Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tatupu's Good Friday

The Seattle Seahawks have locked up their stud middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu through 2015. His extension is worth $42 million, $27 of which will be paid in the first three years.

Tatupu was the leader of the USC championship defenses for two years, and has turned out to be one of the Seahawks' most brilliant draft picks, earning three Pro Bowl selections in his first three years in the NFL, with many more sure to come.

With assistant head coach Jim Mora to take over the Seahawks after the 2008 season, it seems Seattle is more defensive minded than the past Mike Holmgren years, which featured superb offenses supported by weaker defenses.