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Could the Legion Of Boom get bigger in 2014?

Simon making his case By now, it’s no secret that the Seattle Seahawks defense was the best in the National Football League last season. The stellar 43-8 Super Bowl drubbing of the top offense in football history left even more wondering if this nasty Seahawk defense could be one of the best EVER. On top of that, though, is the fact that this defensive unit could be even better...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks – Tharold Simon Pressing For Snaps

Column from Brian Nemhauser at HawkBlogger.com. Tharold Simon made a lot of noise with his long-awaited debut on the practice field. Everyone that saw him play was impressed by the potential that he displayed. The obvious question that follows is how and when might he see the field? The answer may not be what you expected. Simon is a standout athlete Seahawks fans know little about...
Via Oregon Sports News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Seahawks make a move for Brandon Flowers?

The Seattle Seahawks secondary is unquestionably the best in the NFL. Seattle gave up less passing yards than any other team in 2013 while leading the league in interceptions. The Legion of Boom boasts three All-Pro players in Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor and a few strong backups such as Byron Maxwell and Tharold Simon. But what if they could get even better? That’s...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Marshawn Lynch going nowhere, is Byron Maxwell a star & more

Secrets, rumors and lies. That’s about all we heard surrounding the Seahawks this week. Is Marshawn Lynch retiring? Is Marshawn Lynch holding out? Will Doug Baldwin seek anger management? Is Pete Carroll nature’s greatest miracle? It’s enough to make your head spin. Get caught up with our top stories below. Seahawks Columns - Is Byron Maxwell overrated or a secret superstar...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: NFC West, Seattle Seahawks’ home, named NFL’s best division

Yesterday, the World Cup kicked off in Brazil, a sporting event that once again introduces fans around the globe to the concept of “group play.” It’s essentially an elaborate round-robin tournament, where 32 teams are divided into eight groups of four, with each group only playing against teams within that group to see who will advance. Every team is guaranteed three games...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Byron Maxwell overrated or a secret superstar?

When both Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond faced suspensions heading into December of 2013, 12s could not be blamed for wondering how well our Legion of Boom could hold up going into the final month of the season. Few knew the sixth-round draft pick sporting the Seahawks’ number 41 and that ever-so-slightly tilted face mask. Upon filling the void left by those suspensions though...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Five Super Sleepers in the NFL Draft

There have been many articles about the top sleepers in the 2014 NFL draft, however most of the prospects written about are late first round or second round guys. This list is the top five super sleepers in the draft; prospects that will probably go in the late rounds, but could end up being an absolute steal at that time. With the Seattle Seahawks showing how much value a late rounder...
Via Football Nation
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Legion of boom lights them up

Happy Saturday, 12s. Here’s a special weekend treat. For the last two weeks we’ve been posting highlight reels of individual Seahawks players; everyone from Russell Wilson to Bobby Wagner. Today we’re sticking with the team concept and featuring the legion of boom collectively kicking ass. Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Earl Thomas and Brandon Browner light...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the top 10 cornerbacks in this year’s draft?

At first glance it might seem like the Seattle Seahawks are more set at cornerback than any other team in the NFL. For starters, they have the best corner in the game in Richard Sherman. Just how good is Sherman? Yesterday I conducted a Twitter poll and asked who would win a one on one battle: Richard Sherman or Jerry Rice, and Sherman won the poll. I’m not quite ready to say that...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks sign new Legion of Boomer from Raiders

Free agency 2014 has not been kind to the Seattle Seahawks defense. Their front line has seen three key pieces leave for different teams in Florida and the secondary has lost Brandon Browner to the Patriots and Walter Thurmond to the Giants. Both cornerbacks were suspended several games due to drug related issues in 2013 and their new deals were of the short-term, prove-yourself...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2011 NFL Draft: Which Team Had Best Overall Draft?

If you have been following my draft analysis, you can see who I thought came away with the best NFL draft class in 2008, 2009 and 2010.In continuation with this mini-series on Football Nation, we take a look back at the 2011 Draft which featured a lot of great players.Upon looking at the 2011 NFL Draft, several teams had very productive drafts. While we may still be a year away from...
Via Football Nation
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oops! Trent Dilfer rips Seahawks on 2011 NFL Draft

One thing I love about the Seattle Seahawks is the chip on its shoulder. The players and the fans both love to point out instances where the media was dead wrong about the team. For example, this awesome montage splicing Super bowl highlights with Skip Bayless and Stephan A. Smith’s predictions has gone viral and several players have shared it. We all know about Bleacher Report’s...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospects bigger, faster for UCF Knights football

