Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/8/12
Presence of Sherm Only Adds to Rep Last year the Seattle Seahawks sent three out of the four members of the “Legion of Boom” to the Pro Bowl proving to the league they had one of the up and coming secondary’s in the league. This year they have done one better adding the fourth and final member into an elite category. All Pro’s? At the mid way point of the season ESPN Insider John Clayton had Richard Sherman, the one member of the Seahawks Secondary not on the NFC Pro Bowl team last year, on his All-Pro team. Earl Thomas, who was the only Seahawk to be voted in as a Starter at the Pro Bowl last year joined Sherman on this list. We also shouldn’t look past the other two players Kam Chancellor and Brandon Browner who have also had solid years so far. Last Sunday’s Vikings game did two things for the Seahawks defensive rankings. Bumped their rushing defense out of the top 10 when Adrian Peterson ran all over the Seahawks highly ranked rushing attack, but it also jumped the pass defense into the top 10 when the Legion of Boom held Christian Ponder to 63 yards passing. One thing that has been consistent for the Seahawks defense this year has been their ability to shut down the oppositions leading receiver which is mostly a testament to Richard Sherman who has had the job of lining up against the top receiver. The Legion of Boom is quickly becoming the most feared secondary in NFL The Seahawks opposition only managed to have a receiver gain more than 100 yards twice this season. Once was Wes Welker who is not your typical deep threat receiver but relies more on yards after catch. Browner also put a hit on Welker during the game that will make him think twice about catching a football against this defense. The other was Titus Young who went for 100 yards while Sherman managed to hold Calvin Johnson to 46 yards on three catches during the game. Quarterbacks are averaging just over 223 yards against this Seahawks secondary since the season opening loss to the Cardinals in week one. In fact they have kept five quarter backs under that number this season including Aaron Rodgers, Sam Bradford, Cam Newton, Alex Smith and Ponder. Key Plays At Key Times Even when teams have found a way to move the ball through the air this elite secondary has found a way to make some key turnovers. The best example of this was in week six when Tom Brady and the Patriots were able to gain 395 yards through the air. However two interceptions made by non other then the two soon to be all-pro’s Thomas and Sherman turned the game around. To put this accomplishment in perspective, outside of his two interception performance Brady has thrown only one interception this season. It seems that in the last few weeks the Seahawks offense has taken big steps and have began producing. If the defense and the offense can come together at the same time we could be looking at a dangerous team down the stretch and the defense will continue to look to the Legion of Boom for the defensive presence. CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE AT NWSB!
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