Boyer: Players planning ‘powerful sign of unification’

nate-boyerThe more patriotic Seahawks fans have become alarmed over the possibility of the players pulling some stunt during the anthem that disrespects America and its patriots. But there seems little reason to worry.

Nate Boyer, the most well-known patriot to have played with these Seahawks, says Doug Baldwin and his band of socially conscientious teammates are planning something much more honorable Sunday before they play the Dolphins.

Boyer, a Green Beret veteran who was with the Hawks in camp last year, told FoxSportsRadio (via The Seattle Times): “I spoke with the players, and they realize that 9/11 is a very important day in our nation’s history. The Seahawks, and probably every team, will be honoring those who serve in camouflage and also those in blue who served on such a difficult day.

“Shortly after 9/11 our country seemed more unified than I had ever experienced and was the most unified it has been since I have been alive. Since that date, we have grown farther apart in our unity. Standing together this Sunday is key to making progress. What the team will do is a powerful sign of unification.”

We’re not getting worked up about any of this anthem nonsense; but, for those who are, it sounds like there is no reason to be worried Sunday. And these young guys just might make the super patriots in the crowd real proud. We shall see …

Curse of first-round linemen continues

Seahawks bandagesIt’s no wonder John Schneider and Pete Carroll had developed an aversion toward drafting offensive linemen in the first round: They always get hurt.

After going back-to-back with first-round linemen in 2010-11, it took them five years to try again. Now it might be another five years before they do it again.

We can only hope Germain Ifedi’s high ankle sprain, which is expected to sideline him for at least three weeks, will not send him down the same injury path traveled by Russell Okung and James Carpenter.

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The Seahawks apparently are planning “a powerful sign of unification” during the anthem Sunday.

Germain Ifedi will miss the first month or so with a high ankle sprain, a blow to the developing line.

No surprise: Marshawn Lynch might be reconsidering retirement.

Byron Maxwell returns to Seattle on Sunday to face his old teammates. He confirmed that the Seahawks were close to matching the $63 million deal he got from the Eagles in 2015.

He told Seattle reporters, “Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do.”

The Dolphins could be without three starters in Seattle.

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