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The is the PRIME Reason McKay Should Be Gone!!!


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McKay isn't even a decent contracts guy, let alone a GM that knows how to build a team.

He's one of the few guy's Arthur should have made a Falcon for Life! Instead we keep other incompentent players on the team and let Kerney go. This team is so, so screwed up right now it's unbelievable.

Kerney's extreme effect

By Danny O'Neil

Seattle Times staff reporter

KIRKLAND The glazed donuts arrive every Friday, provided by a rookie required to provide Krispy Kremes for the rest of the Seahawks' defensive linemen.

It has been a full season now, and no one has ever seen Patrick Kerney eat so much as a single donut.

"He's tempted, though," defensive tackle Craig Terrill said.

Kerney must be. He's a defensive lineman, after all, and men who start every play with their hand in the dirt don't usually count calories in the morning.

"You see that gleam in his eye," defensive end Darryl Tapp said.

But it has been six months now, and Kerney's donut total is just that. A donut. Zero.

"He's very disciplined," Terrill said, "very strong, focused on what he's doing. A good example for his teammates."

Kerney is a study in extremes. He's a millionaire who drives a Honda Accord Hybrid, a free spirit who attended a concert wearing a Speedo while in college at Virginia. He's 31 and goes to bed before 10 most nights during the week and then gets so amped up on game day he has trouble sleeping that night.

"There's always those three or four plays you want to have back," Kerney said.

Of course, there are also the 14.5 sacks Kerney made in his first season with Seattle. A total gaudy enough to earn the first All-Pro selection of his career and make the Seahawks No. 2 in the league in sacks. As a defensive end, Kerney sits at a crucial corner of Saturday's divisional playoff game. The Seahawks are one of the best pass-rushing teams in the league while the Packers are one of the best pass-protecting teams.

At 272 pounds, Kerney is strong enough to stand up to bull-dozing run blockers yet quick enough to chase down quarterbacks. He is built like a prototype left defensive end. It's his personality that really breaks the mold.

"He's probably not your typical NFL defensive lineman in terms of his lifestyle," said Jim Mora, the Seahawks assistant who coached Kerney in Atlanta.

Mora saw that his first day on the job with the Falcons when Kerney attended the news conference when Mora was introduced. Last March, Mora was aboard Paul Allen's private plane when the Seahawks flew Kerney to Seattle for a visit. Mora asked for an up-close view of Mount St. Helens and the pilots obliged by flying low enough to see the trees. It made an impression on Kerney, who happens to be a licensed pilot.

The Seahawks got more than a pass-rusher when they signed Kerney last March. They got a cornerstone.

"There's very few other NFL players that have it more together than he does on and off the field," linebacker Lofa Tatupu said of Kerney. "He's got it all figured out, I'll say that much."

Kerney's not stingy with those answers, either. He paired himself up with Darryl Tapp before the season even began. The two attended rival colleges, Kerney playing at Virginia, Tapp at Virginia Tech. They became quite a pair, Kerney luring Tapp to go run up Tiger Mountain along with Mora one weekend this offseason.

Competition isn't the right word for what Kerney brought. More like a challenge. In the weight room one afternoon, Tapp concluded a set of one-legged squats with six repetitions at 250 pounds. Kerney came over and asked Tapp if he was done. Then Kerney started using that weight for his warm-up exercises.

"Tapp wasn't going to be outdone," said Tatupu, who watched the back and forth.

Tapp went through the rest of Kerney's workout, the single-legged squats going well above 340 pounds, one bookend of Seattle's line challenging the other to keep pace.

But there's one category Kerney trails everyone. Donut consumption. Every Friday, rookie Brandon Mebane is responsible for bringing donuts to the defensive line's meeting. Well, not just donuts, but Krispy Kremes. Glazed Krispy Kremes. Consider it a sweet reward for seniority along the front of Seattle's defense, a temptation not too many of the men pass up.

