The burning question of who would blink first in the war between Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor and Seahawks management has reportedly been answered with a BOOM as the player who was progressively becoming not only the reason for the Seattle’s football woes, but the blame for the condition of the ozone layer locally and in many fantasy football circles has returned “with or without a contract.”
Timing is everything!
After losses to their division rival St. Louis Rams and one of the league’s best in the Green Bay Packers, Kam is set to return to practice with the Seahawks in time to play in week 3 versus the Chicago Bears in a softer part of their 2015 schedule (Can you say, agent’s advice?). It is unclear how much he will play in his first game of the season but showing up by Wednesday is a clear indication that he will.
As quoted by way of a text personally received by ESPN’s First Take commentator, Stephen A. Smith, and relayed by ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, Chancellor says, “[I’m going to] go help my teammates that are understanding of my position and the ones who aren’t. God forgives all, why can’t I? Time to help us get back to the big dance. I can address business after the season. Me and Marshawn started a mission two years ago. I can’t let my dawg down…Real talk.”
His statement is bound to cause more speculation as to the state of the locker room, and inspire a deeper probe into what was meant as it clearly sounds like the usual spin to calm the usual rough seas that follow high-profile athletes who hold out for more money. With three years left on his current contract, next off-season still may hold the same fate for the Seahawks safety, Seahawks management, as well as the fans of the Seahawks, but for now—in the midst of the lesser storm sure to come from the media—all is right with the Seattle world. God forgives, why can’t fans?