Seahawks are getting fed up with Germain Ifedi

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Germain Ifedi continues to make the same mistakes, and the Seahawks are growing tired of the offensive lineman not getting any better.

Pete Carroll pulled Ifedi from the team’s annual mock game Saturday after the right tackle has offered no indication that he will reduce his penalties this season. Ifedi led the league in penalties last season.

Carroll said after benching Ifedi on Saturday that he was “real disappointed” in the penalties, via Gregg Bell of the News Tribune.

Ifedi, the 31st overall pick in 2016, made 20 penalties last season — seven more than any other player in the league — after moving to right tackle. He played right guard as a rookie and drew seven penalties. Ifedi was called for nine false starts and eight holds last season, with two unnecessary roughness penalties and one taunting penalty just for good measure.

Former Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril has critical of Ifedi last month, saying a sense of entitlement was keeping Ifedi from improving.

“Most players nowadays, they have this attitude of feeling like everything should be given to ’em,” Avril told KJR in mid-July while discussing Ifedi, via Bell. “That’s what his approach has been the past few years, and I think that’s why he hasn’t taken that next step.”

29 responses to “Seahawks are getting fed up with Germain Ifedi

  1. Russell Wilson will drag that team to 6 wins but they are going to be embarrassed in 3-4 games this year. O line still not good. Probably the weakest defense in the division…

  2. More good news coming out of Seattle. They should go all out “rebuild mode” while Wilson still has enough good years ahead of him. They need a GM that’s on the same wavelength as the head coach.

  3. “Most players nowadays, they have this attitude of feeling like everything should be given to ’em,” Avril told KJR in mid-July while discussing Ifedi …

    Ifedi is already a millionaire as a first round pick and probably could care less … Germain’s set financially with the right plan.

    That said, move him back to guard where he won’t be so worried about being beaten outside with quickness. The fear is disrupting his concentration.

  4. Seahawks still have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball to eek out a winning record. I dunno how anyone could think that replacing Ifedi is a bad idea at this point. A run of the mill free agent who just doesnt get flagged will be a massive upgrade. Ifedi is still the raw dough of goo he was when cable got ahold of him.

  5. German Ifedi signed a four-year contract for $8.265M with $6.69M of it guaranteed. His salary of $1.2M is guaranteed so he’s not going anywhere this year unless they can trade him. Next year his salary jumps to $1.5M and so if he has a similar year he can forget about being a Seahawk next year. He can also forget about getting any contract any near what his rookie contract is. He probably felt good about his $4.2M signing bonus and decided he could just mail it in. He’ll find out soon enough that his performance is seriously diminishing his future earning potential.

  6. The season can’t come soon enough. Then 90% of you will go back into witness protection after Wilson starts racking up the MVP votes. (I’m talking to you fake fans from Clara.)

  7. Not sure why they continue to play him at tackle. Guard seems better but I’m no expert. Pocic seems better suited for tackle

  8. They SHOULD plug in George Fant at right tackle or maybe Isaiah Battle. MOVE Ifedi to guard to see if he can handle even that position or let Sweezy take over!

  9. shotgunnoblitz says:
    August 6, 2018 at 3:37 pm
    Seahawks still have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball to eek out a winning record. I dunno how anyone could think that replacing Ifedi is a bad idea at this point. A run of the mill free agent who just doesnt get flagged will be a massive upgrade. Ifedi is still the raw dough of goo he was when cable got ahold of him.
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    Really? The Seahawks were 9-7 last year and that included going 3-1 vs the Niners and Rams – both are much improved. They have lost Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett, Cam Chancellor, Paul Richardson, Jimmy Graham, Sheldon Richardson, Thomas Rawls, and DeShawn Shead. Earl Thomas might not be there either. C’mon man!

  10. I watch every game, and he’s actually not as bad as the penalties suggest. His size/athleticism is good enough to be a solid RT, though he obviously needs to clean them up if he’s going to keep his starting role.

    I’m cautiously optimistic that the hawks o-line is going to be pretty improved this year, and along w that, the running game too. Crazy thing is that for the first time in a long time, the D is a question mark.

  11. Really? The Seahawks were 9-7 last year and that included going 3-1 vs the Niners and Rams – both are much improved. They have lost Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett, Cam Chancellor, Paul Richardson, Jimmy Graham, Sheldon Richardson, Thomas Rawls, and DeShawn Shead. Earl Thomas might not be there either. C’mon man!

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    That list wasn’t very impressive last year. Not one of them played up to expectations if they were healthy enough to play and the others were just hurt.

