Wednesday, June 16, 2010
LenDale White takes a swipe at Pete Carroll
By Mike Sando
LenDale White says he's a changed man. He also says he's not sure why the Seattle Seahawks released him abruptly five weeks after acquiring him from the Tennessee Titans.
That tells me White hasn't changed in ways that matter to NFL teams, or at least the Seahawks and Titans.
As for his relationship with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, his former coach at USC?
"Pete Carroll? The same Pete Carroll who ran out on 'SC?" White told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. "I have no comment on Pete. I better wait ’til I’m on a team one day before I say anything.’"
No comment? That comment said plenty.
"No one told me why I was really released, so I don’t really know and I don’t like to comment on what-ifs or why," White said. "Obviously, it didn’t work out for a reason. But … I love football and I am going to work hard. I did work hard. I look myself in the mirror and there are things I obviously need to change and I am working on that. But I had no clue it was coming. It’s crazy, really.’"
White wasn't as committed as the Seahawks wanted him to be. That became obvious as information trickled out following his release.