Our Seattle Seahawks preview is out today. The main story focuses on Seattle’s young defensive backfield, corners Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman, and safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.
Three out of the four players earned trips to th Pro Bowl last year, and the fourth, Sherman, could well be on his way this season.
The quartet has earned the nickname ‘Legion of Boom’ for the ferocious way they play on Sundays.
“We all got that boom,” safety Kam Chancellor said. “Whether it’s getting interceptions, talking trash, being a ballhawk or just knocking somebody out – it’s everything.”
Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes about the success Seattle has had finding diamonds in the rough through the draft the first three years, including players like J.R. Sweezy, Greg Scruggs and Winston Guy this season.
John McGrath of The News Tribune writes that although Russell Wilson wants to be great, average will work with the type of defense and running game the Seahawks have.
Mike Garafolo of the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that former Seahawk Sean Locklear will start at left tackle for the defending Super Bowl champion Giants when they open up against Dallas on Wednesday.
Former Colts head personnel man Bill Pollian, now an analyst with ESPN, selected the Seattle Seahawks to be the most improved in 2012. Check out the video link.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that Seattle has more continuity on the team’s roster this season compared to previous years.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes that Seattle has the league’s five toughest days of football, hosting New England on Oct. 14 and then travelling to San Francisco for a Thursday game against the Niners. King also picks Bruce Irvin as his defensive rookie of the year.
Brian Billick of Fox Sports previews the NFC West in this video below.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com takes a look at how some of the top draft prospects performed last week, highlighting West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.