    Sure Bennett & Sherman were a some of the best at their position at one time but that was awhile ago. Their play has tailed off significantly in the last few years and I’m not sure if that was trying to keep the injuries to a minimum or what.

    With their attitudes it was a simple equation of addition by subtraction and many of us Seahawk fans think having new Young hungry Talent will be way better than those old reruns that had stopped really trying.

    If Richard Sherman has a disastrous year he could very well destroy that Niner locker room with his mouth.

    He’s the guy who said Russell Wilson wasn’t black enough.

  12. Sherman missed most of last year with achilles.

    Chancellor missed most of last year with neck.

    Avril missed most of last year with neck.

    Maxwell didn’t sign until part way through the year.

    Thomas missed two games.

    Carson led the league in YPC before his injury early in the year.

    Brown didn’t sign until part way through the year.

    Lockett hadn’t recovered from his leg break.

    When y’all mention Sherman, Avril and Chancellor being gone as some kind of guarantee they’ll win less than 6 games you really sound stupid.

    They were a couple bad kicks away from winning 12 games.

  13. Who knows why Ifedi does what he does. I for one look forward to the day someone takes his job as starter. Both Sweezy and Fluker seem like better candidates for tackle, and certainly for guard. To me, if both are healthy, it’s down to which of the two to keep at guard, which to kick out to tackle, and for which position should Ifedi be the backup. I think they have been just doing their due diligence with Ifedi, keeping him as starting tackle this season until he proves he does not belong there, and that process is likely about done. I doubt they will cut him yet, but his job security with the team is anchored in a current lack of good offensive linemen not under (steep) contract.

    Brown, Pocic, Britt, Fluker or Sweezy, Sweezy of Fluker…………..(on the bench) Ifedi

  14. So why do players in Seattle feel like “everything should be handed to them”? Because they live (or at least play)in Lib-tard Central not named San Fran or Los Angeles!

  15. WantCoffee99 says:

    August 6, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Who knows why Ifedi does what he does. I for one look forward to the day someone takes his job as starter. Both Sweezy and Fluker seem like better candidates for tackle, and certainly for guard. To me, if both are healthy, it’s down to which of the two to keep at guard, which to kick out to tackle, and for which position should Ifedi be the backup. I think they have been just doing their due diligence with Ifedi, keeping him as starting tackle this season until he proves he does not belong there, and that process is likely about done. I doubt they will cut him yet, but his job security with the team is anchored in a current lack of good offensive linemen not under (steep) contract.

    Brown, Pocic, Britt, Fluker or Sweezy, Sweezy of Fluker…………..(on the bench) Ifedi
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    Couldn’t agree with you more. The Seahawks aren’t going to cut him until the end of the season so they don’t waste that much money in the cap. But I’ll counter your idea and have both Fluker and Sweezy in at the guards (L/R) and have Pocic jump out to RT. He’s a stud and really athletic. I think that gives us our best line Brown, Fluker, Britt, Sweezy, Pocic starting from LT-RT.

  16. Taking a player in the first round does not make him a first rounder in talent. Ifedi was projected to go in the third round by draft experts, IIRC. Seattle traded down in the first round, perhaps thinking that they can still get Stanford’s Joshua Garnett, rated the best guard out of college. To their dismay, the 49ers traded up and took Garnett as their second first round pick just before Seattle picked, and Seattle panicked and took Ifedi. Now they say they are Ifedi up with his attitude even though they lauded his tough attitude after drafting him. LOL

  17. patswinners says:
    Gonna be another long year for seahawk fans. Get used to it, bacause other than Wilson they got nothing.
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    When was our last “long year?” Asking for a friend.

  18. Last year, seahawk mike. They were only one win above 500 and missed the playoffs. For a roster with the amount of talent that you claim they had, that is unacceptable. Watching such an underachieving team must have been frustrating for you and other hawk fans.

  19. kamthechancellor says:
    August 6, 2018 at 4:37 pm
    The season can’t come soon enough. Then 90% of you will go back into witness protection after Wilson starts racking up the MVP votes. (I’m talking to you fake fans from Clara.)

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    Wilson the MVP? lol With what genius Schneider and Pete the Cheat have given him to work with? If he can remain upright through week 10 it will be a miracle. Sorry but you better get ready for several years of insignificance during your current tear down and rebuild. Shouldn’t be too hard since insignificance was your usual spot in the NFC prior to 2012. But you probably weren’t a fan then were you? lolol

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