Seattle Seahawks News & Notes: Jimmy Clausen Workout Was a Ruse

April 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At this point, just about everyone thinks the Seahawks are leaning toward drafting Oklahoma offensive tackle Trent Williams with the sixth overall pick. 
But that didn’t stop the Seahawks from going into full bluff mode Friday, sending offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch to Notre Dame to watch quarterback Jimmy Clausen’s pro day.
To top that off, Bates and Fisch then reportedly conducted a private workout with the junior for three hours.
That’s quite a time investment, and the Hawks obviously are hoping other teams will take that to mean Seattle is seriously considering drafting the quarterback—despite trading for Charlie Whitehurst last month.  
Coach Pete Carroll did his best on Friday to pump up Clausen’s value and try to bluff any interested team into thinking they are going to have to trade up to get him. 
Via Twitter , Carroll said Bates and Fisch had a great meeting with Clause...

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