Wide receivers, defensive backs fight at Seahawks OTAs

AP

Temperatures are cooler in Seattle than in most of the cities with NFL teams having Organized Team Activities this week, but things are getting heated between the Seahawks’ wide receivers and defensive backs.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that a skirmish broke out including several players in the two position groups.

It started when receiver Ben Obomanu and cornerback Jeremy Lane were tussling after the whistle blew on a play and had to be separated. Then safety Earl Thomas jumped in to help Lane, taking a swing at Obomanu. That led to receivers Doug Baldwin and Mike Williams jumping in to help Obomanu. (In the picture, wide receiver Deon Butler is pulling Thomas away from the fight.)

A few plays later, according to the News Tribune, safety DeShawn Shead “almost took Baldwin’s head off” on a pass over the middle.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he used the fight as an opportunity to talk to his players about competing hard without crossing the line.

“We’re asking these guys to work really hard, and it really matters to them and they really care,” Carroll said. “And they want to make their plays and their statements, and I don’t blame them one bit. But there is a line that you can cross, and that’s what we talked about afterward.”

And as much as Carroll likes competition, he draws the line at taking a swing at a teammate.

69 responses to “Wide receivers, defensive backs fight at Seahawks OTAs

  1. Of course if this happened at a lions practice this would be blown up with a thousand of comments full of hatred.

  2. I was watching the whole thing happen. The hit to Baldwin was like a Harrison cheap shot! At this rate they’ll beat each other before they beat the Niners.

  3. Ha.. It’s funny how all these other teams have all this crazy drama, yet y’all like to point fingers at the Raiders and call us a joke franchise..

    Guess its hard to see your own flaws from waaaay up on the high horse isnt it..

    RaiderNation 4 Life!!!!

  4. And as much as Carroll likes competition, he draws the line at taking a swing at a teammate.

    Especially if your swinging at a helmet. Moron in the middle of the pic deserves to get laid out.

  5. lionsfan415 says: May 25, 2012 8:32 PM

    Of course if this happened at a lions practice this would be blown up with a thousand of comments full of hatred.

    You sound like a Bengal fan. I didn’t read any mention of a sucker punch in this story.

  6. “And as much as Carroll likes competition, he draws the line at taking a swing at a teammate.”

    Nah, I’m sure he’s quite happy letting his own players slide down a path of civil war and mutual destruction, all for the sake of competition.

  7. Who? And who and who and Earl Thomas and who? That’s the real problem in Seattle.

  8. Of course if this happened at a lions practice this would be blown up with a thousand of comments full of hatred.
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    I doubt it. People care about the Lions just about as much as they care about the Seahawks.

  9. lionsfan415 says: May 25, 2012 8:32 PM

    Of course if this happened at a lions practice this would be blown up with a thousand of comments full of hatred.

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    The fact is Seattle gets enough crap and hate from every A$$ clown on this site. They must have started their week ends early….

  10. It’s a violent, aggressive game in which fear and intimidation play a huge factor.

    If you don’t have any fire, you don’t play football.

    Well, you could kick, I guess.

  11. tonyromoisterrible says: May 25, 2012 8:39 PM

    It’s the Seahawks……… Does anyone outside of Oregon really care?

    Did Oregon annex Seattle recently?

  12. @raiderapologist

    “Then safety Earl Thomas jumped in to help Lane, taking a swing at Obomanu.”
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    well from reading that statement of the fight, it seems like Thomas may have throw a sucker punch at Obomanu.

    And as I said before when everyone was calling out and trash talking the Lions’ Organization and Titus Young, fights occur all the time between teammates, it’s nothing new.

  13. Keep it up carroll gd to hear u got a hold of ur team.. that’s how u teach unity. Lol this ain’t college oh forgot u ran from USC once u heard all ur dirty laundry was gonna come out..what a coach u guys got can’t expect anything else from him.. Go Niners

  14. Glad to see some high spirits early in the process.

    That said, I hope Carroll is serious about using it as an object lesson. Team committed WAY too many penalties last year, and they need to improve in that area this year. Say what you want about Holmgren, when he was coach, every year Seattle was near the top in fewest penalites.

  15. The biggest Dbag fans in the league are Raiders fans, Philly fans, Cowboys fans and now surprisingly enough Detroit fans. Given the bravado brought by these fans you’d think they were successfull. Amusing.

