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Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 10, 2011 at 7:52 am with 16 Comments »
November 10, 2011 7:53 am
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes about the impact Seattle’s young cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman are having on the rest of the defense. At 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-3 respectively, Browner and Sherman make up the biggest cornerback tandem in the league.

Boling: “Both were expected to be backups when this season started but now comprise a tandem of corners that have to be among the most sizeable in NFL history.

Sherman is a rookie, and Browner is essentially an NFL rookie, so mistakes and miscues can be expected. But Sherman has been responsible for three opponent turnovers in the past two games, and Browner set a franchise record with a 94-yard interception return for a touchdown in the win over the New York Giants.

Along with safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, the secondary has limited opponents to 10 touchdown passes in the first half of the season, a huge improvement over last year when 31 scores came by air.”

In my story today, Seahawks offensive lineman Robert Gallery talks about his season so far, and says he’s still working to get better on the field, just like the rest of the team.

Clare Farnsworth of focuses on Deon Butler’s return to the active roster in his Wednesday practice report.

Rod Mar of has photos from Sunday’s game at Dallas.

Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports puts Doug Baldwin on his all-underrated team at the midpoint of the season, and safety Kam Chancellor is selected for the defense.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times explores tight end Zach Miller’s role on the team, and why he has not been targeted more.

ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a look at the teams in the Suck for Luck sweepstakes, which now includes Seattle.

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports that the Cleveland Browns re-signed former Seahawk fullback Eddie Williams to the practice squad.

Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that the Redskins have signed former Seahawks Tyler Polumbus to the active roster and tight end Fendi Onobun.

And Kentwan Balmer is with Washington as well.

Brian Burke writing for the New York Times’ Fifth Down Blog gives Seattle a 38 percent win chance.

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  1. FleaFlicker says:

    At least on the defensive side of the ball, Pete C and John S have demonstrated an exceptional eye for talent. Time to turn their attention to the offense.

    We are going to endure the rest of this season, but we will have a real shot to do something great starting next year.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Flea – No doubt about it, especially in the secondary. This defense is really coming together which is exciting. By offenses do take longer to develop than Ds do, as a general rule, so it’s likely we won’t know what they have there for at least another year (to say nothing about the QB position).

  3. silverado110 says:

    Tell me, do you guys think this zone blocking is what this team really needs..??
    Or let them try to man handle the guy in front of them like it used to be here..

  4. I have confidence we’ll be a top 5-10 rushing offense while Cable continues with us as our OL coach. I’d be more worried about our ZBS if Cable wasn’t in charge.

  5. From where I’m sitting, and this could be in my head, but if you put this defense on last years (later in the season) mediocre offense, we could be talking playoffs right now. I like how sherman has looked when given the chance.

  6. Even though our offense sucks (which I expected and am fine with) I have no problem and actually applaud the organization for starting two rookies. It needed to be done and while the results aren’t good now, it’s certainly going to help us down the road. Since this was a “throw away” season, it’s good to have this “productivity” on the OL. If we’re going to suck (in an effort to build something special for the long run), we’re doing it the right way. You wouldn’t want to do this (rookie right side, first year full-time center) if it was a Super Bowl or bust type of season, but we have the “luxary” to not care about this season and pave the way for a positive future. My only worry right now is if Carpenter is our future at LG or RT. Wherever it is, that’s where he needs to be soon (and maybe he’s already there at RT).

    And, yeah, this secondary has all the makings of something special. I love Sherman. He’s a real gem. I think I like him as much as Baldwin. I think my favorite players in the NFL are as follows: 1. the QB for the Titans, 2. Ndamukong Suh, 3. Sidney Rice, 4. Baldwin, 5. Big Red, 6. Mebane, 7. Carlson, 8. Sherman, 9. J-Force, 10. Zach Miller

  7. The DB’s have gotten some untimely penalties this season BUT over the course of games they have decreased! When was the last Browner PI? Granted I don’t think he is on the field ALL the time but they are decreasing.

    This is how it should be with the WHOLE team. They are making mistakes and working to correct them. Over time we have seen improvement from these guys – Yet they are still aggressive and getting the job done most of the time.

    Do they still need to keep growing – yes, but at least here we are seeing something worth keeping for the future.

  8. “1. the QB for the Titans, 2. Ndamukong Suh, 3. Sidney Rice, 4. Baldwin, 5. Big Red, 6. Mebane, 7. Carlson, 8. Sherman, 9. J-Force, 10. Zach Miller”

    What, BobbyK, no love for Earl Thomas?

  9. It’s not that I don’t like him. He’s in my top 15 for sure, which means I love him, as well.

  10. 11. *Lofa*, 12. Steve Hutchinson, 13. ET, 14. Heater, 15. The Chancellor of Kam, 16. Okung, 17. Moffitt, 18. Thurmond, 19. Michael Oher, 20. Leon.

  11. bird_spit says:


    Where do you put TJ on that list?

    Or stated another way, how many players are in the NFL?

  12. TJ is around 1,038 (but has gone up considerably the last month).

  13. Steve Hutchinson is your 12th favorite player in the NFL? Seriously? He’s a great guard, but he took the money and ran.

  14. Aside from Matt Hasselbeck, no current NFL player did more to get the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. I’ll always be thankful for Walt, Hutch, Matt, Tubbs, Lofa, etc.

  15. …regardless of what happened later (unless it’s some Penn State garbage).

  16. That’s admirable, BobbyK. Wish I could be that magnanimous.

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