So, I was looking up Seahawks stuff today for about the 45th time today and came upon the Seahawks 35th anniversary team and my question is this: How many players on the current roster could replace the guys on the 35th anniversary team?
35th Anniversary Team
A couple of KEY points.
I am always VERY optimistic about the Seahawks and usually lean towards current players.
Key word is COULD replace.
This is not single season, this is GREATEST SEAHAWK of their position.
QB--Our love for Hasselbeck will never cede but the raw talent, desire, and determination Russell Wilson has, has us all believing he will be the best Seahawks QB ever.
RB--The only thing Lynch has against him is the duration. Alexander came drafted as "the guy" but did he ever really become THE FACE like Lynch has become? Finish 2012 like he has started and give us 2 more years similar, I think he takes it.
FB--This one is so tough, Mack was so strong and solid for so many years and became the heart and soul in a way, but geez, everything I've seen and heard of MRob is that he is very much the same way. We've been lucky as far as FB's go.
TE--Miller could definitely overtake this. Carlson was a bright spot of an otherwise forgetful season.
WR--Sidney Rice has the potential. Can he stay healthy? If he stays with us as a healthy #1 for a bit with a developing Russell Wilson he takes this spot. Too much potential not to.
WR--Bobby was indispensable as a possession receiver. Doug Baldwin fits that mold so well based off last year. He's having a bit of a sophomore slump, but it happens. The way he came in as an UDFA last year, he can still definitely overtake this position.
LT--Next. But Okung deserves a mention. Doesn't mean he won't be great for us. Big Walt is just, well, Big Walt.
LG--Kind of similar as LT. The combo of Okung and Carp has been great, but it's tough to see anyone overtaking Hutch.
C--I think we will all be disappointed if Unger doesn't take this.
RG--Sorry, Milliard was definitely ahead of my time, I was 4 for his last season. I would definitely like to think McQuistan has been solid for us and a healthy Moffitt takes it, but the old timers will have to help here.
RT--Kind of see above. Only has Ballard listed as playing for us from 94-98. A little before my time for a position that doesn't really have much glory to it. Is there really anyone that could be considered greatest Seahawks RT of all time on our roster?
DE--Clemons has been so nasty for us. If he gives us a couple more years like he already has given us, he takes it.
DE--I think we are all disappointed if BI doesn't take it. So much potential and if he just develops a solid counter move to his outside speed rush, he will be a HOFer.
DT--Going to have to help me here, but I have to assume a 14 year Seahawks player takes it over anyone we have on the roster.
OLB--In the old Madden games I set a ridiculous amount of records with Chad Brown for sacks, but I gotta believe KJ could overtake this playing at the high level he is only as a second year guy.
OLB--Gotta think Rufus holds the fort here. Leroy has been great but he hasn't overtaken Rufus and I don't think he has the time to.
ILB/MLB--Combined the two. We are all sad if Bobby doesn't take this spot. Lofa was an integral part of our SB team, but injuries just got in the way and the way Bobby is playing as a rookie is just too inspiring.
CB--I think we all know Sherman has the chance to take over as the best CB in Seahawks history. Heck, he's a top CB in the league his second year! He talks the talk, has the swag that we all love, but most importantly he walks it.
CB--Browner has really come into his own this year. He showed great potential last year but had too many penalties. He has definitely chilled out in that regard and could overtake as the 2nd CB. But it's really tough to overtake Trufant, especially since Browner came in as a 27 year old.
NB--Skipping this as I don't really know if it's just a way to say a 3rd CB or a legitimate nickel back.
SS--We all hope Kam stays here and takes this as he very well might. He has been a main part of the new look, take no crap Seahawks defense that we love.
FS--We drafted ET thinking he was going to be a 10+ year Seahawk with many Pro Bowls. He hasn't disappointed yet.
K/P--Hauschka and Ryan can both overtake
KR/PR--Leon Washington I think probably already has overtaken.