The Seattle Seahawks are at a great position in the NFL with a great 11-1 record. With the key part of the season coming up, the Seahawks might have to get the job done without defensive backs Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond III.
Thurmond had been suspended without pay for the next four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy and Browner is expected to receive a one-year suspension for substance abuse, but no official announcement has come on his status. Wide receiver Golden Tate was very unhappy about the suspensions as the Seahawks are looking to compete for a Super Bowl as contenders:
"Everyone should realize where this team is," Tate said Tuesday on 710 ESPN radio Seattle. "You are affecting way more than yourself. I feel like that was kind of a selfish move on both those guys part."
While it's understandable to see Tate's frustration, that should probably be kept inside the locker room. It's unfortunate obviously for the Seahawks, but that's what Browner and Thurmond chose to do.