, he is an avg TE nothing more. Good luck seahawks…..Go bucs!

  33. beedubyatoo says: May 24, 2012 3:26 PM

    Seahawks better hope he can play special teams.

  34. violentbynature says: May 24, 2012 8:17 PM

    @oklahomaseahawk
    where do you live in Oklahoma? I live in Stroud, didn’t know there was any other Hawk fans in Oklahoma.

    Josh Freeman had a great season in 2010 with KW on the team, don’t think he had anything to do with Freeman’s development or lack of, IMO

  35. mack2x says: May 25, 2012 5:56 AM

    Overrated.

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