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Cornerback Richard Sherman, left, and safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas are the mainstays of the Legion of Boom, but even former Hawks are part of the LOB.
The Seahawks’ Legion of Boom secondary has movie nights, cookouts and group trips to Lake Chelan to bring them closer together. Earlier this season, a speech by Kam Chancellor brought home that “all for one” message to a team losing its way.
Whether Patriots did or did not intentionally deflate footballs, they are guilty because of past transgressions and could use it as motivation against Seahawks, who are disinterested in controversy.
The Seahawks’ victory over the Packers has all the elements of another Seattle sports classic 20 years ago — the Mariners’ 1995 11-inning ALDS victory over the Yankees marked by Edgar Martinez’s double. Which was better? Why choose?
The struggles and tribulations merely acted to elevate the Russell Wilson legend to another level. They were the prelude to another round of heroics that helped put the Seahawks back in the Super Bowl, and Wilson higher up in the quarterback hierarchy.
The Seahawks have overcome more and are on a better roll than they were a year ago. Don’t mention this to Pete Carroll, but only two big games stand between them exceeding their 2013 success.
Seahawks coach and general manager have worked together to transform franchise into a consistent powerhouse
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman never had a pass thrown his way when Seahawks easily beat Green Bay in the season opener. Will it happen again Sunday? No one really knows.
The four remaining NFL quarterbacks can be divided into two convenient categories: The old-guard titans (Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers) trying to hold off the new wave of young contenders to the throne (Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck). But they all are winners, too.
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, in a desperate effort to thwart a Carolina field-goal attempt in the waning moments of the first half, leapt over Seattle’s defensive line and the Panthers’ offensive line – not once, but twice.
The trading of stats for blocks isn’t always the easiest sell, and it can take time for receivers to hop aboard. But it’s also hard to argue with the ultimate success of the Seahawks, who have won 36 of their last 45 games.
Carolina comes to Seattle looking a lot better than the last time they met the Seahawks