Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 6/24/14
Column from Brian Nemhauser at HawkBlogger.com. Tharold Simon made a lot of noise with his long-awaited debut on the practice field. Everyone that saw him play was impressed by the potential that he displayed. The obvious question that follows is how and when might he see the field? The answer may not be what you expected. Simon is a standout athlete Seahawks fans know little about Simon, and what they do know is not great. He got in trouble with the law just (a dispute about loud music in his home town of Eunice, LA where he apparently told the police office he “owns Eunice”) before the draft and saw his stock plummet. Then he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in one foot after rookie mini camp, and eventually broke the other foot later in the season. What Simon does bring to the table is a 6’2″ frame with 32 3/4″ arms (Richard Sherman is 6’3″ with 32″ arms). Like Sherman, Simon has experience on the other side of the ball. He was a receiver and cornerback in high school. He cau...
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