Aug 02, 2020
Seahawks Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Details on Jamal Adams Trade
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The Seattle Seahawks pulled off one of the biggest trades of the NFL offseason, but it took months of negotiations to land Jamal Adams. Seahawks general manager John Schneider discussed the behind-the-scenes details of the trade during an interview on The Peter King Podcast.
Schneider noted his relationship with Jets general manager Joe Douglas goes back to being with him on a scouting visit at Boise State on the same day that Kam Chancellor ended his holdout in 2015 and the two discussed how the Seahawks handled the situation. Now, the roles were reversed as Douglas had a Pro Bowl safety who wanted out of town. Schneider revealed that their first conversations on Adams happened before the NFL draft, but things began to intensify about two months prior to the deal.
“Going through what he was going through, we had talked obviously before the draft,” Schneider explained. “We traded with them on draft weekend and had a couple of different things lined up with them and then got into the situation with Jamal [Adams]. Our staff…our guys do a really good job of what we preach about just trying to stay in every deal and try to be connected and see what the landscape looks like throughout the National Football League. I think it was just a matter of staying in touch with those guys and keeping their relationships going. Being open, candid with our conversations and I’d have to say probably about two months ago, maybe a month and a half ago, is when Joe and I started really getting serious about it.”Schneider on Giving Up 2 First-Round Picks: ‘We Just Felt Like We Should Go For It’
The big question for Schneider is why the Seahawks were willing to give up two first-round picks and an additional third rounder along with Bradley McDougald for Adams. Schneider cited the Seahawks historically picking at the end of the first round as well as the team’s desire to “go for it” now as reasons to be aggressive.
“And we just viewed it as an opportunity to say, ‘if we’re picking No. 27 and move up to [No. 6], what does that look like on to us on draft weekend?'” Schneider explained, per Seahawks.com. “And quite honestly, we felt like it was appropriate for us, that that would be the right compensation. Now that can be debated, right? It’s fun, it’s entertainment for everybody, I get it. But when you’re in that arena with somebody and you’re having those negotiations and you’re trying to figure out what your future is going to look like and what your windows of opportunity look like, we just felt like we should go for it. You can’t sit here and preach that you’re going to be a consistent championship-caliber football team and not be in something like this and go for it.”The Jets Described the Seahawks as the Most Aggressive Team Pursuing Adams
The Seahawks were not the only team pursuing Adams, but Douglas described Seattle as the “most aggressive in their pursuit.” Publicly, the Jets maintained that they did not plan to trade Adams, but the Seahawks’ offer became too good to pass up.
“Joe Douglas said he had several suitors for Jamal Adams, but the Seahawks were the most ‘aggressive in their pursuit,'” SNY.TV’s Ralph Vacchiano tweeted.
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Dad leaves gender reveal party after finding out his unborn child is a girl
A 33-year-old man and expectant father said that he suddenly left his unborn baby’s gender reveal party after learning the child would be a girl.
“I don’t know what came over me but all I felt at that moment was very bitter disappointment,” the man, with the username delaputa said on Reddit’s “Am I the A--h---” forum last week.
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Delaputa, who said he already has a 5-year-old daughter, explained the story, starting with the fact that his wife has “been grouchy her whole pregnancy so her sister offered to plan her a gender reveal party.”
According to his post, the baby’s gender would be revealed when the couple lit a sparkler, turning pink if the child is a girl and blue if the child is a boy.
When the sparkler turned pink, he said, he felt “very bitter disappointment.”
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“To be honest, all I was hoping for for baby #2 is to be able to toss a ball around with him and coach little league,” delaputa wrote. “Or watch him go on Boy Scouts camping trips.”
A Reddit user said he left the gender reveal party for his unborn child after learning the baby would be a girl.
“I know my daughter is only five, but I’ve already started to deal with the dramas of being a father of a girl and the thought of having to double up now on the neuroticism was harrowing,” he added.
The Redditor also said that having grown up in a house with three older brothers and a younger sister, he “can’t imagine seeing myself be outnumbered.”
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After finding out his second child would be a girl, delaputa said his wife told him to “look happier” as party guests were coming to congratulate them, but he said he couldn’t.
“At that moment I just snapped,” he said. “I shook my head and walked out to my car (we came separately) and drove to my sister’s (21F) house.”
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However, many commenters were not thrilled with delaputa’s story.
“No one is stopping you from tossing a ball with your daughter, or from camping with them, or encouraging them to participate in sports,” one person commented. “You are the one stopping them from this.”
After finding out his second child would be a girl, delaputa said his wife told him to “look happier” as party guests were coming to congratulate them, but he said he couldn’t. (iStock)
“My thoughts exactly, doesn't matter what gender your child is born, you can still play games and bond,” another person wrote. “The problem here is OP's attitude to girls/women in general.”
Someone else said: “The misogyny sprinkled all throughout this post is astounding.”
Another commenter wrote: “Also... Some boys hate playing catch, Little League, Boy Scouts, and camping trips. I know a lot of guys who aren't interested in those types of things when they were young.”
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