Bruce Irvin: Everyone wants to play for their home team, but I love Seattle

AP

Seahawks pass rusher Bruce Irvin acknowledges there’s some truth to the persistent talk that he’d like to play in his home town of Atlanta. But he also says he’d love to stay in Seattle.

Irvin told reporters today that reports that he wants to play for the Falcons have come from people misunderstanding him when he talks about how much he loves his home town.

“I want to be in Seattle,” Irvin said. “Obviously, my words got misinterpreted. In 2012 I had a lot of questions before the draft. Pete [Carroll] and John [Schneider] stuck their necks out for me and took me in the first round, so why wouldn’t I want to be here? I’m from Atlanta, my whole family is still in Atlanta. It’s every kid’s dream to play for their home team, but right now I’m in Seattle, I love Seattle, and hopefully that’s for the rest of my career.”

Irvin said he was glad to get back to work at the Seahawks’ minicamp.

“I woke up happy because I haven’t been around my brothers,” he said. “I’m like a kid right before Christmas, happy to be back, happy to contribute, happy to handle my business.”

Irvin will keep doing his business in Seattle. At least until he becomes a free agent in nine months.

25 responses to “Bruce Irvin: Everyone wants to play for their home team, but I love Seattle

  1. Can anyone say pending implosion? That teams about to do a Kingdome this season….

  2. It’s a win-win for both sides and THAT is why Pete and John decided to not pick up the option. For the team, it motivates the player to play at a high level in hopes of demanding a better contract. For the player, Irvin knows that if he has a stellar year he will be able to set his floor contract at no less than 7.8 million.

  3. kcuSskwaH says:

    Can anyone say pending implosion? That teams about to do a Kingdome this season….
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    Yeah, they’ll implode all the way to 14-2 and their 2nd Super Bowl win in 3 years.

    You really have no clue how much better the Seahawks are than your team, do you NFL?

  4. Can’t disagree more folks. His replacement has been drafted. Bennett and his contract complaining ways, Irvin wanting a new deal, and sweezy out playing his roll are all gone after this season. That’s gonna be due to Wagner getting locked in and Wilson getting a $128 million dollar deal. Price of business. Bet Irvin plays his tail off in hopes of getting a huge deal in Atlanta. Just glad him and Clark can team up one year

  5. Of course Bruce Irvin needs to say all the right things only in Seattle can you take PED’s like candy. Throw tantrums when you lose to the GOAT Tom Brady and publicly call out your coach and show how you have zero respect for him.

  6. seahawkfanfrom1970s says:
    Jun 18, 2015 8:50 PM
    Of course he wants to remain in Seattle. Most football players would love to play for a top-quality organization like the Seattle Seahawks. As opposed to a cheating, lowdown, shameless organization. All of you know which organization I’m talking about.

    Super Bowl 49: Patriots-28 Seahawks- 24. Have a nice day. 🙂

  7. @seahawkboymike, get off your homer high horse. Hawks only got to the SB because of a legendary choke job. Hawks are good but not unbeatable.

  8. Patriots Internet Defense Force says:

    28-24
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    4-game suspension, loss of draft picks and a fine.

  9. How fondly I remember all the predictions of the Seahawks “pending implosion” last year. I look foward to laughing at more of those predictions this year.

  10. He’ll play. The season will end. They’ll make him an offer they think is fair. We’ll see what happens after that.

    The quality of haters is slipping lately. Still working 2+ year old troll concepts. Pick it up, losers.

  11. Yeah, they’ll implode all the way to 14-2 and their 2nd Super Bowl win in 3 years.
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    They are going to implode to a better record than 2014? Ok.

  12. Lets all get real for once, The Seahawks are the best team in the NFL who wouldnt want to play on the best team when your almost certain to go back to the Superbowl. This team is a dynasty point blank and you have to give credit to Carroll the guy coached this team with players who want to play hard even after they sign a contract which doesnt happen in the NFL.

  13. lastnameiswilson says:
    Jun 19, 2015 8:21 AM
    Yup, the Deflatriots

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    They sure did deflate that porous Seattle secondary and expose them for the frauds they know they are….

  14. damnskins703 says:
    Jun 19, 2015 10:14 AM

    Lets all get real for once, The Seahawks are the best team in the NFL who wouldnt want to play on the best team when your almost certain to go back to the Superbowl. This team is a dynasty point blank and you have to give credit to Carroll the guy coached this team with players who want to play hard even after they sign a contract which doesnt happen in the NFL.

    If they are the best team why did they lose in the Super Bowl doesn’t the best team in the league have to win it all

  15. Hard to believe some of the stupid stuff hating fans say. Obviously Seattle played their worst game in nearly 4 years offensively and they still only needed 4 mins to beat the second best team in the NFC.

    Seattle is still one of the youngest 2-3 teams and is most talented team in football and has been built via the draft and development of players who were cast offs. That doesn’t change and teams like GB and The Pats have employed that mindset for some time now which has proven success.

    Brady can’t possibly expose a historic secondary when 4 of 5 players needed surgery or had surgery warranted injuries and played the game disabled.

    We run into this ignorant comment crap all the time. Just because a team wins doesn’t make them superior. It’s not a slight on a team for barely winning which Pats did. It takes no credit away from winning. winning is NOT the tell all unless the game was a complete blowout on even terms which rarely happens. Sometimes the best team loses sometimes they win. No need to get into a pissing contest on how since one team wins or one player has a good game that somehow they exposed the other team or are the greatest ever for beating them.

    Pretty crazy how people will run with one or two games and make you some seriously ignorant comments especially you trolls.

  16. Irvin, it’s probably best to just shut yer trap and play well at this point.

    Signed,

    The 12th Man

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