UCF’s 2014 recruiting class had a theme — height, weight, speed. Going into their second season in the American Athletic Conference, the Knights targeted bigger, stronger athletes to help compete against a tough 2014 schedule. UCF squares off against Big Ten team Penn State as well as Missouri of the SEC. The increased size is evident just by glancing at the list of incoming...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Lessons That Can Be Learned From the Seattle Seahawks Dominant 2013 Season

The Seattle Seahawks are not an ordinary Super Bowl champion. What they did in 2013 through Super Bowl Sunday is damn impressive. Their season started by beating two of the four best teams in the NFC in the first two weeks(and holding both teams to a combined 10 points) and it ended by trouncing the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. There are a lot of lessons to be taken away with...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks defense throttles Broncos to clinch Super bowl

AHHHHHHH! The Seahawks have won the Super bowl! The Seahawks have won the Super bowl! The Seahawks have won the Super bowl!!!!! On the first snape of the game the Broncos center threw a wild snap that ended up in their own end zone, scoring a safety for the Seahawks. It was all downhill from there. Seattle finished off the Denver Broncos ___ and are now world champions. MVP ...
Via cover32
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Five key matchups in Super Bowl XLVIII

With the fate of Super Bowl XLVIII hanging in the balance, we look at the top five key individual matchups to look for come kickoff. 1. CB Byron Maxwell  vs. WR Demaryius Thomas Richard Sherman is arguably the most elite cornerback in the game today, but throughout the season Seattle has had the confidence in their corners stick to respective sides rather than having them matchup...
Via Down and Distance
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLVIII: Five Intriguing Story Lines

Each year, excitement surrounding the Super Bowl stirs up all kinds of dust and dirt. We get everything from media drama (What will Richard Sherman say next?) to stories that aren’t real stories (So either the Bears or the Ravens smoked weed days before the big game). In order to detract from those stories, or add to them depending on your point of view, I guess, here are five...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Column: What's in a nickname - Super Bowl or bust?

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist They don't have a secret handshake, decoder rings or their own clubhouse. But even Groucho Marx, who refused to join any club that would have him, would have loved to get into the ''Legion of Boom.'' It's not just the coolest club - with the coolest nickname - in the NFL at the moment. It's also...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

No Seahawks player is worse than probable for Super Bowl XLVIII

As the Seahawks finish one week of practice and prepare to head to New Jersey for the sessions preceding Super Bowl XLVIII, the team is incredibly healthy. The team’s Friday injury report shows no players at less than probable for the game to be played in nine days. The injured, but based on the “probable” designation virtually certain to play, players are: receiver Doug...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers must strike first to have a chance in NFC Championship

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks Sunday, January 19, 3:30 PM PST CenturyLink Field Key Matchup The Starks vs. the Lannisters. Coke vs. Pepsi. Hook vs. Pan. These are some of the great rivalries of our time. The Seahawks and 49ers haven’t been at each other’s throats for very long, but the antipathy between these two teams is palpable. Inside the game there are at least...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A Passing Battle in Seattle

You may hate them, you may love them, you may not care about them, but no matter how you feel about the Seattle Seahawks's "Legion of Boom," you have to respect them. Depending on your perspective, Seattle's secondary can either be the good guys or the bad guys, but what's special about them is that even when they are the villains in the narrative, they still...
Via The Sports Post
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks excel at finding emeralds late in NFL Draft

Sometimes a draft pick is easy. When you have the number one overall pick and a player with franchise potential is available, you don’t pass on him. Peyton Manning was an easy choice for the Colts just as Andrew Luck was years later. John Elway, Cam Newton, O.J. Simpson, Keyshawn Johnson, these were all not difficult decisions and any general manager worth their salt could have...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Late Draft Picks Come Through For Seattle Seahawks

A somewhat unexpected highlight of the latter portion of the Seattle Seahawks season has been the great play of back-up (now starting) corner Byron Maxwell. In a defensive backfield loaded with household names and marquee talent, Maxwell was thought of at the start of the season as little more than a capable second option. However, with Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond both out...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Thurmond back from suspension for Seahawks

Cornerback Walter Thurmond is returning from his four-game suspension just in time to join the Seattle Seahawks for the postseason. But Thurmond has lost the starting spot he had before the suspension arrived. Thurmond is expected to be activated to Seattle's roster before Sunday's game against St. Louis. He spent the past four weeks working out on his own and said Friday...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks Won't Miss Indefinitely Suspended Brandon Browner

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner rejected the chance to reduce his one year ban for violating the NFL's substance abuce policy, now it’s indefinite. For many of us, the recurring story of substance abuse among National Football League stars grows weary. We discuss in anger our views of the spoiled talent, the skills wasted, how we wouldn’t take such opportunities...
Via Football Nation
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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