Originally written on Seahawk Addicts  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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That’s right -- five Pro Bowlers! In their second year at the helm, Pete Carroll and the Schneid have brought in five guys who made the Pro Bowl this year.  I hope Addicts and other Seahawk fans realize what an enormous feat that is.  Of course, a deep playoff run would be even more amazing, but let’s put this achievement in perspective by comparing it to Tim Ruskell’s five years at the helm.  In all that time, Ruskell brought in only three Pro Bowlers.  That’s right, just three in five years: two high-profile free agents, and a 2nd round draft pick.  (There were several other Seahawks who made the Pro Bowl from 2005 to 2008, but they were already on the team when Ruskell became GM so he gets no credit for them.) The first of those free agents was Julian Peterson.  A stud linebacker signed by Ruskell in 2006, Peterson made the Pro Bowl in ‘06, ‘07, and ‘08.  Ruskell was able to leverage both the goodwill that the team had built up with Holmgren as head coach and Paul Allen’s deep ...
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