"That's probably what kills me the most," Terrill said.

Not Kerney. It's been a full season, half a year, and no one's seen him eat one yet.

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BlacksburgHokie (1/11/2008)
Hindsight is 20/20.

How could anyone know that he was going to rebound so strongly from an injured pect? Even before that injury last season, he wasn't exactly setting the league on fire with his play...

maybe its like that basballe movie where it healed back stronger before and now hes like Bionic Man and can bench 800 lbs.

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REV.2000 (1/11/2008)
I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE KEPT KERNEY. BUT THE TRUTH IS, KERNEY DID NOT WANT TO STAY WITH ATLANTA. NOTHING THATS SAID CAN CHANGE THAT. IF HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE HERE ....... HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE HERE.;)

What PK said was that he wanted to stay, but after Petrino was hired, Petrino never made an effort to contact him, so he started packing his bags because he new the falcons offer would be weak. When they finally got around to making an offer it was weak, so he kept packing and headed to Seattle and signed the contract that should have been offered to him here.

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falcon63 (1/11/2008)
REV.2000 (1/11/2008)
I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE KEPT KERNEY. BUT THE TRUTH IS, KERNEY DID NOT WANT TO STAY WITH ATLANTA. NOTHING THATS SAID CAN CHANGE THAT. IF HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE HERE ....... HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE HERE.;)

What PK said was that he wanted to stay, but after Petrino was hired, Petrino never made an effort to contact him, so he started packing his bags because he new the falcons offer would be weak. When they finally got around to making an offer it was weak, so he kept packing and headed to Seattle and signed the contract that should have been offered to him here.

YOU JUST MADE MY POINT FOR ME. HE NEVER STOPED PACKING. HE WANTED TO LEAVE. BUT I'M HAPPY FOR PAT.:)

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I love this.

Half the people here couldn't wait to get rid of Kerney. For some reason there was this hatred of him that I couldn't understand.

Personally, I wanted to keep Kerney. I didn't think he was going to have the year he ended up having but I knew he was going to give 100% effort on evrey play.

But we have the Falcon filter. We only bring in high character guys... like Petrino... and let guys like Kerney walk.

And we wonder why this franchise is in chaos.

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Dr John Zoidberg (1/11/2008)
I love this.

Half the people here couldn't wait to get rid of Kerney. For some reason there was this hatred of him that I couldn't understand.

Personally, I wanted to keep Kerney. I didn't think he was going to have the year he ended up having but I knew he was going to give 100% effort on evrey play.

But we have the Falcon filter. We only bring in high character guys... like Petrino... and let guys like Kerney walk.

And we wonder why this franchise is in chaos.

He was a good player before that injury thats it. A torn pec is not serious at all. He became unbelievably over rated this season. He had the best season of his career. He doesnt put up 14 sacks every year.

Even saying that there was no reason for letting him go. Like i said the injury is not serious at all and he was only 30. His leadership cant be questioned either.

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REV.2000 (1/11/2008)
falcon63 (1/11/2008)
REV.2000 (1/11/2008)
I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE KEPT KERNEY. BUT THE TRUTH IS, KERNEY DID NOT WANT TO STAY WITH ATLANTA. NOTHING THATS SAID CAN CHANGE THAT. IF HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE HERE ....... HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE HERE.;)

What PK said was that he wanted to stay, but after Petrino was hired, Petrino never made an effort to contact him, so he started packing his bags because he new the falcons offer would be weak. When they finally got around to making an offer it was weak, so he kept packing and headed to Seattle and signed the contract that should have been offered to him here.

YOU JUST MADE MY POINT FOR ME. HE NEVER STOPED PACKING. HE WANTED TO LEAVE. BUT I'M HAPPY FOR PAT.:)

I am too, I met Pat one day at the airport and talked to him about 15 min. He is one of the nicest, and most down to earth person's you will ever meet. GO PK

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