Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Deuce is an Ace

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on June 19, 2012 at 6:26 am with 25 Comments »

Good morning. Here’s my column on new Seahawks guard Deuce Lutui. What an interesting guy. I suspect he was somewhat of a villain to Seahawks fans when he played for the Cardinals. It seemed he was always going after linebacker Lofa Tatupu, his old USC teammate. But he’s a very community-involved and thoughtful man who has powered through some grave challenges in his life and career. That he has gotten himself in impressive condition speaks to his motivation.

Coach Pete Carroll loves his spirit and his locker-room presence. His on-field effect should be even more positive. Right now, he’s slotted behind John Moffitt at right guard. Consider this is a guy with 72 NFL starts now available for fill-in duty. The quality of O-line depth is one of the unnoticed upgrades for this team. And Lutui is a big part of it.

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