  16. phillyphan83 says:
    May 25, 2012 8:52 PM
    Who? And who and who and Earl Thomas and who? That’s the real problem in Seattle.
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    Yeah, how are they supposed to contend with the teams who sign a bunch of superstar free agents? Oh that’s right, we kicked your ass.

  17. phillyphan83 says:
    May 25, 2012 8:52 PM
    Who? And who and who and Earl Thomas and who? That’s the real problem in Seattle.

    10 28
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    Good point, everyone knows who Michael Vick and Desean Jackson are. Yet somehow those no-nameSeahawks have more playoff wins than the Eagles the last two years.

  18. tonyromoisterrible says:
    May 25, 2012 8:39 PM
    It’s the Seahawks……… Does anyone outside of Oregon really care?

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    Seattle, Oregon…………. seriously?

  19. “Hey Lionsfan 415, If this happened in Detroit there would knives, guns and brass knuckles involved. idiot.”

    I believe you meant Cleveland, sir

  20. Nice to see this new group has a fire in the belly! Where was our “Solja” in all of this??

  21. tonyromoisterrible says: May 25, 2012 8:39 PM

    It’s the Seahawks……… Does anyone outside of Oregon really care?
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    Double classic epic face-palm fail.

  22. Playing for same franchise, these idiots get a way to divide n fight. I wonder what footballers would do had Goodell-the-dictator isn’t their boss.

  23. tonyromoisterrible says:
    May 25, 2012 8:39 PM
    It’s the Seahawks……… Does anyone outside of Oregon really care?
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    Wow. Please tell me you know which state the Texans play in.

  24. stoptrippn says:
    May 25, 2012 10:59 PM
    Earl Thomas is a midget. Kick his azz. Overrated all the way

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    Put down the pipe and walk away…

  25. I, for one, like it. I don’t want anyone to get hurt, but these aren’t your Tim Ruskell Seahawks. Those guys were a charity softball team masquerading around as an NFL team.

    These John Schneider Seahawks are football players…And sometimes football players play so hard that it leads to a fight or two.

    The Seahawks have never been known as a team with some grit to them, but it’s slowly happening and that I love.

    You want to win in sports? Intimidate…Don’t be intimidated. Kudos to you John Schneider.

  26. phillyphan83 says:
    May 25, 2012 8:52 PM
    Who? And who and who and Earl Thomas and who? That’s the real problem in Seattle.
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    Doug Baldwin – 2nd leading receiver in the league among rookies last year – and a UDFA at that

    Oh, and that’s Kam Chancellor in the pic as well – 2011 Pro Bowler

    Earl Thomas, you know – 2011 Pro Bowler

    Brandon Browner is in the vicinity – 2011 Pro Bowler

    Michael Robinson – 2011 Pro Bowler is out of this shot, but he was in on that play

    Marshawn Lynch is poppin Skittles on the sidelines, but only after a 1200-yard, 12TD season in which he led the league in rushing for the 2nd half of the year.

    That help?

  27. I’ll be serving the crow for all of you idiots to eat when the Lions are hoisting the lombardi trophy, and for the guy insulting Detroit of course its a piece of crap, that’s why I moved to a completely different region of the u.s, I can’t help that I was born there and was raised as a lions fan.

  28. Funny how people get on here and say we did this and we did that. Bet you never played football in your life, more less an nfl team lol!

  29. dstep24 says:
    May 26, 2012 3:26 AM
    phillyphan83 says:
    May 25, 2012 8:52 PM
    Who? And who and who and Earl Thomas and who? That’s the real problem in Seattle.
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    Doug Baldwin – 2nd leading receiver in the league among rookies last year – and a UDFA at that

    Oh, and that’s Kam Chancellor in the pic as well – 2011 Pro Bowler

    Earl Thomas, you know – 2011 Pro Bowler

    Brandon Browner is in the vicinity – 2011 Pro Bowler

    Michael Robinson – 2011 Pro Bowler is out of this shot, but he was in on that play

    Marshawn Lynch is poppin Skittles on the sidelines, but only after a 1200-yard, 12TD season in which he led the league in rushing for the 2nd half of the year.

    That help?

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    Wrong about Doug Baldwin.

    Torrey Smith had one less catch, over 50 more yards and 3 more TDs. Factor in Julio Jones, and of course AJ Green and Baldwin is clearly not #2.

  30. Geez it’s a huge waist of time reading the comments here. Seattle fans you need to stick with local blogs. Too many fans from other teams have just not progressed mentally past the 7th grade.

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