The signing of guard Oday Aboushi by the Seattle Seahawks last month was met with “Who?”’s and “Wha?”’s, but as of a Thursday tweet, it’s not hard to envision how Aboushi could become a fan favorite or why the Seahawks were interested in him to begin with. Head coach Pete Carroll has always stressed finding players with a competitive nature and Aboushi certainly seems to have that but without any headaches of him feeling entitled to anything just because he’s the new guy and everyone wants to replace the old guys.
When asked on Twitter about whether he fits on the left side or right side, Aboushi replied that he’d feel comfortable in either spot. The followup was what his goals were this season and Aboushi answered: Earn a starting spot, go to the Super Bowl, win the Super Bowl, and re-sign with the Seahawks.
Sounds good to me.
Played both, feel equally good on either side. 1) Earn a starting spot 2) Win the NFC 3) Win the big one 4) resign with Seattle https://t.co/yaDHacrZNW— Oday Aboushi (@Oday_Aboushi75) April 7, 2017
Aboushi signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in March. He was a fifth round pick by the New York Jets in 2013 and was with the Houston Texans for the last two seasons. He is expected to push for the starting job at right guard, which would move 2016 first round pick Germain Ifedi to right tackle. He may also compete to win the job on the left side from incumbent Mark Glowinski.
There’s no shortage of opportunities for Aboushi and it sounds like he’s ready to hit the practice field and get to work.