Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill spoke to KJR's Ian Furness this afternoon, addressing several topics, including his transgression in Georgia two months ago, being franchised by Seattle and the Seahawks signing T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Hill again said he was sorry for the incident in Georgia.
"I'm very apologetic and I just want to move past it," he said. "It was very uncharacteristic, and like I said, I just want to apologize to the city for even putting the city's name in there."
On being franchised by Seattle and the continued negotiations, Hill had this to say:
"I'm thankful for it," Hill said about receiving the franchise tag. "Like I said, I'd rather get a long-term deal done because I'd like to be in Seattle for the rest of my career. But we couldn't reach an agreement pretty much by the deadline, so I mean, it was a choice that we had to do, or whatever. But you know, I don't mind it. It's one more year, and we'll be in the same situation next year unless we can reach an agreement."
On Seattle signing T.J. Houshmandzadeh:
"I'm ready to work with him," Hill said. "Everybody knows what he brings to the table. He's a dynamic playmaker and he catches 90 to 100 balls a year, and I'm pretty sure he'll bring that to Seattle's offense."
And on having Houshmandzadeh on the field with the rest of Seattle's receiving personnel.
"It's going to be real difficult," Hill said. "I mean bringing Nate Burleson back, we still got Deion (Branch) and then T.J., it's going to be difficult, and including John Carlson on the field, too. So when we go three wide receivers with the tight end set it's going to be very difficult for some defenses to match up
"I know just because I'm a defensive player, when you've got that many weapons to go to, you can't really focus on one. If they focus on T.J., other players are going to hurt them. And if they focus on other players, I know they can't single-up T.J. So there's going to be some mismatch problems for real."
Listen to the entire conversation between Furness and Hill in this audio link.